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Sultan of Sokoto rejects bill seeking equal right for men, women

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar lll, on Tuesday voiced opposition to a bill seeking to ensure men and women have equal right to...

Riek Machar changes mind, agrees to sign peace deal

A Sudanese negotiator says South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has decided to sign the latest draft of a revitalized peace deal to end...

Tillerson cancels day’s events in Africa due to illness

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has canceled a day of events in Kenya due to illness. “The Secretary is not feeling well after a...

Sexwale heads to Egypt to seek African support

FIFA presidential candidate Tokyo Sexwale will travel to Cairo on Tuesday to seek support from African soccer leaders. Sexwale, a South African mining tycoon and...

Tribal raids in South Sudan leave 50 people dead

Fifty people were killed in raids by a tribal militia in eastern South Sudan, a local official said on Wednesday, the latest in a...

Millions of Africans to access electricity by 2020 after Obama signed...

The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama has signed into a law an initiative that is aimed at expanding electricity to...

Nigeria to cut shares in joint oil ventures to 40 percent

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has directed the government to reduce all shareholding in the Joint Venture Oil Assets to a minimum of 40 percent...

Angola’s Defence minister set to lead ruling party after Dos Santos’...

Angola's defence minister Joao Lourenco has been nominated to take over the leadership of the ruling MPLA party from President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. That's...

US$25,000 interim compensation for families of EgyptAir victims

Insurance companies have agreed to give US$25,000 to each family of the victims of the EgyptAir flight MS802 crash, as an interim payment for...

Zimbabwe hires U.S. firm to help convince Trump to drop sanctions

Zimbabwe has hired a second American consultancy firm, Avenue Strategies Global LLC, to lobby the United States government to drop sanctions against the southern...
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