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People attend the launch of Ethiopia's first micro-satellite (ETRSS-1) at the Entoto Observatory on the outskirts of the… People attend the launch of Ethiopia's first micro-satellite (ETRSS-1) at the Entoto Observatory on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa, Dec. 20, 2019.

Ethiopia launches first satellite into space

Ethiopia launched its first satellite into space on Friday, as more sub-Saharan African nations strive to develop space programmes to advance their development goals and encourage scientific innovation.
A new law being considered in Ethiopia is being called a threat to free speech and online expression.

Rights group calls new law in Ethiopia a threat to freedom of expression

Ethiopia’s “Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation” is in a draft stage, but if approved, it would criminalize online, broadcast or print speech that promotes hatred, said the London-based rights group Human Rights Watch in a press statement Friday.
Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

2022 WCQ draws: Super Eagles land in pot one

Three-time African champions, the Super Eagles have retained their position as the 3th highest African side in the FIFA world rankings, making them a pot 1 team for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed collected his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo City Hall on Tuesday, in an event attended by the Norwegian royal family and public figures.

Report: Ethiopia tensions could force election delay

Ethnic violence and mounting rancour among political elites could force Ethiopia to postpone landmark elections set for May, according to a report released Monday by conflict analysis and prevention group ICG.
Usman Mohammed - TCN

TCN: Nigeria the cheapest place to generate electricity in West Africa

Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Mr. Usman Mohammed, weekend stated that Nigeria was currently the cheapest country for the generation of electricity in West Africa
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed collected his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo City Hall on Tuesday, in an event attended by the Norwegian royal family and public figures.

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed collects Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed collected his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo City Hall on Tuesday, in an event attended by the Norwegian royal family and public figures.
Sudanese women's football faced an uphill battle after the country adopted Islamic sharia law in 1983, six years before then-brigadier Omar al-Bashir seized power in an Islamist-backed coup (AFP Photo-Ashraf SHAZLY)

Sudan’s first female football stars push for women’s rights

Within months of Sudan’s first women’s football league kicking off, the championship’s emerging stars are being hailed as icons for equal rights in a country transitioning to civilian rule.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday called for more unity between the Europe and African continents.

Why there is need for unity between Europe and Africa – EU chief

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday called for more unity between the Europe and African continents.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

AfCFTA: Nigeria harps on fairness

For the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement to achieve its goals and boost intra-African trade, deliberate efforts ensuring fair trade must endure, says Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Niyi Adebayo.
The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has confirmed the nation’s withdrawal from the imminent Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup which begins on Saturday, December 7.

Ethiopia announce withdrawal from Cecafa Cup

The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has confirmed the nation’s withdrawal from the imminent Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup which begins on Saturday, December 7.
Mohamud Sayid Aadan

Somalia’s Jubbaland Vice President holed up in Mandera over safety concerns

Somalia’s Jubbaland Vice-President Mohamud Sayyid Adan is holed up at a Mandera hotel for his safety after Ethiopian forces are said to have prevented him from visiting Bula Hawa, a border Somali town.
2 Face Idibia with his Legendary award alongside Kenny Ogungbe.

AFRIMA: Awilo, 2Face Idibia receives Legendary awards

Winners have emerged at the 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Winners have emerged at the 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Lai Mohammed

Tiwa, Burna Boy, Wizkid, 2Baba shine at 6th AFRIMA awards

Winners have emerged at the 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Winners were announced in...
At least 12 people were killed in Kenya when their homes were swept away in a landslide during ferocious rainstorms, local government officials said Saturday.

Kenya landslides kill a dozen people

At least 12 people were killed in Kenya when their homes were swept away in a landslide during ferocious rainstorms, local government officials said Saturday.

Group advocates reduction in age of access to SRH services

The New HIV and Vaccine Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS) Wednesday urged the Federal Ministry of Health to reduce the age of access for both Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV testing services to 14 years.

Nigeria, South Africa operate difficult visa regimes – AfDB, AU

A report of the African Development Bank Group and the African Union has ranked Nigeria and South Africa as some of the nations that make it difficult for prospective African travellers to secure entry visas.

18 Children under five die from pneumonia every hour in Nigeria

No fewer than 18 children under age five (5) die from pneumonia every hour in Nigeria, says a new analysis.
Co-Founder and CEO of Twitter , Jack Dorsey, has left Nigeria after four days of visit to Lagos and Abuja. Mr Dorsey aptly announced his departure on Monday, of course via Twitter.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey departs Nigeria

Co-Founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has left Nigeria after four days of visit to Lagos and Abuja. Mr Dorsey aptly announced his departure on Monday, of course via Twitter

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Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho made 100th appearances as he started for Leicester against Norwich but was pulled out by for Demarai Gray after just 39 minutes following a tactical move from Brendan Rodgers.

Brendan Rodgers fears Manchester City’s buy-back clause on Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, admits he is unsure whether Super Eagles midfielder, Kelechi Iheanacho’s future lies with Manchester City or the Foxes, after reports about his contract came up for discussion in a press briefing where the Irishman gave an update on the club’s transfer direction.
Nigeria Police

Policeman remanded over ‘murder of housewife’

The Lagos State Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ebute Meta, yesterday remanded a former policeman, Joseph Oriyomi, in Ikoyi Correctional Centre over alleged murder of a housewife.

Wife stabs husband to death in Katsina

The Police have arrested a 19-year-old housewife, Rabi Shamsudden, for allegedly stabbing her husband, Shamsudden Salisu, to death at Danjanku Tasha, Malumfashi Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State.

Sultan of Sokoto: Why North loses $1.5 billion yearly

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has disclosed that desertification has led to loss of resources in many areas in northern Nigeria.

Lassa fever: Four deaths in Taraba, one in Kaduna

Four persons have been confirmed dead in Taraba State just as Kaduna State announced the death of 36-year-old man on Monday following the outbreak of Lassa fever in the country.