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DR Congo’s President Falls Sick During Inauguration

DR Congo’s new President Felix Tshisekedi fell ill briefly as he was delivering his inauguration speech on Thursday following the country’s first peaceful handover of power. Tshisekedi, 55, returned to the microphone after 12 minutes, saying: “A famous president of our country said in his time: ‘understand my emotion’.” He …

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Gunmen Kill Ghanaian Investigative Journalist

A Ghanaian undercover journalist who helped expose corruption in African football has been killed in the capital Accra, police said Thursday. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was part of a team led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose probe led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association. Dozens …

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ISWAP Claims Killing 118 in ‘West Africa Province’ after Attacking Nigerian Army Bases

The Islamic State group has claimed to have killed 118 people in its self-styled West Africa province in the last week, after a series of attacks against military bases in northeast Nigeria that have raised fears of a resurgent Boko Haram. The Islamist militant group said in a video posted …

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Ghana Poises to Deport 30 Nigerians

 Ghanaian Authorities are set to repatriate no fewer than 30 Nigerians for alleged infractions against the laws of the state. Reports indicate that the deportation may occur next week as officials of the Nigeria Immigration Services ( NIS) have been alerted and are on standby to receive the deportees. This …

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Buhari, Akufo-Addo Meets Over Attacks on Nigerian Traders in Ghana

President Muhammadu Buhari and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana Thursday met in New York, on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly, during which the Nigerian leader expressed delight that the attacks against Nigerian traders in Ghana were being decisively taken care of, a statement by Buhari’s spokesman, …

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Ghana Targets America Aviation Category 1 Status, Negotiates National Carrier

  Cecilia Abena Dapaah, outgoing Aviation Minister has disclosed government will “by the end of the year move towards the establishment of a home-based carrier.’’ This follows Cabinet’s approval for the Ministry to negotiate with Africa World Airlines, Air Mauritius and Abu Dhabi Aviation while continuing discussions with Ethiopian Airlines, …

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Phone Explodes, Burns Man in Bed

Tragedy struck as a Kenyan based in Nairobi’s slum neighbourhood of Kibera, is nursing serious burns at the Kenyatta National Hospital after a mobile phone plugged into a charger exploded in his bed as he slept. The victim identified as Jackson Mwaniki lives alone in the neighbourhood, the Nairobian newspaper …

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Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo Reshuffles Cabinet, Appoints New Aviation Minister

A new Aviation Minister has emerged in Ghana following a recent reshuffle of portfolios by the Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo. Hon. Kofi Adda, a member of parliament for Navrongo constituency and former minister for sanitation and water resources is now Aviation Minister while former minister of Aviation, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, …

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UN Blames Lull in Nigeria-Cameroon Border Demarcation on Boko Haram

The United Nations, UN, has blamed the lingering hindrance in the demarcation work on the Cameroon-Nigeria border and its pillar construction on the Insecurity posed by continued presence by the insurgent Boko Haram group.. The disclosure is contained in a ‘Report of the Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on the activities of …

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If Africa Doesn’t Succeed, France And Europe Will Never Succeed – Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron believes the relationship between Africa and Europe is very important that both continents need each other to succeed. He said this on Wednesday during an interactive session with entrepreneurs from Africa in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. The French leader challenged the young generation to change the …

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