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More than a hundred children in Democratic Republic of Congo have died of measles since the start of the year, an outbreak that has added to deadly epidemics of cholera and Ebola, the UN said on Wednesday. Health officials in the southeast provinces of Lualaba and Lomami recorded 7,175 cases of measles in January, “at […]

Washington, DC — Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan told parliament’s public enterprises committee on Wednesday that he intends to hold responsible those who contributed to the design flaws of Eskom’s mega-power stations Medupi and Kusile. This comes as the country has once again been plunged into darkness with scheduled power cuts known as “loadshedding”. Gordhan […]

Zero retreat till Bashir is history, arrests in Khartoum Organizers of anti-government demonstrations in Sudan have reiterated their determination to continue mobilizing people until they overthrow the regime, excluding any dialogue with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Driven by a deep economic crisis, Sudan has been shaken since December 19 by almost daily demonstrations triggered by […]

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack on the convoy of a state governor who was headed to a rally in northeastern Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s presidential election. The group said in a statement on its Amaq news agency that 42 people were killed in Tuesday’s attack on Borno state’s governor. Official sources […]

Wildlife lovers and conservationists have accused Zambia’s government of scheming to make money from trophy hunters after officials revealed plans to slaughter 2,000 hippopotamuses to control overpopulation. An official at the tourism ministry, who did not want to be named, said a five-year cull of hippos in a park in eastern Zambia would start in […]

The stakes in the case of Nigeria’s suspended chief justice have been raised, after the tribunal hearing his case on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for his failure to appear for trial over alleged breaches of asset declaration rules. The ‘code of conduct tribunal’ had ordered chief judge Walter Onnoghen to appear for trial on […]

Anthony Joshua, IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight champion, will defend his titles on June 1st in the United States. The Brit, who had 21 victories by KO in 22 fights, will face America’s Jarrell Miller, nicknamed “Big Baby”, in the Madison Square Garden in New York. This is Joshua’s first professional fight in the United States. Wembley means so […]

Within 48 hours, nearly 30,000 Nigerians crossed the El-Beid River, the natural border between Cameroon and Nigeria, to escape Boko Haram’s atrocities. These civilians are from Rann in northeastern Nigeria, a city now controlled by jihadists, after the departure of Cameroonian and Nigerian soldiers who protected it. These refugees add up to the 9,000 others […]

Cameroon’s opposition leader Maurice Kamto was on Tuesday charged with rebellion, insurrection and hostility against the homeland, more than two weeks after his arrest on 28 January, one of his lawyers said. Kamto lost what he says was a fraudulent presidential election in October and was detained late last month after organising a small rally against long-serving […]

Internally displaced persons in northeastern Nigeria hope priority will be given to education as Africa’s most populous nation head to the polls on Saturday February 16. “We want the president to give good education for our children because we are displaced people. We come from different villages and our children do not have good education. […]


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