November 21st, 2019

Impeachment inquiry: Trump directed Ukraine pressure – Sondland

A top US diplomat has told an impeachment inquiry that he followed President Donald Trump’s orders to put pressure on Ukraine to investigate his Democratic […]
November 21st, 2019

China says will strive to reach phase one trade deal with U.S

China will strive to reach a “phase one” trade agreement with the United States as both sides keep communication channels open, the Chinese commerce ministry […]
November 21st, 2019

Suspected Islamist militants kill 19, burn church in eastern DR Congo

Islamist militiamen killed at least 19 people overnight in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, stepping up attacks on civilians in response to a military campaign […]
November 20th, 2019

Jumia shuts down in Cameroon as African e-commerce struggles

Pan-African e-commerce giant Jumia has suspended its marketplace business in Cameroon. Jumia did not publicly announced it imminent closure in the country and the move […]
November 20th, 2019

Kenya hunts for killers who ‘hacked elephant to death’

The agency in charge of wildlife protection in Kenya has said it will pursue people shown in a viral video hacking an elephant to death. […]
November 20th, 2019

Australia fires: ‘Catastrophic’ alert issued to South Australia

Heat and winds are threatening to widen Australia’s bushfire crisis, with two states warned to expect their worst conditions of the season so far. Soaring […]
November 20th, 2019

Pregnant woman killed by dogs in France during hunt in the area

A pregnant woman was killed by dogs in forest land in northern France while a hunt with hounds was happening in the area, investigators have […]
November 20th, 2019

Prosecutor dies after gun goes off in SA court

A lawyer has died after she was hit by a bullet when a gun, which was being used in court as evidence, went off by […]
November 20th, 2019

‘Botswana teenager charged with insulting first lady’

A 19-year-old woman in Botswana has been charged for “mimicking” First Lady Neo Masisi in a Facebook post, reports Mmegi Online. According to the news […]
November 20th, 2019

‘Designer babies’ could be just two years away

Genetically-modified babies are “highly desirable” to help protect people from disease and could be created ethically within two years, according to a new scientific paper. […]
November 20th, 2019

British PM and Labour leader clash over Brexit in first UK election debate

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn traded blows Tuesday over Brexit and the health system as they vied for votes during […]
November 20th, 2019

Ghana turns to Boeing in bid to relaunch airline, Air Senegal buys 8 Airbuses

The Republic of Ghana and Boeing signed a provisional order for three 787-9 Dreamliners on Tuesday at the Dubai Airshow. Ghana intends to launch a […]
November 20th, 2019

Buhari awards Comptroller-General who rejected $16 million bribe

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has awarded an Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs in Nigeria for rejecting bribe. Bashir Abubakar, according to Mr Buhari, rejected a bribe […]
November 19th, 2019

Oil slips to $62 as trade talks drag on

Oil fell for a second day on Tuesday, dropping to $62 a barrel on the limited progress in efforts to resolve the U.S.-China trade dispute, […]
November 19th, 2019

British MP accuses international banks as enablers in Zuma era corruption

Corruption under South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma was enabled by international banks, companies and governments which should now seek to recover the loot they […]
November 19th, 2019

Air strike hits biscuit factory in Libyan capital, killing 10

At least ten workers were killed and 35 wounded in an air strike that hit a biscuit factory in Libya on Monday in what a […]
November 19th, 2019

Huawei plays down impact of new U.S. license extension

Huawei Technologies has dismissed a new 90-day extension by the Trump administration allowing U.S. firms to continue doing business with the Chinese company as making […]
November 19th, 2019

Ex-label says Taylor Swift can perform her own songs at awards show

Taylor Swift’s former label said Monday it reached an agreement that will allow the pop star to perform songs from her early catalogue at an […]
November 19th, 2019

Mine workers demanded more protection before deadly Burkina Faso attack

Five months before an ambush killed 39 colleagues, local workers at a Canadian-owned gold mine in Burkina Faso pleaded with managers to fly them to […]
November 19th, 2019

Lion removed from posh Lagos apartment block

A lion has been removed from an upmarket residential apartment block – opposite a school – in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos. Officers from the Lagos […]
November 19th, 2019

Kanye West says he’s ‘The greatest artist that God has ever created’

Kanye West addressed a packed house of parishioners at Joel Osteen’s megachurch in Houston, Texas on Sunday, affirming his dedication to Christianity and calling himself […]
November 19th, 2019

Hong Kong court rules face mask ban unconstitutional

The Hong Kong High Court ruled Monday that a government ban on wearing face masks in public is unconstitutional. According to the High Court’s decision, […]
November 19th, 2019

Hong Kong students trapped on university campus amid clashes with police

A group of Hong Kong protesters broke away Monday in an effort to divert police attention away from Polytechnic University so the demonstrators trapped there […]
November 19th, 2019

Mali army loses 24 soldiers in Niger border attack

Twenty-four soldiers have been killed in an attack by militants in eastern Mali, the country’s army has said. Another 29 were also injured during a […]
November 19th, 2019

Six held for death of U.S. teacher in Dominican Republic

Authorities in the Dominican Republic say they have arrested six people in connection with the homicide of a U.S. teacher on the Caribbean island nation. […]
November 19th, 2019

Uganda orders recall of faulty condoms

The authorities in Uganda have ordered the recall of two batches of condoms distributed by Marie Stopes Uganda, a non-government organisation that offers reproductive health […]
November 18th, 2019

Gambia close to getting first post-Jammeh constitution

The Gambia is gearing up for a new constitution as part of reform efforts following years of authoritarian rule by exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. A […]
November 18th, 2019

Kenya to name and shame student loan defaulters

A Kenyan government agency that gives loans to university students says it will publish the names and photos of 85,000 defaulters if they do not […]
November 18th, 2019

Emirates close to finalizing part of wide-body jet order with Airbus: sources

Dubai state-owned airline Emirates was close to a deal on Monday to finalize at least part of a provisional order for 70 wide-body aircraft from […]
November 18th, 2019

‘Militants killed’ in Burkina Faso sex slave raid

The army in Burkina Faso says it has killed 32 armed men – described as “terrorists” – during two operations in the north of the […]
November 18th, 2019

MTN deal with Cell C knocks shares in South Africa’s Telkom

South Africa’s MTN Group has signed an expanded roaming and services agreement with the country’s third-biggest carrier Cell C, MTN said on Monday, pushing shares […]
November 18th, 2019

‘Very sick’ Ariana Grande cancels show after revealing she’s ‘in so much pain’

Ariana Grande is pressing pause on her world tour after candidly revealing to her fans that she’s “in so much pain.” The Grammy award-winning singer […]
November 18th, 2019

Kanye West moves prisoners to tears with powerful worship

American rapper turned gospel musician Kanye West left prisoners in tears during a praise and worship session at Harris County jail in Texas, US. Kanye […]
November 18th, 2019

‘Mutilated child’ found in Mozambique rubbish dump

The badly mutilated body of a child has been found in a rubbish dump at a market in Mozambique’s central city of Quelimane, police say. […]
November 18th, 2019

Nancy Pelosi: Trump’s actions ‘so much worse’ than what Nixon did

The House speaker suggested former President Richard Nixon at least “cared about the country enough” to resign. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said President Donald […]
November 17th, 2019

Last remains of Ethiopian plane crash victims buried, families say little notice given

The last remains of 157 people killed aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane in March were interred at the crash site this week, farmers and families […]