Africa

45 million people at risk of food, water shortages in southern Africa

About 45 million people in Southern Africa are at risk of food and water shortages due to “the effects of changing weather conditions,” Evangelical Christian Aid Organisation World Vision on Friday said.
Ali Benflis and Abdelmadjid Tebboune two former prime ministers of Abdelaziz Bouteflika submitted their candidacy for the presidential elections in Algeria on Saturday, according to the official press agency APS.

Five candidates confirmed for Algeria’s presidential race

Five candidates, including two former prime ministers under deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, have been selected to run in Algeria’s December presidential poll, the country’s consitutional council confirmed Saturday.
Chol Majok won the 3rd District Common Council seat in Syracuse, New York, this week, becoming the first former refugee in city history to do so, according to Onondaga County’s Board of Elections.

‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan wins New York state district councilor seat

Chol Majok won the 3rd District Common Council seat in Syracuse, New York, this week, becoming the first former refugee in city history to do so, according to Onondaga County’s Board of Elections.
Pius Adebola Adesanmi

African Union, Carleton University partner to honour Pius Adesanmi

The Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, in partnership with the African Union and the Carnegie Corporation of New York would convene a continental forum on the role of the diaspora in higher education, research, and innovation in Africa.
Six people were killed and 11 others critically injured when lightning struck on Thursday in the northern Ugandan district of Pader.

Six killed in Uganda lightning strike

Six people were killed and 11 others critically injured when lightning struck on Thursday in the northern Ugandan district of Pader.
The sanctions are against Amadou Kouffa for attacks in Africa’s Sahel region. The action announced Thursday freezes any assets he may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

US places Al-Qaeda affiliate leader in Sahel on terrorism blacklist

The Donald Trump administration is trying to turn up pressure on three senior al-Qaeda leaders in Africa and the Middle East.
Kenya on Thursday said it would increase forest cover to at least 10 per cent by planting two billion tree seedlings by 2022, Kariako Tobiko, Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary said.

Kenya to plant two billion tree seedlings by 2022

Kenya on Thursday said it would increase forest cover to at least 10 per cent by planting two billion tree seedlings by 2022, Kariako Tobiko, Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary said.

South Sudan rivals in Uganda as deadline to form unity govt looms

The president of South Sudan Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar arrived in Uganda Thursday for talks before the November 12 deadline to form a coalition government expires.
Researchers have used a drone to drown mosquito larvae on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, as part of a pilot project seeking to prevent the spread of malaria.

Researchers deploy spray drone to fight malaria in Zanzibar

Researchers have used a drone to drown mosquito larvae on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, as part of a pilot project seeking to prevent the spread of malaria.
Bosco Ntaganda, a Congo militia leader

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda bags 30 years imprisonment

The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced former Congolese warlord, Bosco Ntaganda, to 30 years imprisonment.

Fulanis: Spotlight on Mali’s jihadist insurgency

Today, the world's attention has turned to this ancient herding community as many of its members have been ensnared in a deadly jihadist insurgency spreading from Mali's restive north to its centre.
The returnees were welcomed at Bole International Airport, in the capital Addis Ababa, by an official from Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ethiopia returns home 840 nationals from Saudi Arabia

Ethiopia has in recent days returned home 840 nationals who had been serving prison sentences in Saudi Arabia, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Mali president says stability at stake after deadly army base attack

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appealed for citizens to unite behind the country’s army after the latest deadly militant strike killed more than 40 soldiers.
Mauritians will vote on Thursday in an election that will see Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth vie to win a popular mandate two years after he was handed the top job when his father stepped down.

Mauritius premier seeks mandate in first poll since succeeding father

Mauritians will vote on Thursday in an election that will see Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth vie to win a popular mandate two years after he was handed the top job when his father stepped down.

Donald Trump calls Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, backs talks on disputed dam on Nile

President Donald Trump backs talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resolve the ongoing dam dispute between the three African countries, the White House said.
Vincent Biruta

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame appoints new foreign minister in cabinet reshuffle

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has replaced his Foreign Affairs minister in a Cabinet reshuffle announced on Monday evening.

Nigerian national remanded for impregnating 15-year old girl in Ghana

A 22-year-old Nigerian trader residing in Ghana was reported to have had a consensual relationship with a food vendor assistant which led to pregnancy of the assistant.

12 people feared dead as boat capsizes in Uganda

The boat, overloaded with fish and timber, was carrying 18 people when it overturned Monday morning on Lake Albert in the country’s north-west due to strong winds, police spokesman Julius Hakiiza told dpa.

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles came from a goal down on Sunday to demolish Lesotho 4-2 in the African Cup of Nation’s qualifier played in Maseru, Lesotho.

AFCONQ: Victor Osimhen scores brace as Super Eagles run away with 4-2 victory over...

Victor Osimhen netted a brace and also got two assists in a roller coaster game in the 2021 AFCON qualifying match against Lesotho at the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru.
The election tribunal in Kogi state has, on Friday, sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district.

Kogi elections: Senator Melaye rejects senatorial polls results

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kogi West Senatorial District rerun election Dino Melaye has rejected results announced from the election thus far.
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Kogi/Bayelsa elections: We were confident of securing majority votes – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it was more concerned with ensuring a peaceful and violence-free atmosphere in both Kogi and Bayelsa States during the last Saturday’s election, knowing the odds were in its favour.
Deontay Wilder has predicted Anthony Joshua will suffer a second straight defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr.

Deontay Wilder predicts doom for Anthony Joshua

Deontay Wilder has predicted Anthony Joshua will suffer a second straight defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles came from a goal down on Sunday to demolish Lesotho 4-2 in the African Cup of Nation’s qualifier played in Maseru, Lesotho.

Super Eagles demolish Lesotho in AFCON qualifier

Nigeria’s Super Eagles came from a goal down on Sunday to demolish Lesotho 4-2 in the African Cup of Nation’s qualifier played in Maseru, Lesotho.