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 […]

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 […]

Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma was honoured on Saturday with a giant statue, a road named after him, a chieftaincy title and an award during a visit to Nigeria’s southeast state of Imo, sparking a lot of outrage. A bronze statue of President Jacob Zuma unveiled and a road named after President Zuma as […]

Sierra Leone’s ruling All People’s Congress appointed Foreign Affairs Minister Samura Kamara as its candidate for next year’s presidential polls to succeed President Ernest Bai Koroma. Kamara was named uncontested on Sunday as Koroma’s preferred successor at a party convention that was broadcast live on state-owned radio from Makeni, 187 kilometers (116 miles) northeast of […]

First Lady of Sierra Leonne, Sia Koroma has said a consensus with sub Saharan African countries is been mooted to study child marriage and examine its implications for the girl child. ‘‘We hope to have an important understanding of child marriage, its consequences, or the drivers, the solutions of child marriage. We will look policies, […]

The police in Lagos State have said that Tagbo Umeike, the late friend of music artiste, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, died from suffocation. The Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, stated this yesterday at a briefing in Lagos, where he announced that Davido has been re-invited for questioning. According to Edgal, the autopsy report […]

The European Union is seeking to reopen its embassy in Libya pending security conditions, officials said on Tuesday, offering further political support for the Tripoli government struggling to establish control. EU leaders will announce at their summit in Brussels on Oct. 19-20 that they “encourage work underway to rapidly establish a permanent EU presence in […]

At least two Nigerians, one from Ogun state, have been shot dead in South Africa last week, Nigerian Union in South Africa has said. The President, Nigeria Union, South Africa (NUSA), Mr. Adetola Olubajo, on Wednesday decried series of killings of Nigerians in the country, saying the body is not happy with it. Olubajo told […]

Outgoing Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on Liberians to vote for the one they believe will make the country a better place and not to vote on party, ethnic, religious or tribal lines. She said in a national address on the eve of the October 10 elections that Liberians should only be loyal to their […]

A former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, says young people must rise up to take leadership positions. According to him, the notion that young people could not take key leadership positions was untrue in today’s world. Annan, 79, was sharing his views at a youth conference in the Colombian city of Bogota. “We need hope […]

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