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Nigerians protest over high cost of living

With placards reading ‘end bad government now’ and ‘end hunger’, residents of one of Nigeria’s largest cities took to the streets on Monday (Feb.19). Large crowds marched through the centre of …

Lion kills zookeeper at Nigeria’s Obafemi Awolowo University

A zookeeper at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Nigeria has lost his life in a fatal encounter with one of the lions under his care. Olabode Olawuyi, who had been …

Business:Nigeria Naira drops further on official and unofficial markets to hit record lows

Nigeria’s currency naira on Monday fell to record lows on both the official and unofficial markets on while stocks posted their biggest one-day fall in more than a year. The latest …

Russia reopens its embassy after 31 years of closure in Burkina Faso

Russia reopened its embassy in Burkina Faso on Thursday, which it had closed in 1992, thus continuing a rapprochement with this Sahelian country led by a military regime since last year, …

Death toll rises to more than 40 in tanker truck explosion in Liberia

A leaking tanker truck exploded earlier this week as people gathered to collect gasoline, killing more than 40 people, Liberian authorities said Thursday. Tuesday’s explosion also injured at least 83 people …

Burundi’s President Calls for Stoning of Gay Couples Amid Global LGBTQ+ Rights Debate

Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye recently launched a virulent tirade against same-sex marriage, denouncing it as an “abominable practice” and advocating for the stoning of gay couples, citing religious reasons. The President, …

Many flee their homes after attacks kill 100s in central Nigeria

At least 160 people were killed in attacks by armed groups between Saturday evening and Monday in several villages in Plateau State, central Nigeria, local authorities announced on Monday. “The hostilities …

six dead and 10 missing in floods in South Africa

Six people have died and 10 people are missing following floods that swept through Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal on Christmas Eve. KZN department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs said search and …

Top 10 best international airports in Africa in 2023

Africa is emerging as a preferred global destination for travellers, driven by a thriving tourism and business sector. The continent’s aviation landscape is now a formidable force, fostering crucial connections between …

Direct welfare payment introduced for a million disadvantaged families in Morocco

Morocco announced on Monday that almost a million disadvantaged families would receive direct monthly assistance for the first time as of Thursday, a system unheard of in the kingdom for many …

Senegal’s supreme court upholds prison term for Dakar mayor

Senegal’s supreme court on Friday confirmed a prison sentence handed down to the mayor of Dakar, convicted of killing a man during a wave of political violence in 2011. However, Barthelemy …

Morocco heading for a sixth year of drought – Minister

Morocco, where agriculture is a crucial sector, is heading for its sixth consecutive year of drought due to a drop in rainfall in recent months linked to climate change, Morocco’s Minister …

Fire fighters in battle of blaze on slopes of mountain near Cape Town in South Africa

More than 300 firefighters were battling a blaze on the slopes of a mountain near Cape Town in South Africa for a second day on Wednesday. Meanwhile residents were evacuated from …