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Egypt, which had made headline s for securing the hosting rights for the Africa Nations Cup 2019, was smiling again as its star forward, Mohamed Salah was voted as the African Footballer of the Year for the second successive year. Salah beat fellow nominees, Liverpool team mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at […]

While South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa addressed delegates at events marking the 107th birthday of the ruling party, it was ex-president Jacob Zuma who received all the verbal support, ahead of key national elections in May. Party supporters chanted “Zuma! Zuma!” after Ramaphosa finished his hour-long speech, which is perhaps not surprising considering the events […]

Zambians online have questioned the nature of a visit to South Africa by president Edgar Lungu, who is scheduled to meet his counterpart, president Cyril Ramapahosa and also undergo a routine health check-up. According to a press statement released by Lungu’s Special Assistant for Press and public Relations , Amos Chanda, the president will discuss […]

One of Somalia’s semi-autonomous regions on Tuesday witnessed a peaceful transfer of power, following a hotly contested presidential election that ousted the incumbent Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas in the first round of voting. Said Abdullahi Deni, who is likely to continue Puntland’s close cooperation with the United States, defeated his closest rival, Asad Osman Abdullahi. […]

On duty at Nkwanta in the Volta Region, three police officials searched a Metro Mass vehicle, which was headed for Kpasa in the northern part of the Volta Region, and discovered guns and ammunition suspected to be heading towards Chereponi. The metro mass vehicle had the registration Number GR 4417 – 12. The weapons included in the […]

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has increased the monthly pensioners benefit by 11 per cent for this year. The increment was done in consultation with the National Pensions Regulatory Commission (NPRA) and in accordance with Section 80 of the National Pensions Act, 2008 (Act 766). In view of this, pensioners on the 2018 […]

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 […]

January 8, 2019: Kabila-opposition meeting: claims and denials Representatives of a leading Congolese presidential candidate, Felix Tshisekedi, have met with outgoing President Joseph Kabila’s camp to ensure a peaceful transfer of power, Tshisekedi’s campaign said on Tuesday. Kabila’s camp, however, denied that any such meetings had occurred since the Dec. 30 election, for which provisional […]

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