US calls for weapons embargo in South Sudan

JUBA - The United States has called for an arms embargo in South Sudan as fears rise over possible genocide in the world’s newest country. Samantha...

Chadian diplomat elected as African Union Commission Chair

ADDIS ABABA - Following seven rounds of voting, Chadian foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been elected as the Chairperson of the African Union...

Nigeria’s Senate leader hits back over wealth and tax row

ABUJA - Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki has denied all allegation against him regarding false declaration of asset, saying that he earned his wealth through hard work. It...

Nine killed as Kano police clash with clash Shia muslims

KANO - Nine people including one police officer have been killed in a recent clash between the Nigerian police force and members of the of the...

Nigeria Becomes Africa’s Largest Economy

As Nigeria officially becomes Africa's biggest economy, we take a look at how it took over South Africa. ABUJA — This week, Nigeria added 89%...

Ivory Coast’s Ex-First Lady Simone Gbagbo’s Trial Begins

Ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo is being tried at home, with hearings due to begin next month.  YAMOUSSOUKRO - The trial involving Ivory Coast's ex-first lady, Simone Gbagbo, for...

Kenya’s Westgate shopping mall reopens

NAIROBI—Kenya's Westgate shopping mall, the site of a deadly terror attack in which 67 people were killed and scores were injured in 2013, has...

A helping hand – military contractors in Nigeria

ABUJA - In the mineral rich Niger delta, intent to exert political and military control has never been hard to find. In recent years this...

Fulani herdsmen are the new challenge to Nigeria’s internal security system

The herdsmen attack farmers’ lands so their cattle can rear on it. Rapid desertification of grazing land and lower rainfall seem to be the...

An AIDs Free Generation in Rwanda

Dohwa Jina Kim, Correspondent (Africa)   KIGALI — A new proposal in Rwanda aims to create an AIDS free generation by non-surgically circumcising 7,00,000 adult men between...