Boni Yayi, Benin’s former president leaves amid political crisis

By TODAY Benin’s former president Thomas Boni Yayi was in Togo Sunday having left effective house arrest in his homeland for health reasons, his representatives said, as political crisis...

Four-star Mali too much for Mauritania says AFCON

By Brendan Umoren Newcomers Mauritania were given an unpleasant welcome to their debut AFCON appearance as they lost to West African neighbours Mali 4-1 in their Group E game...

Afcon: Kenya can claim first win against Tanzania – Sebastien Migne

By Agencies Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne is confident that Kenya can register their first win at the Africa Cup of Nations finals when they face Tanzania on Thursday.

Senegalese president’s brother quits over bribery scandal

By Agencies Aliou Sall, brother of Senegal’s President Macky Sall has resigned from his government post as a director of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations of Senegal (CDC) after...

Rwanda’s Akagera park hosts 5 endangered rhinos relocated from Europe

Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries were transported to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park on Monday. Two male and three female eastern black...

Artificial heart breaths new life [Sci tech]

by Ignatius Annor A new hope for people suffering heart failure. In China’s Fuwai hospital, the transplant of an artificial heart has gotten one man out of his bed....

‘Zimbabwe is back to normalcy’ – President defends ban on foreign currency

by Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with REUTERS Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has defended the latest economic move in the country with the ban on use of foreign currencies as...

AFCON 2019 updates: Mali mauls Madagascar, champions start title defense

The African Cup of Nations, AFCON, the continent’s biggest football showpiece is underway in Egypt. It kicked off on June 21 after a spectacular opening ceremony. Hosts, Egypt, went on...

Questions arising from Ethiopia’s attempted Amhara coup

As the dust settles on what authorities in Ethiopia have described as an attempted coup in the Amhara region, many questions remain unanswered as to what exactly caused the death of five...

Sudan military ready to reinstate ‘warm ties’ with Eritrea

June 24: Eritrea delegation meets TMC Eritrea’s delegation to Sudan was welcomed by the Transitional Military Council (TMC), with president Isaias Afwerki sending his support to the army, the people...

FIFA, CAF to investigate Cameroon’s conduct during World Cup loss to England

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has pledged to open an inquiry into the conduct of Cameroon’s team after a 3-0 loss to England in the last 16 of the women’s World...

Africa: Nipsey Hussle, Burna Boy, Sho Madjozi win BET Awards

by Daniel Mumbere Eritrean-American rapper Nipsey Hussle who was killed in March this year, was one of the big winners at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards over the...

AFCON Daily: Mali explodes group E [Episode 2]

by Philemon Mbale NSONGAN Group D sees Ivory coast taking a narrow edge over South Africa as the score board at full time read 1-0 to place them on...

Sudan protest leaders call for marches on June 30

The Sudanese Professionals’ Association has called for marches next week demanding the handover of power to civilians. The protests are planned to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Islamist-backed...