Teachers Whipped By Jihadists In Burkina Faso

Teachers Whipped By Jihadists In Burkina Faso

Schools in Burkina Faso near the borders with Mali and Niger are coming under increasing threat from jihadist groups demanding the schools abandon secular education. On Monday, four armed men on motorbikes pulled up to a school in the small northern community of Toulfé. Burkina Faso’s Minister of Education Stanislas Ouaro told BBC Afrique the […]

Tanzania Authorities Ban ‘Immoral’ Songs

Tanzania Authorities Ban ‘Immoral’ Songs

Tanzania’s arts regulatory council, Basata, has banned a brand new hit song – Mwanza – by household musicians Raymond Shabaan Mwakyusa, famously known as Rayvanny, and Diamond Platnumz The song, which was released over the weekend, is now strictly prohibited from being played on any TV and radio stations in Tanzania. Basata said the song’s […]

Gabons President Seriously ill

Gabons President Seriously ill

Gabonese President Ali Bongo is seriously ill but on the mend, his spokesman says, ending weeks of official silence on his condition. Speculation has mounted on the health of President Bongo, 59, with some reports saying he suffered a stroke. He is being treated in Saudi Arabia, with the initial announcement last month saying he […]

Cameroon’s President Inaugurated For 7th Term Despite Being In Power Since 1982

Cameroon’s President Inaugurated For 7th Term Despite Being In Power Since 1982

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya, Africa’s oldest leader, was today inaugurated for his seventh term in office amid rising separatist troubles. The 85-year-old, who has been in power since 1982, was sworn in as unrest reigned in the country. Biya asked all fighters to drop their guns, threatening further military action. He said he would work […]

Cameroon Kidnap: Army Searches For Pupils

Cameroon Kidnap: Army Searches For Pupils

An army search operation is under way in Cameroon to rescue dozens of people kidnapped from a boarding school. At least 79 students and three others were seized on Monday in Bamenda, the capital of the North-West region, a government official has told the BBC. The government and English-speaking separatists have accused each other of […]

Egypt ‘Kills Coptic Christian Attackers’

Egypt ‘Kills Coptic Christian Attackers’

Nineteen Islamist militants accused of carrying out a deadly attack on Christians in Egypt have been killed by police, the interior ministry says. They died in a shoot-out after police pursued “fugitive terrorist elements” into the desert area west of Minya province, the statement said. Seven Coptic Christians were killed in an attack on two […]

South Africa Airways ‘Should Be Shut Down’

South Africa Airways ‘Should Be Shut Down’

South Africa’s state-owned airline should be shut down, the country’s new finance minister has said. “It’s loss-making, we are unlikely to sort out the situation, so my view would be close it down,” Tito Mboweni told an investor conference in the US. One of Africa’s biggest airlines, South Africa Airways (SAA) has lost money every […]

Gaddafi’s Son to Run for Libyan President’ In 2018 Elections

Gaddafi’s Son to Run for Libyan President’ In 2018 Elections

The son of the late Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi is to run as a candidate in the country’s presidential elections this year, according to local media reports. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was once the heir apparent to his father’s regime but is now wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity during his […]

Morocco To Abandon Summer-Time Clock Change

Morocco To Abandon Summer-Time Clock Change

Morocco has decided to keep its clocks on summer time all year round, abandoning winter time which would have come into effect this weekend, Map, the country’s official news agency, reports. So on Sunday the North African nation’s time will remain at GMT+1, meaning it will stay lighter in the evening rather than the morning. […]

President Weah Abolishes University Tuition Fees

President Weah Abolishes University Tuition Fees

Liberian President George Weah has abolished tuition fees for undergraduate students in the West African country’s state universities. Speaking Wednesday on the campus of the University of Liberia in the name of “the Liberian people and my government”, Weah declared “free tuition for all undergraduate students” at all the public universities. Weah said his decision […]

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