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John Dramani Mahama, former President and NDC flagbearer hopeful ahead of 2020 elections has debunked reports making rounds that he has promised SHS students monthly allowances and gari if he returns to power. Describing the report as “fake and a figment of the writer’s imagination,” John Mahama also denied ever being in the Volta region recently. According […]

Madagascar’s High Constitutional Court on Wednesday validated the election of Andry Rajoelina as president in hotly contested run-off polls held on December 19, 2018. The elections commission said Rajoelina had won 55.66 percent of the vote compared with 44.34 percent for Ravalomanana and turnout was just over 48 percent. Ravalomanana’s camp disputed the results and […]

Authorities in Nigeria last year estimated that 30 percent of its population are believed to be suffering from mental disorders. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi, stated this at the mental health action committee and stakeholders workshop in the capital, Abuja. A 25-year-old Hauwa Ojeifo runs an organization that is using a […]

The upcoming African Cup of Nations, AFCON, will be hosted by Egypt, the Confederation of African Football, CAF; announced on Tuesday after a high level meeting. The race was between Egypt and South Africa, who submitted candidacies late last year after CAF stripped Cameroon of the hosting rights. Breaking: Egypt EFA will host the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations — […]

January 7, 2019: Polls not protests can lead to change of govt – Interior Minister The Sudan government remains resolute in its position that no amount of protests will lead to a resignation of the president. Interior Minister, Ahmed Bilal, is on record to have told the Parliament on Monday that the only viable means […]

Pope Francis has commented on the DRC’s political situation calling on all stakeholders to do all it takes to ensure that there is peace at the end of the process. “I am with particular attention following the evolution of the situation in the DRC, expressing the wish that the country can regain the long overdue reconciliation,” his […]

Mozambique has indicted 18 citizens for their involvement in fraud involving $2 billion in loans to state-owned companies, the attorney general’s office (AGO) said on Monday, in a scandal that has ensnared two major international banks. “Mozambique AGO is indicting 18 defendants, (ranging) from public workers and other citizens, on charges of abuse of power, abuse of […]

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday he would not lead his re-election campaign, choosing rather to focus on governance while Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the head of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leads efforts to win a second term. The former Lagos state governor Tinubu helped Buhari become the first opposition candidate to defeat a […]

Government will avail $2,1 million for water and sewer systems rehabilitation programmes in Kadoma to replace obsolete equipment. The funds are set to ease water challenges in the city that has seen some areas going for close to 20 years without receiving tap water while other residents are accessing it from unsafe sources. City of […]

Authorities in Somalia have executed two assassins associated with insurgent group, Al-Shabaab. The duo were convicted by a military court of murdering a traditional chief. Hassan Ali Hassan, 25, and Abdirahman Isse Ali, 22, were executed in the capital Mogadishu, the military confirmed on Monday. They were captured by the police in early November 2016 […]

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