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Somali President to make first official visit to neighboring Kenya

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed will make his first State visit to Kenya on Thursday ahead of a special The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit on Saturday. “Our common endeavour for durable peace,...

Ghanaian President defends appointing the largest cabinet in Africa’s history

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has defended appointing a government of 110 ministers saying it is 'a necessary investment' and that 'it is not going to be a holiday' for ministers, reports the Reuters. “I’m aware...

Ex-Olympic champion Bungei vies for a political seat in Kenya

Almost a decade after the highlight of his track career, 2008 Beijing Olympics 800m champion, Wilfred Bungei has entered a new race... a political one. The 36 years old is vying for a Member of...

South African countries agree to speed up economic integration, increase trade

The 15-member bloc met this weekend to discuss matters affecting the region. All the leaders that form Southern African Development Community (SADC) agreed to continue monitoring the political situation in the DRC. SADC also pledged...

Foiled Suicide Bomb attack leaves 4 dead in north-eastern Nigeria

4 people killed, 8 injured in suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri north-eastern Nigeria on Saturday. According to the police, a woman, her two children and four other persons, including member of the Civilian Joint Task...

Malaysia to send army to Somalia to offer humanitarian aid

Malaysia is sending troops to Somalia on a humanitarian mission to assist in the fight against famine in the East African country. “I can confirm the report and the details will be given when the...

Africa’s richest man wealthier than Oprah & Trump combined

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man who founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent's largest cement producer is worth more than American President and business mogul Donald Trump and Celebrity businesswoman Oprah Winfrey reports the Herald. Nigerian...

South Africa awakes to the sad passing of legendary actor, director Joe Mafela

South African TV and theatre legend, Joe "Sdumo" Mafela, has died at the age of 75. Mafela reportedly died in a car accident last night. Mafela released the album Shebeleza Felas, with the popular hit...

Cameroon government sets up commission to promote bilingualism

For the past four months, the two English-speaking regions of western Cameroon have been protesting marginalization by the Francophone elite on their language and British traditions, staging a campaign of general strikes, demonstrations and...

Senegal expresses support for Morocco joining ECOWAS

Senegal President Macky Sall has reiterated Senegal’s commitment to support Morocco and the King, saying that Senegal “has greatly appreciated the initiative and considers that the natural place of Morocco is also within the...