Former Tunisian first lady Chardlia dies on election day

Chardlia Farhat has died today Sunday, the very day her country is going to the polls to elect the successor to her late husband who died around two months ago. “My mother Chadlia, widow of Béji Caïd Essebsi, is dead, God bless her,” was the message posted on Facebook by one of the late couples […]

36 lives claimed after ship sinks in DRC

According to a police announcement on Sunday, Thirty-six people have been declared missing when the cargo and passenger ship sank on the Congo River in the Kinshasa region, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo The death toll from the sinking of a “whaling ship” in Congo is “36 missing persons and 76 survivors”, police […]

$1 billion Bid for the fight against terrorism in West Africa

The heads of ECOWAS have announced a $1 billion bid to fight against the imminent threat posed by Islamist Terrorist Organizations in the region. The pledge was announced on Saturday at the end of the recent ECOWAS summit in the Burkina capital, Ouagadougou by Niger president Mahamadou Issoufou, who is  the head of the regional […]

Nigeria to Repatriate over 600 of its Citizens

These few days have been hectic with news of Xenophobia attacks in South Africa, looting and burning foreign shops as they request that foreigners leave their country. Nigeria is now repatriating over 600 of its citizens. Air Peace, a private Nigerian owned airline offered to fly back people to Lagos for free. 640 Nigerians have […]

Late president Mugabe’s body due to leave Singapore

According to the event program, the body of the late and first head of state of Zimbabwe is due to depart from Singapore to his country Zimbabwe where he will laid to rest. A private jet departed from Singapore’s international airport in the direction of Southern Africa on Wednesday morning, according to flightradar24.com, a plane […]

Omar al-Bashir on trial over $25m Scandal

The recent commotion about Sudan’s former president, Omar al-Bashir swindling state resources is still ongoing. He is charged with possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption at a trial where he is struggling to prove his innocence. He stated last week that he hasn’t used or received money for his own benefit. That the said amount […]

Family Disagree to bury Robert Mugabe at the National Heroes’ Acre

The burial for founding president of Zimbabwe Roberty Mugabe has been scheduled for Sunday, September 15. Mugabe who was ousted in November 2017 ruled the African nation for 37years. Whilst the government wants to bury him in the National Heroes’ Acre, the family seems to disagree with this idea. They argue that Mugabe has since […]

Chaos in Cape Town during “Femicide Protest” at WEF Africa Conference

Young people demonstrated on Wednesday in front of government and business leaders at the World Economic Forum against South Africa’s “femicide epidemic”. The protest was triggered by the alarming increase of gender violence in the country. At least 500 demonstrators whom were mainly young women gathered in front of the conference venue of the three-day […]

Guinea-Bissau arrests eight people over 1.8 tonnes cocaine trafficking

According to the authorities, 1.8 tonnes of cocaine hidden in flour bags have been seized by the Guinea-Bissau Police. The drugs arrived at the northwest side of the country by sea and eight people; four Bissau-Guineans, three Colombians and a Malian were arrested. This is the biggest drugs seizure in the country’s history. Guinea-Bissau has […]