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South African rights group challenges Zuma rule on influence-peddling inquiry

Civil rights group AfriForum wants South Africa’s highest court to quash a rule signed by former president Jacob Zuma that says evidence produced at...

Uganda’s President plans to cut down on civil servants

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni plans to reduce the number of civil servants in an aim to cut down on costs and improve service delivery. The...

Armed groups carry out mass torture inside Libya prison, says UN

Armed groups in Libya are killing and torturing detainees in prisons, some nominally under government control, where thousands of civilians are being unlawfully held,...

Mali groups clash again ahead of talks in Niger

Tuareg rebels in northern Mali attacked the positions of a pro-government militia on Monday, in fighting that is undermining government attempts to pacify the...

Libyan rival leaders to be persuaded to agree to a unity...

The crisis in Libya is taking centre stage in North Africa this weekend. Talks are underway between the rival factions to form a unity government...

Does cupping have a place in modern sports medicine?

Cupping is one of the oldest methods of traditional medicine, with origins that date back to the 4 th century in China, today, the...

UN warns that rising food prices will lead to widespread hunger...

Drought in the Horn of Africa has sent prices of staple foods such as maize and sorghum soaring. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has...

CITES 2016: China praised for efforts to curb illegal wildlife trade

China has been lauded for its efforts in combating illegal wildlife trafficking. This emerged at the CITES conference, currently under way in Johannesburg, South Africa....

Former South Sudan vice president in South Africa for medical treatment

Former South Sudanese vice president Riek Machar is in South Africa for medical treatment. In August, Machar was treated in a hospital in neighboring Sudan....

Bomb planted on road kills 4 in northeast Kenya: official

Four people were killed and 11 injured when their landcruiser detonated a bomb planted on a road in northeast Kenya on Friday, a senior...

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DR Congo President Kabila says December elections to go on as planned

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Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila on Thursday said that a presidential election planned for December would go on as planned, but declined...

UAE Crown Prince bestows highest civil award on President Xi Jinping

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Chinese President Xi Jinping was on Friday bestowed with the Order of Zayed by the United Arab Emirates’ Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander...

Twitter adds former Nigerian Finance Minister to its board

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A former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into the board of social media giant, Twitter Inc. Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, who served in...

Super Eagles striker Igboun signs two-year extension with FC Ufa

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Russian Premier League side FC Ufa have announced on their official webpage that Super Eagles striker Sylvester Igboun has put pen to paper on a contract extension...

Opinion

Deji Badmus

NIGERIA: BUHARI’S ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR

There is something about corruption in Nigeria that is, for me, a huge contradiction. Everyone in the country knows it is about the biggest...

How did Zimbabwe get here?

In 2013 a resounding electoral victory handed back full control of Zimbabwe’s Government to ZANU- PF, ending an uncomfortable coalition with the opposition. The four-year...
Robert Kagiri

What China’s ‘New Era’ means for Africa

The curtain finally came down on the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 19th Congress held between October 18-24, 2017 at the Great Hall of...
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