Italian with coronavirus in Nigeria was not isolated for almost 48 hours

29 February 2020, 3:00 AM
An Italian man who has been confirmed as Nigeria’s first coronavirus case after arriving from Milan was in the country for almost two full days, traveling through Lagos and visiting another state before being isolated.
Zimbabwe legalises cannabis for medical, scientific use 28 April 2018, 1:32 PM

Zimbabwe has legalised production of cannabis for medicinal or scientific use, according to new regulations seen by AFP Saturday.

Kenneth Kaunda turns 94 28 April 2018, 12:13 PM

Zambia’s independence leader and former long-time president Kenneth Kaunda turns 94 on Saturday. Kaunda, one of Africa’s elder statesmen, led Zambia for 27 years until he stepped down peacefully in 1991. Kuanda spearheaded Zambia to independence from British rule in 1964.  Zambia was a one-party state for much of that time. His track record includes […]

Malawi’s ex-president Banda to return after four-year exile 28 April 2018, 9:36 AM

Malawi's former president, Joyce Banda, is expected to fly home on Saturday after four years of self-imposed exile, despite facing the threat of arrest over corruption allegations.

Five migrants die off Morocco as Spain searches for more boats 28 April 2018, 7:46 AM

Five migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean, says the Spanish coastguard after rescuing more than 180 others, while they searched for another two boats with dozens aboard.

SA’s Freedom Day celebrated in Kenya 27 April 2018, 4:02 PM

Ambassadors and high commissioners representing various governments as well Kenyan government officials and businessmen gathered in Nairobi to mark South Africa's Freedom Day.

At least four killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian city 27 April 2018, 2:42 PM

At least four people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria late on Thursday, the second such clash in Maiduguri city in a month.

Kenya bans film to feature at Cannes Film festival 27 April 2018, 11:53 AM

Kenya has banned the first Kenyan film to feature in the prestigious Cannes* Film festival on allegations that it promotes lesbianism.

Boko Haram fighters attack NE city: Militia 27 April 2018, 7:32 AM

Heavily armed Boko Haram fighters on Thursday attempted to storm the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, civilian militia said, in a rare urban incursion by the jihadists.

Madikizela-Mandela remembered in Lesotho 26 April 2018, 9:19 PM

The Lesotho Federation of Women Lawyers, the DPE, and SHE-HIV, came together to honor South African struggle icon and ANC stalwart, 'Me Winnie Madikizela Mandela.

Hundreds of bodies found from Rwanda’s 1994 genocide 26 April 2018, 7:37 PM

The remains of more than 200 people killed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide have been uncovered in a village on the outskirts of the capital Kigali, the country’s memorial centre said Thursday. The grim find, spread among four mass graves, was made on Sunday in the village of Rusororo by local people who had dug […]

Ten aid workers missing in South Sudan 26 April 2018, 5:02 PM

The UN in South Sudan said Thursday a convoy including 10 aid workers had gone missing in the southwest of the war-torn country, presumed kidnapped.

Five migrants die off Morocco as Spain searches for more boats 26 April 2018, 3:17 PM

Five migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean, the Spanish coastguard said Thursday after rescuing more than 180 others, while they searched for another two boats with dozens aboard. Rescue boats, helicopters and planes from southern Spain carried out a series of rescue operations late Wednesday and Thursday, a spokeswoman said. Since Wednesday evening, […]

After Cape Town, Ivory Coast city feels the thirst 26 April 2018, 6:59 AM

Earlier this year, Cape Town grabbed the world's headlines as it careened towards a water armageddon.

