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Angelina Teny, the head of the SPLM-IO Defence committee said the party will not participate in the transitional government scheduled for February 22 unless there is a compromise to have a contingent of protection forces deployed.

SPLM-IO leaders ask for UN protection ahead of unity government

South Sudan’s main opposition group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement–In Opposition (SPLM-IO), is demanding the deployment of UN-mandated forces, before the formation of a transitional government of national unity due next month.
Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District, Uganda who was earlier reported to have ‘mistakenly’ married a man has been charged to court along with his ‘wife’ Ms Swabullah Nabukeera.

Imam ‘mistakenly’ marries man, charged to court

Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District, Uganda who was earlier reported to have ‘mistakenly’ married a man has been charged to court along with his ‘wife’ Ms Swabullah Nabukeera.
After he was struck down by malaria and typhoid, Togolese tailor Ayawo Hievi thought he was set to recover when he started taking drugs prescribed by his doctor.

Africa hamstrung by deadly flood of fake medicine

After he was struck down by malaria and typhoid, Togolese tailor Ayawo Hievi thought he was set to recover when he started taking drugs prescribed by his doctor.

Shock as Ugandan imam discovers his new wife is a man

Two weeks ago, an Imam in Uganda exchanged vows and signed a marriage contract with his 'bride' in A nikah ceremony.

Three Nigerians emerge winners of Russia nuclear research in Africa

Russia’s state-run nuclear energy corporation, ROSATOM, says it has acquainted three Nigerian youths with its leading institutions for nuclear research.

Promoter: Why musical concerts are declining in Nigeria

A showbiz promoter, Tajudeen Adepetu, has explained why musical concerts are declining in Nigeria.

UNHCR fired staff over refugee resettlement corruption

Five UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) officers in Kenya were dismissed in recent years because they were involved in corruption, a spokeswoman confirmed on Friday in Geneva.

World Bank predicts 2.1 percent growth for Nigeria’s economy

Nigeria’s economy will grow by 2.1 per cent for three consecutive years covering 2020, 2021 and 2023, the World Bank has predicted.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda repatriates released Rwandan prisoners

Uganda on Wednesday handed over nine Rwandan nationals released by a military court to ease tensions between the two neighbouring countries.
Liverpool and Senegal star Sadio Mane and Nigeria and FC Barcelona Women forward Asisat Oshoala have picked up the top awards for African Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year respectively.

CAF Awards: Sadio Mane, Asisat Oshoala crowned king, queen of Africa

Liverpool and Senegal star Sadio Mane and Nigeria and FC Barcelona Women forward Asisat Oshoala have picked up the top awards for African Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year respectively.

Tokyo Olympics: Badminton federation prioritises qualification in 2020

The Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) is working assiduously to ensure that its players’ qualifier for this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan.
Police in Uganda have arrested People Power movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and several leaders of the group.

Uganda police arrest Bobi Wine, stop opposition meeting

Police in Uganda have arrested People Power movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and several leaders of the group.

Ugandan president inaugurates 195-km walk to honour liberation fighters

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday began a six-day walk in honour of the country’s fighters who won a five-year guerrilla war in 1986.

CAF shortlist Nigerian referee for CHAN 2020

The following countries will participate in the finals: Cameroon (hosts), Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Namibia, Togo (debut), Morocco, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Congo, Tunisia,
Sadio Mane believes Liverpool are well motivated to clinch the Premier League trophy this season.

Sadio Mane set to be crowned King of Africa

Liverpool sharpshooter Sadio Mane is expected to become the first African football headline-maker of 2020 by winning the Player of the Year award in Egypt next week.
South African music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka (R) in a photo with Bobi Wine and wife (PHOTO-Courtesy).

Uganda deports South African music icon

Ugandan immigration and security authorities on Tuesday deported South African music icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka ahead of her End of Year and New Year performance in Kampala, over visa irregularities, a police spokesperson said.
A Ugandan official has said seven Eritrean football players have disappeared at the end of a regional tournament.

Seven Eritrea players disappear after football tournament in Uganda

A Ugandan official has said seven Eritrean football players have disappeared at the end of a regional tournament.
“We have to wage war on Rwanda to restore peace in our country. Rwanda influences our politics. So does Uganda,” former premier Adolphe Muzito said at a press conference in Kinshasa.

Former DRC premier calls for war on Rwanda

A former DR Congo prime minister and opposition leader on Monday called for the government to wage war on neighbouring Rwanda as a way to end militia violence.

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Iraqi Anti-government demonstrators block a road with debris and burning tires in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on January 19, 2020. (Photo by – - AFP)

Iraq protests swell with youth angry at slow pace of reform

Protests escalated across Iraq’s south and its capital Baghdad on Sunday as demonstrators sealed off streets with burning tyres in outrage at the government’s slow pace of reform.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

A new case for a Commonwealth based on trade

The United Kingdom’s exit of the European Union is now all but certain. Only the passage of time will reveal what their new relationship shall be. But with this new arrangement, I – like many other Commonwealth leaders – also seek a new settlement: not only of closer relations between the UK and my own nation, but of unleashing trade within the club in which we together shall remain.
Samuel Chukwueze's contribution was not enough to help Villarreal from bowing to a 2-1 loss against Espanyol on Sunday.

Samuel Chukwueze in action in Villarreal loss against Espanyol

The Nigerian forward, who was in action for the duration of the encounter, made his 19th league appearance at the Estadio de la Ceramica but could not add to his La Liga tally of three goals and an assist this season.
President Muhammadu Buhari today on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit. 2

President Buhari visits Prince Charles — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit.

Police arrest girl for faking own kidnap in Lagos

It was gathered that on January 9, at about 5.30 pm, the suspect conspired with her boyfriend Emmanuel, and Okpe, to produce a short video of her being blindfolded and driven to a bush in a truck.