Former Football Star Bonaventure Kalou elected Mayor

Former Football Star Bonaventure Kalou elected Mayor

Former Ivorian football star Bonaventure Kalou has been elected mayor of Vavoua, a city in the central part of the country. The elder brother of Salomon Kalou, he got 50 caps with the Elephants and won the Coupe de France twice. He played two matches during the 2006 World Cup in Germany. He told BBC […]

Africa’s Youngest Billionaire Kidnapped in Tanzania

Africa’s Youngest Billionaire Kidnapped in Tanzania

Africa’s youngest billionaire has been kidnapped by gunmen in Dar es Salaam, according to officials. Mohammed Dewji, 43, who is said to have a fortune of $1.5bn (£1.1bn) and is the president of MeTL Group, which operates in about 10 countries across sectors ranging from agriculture to transport and food, was abducted as he entered […]

Five Charged For Plot to Kill Ethiopian PM

Five Charged For Plot to Kill Ethiopian PM

Ethiopian prosecutors have charged five suspects with terrorism over an attempt to kill Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a grenade attack at a rally in June. The attack in the capital, Addis Ababa, killed two people and injured more than 100, but Mr Abiy was unharmed. The accused have made no comment. Since becoming prime […]

Mbeki Says ANC Becoming ‘Black Party’

Mbeki Says ANC Becoming ‘Black Party’

South Africa’s former President Thabo Mbeki has lambasted the governing African National Congress (ANC) for turning into “a black party”. He made the comment as he criticised the party’s decision to expropriate white-owned land without compensation. The ANC was targeting white people and had abandoned its commitment to “non-racialism”, Mr Mbeki warned. The party says […]

Tanzania Suspends ‘Family Planing’ Adverts

Tanzania Suspends ‘Family Planing’ Adverts

Tanzania’s government has ordered a US aid organisation to cease advertising family planning services in the country’s media “with immediate effect”, news agency Reuters reports. Health Permanent Secretary Mpoki Ulisubisya told the organisation, FHI 360, to implement the order immediately. “I request you to stop with immediate effect airing and publishing any family planning contents […]

Zimbabwe Halts Buying of Luxury Vehicles In Order to Fight Cholera

Zimbabwe Halts Buying of Luxury Vehicles In Order to Fight Cholera

Zimbabwe’s government has suspended plans for ministers to buy luxury vehicles as the country continues to deal with a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 30 people, local reports say. Last week, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube was criticised after he launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to deal with the health crisis. People […]

Liberia Hunts for US$100 million in Missing Bank Notes

Liberia Hunts for US$100 million in Missing Bank Notes

Containers filled with the money were taken from the port at the end of March by central bank staff, but never arrived at their destination. An inquiry is underway into the disappearance of newly printed bills worth nearly 100 million US dollars destined for Liberia’s central bank, the government of the impoverished west African country […]

Nigeria Minister Resigns Over Forgery

Nigeria Minister Resigns Over Forgery

Nigeria’s finance minister has resigned over allegations she used a forged certificate to avoid the country’s mandatory one-year youth service scheme. Kemi Adeosun, who lived in the UK until she was 34, said she had been told she was exempt because she was over 30. The former investment banker said she was issued with a […]

How I Started An Affair With Grace- Mugabe

How I Started An Affair With Grace- Mugabe

Former president Robert Mugabe has revealed how he just grabbed and kissed his then secretary Grace Marufu, marking the beginning of an adulterous affair as his wife battled terminal illness. The now 95-year-old former Zimbabwean leader was speaking at the funeral of Grace’s mother at the couple’s Blue Roof Harare home. Grace looked taken aback […]

Sudan Plane Crash ‘Kills 19’

Sudan Plane Crash ‘Kills 19’

Nineteen people were killed when a small passenger plane crashed into a lake as it tried to land in thick fog in central South Sudan, reports say. Only four people, including two children, survived the crash, said government official Taban Abel Aguek. The victims include the pilot and co-pilot, a staff member of the Red […]