‘Sex-For- Marks’: Randy University Professor Dismissed

‘Sex-For- Marks’: Randy University Professor Dismissed

A Nigerian professor who allegedly offered to change a student’s marks in return for sexual favours has been dismissed from his position. Richard Akindele was fired from his job as an accounting lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in south-western Nigeria after Monica Osagie decided to publish a conversation in which he said he would […]

Welcome to AFrica ! Even With Video Evidence, Former Ghana FA Boss Kwesi Nyantakyi Denies Receiving ‘Cash Gift’

Welcome to AFrica ! Even With Video Evidence, Former Ghana FA Boss Kwesi Nyantakyi Denies Receiving ‘Cash Gift’

The second-most powerful man in African football has branded video of him apparently taking cash gifts “lies”. Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) head Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter. But Mr Nyantakyi says the footage was doctored, dismissing it as “shoddy work with cut and paste”. He also says that […]

Bloodless Malaria test Wins Africa Prize

Bloodless Malaria test Wins Africa Prize

A Ugandan inventor has won a major prize for a device which tests for malaria without drawing blood. Brian Gitta, 24, won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for a device that detects tell-tale signs of malaria by shining a red beam of light on the patient’s finger. The diagnosis is ready to be […]

ICC Orders Release Of Congo ‘Warlord’

ICC Orders Release Of Congo ‘Warlord’

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have ordered the release of former Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba. Last week, appeal judges overturned his 2016 conviction on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bemba is yet to be sentenced for the separate charge of bribing witnesses. Judges ruled […]

Congo’s Warlords Conviction Overturned

Congo’s Warlords Conviction Overturned

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has overturned the conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity of former Democratic Republic of Congo Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba. Bemba was found guilty in 2016 of crimes committed in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) from 2002 to 2003. He was accused of failing to prevent his rebels killing […]

Tunisia Migrant Shipwreck Death Toll Reaches 112

Tunisia Migrant Shipwreck Death Toll Reaches 112

The death toll has risen to at least 112 people after a boat packed with migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia on Saturday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. On Sunday, it was reported that some 50 people had died after it capsized. Sixty-eight others – from Tunisia and elsewhere – were rescued […]

Dozens Killed By Cattle Thieves In Zamfara State

Dozens Killed By Cattle Thieves In Zamfara State

Cattle thieves have killed more than 20 people in Nigeria’s northern state of Zamfara, officials say. The thieves arrived in the village of Zanoka on motorbikes, shooting at people and setting fire to their homes. Clashes between vigilantes and cattle rustlers in Zamfara have intensified in recent months. Violence related to cattle has been going […]

Egypt’s Sisi Sworn In For Second Term With Vow to Fight Terrorism

Egypt’s Sisi Sworn In For Second Term With Vow to Fight Terrorism

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been sworn in for a second term as Egypt’s president with a vow to fight “those who choose violence, terrorism and extremism”. Fighter jets flew overhead and there was a 21-gun salute as Mr Sisi took his oath in parliament. Mr Sisi won 97% of the vote in March but on […]

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