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Nigerian president and health workers to receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, his deputy Yemi Osinbajo, as well as frontline health workers have been scheduled to receive the first doses of the...
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Nigerian students released by kidnappers in good health

All released Nigerian students kidnapped from their boarding school on Friday in the northwestern state of Zamfara are all in good health, an official...
FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian worker carries his suitcase, as he waits along with his countrymen to be repatriated, in Manfouha, southern Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 10, 2013. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Ethiopia returns home 1,035 nationals stranded in Middle Eastern countries

Ethiopia has returned home in recent days 1,035 stranded nationals from the Middle Eastern countries of Saudi Arabia and Oman, an Ethiopian official said...
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Kidnapped students freed from gunmen in Nigeria

Scores of students and school staff abducted by unidentified gunmen about a week ago from a boarding school in Niger state, north-central Nigeria have...
A man sits outside the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat office in Accra, capital of Ghana, August 17, 2020. Ghanaian President on Monday handed over the edifice housing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat to the African Union (AU) for the commencement of work. (Ghana Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

AfCFTA presents Nigeria exceptional lifeline to reboot economy

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) presented Nigeria with an exceptional lifeline to reboot the economy, an official with the Nigeria Export Processing...
Rescuers and people gather near the debris of the plane [Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters]

Seven persons killed in military plane crash in Nigeria

Seven persons were dead after a military plane crashed in Abuja, Nigeria's capital on Sunday, a spokesperson said. Ibikunle Daramola, the air...
GABORONE, March 13, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Myra Sekgororwane (L), Chief Executive Officer Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) talks during a media briefing on the impact of COVID-19 in Botswana's tourism sector in Gaborone, Botswana, March 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Tshekiso Tebalo)

Botswana makes progress in women’s participation in governance

Botswana has made commendable progress in women's participation in governance in its public service, parastatal organizations and private sector, an official said Wednesday. ...

At least 1 dead and 42 abducted in gunmen attack on Nigeria

At least one student was killed and 42 persons, including 27 students, were abducted by gunmen in their Wednesday morning attack on a government-run...
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Ghana looks at combating terrorism with more military bases

Ghana seeks to beef up its war on terrorism by creating more military bases around the country, an official said Thursday. Dominic...

Death toll of traffic accident in western Cameroon rises to 53

The death toll from the traffic accident that occurred early Wednesday in Cameroon's West region rose to 53, and 29 others injured, the West...
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Boko Haram insurgents regrouping in Nigeria’s central north state border

Nigerian official Friday raised an alarm over the regrouping of dislodged Boko Haram insurgents along with the central north states of Nasarawa/Benue border, seeking...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

Botswana working on logistics involved in vaccines’ delivery

Botswana is currently working on the logistics and components involved in the delivery of the vaccines for the deadly COVID-19 to the people, an...

More than 1,100 Ethiopian rebels arrested, killed

Security forces in Ethiopia's Oromia regional state have killed or arrested more than 1,100 Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) rebels, an Ethiopian official said on...
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Bethel Dental Clinic is Official Dental partner of Black Stars

The Ghana Football Association (GFA), is thrilled to announce Bethel Dental Clinic as the Official Dental partner of the Black Stars for a period...
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2.2 million Ethiopians displaced by conflict in northern region

Conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray regional state has displaced 2.2 million people, an Ethiopian official said on Monday. "There are 2.2 million Internally Displaced People...

2,900 Ethiopians arrested for suspected ties to rebel group

An Ethiopian official on Thursday disclosed 2,900 people have been arrested suspected of having ties to a rebel group. Getachew Balcha, Communications...
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JUST IN: Gunmen kill 7, abduct 4 in northern Nigeria

Authorities in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna on Tuesday said a group of unidentified gunmen attacked the Gbaja community in the state and killed...
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Over 300 students missing after gunmen attacked school in north Nigeria: Official

A total of 333 students remained missing as of Sunday after the Friday night attack by gunmen on a secondary school in Katsina, a...
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Increased Chinese investments in Zambia contributing to economic growth

Chinese enterprises have contributed greatly to the growth of the economy in Kalulushi district in Zambia's Copperbelt province as a result of increased investment,...

Ghana extends official election declaration timeline

Ghana's Electoral Commission (EC) Tuesday extended its timeline of declaring the 2020 presidential election results 24 hours after voting has ended. The...

7 killed in northwest Nigeria attack: official

Seven people were killed early Sunday in a fresh attack by gunmen in Nigeria's northwestern state of Kaduna, a government official said. ...

Compliance to COVID-19 protocols in Botswana’s second largest city stands at over 80pct: official

Compliance levels to COVID-19 health protocols in Francistown, Botswana's second largest city, stands at over 80 percent, Godisang Radisigo, the city's mayor, said...
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Several Boko Haram militants killed in Nigerian military raid: official

Several militants were killed by Nigerian troops in an air raid targeted at the hideouts of the Boko Haram group in Nigeria's northeast region,...
Two manchurian tiger cubs frolic at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs here, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

At least 50 people killed annually by wild animals in Tanzania: official

At least 50 people in Tanzania are killed by wild animals annually, a senior official with Tanzania's wildlife authorities said on Monday. Mabula Nyanda, a...

Official: Asamoah Gyan back to Ghana Premier League

Ghana Premier League side Legon Cities has signed Ghana's record goalscorer Asamoah "Baby Jet" Gyan on a one year deal. ...

School attack in SW Cameroon committed by armed separatists – official

Gunmen who opened fire Saturday on a private school in southwestern Cameroon were armed separatists active in the region since 2017, a government official...

Cameroon-Nigeria military cooperation steady: official

A senior Nigerian military official said Wednesday that cooperation between the armed forces of Cameroon and Nigeria is developing steadily in a healthy and...

Ghanaian security agencies intercept suspected narcotic drugs concealed in imported sugar

Security agencies in Ghana have intercepted 152.75 kilograms of suspected narcotic substances concealed in sugar imported from Brazil, an official confirmed here on Sunday. ...
A group of Nigerian Policemen deployed in Somalia as part of the African Union peacekeeping mission patrol in Beledweyne, Somalia, on December 14, 2019. - The rains have inundated big areas surrounding Beledweyne area forcing thousands of people to leave their houses and look for humanitarian assistance while living in displacement camps. Due to climate change and human activities, cycles of floods and droughts have become more recurrent and completely unpredictable in Somalia exposing hundreds of thousands of people every year to vulnerability and displacement. (Photo by LUIS TATO / AFP)

Senior UN official welcomes positive developments in Sudan, warns of tough road ahead

UN Undersecretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo on Friday welcomed the recent positive developments in Sudan, and warned of tough tasks...
Staff unload Chinese medical supplies from an airplane at the Kotota International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, April 6, 2020. China's medical supplies for 18 African countries have arrived here on Monday, and are scheduled to be delivered to the other 17 countries within a few days. The beneficiary African countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Benin, Cape Verde, as well as Sao Tome and Principe. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

China has donated 2.9 million USD worth of medical supplies to Namibia in combating...

Donations of medical supplies from China to Namibia against the COVID-19 pandemic are now roughly worth 50 million Namibian dollars (2.9 million U.S....