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Lupita Nyong’o to star in Trevor Noah’s ‘Born A Crime’ film adaptation

Lupita Nyong’o who is currently lighting up the big screen in the blockbuster Black Panther is set to star in a movie based on Trevor Noah’s autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South...

US says drone strike in Somalia kills 3 al-Shabaab extremists

The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia, killing three "terrorists." The US Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred on Monday near Jilib town in...

Chinese firm to set up smartphone factory in Uganda

The Government of Uganda has endorsed a Chinese firm, Xinlan Group in establishing a smartphones factory in Uganda. Bemanya Twebaze, the chief executive officer Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) said on Tuesday, a delegation from...

Two French soldiers killed in Mali attack: Elysee

Two French soldiers were killed after their armoured vehicle was hit by an explosive device in Mali, the French president’s office said on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Around 4,000 French troops have been deployed in the...

Egypt keen to boost S. Sudan security, stability: Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi expressed his country's keenness on boosting peace and stability in war-torn South Sudan, the Egyptian presidential spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday. Sisi's remarks came during his meeting Tuesday with...

AU to offer electoral support to Zimbabwe

The visiting African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Tuesday concluded his three-day visit to Zimbabwe and said the AU will offer technical support to help Zimbabwe conduct polls set for mid this year. "The AU...

Nigeria launches probe after plane overshoots runway

Nigeria's aviation authorities said on Wednesday they had launched an investigation into how a passenger plane overshot the runway while landing in the southern city of Port Harcourt. The incident involving a Dana Air McDonnell...

South Africa to raise VAT for first time in 25 years to plug budget...

South Africa will increase value added tax (VAT) for the first time in over two decades, the Treasury said on Wednesday. The action comes as the government of new President Cyril Ramaphosa’s aims to...

Kenyans warned against travelling to parts of South Sudan

The Kenyan government has issued a travel advisory to its citizens travelling or living in some parts of South Sudan namely, states Bieh, Latjoor, Akobo, Jonglei, Northern Liech and parts of Maiwut, Eastern Nile,...

Kenya officials arrest Tanzanian man carrying $1 million in gold

A Tanzanian national was arrested in Nairobi and gold worth $1 million intercepted by the Kenya Revenue Authority on Wednesday. In a statement, the authority said it had seized 32,255.50 grams of gold bars  from...