Africa North Africa Sudan World 

Sudan summons UN envoy for supporting anti-military protests

– Advertisement – Sudan summoned the UN envoy to Sudan, Volker Perthes, over remarks he made regarding the Thursday’s anti-military protests. Mr Perthes has been at loggerheads with the military authorities since the coup against the civilian-led transitional government last October. In an interview on Wednesday with Saudi-funded Al-Hadath TV the envoy cautioned the government and security agencies to maintain… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

DR Congo buries Patrice Lumumba’s tooth

More than 60 years since he was killed and his body dissolved in acid, the only part of Patrice Lumumba’s body that remained – tooth, has now been buried. The gold-crowned tooth of Democratic Republic of Congo independence was kept by the Belgian policeman who oversaw the disposal of his body. The police officer took the tooth as a trophy… Read More
Africa East Africa Featured World 

Somalia surpasses 10% COVID-19 Vaccination Milestone

– Advertisement – Somalia has now reached the 10 percent (two doses) COVID-19 vaccination milestone, which means that the country is no longer in band of countries with least vaccination rates. The milestone is a result of continued and resilient efforts by the government and stakeholders to sustain commitment to COVID-19 vaccination amidst prevailing social economic turbulence. Somalia started COVID-19… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Chaos as police fire tear gas at protesters

– Advertisement – Police in Ghana’s capital Accra have clashed with demonstrators who went unto the streets over alleged corruption and economic hardship. The police fired tear gas and used water canons to disperse the protesters during the scuffle on Tuesday. The chaos follows a stand off between the organizers of the demonstration tagged “Arise Ghana” and the police over… Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

South Africa: 22 people found dead in a nightclub

At least 22 people have been found dead at a nightclub in South Africa. Many of the victims are said to be students who were celebrating after their final examinations. Emergency services were called in the early hours of Sunday to the Enyobeni Tavern in Scenery Park, on the edge of East London, Eastern Cape province. Authorities say they are… Read More
Africa Business World 

Zeepay hosts conference to mark international day of family remittances

– – Zeepay Company Limited, on Thursday June 16, 2022 hosted the second edition of Disrupt 270 Conference on the theme “Leveraging Remittances for Digital Inclusion and Impact” to commemorate the International Day of Family Remittances. The one-day thought leadership conference provided insights on the evolution of remittances post-pandemic and how various policies are influencing the industry to impact diasporans and… Read More
Africa Business Featured World 

The power of renewal – the current status of energy transition in Africa

– – Post-pandemic, new solutions are being implemented to address Africa’s power challenges, which have been hampered by a lack of competitive funding, the dire state of the continent’s utilities infrastructure, and the need for energy policy and legislative reform to boost investment in the sector. Such solutions have had to consider energy transition and the utilization of renewable energy,… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Top Nigerian senator and wife charged over organ-harvesting

– – Prosecutors in the United Kingdom have charged a top Nigerian senator, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife with conspiring to transport a child into the UK in order to harvest organs. The said child of an undisclosed age has been taken into care, according to UK authorities. The investigation began when detectives were alerted to potential modern day slavery… Read More
Africa Business World 

What’s the future looking like for gold trading?

– – Gold. For millennia it has been a highly valued commodity. At first it was used for trading and then became a material in which wealth could be invested in the form or decorations and jewellery. But more and more as time has gone on, gold has become a precious metal whose value has been regarded as being stable,… Read More