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Two Nigerians shot in attack on African migrants in Italy

Two Nigerians, a man and a woman were among the six African victims of the lone gunman, who went on shooting spree in the central Italian city of Macerata on Saturday. Italian newspaper Le Stampa, identified the two Nigerians, with their first names, Jennifer and Gideon. Gideon is 25 years …

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BREAKING: Trump apologises for retweeting far-right British group

US President Donald Trump has apologised for the first time for retweeting a British far-right group’s videos apparently showing Islamist violence, in an ITV interview aired in Britain on Friday. “If you’re telling me they’re horrible racist people, I would certainly apologise if you’d like me to do that,” he …

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South African policemen remanded in prison over death of Nigerian

The South African policemen responsible for the death of Ebuka Okori, a Nigerian, have been remanded in prison. Okori was allegedly killed by two members of the South African Police Service (SAPS), on Friday. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, said the Nigeria …

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78 Ex-US Ambassadors Write Trump Over Shithole Slur

The ripples generated by President Donald Trump’s alleged disparaging shithole comments have continued, with 78 former United States Ambassadors who served in Africa writing the president to remind him about the continent’s great exploits and potential. “Africa is a continent of great human talent and rich diversity, as well as …

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Trump Never Said Nigerians Live in Huts, Says White House

The White House on Sartuday denied a report claiming President Donald Trump said Nigerians live in huts and Haitians have AIDS. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave the rebuttal on Saturday, saying: “General Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Nielsen and all other senior staff actually in the …

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235 Killed In Egypt Mosque Attack

At least 235 people have been reportedly killed in an attack that took place at The al-Rawda mosque in Egypt. The mosque, which is situated in Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers. BBC reports that no group has claimed responsibility of the attack but there have been …

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Sacked VP To Be Sworn In As Zimbabwe’s President

Emmerson Mnangagwa, former vice-president of Zimbabwe, who was sacked by Robert Mugabe, would be sworn in as president. Mugabe reportedly fired Mnangagwa to pave the way for his wife to emerge as the head of the ZANU-PF, the ruling party. Lovemore Matuke, ZANU-PF chief whip, told Reuters that Mnangagwa would …

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Another Nigerian Killed In South Africa

Another Nigerian has been reported dead at Springs Town near Johannesburg, barely one week after a Nigerian was killed in KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa. Clement Kalu, 35, was said to have been tortured to death by the South African police, the same manner Kingsley Ikeri was allegedly killed. …

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Kenya’s Supreme Court’s Annulment of Presidential Election Causes Stir in Nigeria

For the first time in Africa, a Presidential election has been annulled in Kenya for not complying with the constitution, resulting in palpable shock across political spectrum around the continent. It was a bombshell judgement with far reaching implication that is bound to make African leaders nervous. The country’s Supreme …

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Kenya Electoral Official Killed Seven days Before Presidential election

Chris Musando, information and communication technology (ICT) director of the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), has been killed just seven days before the country’s general election. According to Reuters, the electoral body said Musando was tortured before he died. He was reportedly seen last on Friday last week. …

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