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Ghana makes effort to avoid FIFA ban

FIFA says the government of Ghana says it will stop plans to dissolve the country's football association (GFA) over corruption allegations. The action could keep...

Student strikes in Kenya resulted in nearly KSH 50M in damage

The total value of property destroyed during the wave of unrest in public secondary schools last term stands at Sh48,308,720, the government has said. During...

China to scale up partnership for Kenyan First Lady’s project

Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Thursday held talks with China’s envoy Ambassador Sun Baohong, ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit...

Ethiopian president hails China’s role in industrialization drive

Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome has hailed Chinese investment as one that plays an indispensable role in the East African country's industrialization drive. Speaking after visiting...

Supporters of ‘Bobi Wine’ concerned for his safety

The family of the Kyaddondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, has given the Ugandan government 48 hours to produce him dead or alive. Addressing...

UN chief urges Mali’s leaders ‘not to go backwards’ in election...

A day after Mali’s presidential elections were announced,UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has spoken by phone with Mali's leaders to urge them "not to go...

Angola to launch new agency to handle oil concessions

The Angolan government on Thursday announced it will next year launch a new agency to handle oil concessions, the latest move by President João...

President Alpha Conde hails Guinea, China ties ahead of FOCAC

The Chinese capital, Beijing, will host the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in September. The gathering will bring together heads of state from the...

U.S. concerned about irregularities in Tanzania’s local elections

The United States has expressed concern over alleged accounts of violence and intimidation in the run-up to the 12 August by-elections in Tanzania. Tanzanian opposition...

Al-Shabaab militants blamed for wave of killings in Somalia

Insecurity has once again gripped Somalia after recent attacks perpetrated by Islamist militant group al-Shabaab. According to the United Nations Human Rights Council, 44 individuals...

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Children at risk in DR Congo Ebola outbreak – UNICEF

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The United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) has lamented the effect that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has had on the...

Refugees should decide themselves whether they want to return home – UNHCR

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Refugees should be given an opportunity to make their own choices regarding whether they should return to their home countries, a senior United Nations...

South Africa bans honey from Zambia

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South Africa has banned the importation of honey from Zambia after authorities detected American Foulbrood disease from samples of the product. The South African agriculture...

Niger president: Keeping Libya stable will end African migration to Europe

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If Europe wants to halt migrant boat arrivals on its shores from Africa it must end the state of chaos in Libya, Niger’s President Mahamadou...

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...
CGTN Africa