The state health commissioner in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, on Friday released official updates on the casualties from the four-storey building that collapsed on Wednesday. “Twenty corpses were brought to Lagos state mortuaries from the site, 45 survivors were received and were managed by government health facilities,” commissioner Jide Idris said in a statement. Summary […]

Scientists in the U.S. have unveiled results of a small clinical trial that could mean an effective “cure” for sickle cell anemia, the painful and debilitating disease that inflicts many millions of people across the globe, mostly of African heritage and including some 100,000 African Americans in the U.S. Researchers at the National Institutes of […]

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park has reopened after the deadly ambush of a tourist group led to its closure last year over security fears, the park’s director said on Saturday. Virunga sits on the forest-cloaked volcanoes of central Africa and is home to over half the global population of mountain gorillas. It was […]

The health ministry in the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Wednesday it had recorded its first case of Ebola in the eastern trading hub of Butembo, a city of close to a million with strong trade links to neighbouring Uganda. The current Ebola outbreak is believed to have killed 85 people since July and […]

ABUJA – A High Court of Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting at Gudu, on Tuesday, convicted and sentenced the former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye to 14 years imprisonment for diverting public funds to the tune of N1.126billion. Dariye who was governor of Plateau State from 1999 to 2007 and the current Senator […]

The new headquarters for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will be built by China, the group confirmed in a press statement on Wednesday March 14, 2018. The political bloc and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the project that is expected to cost $31.6 million. “The President of the ECOWAS Commission, […]

The leader of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that he cannot understand what President Muhammadu Buhari and other governors were doing at the wedding Fatiha of Idris Abiola Ajimobi son of Governors Isiaka Ajimobi and Fatima Umar Ganduje daughter of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in Kano on Saturday when when other […]

The stakes for the capture of fugitive Ajay Gupta have been raised with South African billionaire Magda Wierzycka upping the bounty on his head. Early on Saturday morning Wierzycka tweeted that she would match the current bounty “Rand for Rand”. On Thursday after the Hawks announced that Gupta was on the run‚ private forensic investigator […]

Speculation is mounting within different circles that the top UN refugee boss in Uganda will be or has been recalled back to Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the ongoing probe into the refugee operations in the country. However, the concerned official, Mr Bornwell Kantande, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Uganda, […]

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma gave his last speech as African National Congress head on Saturday, as the only party in power since the end of apartheid prepared to pick its next leader, and likely future president, in a vote that was too close to call. The election is perhaps the most pivotal moment for the ANC in […]

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