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An urgent evacuation plan has been devised for migrants facing abuse in Libyan detention camps. It was drawn up at an African Union-European Union summit...

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has finally resigned just as people took to the streets in jubilations and celebrating the exit of the 93-year-old...

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo announced on Sunday that he had become a father for the fourth time after girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth...

Senegal qualified for their second appearance at the World Cup finals, returning after a 16-year absence, with a clinical victory over a luckless South...

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday received 149 Nigerian returnees who had been stranded in Libya, bringing the total number brought back...

Four Formula One world championships, by any yardstick, is a remarkable achievement. Lewis Hamilton’s accomplishment in Mexico might simply be measured by the company...

A female prison official working with the Losperfontein Correctional Centre in Brits, South Africa, committed suicide after intimate pictures of her and an inmate went...

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Nigerian music maverick and pioneer Fela Kuti. Hundreds of Nigerians took part in the annual...

More than half of women in Kenya have experienced gender-based violence on public transport, according to a recent study. In 2014, there were national protests...

A cargo plane has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast, close to Abidjan airport, killing four people and injuring six. The wreckage of the...

Fraud investigator attached to JobCentre in the UK, who kept a young Nigerian woman as a slave for more than a decade apologised to...

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has congratulated Nigeria for qualifying for the World Cup. He wished them a great moment at the event. Nigeria confirmed their...

Once again Mali head to the Under-17 World Cup as the African champions after victory at the continental event in Gabon in May. They are...

A World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal will be replayed after the match referee was banned for life by Fifa. Ghanaian referee Joseph...

After three months of medical leave in the United Kingdom, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria returned to the country today. He was received by top...

South Africa is planning to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for...

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has survived his latest vote of no confidence - despite the ballot being held in secret. Opposition parties had hoped...

The European Union gave 46 million euros (41.16 million pounds) to Italy on Friday to help it protect Libya's northern and southern borders, part...

  A ban on gambling in The Gambia made in 2015 has now been reversed. The country's government says a reinvigorated gambling industry could significantly boost...

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has accused Manchester United and Liverpool fans of calling him a "black monkey" in messages on social media. The 24-year-old...

  A young Nigerian, Bright Ephraim Inyang, graduated with a first class in mechanical engineering from Coventry University in the United Kingdom. The 21-year-old who is...

Six teenagers from Burundi taking part in a robotics competition in the US have been reported missing, police say. Four boys and two girls -...

Three Kenyan men who stripped and attacked a woman in a bus have been sentenced to death by a magistrate in the capital, Nairobi. The...

Danish minister for Development Co-operation, Ulla Tornaes has said 225 million women in the world's poorest countries do not currently have access to family...

Zimbabwe overpowered their northern neighbors Zambia 3-1 to win the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup on Sunday and take a record fifth title. Knox Mutizwa, Talent Chawapiwa...

Eight people - including seven children - have died in a stampede ahead of a football match in Malawi, police say. Dozens more were injured...

Sudanese author Bushra al-Fadil has won the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story entitled The Story of the Girl Whose...

Parliament Baleka Mbete has set 3 August to debate a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma of South Africa amidst allegations of...

Twenty-eight Nigerians who breached the United Kingdom immigration laws were yesterday deported to Nigeria. The deportees landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos...

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it rescued no fewer than 600 people since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation...

A man with 176 children is asking for government help to put "at least 30" of his children through education, says Uganda's New Vision...

ANOTHER young Nigerian has again made academic history in far away Poland, graduating with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5.0 in Computer...

The Vatican has announced that it is donating about $515,000 ($400,000) towards aid projects in South Sudan, AFP news agency reports. The move comes after...

The Somali soldier who shot dead the country's youngest-ever cabinet minister last month has been sentenced to death by firing squad. Abas Abdullahi Siraji was...

Officials in Nigeria say half of government food aid sent to people displaced by an Islamist insurgency never reached them. Nearly three-million people have...

Hundreds of migrants, some of them drifting in rubber dinghies off the coast of Libya, were picked up by Spanish and Italian ships on...

Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to leave Real Madrid amid scrutiny in Spain over his tax affairs, according to Portuguese newspaper A Bola. Ronaldo's representatives have...

The estranged wife of Lesotho's incoming Prime Minister Tom Thabane has been shot dead - ahead of his inauguration on Friday following his party's...

Theresa May will have to "listen to other parties" as she reviews her Brexit strategy in the wake of the election, David Cameron has...

Seven candidates of Nigerian heritage have been elected into the United Kingdom parliament in the election held on Thursday. They are; Chuka Umunna representing Streatham. Bim Afolami,...

A conservationist who was helping to reintroduce the black rhino into Rwanda has been killed by one of the animals, the organisation leading the...

The European Union committed 50 million euros (43.60 million pounds) on Monday to help the countries of West Africa's Sahel region set up a...

Former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has died aged 30 after collapsing during training in China. In his seven years at United the Ivory Coast...

Developed countries should return Africa’s stolen assets without conditions, says Adeyinka Adeyemi, senior advisor at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The commission estimates...

Zambia goalkeeper Mangani Banda is determined to keep a clean sheet when they face Italy in an Under-20 World Cup quarter-final on Monday. Junior Chipolpolo...

The 91-year-old former Senegal president, Abdoulaye Wade is to run for parliament in July's elections. He tops  the list for the opposition Watu (Save) Senegal...

African champions Zambia came from behind to beat Germany 4-3 after extra-time and advance to the quarter-finals of the Under-20 World Cup in South...

Conservative party parliamentary candidate for the Welwyn Hatfield constituency, Right Honourable Grant Shapps has vowed to protect the identity of Welwyn Garden City if he is...

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). He will be the first African to head...

The Gambia's former president stole "at least" $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said. Yahya...

Italy's first black minister has said she feels "vindicated" after winning a four-year court battle against a far-right MEP who made repeated racist slurs...

Sweden has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Top prosecutor Marianne Ny said his arrest warrant was being revoked as...

A week after just missing out on the world record Nigerian musician Femi Kuti can now claim the title of the person who has...

As Tanzanian cojoined twins Maria and Consolata Mwakikuti prepare to leave secondary school, they hope to be teachers and marry one husband in future. The...

The Boko Haram militants have again released 82 chibok schoolgirls to the Nigerian government on saturday. The girls were among the over 200 girls that...

Police in the UK have launched a manhunt for the killers of a Nigerian national who was fatally stabbed in the chest in a...

Somalia's security forces have shot dead a 31-year-old government minister after mistaking him for a militant Islamist, officials have said. He was killed in his...

All things being equal, whistle-blowers are poised to get N2.1bn reward for their whistle-blowing efforts that have led to major discoveries since December 20,...

253 Nigerians, who have been stranded in Libya were yesterday deported back to Nigeria aboard an Airbus A333-200 with registration number 5A LAT. The 253...
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