Earthquake hits Nepal on eve of anniversary of disastrous quake

By New Agency of Nigeria Nepal was struck by a magnitude -5.2 earthquake on Wednesday, the country’s seismological centre said, on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the...

Pioneering malaria vaccine for children to be tested in Malawi

By Agencies Malawi is rolling out a malaria vaccine pilot programme for children on Tuesday in a bid to prevent the disease which kills hundreds of thousands across Africa...

Mozambique braces for cyclone Kenneth

By Agence France-Presse Mozambique was bracing for a powerful cyclone to make landfall on Thursday, just one month after another cyclone devastated the country and neighbouring Zimbabwe leaving more...

Coptic monks in Egypt sentenced to death for killing bishop

By Agencies Two former Coptic Christian monks have been sentenced to death in Egypt over the murder of a bishop last year, officials have confirmed.

Top Sudan generals offer to quit as protests continue

By Agencies Three of the most controversial figures of Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council have offered their resignations – one of the key demands of the protest movement.

US agency commends Nigeria’s economic policies

By News Agency of Nigeria The United States Nigeria Council (USNC) has expressed satisfaction that the positive economic developments taking place in Nigeria would encourage investors.

Madagascar: Excessive use of pre-trial detention

BY AFRICANEWS April 25, 2019 marks the fourth Africa Pretrial Detention Day. A day to raise awareness of the plight of thousands of people who are held in detention...

Human trafficking: Hundreds rescued in West Africa

BY AFRICANNEWS A major operation in West Africa coordinated by global police organisation interpol has led to the rescue of almost 220 human trafficking victims in Benin and Nigeria.

Mozambique suspends flights, closes schools ahead of Cyclone Kenneth

BY Agencies Precautionary measures in Mozambique Mozambique’s National airline LAM has suspended flights between the capital Maputo and Pemba on the northeast coast because of Cyclone...

Mali seeks to add value to cotton [Business Africa]

Ignatius Annor   Mali’s economy could have raked in some $1.6 billion dollars in 2018. And that’s if authorities had industrial processing units to add value to cotton. The West...

Tanzania eyes 10,000 MW power generation capacity by 2025

By News Agency of Nigeria Tanzania aims to have six times its current power generation capacity by 2025 through investment in thermal and renewable energy, deputy energy Minister...

DRC MPs elect woman speaker of parliament, Jeanine Mabunda

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with Agencies Lawmakers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, on Wednesday elected Jeanine Mabunda as head of the national assembly. Mabunda was the...

Algeria’s richest man held in jail in graft probe

By Agence France-Presse Algeria’s richest man Issad Rebrab has been detained in jail on the public prosecutor’s orders, state media reported Tuesday, a day after his arrest as part...

17 killed in Uganda after heavy rains, flooding

By TODAY At least 17 people mostly children died after heavy rains in eastern Uganda caused by flooding, police said on Tuesday. The rains hit the...