The President of the South African Football Association Danny Joordaan has been accused by singer and former Member of Parliament Jennifer Kestis Ferguson of raping her 24 years ago in a Port Elizabeth hotel after a performance. The Sweden-based accuser said she was inspired to speak out by a social media campaign hashtag #MeToo which […]

The African Development Bank President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has stressed the need for Africa’s vast savannah lands to be developed to achieve global food security. The 2017 World Food Prize Laureate said the world needs to help Africa to rapidly modernise its agriculture and unlock its full potential to feed the world. “There is therefore […]

Nasa leaders on Wednesday vowed that there will be no fresh presidential election on October 26 as they rallied their supporters from the previous “no reforms, no election” clarion call to “October no election”. Addressing a public rally on Wednesday at Kamukunji grounds, Nasa leaders Mr Raila Odinga, Mr Musalia Mudavadi, Mr Moses Wetang’ula and […]

Abuja — The incidence of cases of food poisoning due to chemical storage of grains in Nigeria would now become a thing of the past as farmers in the country have been introduced to sophisticated nonchemical crops storage bags to preserve grains. The technology known as Purdue Improved Crop Storage, PICS, bags has put an […]

Thousands of Somalis demonstrated on Wednesday against those behind bombings that killed more than 300 people, defying police who opened fire to keep them away from the site where their loved-ones were killed. The twin blasts in the heart of Mogadishu on Saturday also injured more than 400 in what were the country’s deadliest truck […]

Two men were injured in a drive-by shooting at South Africa’s Cape Town International Airport, police said on Wednesday. Operations at the airport, which is the second busiest in the country and a tourism hub, were not affected, police spokesman Vish Naidoo told Reuters, adding that the motive for the shooting was unknown. “A man, […]

Togo’s military are out of the barracks and in the streets of the capital Lome and other cities ahead of planned opposition protests on Wednesday which have been banned by the government. At Adewui and the Be-Gakpoto roundabout in Lome where the opposition protest is set to begin, dozens of armed soldiers and gendarmes besieged […]

A senior Kenyan election official resigned from her job a week before a repeat presidential election, saying the election board was under siege and could not hold a credible election. Roselyn Akombe, an election board commissioner, or member of its top panel, cited lack of cohesion among its eight members and the secretariat for her […]

ABUJA — AHEAD of 2019 Presidential and general election, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, assured, yesterday, that card readers would be effectively deployed to avoid pitfalls of  2015 polls. The commission also said it would engage no less than one million adhoc staff for conduct of the election. Speaking in Abuja when he appeared before […]

Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos unveiled a statue in honour of music legend and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti who died on August 2, 1997 at the age of 58. The Liberation Statue was brought to life by Nigerian artist Abolore Sobayo who used fibre glass to design the golden headless effigy of the legend […]

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