South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of coronavirus South Africa recorded a spike in coronavirus cases in the country in the late hours of Tuesday, as 31 new cases have now been confirmed.    In the early hours of Tuesday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa stood at 85.     Health Minister Zweli Mkhize...... read more
Coronavirus: Angola lifts travel ban on Nigerians The Republic of Angola has lifted the travel ban it earlier placed on Nigerian nationals. The travel ban by the Government of Angola followed the confirmed case of coronavirus in the country involving an Italian national. Kimiebi Ebienfa, of the Crises Monitoring and Public Communications Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, disclosed the...... read more
I don’t feel like a dictator, says Gnassingbe after 15-year-reign in Togo Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe on Thursday insisted he was not a “dictator”, days before an election in which he is aiming to extend his family’s decades-long domination over the West African nation. The incumbent looks set to claim a fourth term in power, as the country of 8 million goes to...... read more
Nigerians given 12-hour ultimatum to leave South African province after cop’s fatal stabbing Nigerians and other foreign Nationals residing in Keimoes and Upington area of Northern Cape, South Africa, have been reportedly given 12 hours to vacate the communities.       The Cable reports that the president of Nigeria Union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, disclosed this in a statement released on Thursday...... read more
All govt institutions must purchase locally produced rice from next month - Akufo-Addo President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has directed state institutions to purchase locally produced rice from January 2020. He gave the directive while addressing journalists at the Jubilee House, in Accra, on Friday. Akufo-Addo said the decision was made to support farmers and boost local production of rice. He said the locally...... read more
Police officer who killed 10 people ‘while hunting for his unfaithful girlfriend’ bags 20-years in jail A Kenyan Police officer who killed 10 people at a bar while hunting for his alleged unfaithful lover has been sentenced to 20 years in jail.   Peter Karanja, an administration police officer was charged in November 2010, for the murder of 10 persons he killed in Siakago town of Embu...... read more
Traffic in Accra caused by married men who don’t want to go home – MTTD As part of measures to control road traffic congestion within the cities, the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service has said traffic in Accra is caused by married men.       According to the MTTD, heavy traffic build-up is a result of married men who...... read more
Nigeria’s politics is an old men’s club, says US diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a United States diplomat, has likened Nigeria’s political circle to an old men’s club. Thomas-Greenfield, who was the assistant secretary of State for African Affairs between 2013 and 2017, made this known on Tuesday while speaking at ’20 Years of Democracy: a Retrospect’, a programme organised by National Endowment...... read more
Liberia shuts down radio station for criticizing President George Weah A radio station in Liberia, Roots FM was shut down by the country's government for criticizing President George Weah on Thursday October 10.        The radio station owned by Henry Costa who is one of the leaders of a group that organized a large anti-government street protest that paralyzed several areas of...... read more
Nigeria, South Africa To Issue 10-Year Visa To Businessmen, Academics Following successful conclusion of the 9th Bi-National Commission of South Africa and Nigeria meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, which was elevated to the level of heads of state, both countries have agreed on issuing 10-year visas to businessmen, academics and frequent travelers. The agreement was reached in a meeting co-chaired by...... read more
Robert Mugabe buried in steel coffin encased in concrete to protect body parts from theft -family Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe was buried in a steel-lined coffin under a layer of concrete on Saturday, September 28th following a bitter dispute over his resting place between government officials, traditional leaders and family members.         Twenty-two days after he died, the body of the former...... read more
Xenophobia: Mayor of Johannesburg says no need to apologize to Nigeria Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has said it “was not necessary” for South Africa to apologise to Nigeria for the recent xenophobic attacks. “No, there is nothing for me to apologise about,” Mashaba said on CNBC Africa’s Political Capital on Tuesday. “What do you expect me to really apologise for?” Nigerians...... read more
Breaking: Robert Mugabe’s burial postponed indefinitely The burial of Robert Mugabe, the late former president of Zimbabwe has been postponed indefinitely.     The burial was earlier scheduled to hold on Sunday September 15th in Zimbabwe but its not likely to hold again as family members of the deceased ex-president confirmed the development to Zimlive.      ...... read more
Xenophjobia: 300 Nigerians register for evacuation as looting of shops continues in SA Looting of shops owned by foreigners seem not to be ending any time soon in South Africa as the country's police announced that it arrested 74 persons in Katlehong on Thursday September 5, bringing the total number of arrests since the violence erupted in Johannesburg to 497.   Mathapelo Peters, South African police...... read more
Zimbabwe begins 3-day mourning for Mugabe Three days of national mourning have begun in Zimbabwe following the death of former president Robert Mugabe. Mr Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, ruled until he was ousted by a military coup in 2017. Despite this, his ruling Zanu-PF party has now declared him a “national hero”. Initially praised for broadening...... read more
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