French tycoon Bollore charged in Africa corruption probe: spokesman 25 April 2018, 8:56 PM

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore was charged Wednesday over allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts, his spokesman said. The spokesman did not confirm the precise charges against Bollore, one of France’s most powerful businessmen, who was allowed to leave the courtroom near Paris after being detained on […]

Facing low cocoa prices, Ivory Coast stops helping farmers boost yields 25 April 2018, 5:56 PM

Ivory Coast will stop distributing hybrid seedlings and other advanced technologies that help cocoa farmers improve yields to cut overproduction that has weighed on cocoa prices, according to a letter by the regulator sent to exporters. “We inform you of our decision to suspend the distribution of improved plant material — seeds, plant cutting and […]

SA donates millions for humanitarian relief in Somalia 25 April 2018, 5:48 PM

The South African government on Tuesday announced it has donated 7 Million Rands to the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) humanitarian response for Somalia following a prolonged drought.

French tycoon held for second day in Africa corruption probe 25 April 2018, 2:43 PM

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore was held for a second day of questioning by anti-corruption police on Wednesday over allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts. The 66-year-old head of the Bollore Group was taken into custody Tuesday in the Paris suburb of Nanterre as part of an […]

Eighteen killed in Nigerian church by suspected herdsmen 25 April 2018, 6:52 AM

Two priests were among at least 18 people killed in a dawn attack on a church in central Nigeria, police said Tuesday, in violence condemned by President Muhammadu Buhari as "satanic".

SADC urges Lesotho, DRC to start reform process 24 April 2018, 8:21 PM

Southern African Development Community  (SADC) Chairperson and President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has urged the governments of Lesotho and Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as opposition parties, to start the reform process in earnest.

No MDC-T faction can claim legitimacy: Zim court 24 April 2018, 8:15 PM

Zimbabwe opposition MDC-T Leader Nelson Chamisa has lost a court bid to bar expelled deputy leader Dr Thokozani Khupe from using the party's symbols.

African women leaders network kicks off in Ethiopia 24 April 2018, 6:17 PM

The second African women leaders network meeting kicks off in Ethiopia.

21 dead in North East Nigeria Boko Haram attacks 24 April 2018, 8:26 AM

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 21 people in separate attacks in a remote northeastern region of Nigeria, security officials and a witness told AFP on Monday.

Thousands march in Madagascar to protest at election laws 23 April 2018, 5:11 PM

Madagascar, Antananarivo, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Protest, Electoral laws, Marc Ravalomanana, Andy Rajoelina, March Thousands marched in protest against the government in Madagascar’s capital on Monday after the president denounced unrest in which two people were killed as a “coup” intended to divide the country’s people. On Saturday, police fired teargas at an opposition demonstration held in […]

Nigerians demand air quality data over pollution fears 23 April 2018, 3:48 PM

Bolatito Joseph has strong suspicions about what is causing her breathing problems and a mucus build up: a building site near her home and noxious fumes from a rubbish dump close to her church. “I inhale a lot of dust as a result of the construction work going in my area,” said Joseph, a cleaner […]

Fire on pipeline operated by Libya’s Waha Oil Co extinguished – port engineer 23 April 2018, 7:06 AM

A fire that broke out on a pipeline operated by Libya’s Waha Oil Co that feeds Es Sider port has been brought under control, an engineer at the port said on Sunday.

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MDC suffers another ‘split’ 22 April 2018, 6:14 PM

Following the demise of its founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change has again split

Talks to restore rule of law in Zambia have not materialised 22 April 2018, 10:49 AM

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says talks to restore the rule of law in his country have not materialised and this has left citizens in despair.

Madagascar police fire teargas at opposition protests 21 April 2018, 12:49 PM

Madagascar police fired teargas at opposition demonstrators protesting against new electoral laws they say are designed to lock out their candidate from a presidential election due later this year.

Changing Swaziland’s name will be done without high costs 21 April 2018, 9:49 AM

Swaziland's Home Affairs Ministry says the changing of the name of the country to the Kingdom of eSwatini won't happen overnight.

Mugabe summoned over alleged diamond trade corruption 21 April 2018, 8:44 AM

A Zimbabwean parliamentary committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on May the 9th over alleged corruption in the diamond trade.