Former Sudan president charged with illicit possession of foreign currency

By Agencies A police detective on Monday, at the start of a corruption trial, told the court that Sudan’s former president, Omar Al-Bashir, received millions of dollars from Saudi...

South African journalist seized in Syria begs for help

By Agencies South African photojournalist being held captive in Darkoush, Syria, made a desperate appeal to the South African government and international community late Monday to help secure his...

Ethiopia U-15 make history with CECAFA tourney in Eritrea

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Eritrea is hosting ten other countries for the Council for East and Central African Football Associations, CECAFA, under 15 championships. The tournament...

Zimbabwe riot police clamp down on Harare protesters

by Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with REUTERS Riot police deployed in the Zimbabwe capital Harare fired tear gas at opposition demonstrators who turned up to protest despite a court...

Officials: First two Ebola cases confirmed in Congo’s South Kivu

By Agencies A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo’s South Kivu region this week, opening a new front in the fight...

Sanchez keen on staying at Man United, says Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday dismissed media reports that claimed Alexis Sanchez was keen on leaving the Premier League club before the European transfer window shuts next month....

PDP a disappointment in Bayelsa – Amb Oboro

By Bassey Willie, Yenagoa Felix Oboro is a former Nigerian Ambassador to Venezuela. He was also a senator in the Third Republic and pioneer Secretary to the Bayelsa...

6,089 Nigerians under police probe in South Africa

By Agencies Over 6,000 Nigerians are being investigated for various crimes by South African police, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Kabir Bala has revealed.

Young Nigerian filmmakers with sci-fi movie go viral

By Agencies A group of young Nigerian filmmakers have gone viral for making `sci-fi film’ using a simple smartphone and green screen. Science fiction (sometimes called...

NAHCON set to return Nigerian pilgrims home

By Brendan Umoren The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says it is set to transport all Nigerian pilgrims back home, beginning from Aug. 17. The...

Liberia senator takes pay cut, donates $10,000 monthly to constituency

Abraham Darius Dillon, a Liberian lawmaker has unilaterally opted for a pay cut in the light of economic crisis that the West African country was facing. Lawmakers currently earn...

BREAKING: DSS takes El-Zakzaky, wife into custody

by Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El-ZakZaky and his wife, Zeenate have been taken into custody by the Department of State...

President Buhari mourns Dan Madami Daura

By Agencies President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Daura, Katsina State, joined thousands of people in mourning Alhaji Abdulrahman Danmalam, who was the Dan Madami and a District Head...

Army chief commends troops, pledges timely completion of battalion barracks

By Agencies The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has commended the troops in Daura for their commitment and achievement in combating armed banditry; cattle rustling; kidnapping and...