ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — New clashes Tuesday between protesters and security forces in southern Nigeria left at least one person injured, amid demonstrations against a cash shortage caused by the West African nation's push to rapidly phase out its old currency notes.
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Amid Russia's isolation, its friendship with Mali blossoms, but has it stopped jihadist violence?
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Extremist rebels in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province have killed a worker for the international charity Doctors Without Borders, shortly after a former vice president of the organization was asked to produce a report into the humanitarian situation in the conflict-hit region.
Almost a year after joining the East African Community, DRC remains mired in a conflict with the M23 rebel faction. Between diplomatic gridlock, ongoing fighting, and, and regional force tensions, the Congolese head of state has few options. Source
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian authorities have rearrested eight Croatians Tuesday, preventing them from leaving the country after a court dropped child trafficking charges against them a day earlier.
Uncertainties regarding access to external finance, despite the economic recovery, explain the acute scepticism of rating institutions. Source
Kenya President William Ruto is facing heavy criticism from the opposition, who accuse him of politicising his government's campaign to compel all Kenyans to pay taxes, by targeting former president Uhuru Kenyatta and his family. Source
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov pledged military support to Mali during his first visit to the West African nation Tuesday and dismissed criticism of Moscow's growing influence on the continent.
Accra-based Ridge City become the first women's team to join Everton FC's group of affiliate teams.
[Legalbrief] The Malawian judge who some years ago authorised singer Madonna's adoption of two girls has now delivered a thoroughgoing critique of the legislation surrounding adoptions in that country, with strong recommendations for Parliament about changes that should be made
Africa: I Introduced Social Entrepreneurship to My Trainee Teachers - Why It'll Make Them Better At Their Jobs
[The Conversation Africa] The daily headlines from South Africa are largely gloomy. The country's government seems unable to address a years-long electricity crisis that is steadily worsening. Unemployment is high. Food prices are climbing.
Nigerian singer and songwriter Tems clinched her first Grammy Award at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles last weekend. It was in the Best Melodic Rap Performance category for ‘Wait for U’, a song by Future featuring her and
[ACSUS] The African Centre for the Study of the United States is hosting the Africa-U.S. Cities Conference from February 15, 2023 to February 17, 2023 in Johannesburg, with the Sister Cities International, a U.S.-based non-profit organization as a key partner, among others.
The global after-effects of the pandemic-induced shutdowns are still lingering for the supply chains of some South African industries and sectors. Source
Many Nigerians in the diaspora will not be voting in the elections as the country doesn't allow its citizens to vote from outside Nigeria.
Chief Nigeria Correspondent, Eniola Akinkuotu, spent 48 hours on the campaign trail of frontline Presidential hopeful, Atiku Abubakar, in Bayelsa and Delta and reveals what is happening behind the curtains in the first part. Source
[The Conversation Africa] Most people probably don't know who the BBC's chairman is, or even that the BBC has a chairman. Yet this normally obscure figure has recently hit the headlines. Richard Sharp, BBC chairman since February 2021, is a former banker and a major donor to
LONDON (AP) — A senior Nigerian politician was on trial in London on Tuesday for allegedly exploiting a street trader by transporting him to the U.K. to donate a kidney in exchange for thousands of pounds.
Anambra State is the stronghold of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) which always wins governorship elections. However, like other states in the southeast, Anambra has voted for the PDP in presidential elections since 1999. This could change with the arrival of Peter
South Africa's power crisis is crippling one of Africa's biggest economies and threatening the reelection prospects of the ruling party: the African National Congress.
[UN News] A lack of job opportunities is the leading factor driving people to join fast-growing violent extremist groups in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report released by the UN Development Programme on Tuesday.
South African Tourism's controversial $51.5m sponsorship deal with English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur will be discussed by the country's president Cyril Ramaphosa after sparking uproar.
[Independent (Kampala)] During the USA-Africa summit in December last year, President Paul Biya of Cameroon was videotaped in a highly compromising situation. Old and senile at almost 90, he entered the conference hall unaware of where he was and what he was supposed to do. "Oh
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The new global epicenter of violent Islamic extremism is sub-Saharan Africa where people are increasingly joining because of economic factors and less for religious ones, says a new report by the U.N.'s international development agency.
[The Herald] Eight Zimbabwean students learning in Turkey are safe after the devastating earthquake that ripped through parts of Turkey and Syria early Monday morning.
The new Republican majority in Congress has restructured oversight over African affairs in the latest example of Washington changing its approach to the continent from an aid recipient to a key strategic battleground. Source
Upon the return of the delegation it sent to Beijing, the Guinean presidency announced on 30 January that the construction work in Simandou might resume in March. Source
[New Times] Zaire Wade, the son of NBA legend Dwayne Wade, has agreed to sign for the South African Basketball powerhouse Cape Town Tigers ahead of the 2023 Basketball Africa League.
Footballer Christian Atsu is pulled from the rubble of a building "with injuries" after devastating earthquakes in Turkey.
[CAF] CAF is saddened by the passing of former Orlando Pirates captain and South Africa international, John Moeti.
[ENA] Addis Ababa (ENA) -- Delegates from Ethiopia attended the 28th Steering Committee (SC) and 16th Council of Ministers (COM) meetings of the Eastern Africa Power Pool 2023 (EAPP).
[WHO] Geneva -- WHO's Executive Board today welcomed the Carter Center, Inc. and the NCD Alliance into official relations with WHO.
[This Day] Pop culture is the biggest influencer of African youth, according to the 'Who is Influencing Who? Unpacking Youth and Influence in Africa,' report.
Africa: Africa Must Not Lose Out On the Massive Global Demand for Critical Minerals, Warns Mineral Security Partnership
[Daily Maverick] African mining nations have been warned not to miss out on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to benefit from the huge global demand for the critical minerals necessary for a clean energy transition.
Africa: 'Act Decisively Before It Is Too Late', Guterres Warns Countries, Laying Out His Priorities for 2023
[UN News] Time is running out as the world inches closer to meltdown and countries must change course before it is too late, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Monday, presenting his priorities for the year.
[UN News] Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, is an "abhorrent violation of fundamental human rights" said the UN Secretary-General on Monday, marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance against the scourge, which remains a threat for a staggering 4.2 million girls this year.
The ongoing debt crisis in Zambia is complicating efforts by Klapton Reinsurance to expand as it seeks to juggle regulatory requirements and ratings agency concerns. Source
[UNFPA] Joint Opinion Editorial from Mohamed Fall, UNICEF Regional Director, Eastern and Southern Africa and Lydia Zigomo, UNFPA Regional Director, East and Southern Africa, on International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM
[Africa Renewal] Michelle Obama, Melinda Gates, and Amal Clooney pledged to support adolescent girls
[The Conversation Africa] In recent years, there's been a huge, rising demand for donkey hides in China, where they are used to make an ancient health-related product called ejiao. Ejiao is made from collagen that's been extracted from donkey hides mixed with herbs and other