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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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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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