Botswana's 30 year old minister becomes internet sensation across Africa Botswana’s newly appointed 30-year-old minister Bogolo Joy Kenewendo is being celebrated on social media by many Africans, who say her appointment despite her age is a rare feat that needs to be replicated across the continent.   Kenewendo was one of the ministers appointed by Botswana’s new president Mokgweetsi Masisi, who...... read more
'I love Donald Trump for being frank with Africans' - Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni   Ugandan president says he loves President Donald Trump and that he should be praised for not mincing words. "I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly," President Yoweri Museveni said Tuesday, shortly after the US ambassador reportedly apologized for Trump's recent reference to African nations as "shithole countries."  "I don't know...... read more
Ex-footballer, Geroge Weah announced Liberia’s President-elect Former Ballon d’Or winner, George Weah has been announced as the President-elect of Liberia, West Africa. The 51-year-old former World Footballer of the Year swept thirteen (13) out of the fifteen (15) counties with his 73-year-old opponent Joseph Boakai getting only two (2) counties. Weah who has been elected as the...... read more
Zimbabwean govt declares Mugabe’s birthday as public holiday   Former President Robert Mugabe’s birthday, Feb. 21, is now a public holiday after the Zimbabwean Government gazetted it as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, the state-controlled media reported on Monday. The designation of the day as a public holiday comes after the government adopted the decision in August following...... read more
Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwean president Former Vice President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe. He will return to the country on Wednesday. The former minister had fled from Zimbabwe in fear of his safety after his removal. Mnangagwa could be installed as president later...... read more
BREAKING: Military takes control of Zimbabwean capital as first lady flees to Namibia   Zimbabwe's military seized power early on Wednesday targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were "safe and sound". Soldiers and armored vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central Harare, while taxis...... read more
58-year-old nurse arrested for stealing public hospital equipment Police in Kanungu arrested a nurse allegedly found in possession of Government hospital equipment. Heph Mutisa Kwesiga, 58, a senior nursing officer & midwife at Kanungu Health Center IV was arrested when a whistle-blower tipped off the Police. After searching the suspect's home, she was found in possession of various medical...... read more
Uganda: Women warned not to show cleavages Uganda's Ministry for Public Service has told public servants to dress "decently", and has warned women not to show their cleavage. In a circular, it says women are not allowed to wear dresses or skirts that are above the knees, sleeveless blouses or any clothing made out of see-through material. The...... read more
ECOWAS gives Jammmeh one last chance, suspends operation till noon ECOWAS troops halted their march into Gambia Thursday night to give former president Yahya Jammeh, one more last chance to leave Banjul. Jammeh has up till noon to leave, in the new deadline given by ECOWAS, the West African regional bloc. If he fails to do so, the troops under Operation...... read more
FULL TEXT OF THE DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY BY PRESIDENT JAMMEH  I, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa, President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, Acting under the provisions of section 34 (1) (b) of the constitution of the Islamic Republic of the Gambia, today, the 17th of January 2017, hereby declare...... read more
Breaking: Gambia's National Assembly extends Jammeh's tenure for three months The Gambia’s National Assembly has extended the tenure of President Yahya Jammeh for three months, according to State Television. This comes after Jammeh declared a 90-day State of Emergency on Tuesday. Jammeh who has ruled Gambia for 22 years had vowed not to relinquish power after losing the December 1 election...... read more
Nigerian troops, warship joins Senegalese soldiers in Gambia today Nigeria troops will today arrive at a base of the Economic Community of West African States to join Senegalese soldiers to ensure that President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia is ousted from office tomorrow. Nigerian warship, NNS UNITY, is also heading for the coast of The Gambia to join the operation, the daily newspaper,...... read more
Gambia: Jammeh seeks to extend his stay and block his rivals inauguration With less than a week to the end of the tenure of President Yahya Jammeh, of Gambia, he has put in motion another ploy to extend his stay. This time, his political party has filed a request  with the Supreme Court for an injunction aimed at blocking the swearing in of his...... read more
President Jammeh will not step down - Information Minister Gambia’s outgoing President Yayah Jammeh will not step down when his mandate which ends on January. 18, in spite of his electoral defeat, the Information Ministry said on Thursday. The autocrat, who ruled the small West African nation for 22 years, will remain in office until the Supreme Court decides on...... read more
Gambia's President-elect, Adama Barrow is alive and well The President-elect of Gambia, Adama Barrow, has debunked rumours of his assassination, says he is alive and well. A tweet by the Twitter handle @adama_barrow, suspected to be that of the President-elect, says: we would like to inform you that the President-elect is alive and well."   Additionally, Multiple sources in...... read more
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