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FILE PHOTO - South Sudan President Salva Kiir attends talks in Khartoum on an end to his country's civil war, June 25, 2018. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

S. Sudan ‘unity’ army not ready for peace as deadline looms

At a remote and spartan bush barracks in South Sudan, a motley collection of government soldiers and their rebel enemies chanted in unison, raising their mock wooden guns to the sky.
Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State and Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel International, went ballistic on Thursday after he was denied visa by the US Embassy.

Bishop Oyedepo goes ballistic after US embassy denies visa

Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel International, went ballistic on Thursday after he was denied visa by the US Embassy.

Journalists ‘beaten’ by presidential guards

Three journalists were “beaten” by presidential bodyguards in an attack at a football match in Sierra Leone which left one of them in hospital, a union said Monday.

Drunk soldiers kill three, injure five in Lagos border community

Three persons were killed and five others injured on Monday night after some drunk soldiers went berserk at a Lagos-Ogun border community.
US rapper A$AP Rocky will spend another week in custody in Sweden as police continue to investigate an alleged fight in Stockholm.

A$AP Rocky to be held in Sweden for third week over alleged fight

US rapper A$AP Rocky will spend another week in custody in Sweden as police continue to investigate an alleged fight in Stockholm.
Singer Davido and his record label artiste Peruzzi have apologised to a Twitter influencer, Pamilerin Adegoke, who was allegedly assaulted by Peruzzi on Sunday.

Davido, Peruzzi apologise to Twitter influencer over alleged assault

Singer Davido and his record label artiste Peruzzi have apologised to a Twitter influencer, Pamilerin Adegoke, who was allegedly assaulted by Peruzzi on Sunday.
Peruzzi

Peruzzi under ‘fire’ for alleged physical assault of Twitter influencer

Fans on Twitter have continued to slam DMW singer, Peruzzi, for physically assaulting social media influencer, Pamilerin, allegedly.
Kim Jong Un arrives Hanoi, Vietnam after a marathon train journey for summit with Trump

Kim Jong Un arrives Vietnam for Donald Trump summit

Kim Jong Un arrived in Hanoi to throngs of cheering, flag-waving crowds Tuesday, on the eve of a second summit with Donald Trump the world is closely watching for tangible progress over North Korea’s nuclear programme.
Endri Hasa

Albanian lawmaker throws eggs at prime minister during address

An Albanian MP hurled eggs at Prime Minister Edi Rama in parliament on Thursday, splattering his tie in a dramatic return for an opposition coalition that has boycotted the house for six months.

ICC to sentence DR Congo’s Jean-Pierre Bemba in bribery case

Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba is to be sentenced Monday by international judges for bribing witnesses during an earlier war crimes trial, which led to him being excluded from running for DR Congo president.

Banned Jean-Pierre Bemba denounces DR Congo election as ‘parody’

Former Democratic Republic of the Congo warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba on Tuesday denounced a long-delayed December presidential election as a "parody" after he was banned from contesting and accused President Joseph Kabila of trying to hand pick a successor by eliminating serious rivals.
Congolese opponent Jean-Pierre Bemba (C), escorted by police officers and bodyguards, leaves the office of the Independent Electoral Commission after applying to be a candidate for next presidential elections of December 23, in Kinshasa, on August 2, 2018.Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba announced August 2, 2018 in Kinshasa that he had applied to be a candidate for the presidential election of December 23, the day after his return to the Democratic Republic of Congo, after ten years spent in the prisons of the ICC. / AFP PHOTO / Junior D. KANNAH

Ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba’s party to appeal after ex-warlord barred from DR Congo election

Ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's political party on Saturday announced it would appeal a decision to reject his candidacy in Democratic Republic of Congo's upcoming presidential elections.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a ceremony to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the National Guard in Caracas on August 4, 2018. Maduro was unharmed after an exploding drone "attack", the minister of communication Jorge Rodriguez said following the incident, which saw uniformed military members break ranks and scatter after a loud bang interrupted the leader's remarks and caused him to look to the sky, according to images broadcast on state television. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Venezuelan President Maduro says he escaped ‘assassination’ attempt claimed by rebel group

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he was "more determined than ever" after he escaped an "assassination" attempt using an explosive-laden drone as he gave a speech during a Caracas military parade.
The audience at the concert of Saudi-Iraqi singer Majid Al Mohandes was astonished on Friday night when the girl stormed the stage and hugged the celebrated entertainer, reports Gulfnews

Saudi girl arrested for hugging singer at concert, faces two years in jail

A Saudi Arabia girl has been arrested for hugging a singer at a concert in the Saudi city of Ta’if, police said on Saturday.

Winnie Mandela: South Africa’s flawed heroine

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s marriage to Nelson Mandela and her anti-apartheid activism ensured many South Africans saw her as “the mother of the nation”, but her past was littered with dark controversies.

IGP Ibrahim Idris bars SARS operatives from stop and search duties on roads

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has barred operatives of the controversial Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, from conducting stop and search on roads.

Somali security forces arrest ex-minister, kill 5 bodyguards in raid

Somali security forces arrested a former minister and presidential candidate in an overnight raid on his home in which they killed five of his bodyguards, police and lawmakers said on Monday.

Embattled ex-South Sudan army chief Paul Malong seeks asylum

The under siege former South Sudan Chief of Staff, Gen Paul Malong, is seeking political asylum.

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria records 23 new cases of coronavirus

For the second time today, the total number of coronavirus cases have increased by 23, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control can confirm.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO: Coronavirus cases will soon reach one million globally

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic will soon reach one million globally.
Lockdown commenced in Delta state Wednesday with markets and major shops complying in Warri south , Uvwie local government areas.

Warri residents comply with coronavirus lockdown

Lockdown commenced in Delta state Wednesday with markets and major shops complying in Warri south , Uvwie local government areas.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (in blue) on Saturday with Service Commanders monitoring compliance with the closure of markets across the state to check spread of coronavirus in Port Harcourt.

Coronavirus lockdown: Better to stay hungry to be alive than die eating – Rivers...

Governor Nyesom Wike Wednesday appealed for patience and support of tense Rivers state populace to defeat Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the impact of State Government preventive orders bites harder on the people.
Harry Kane is recovering well from an ankle injury

Harry Redknapp warns Harry Kane could leave Tottenham over lack of trophies

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has warned that Harry Kane would not be content to stay at the North London club unless they begin to challenge for silverware.