Multiple media sources in Kenya are reporting that the government has closed a border with neighbouring Somalia indefinitely with cross border trade banned in the process. The specific border point is the Lamu County area, one of four border crossings between the two neighbours. They are also joined by Mandera, Wajir and Garissa Counties. The […]

Israel wants tougher regulations to save mammoths from extinction. Trade in mammoth ivory has grown exponentially as a legal alternative to elephant ivory. And that’s why Israel is sounding the alarm bell now. But not everyone is up for it. “I have to say that I am against this initiative (to list Woolly mammoth as […]

Oil prices rose on Friday, climbing further from five-month lows hit this week amid signs that Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other producers may extend their output reduction deal. Oil prices have taken a bad battering in recent weeks but got some reprieve on Friday,thanks to hints that OPEC and its allies could extend […]

The Sudanese Professionals Association, SPA, one of the main groups under the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change, FDFC, has said they will not enter any talks with the Transitional Military Council, TMC. The junta that deposed long-serving Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday did a 100% u-turn after unilaterally scrapping an earlier agreement with the FDFC and planning polls […]

Global football governing body FIFA re-elected its president Gianni Infantino, who used the opportunity to say he has turned the organisation from being “toxic and almost criminal” back to its core values. Infantino’s re-election at the congress of world football’s governing body in Paris on Wednesday was marked by a round of applause from the congress after […]

The annual Football for Friendship project brought together hundreds of children from nearly 60 different countries to Madrid, the city hosting the Champions League final. Here the organisers help young people learn the core values of football, and hope to promote healthy living, tolerance of other cultures and the children’s football skills. This event is […]

Sudan’s military on Tuesday announced that elections will be held within nine months, adding that it had decided to cancel all that had been previously agreed with protesters about the country’s transition. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s announcement came the after Sudan’s military forcefully broke up a weeks-long sit-in outside Khartoum’s army headquarters calling on the […]

Botswanan former president Ian Khama has accused his chosen successor of becoming an autocrat and threatening the country’s reputation as a beacon of stability in Africa. Khama, last week quit the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in a culmination of a dramatic fall-out with President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who took office last year. This decision was […]

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria takes his oath of office for a second and final term in charge of Africa’s most populous nation. Today’s event is on the back of his re-election in polls held on February 23. The event is slated for the Eagles Square in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Buhari was announced […]

An African map posted on the official website of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs generated a lot of backlash over the weekend after it was pointed out that it had co-opted Somalia as part of Ethiopian territory. One of the first persons to note the anomaly was Somali journalist with Voice of America, VOA; Harun Maruf […]

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