Africa News Stories
What the sugar-coated tongue Bawumia said could have done with 33 billon dollars in Ghana
I strongly believe that without the Vice-President, Mahamudu Bawumia, the NPP government wouldn’t have any chance to win the 2016 elections because when it comes to politicians with sugar-coated tongues, Bawumia leads in the country. Bawumia is not only good at boasting but also in telling lies....
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How a gecko from Africa crossed the Atlantic Ocean
If you see a gecko scampering up the side of a house in Florida or somewhere in Central or South America closer to the Equator, there is good chance it is an African house gecko, Hemidactylus mabouia. Little and brown, the African house gecko is now widespread in the...
photo: WN / RTayco
Kidnappers in Nigeria demand ransom to release 80 schoolchildren
Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of one million naira each to release around 80 children snatched from a boarding school in northern Nigeria last month, according to a pastor involved in the negotiations for their...
photo: Creative Commons / Swathi Sridharan (ICRISAT)
Nigeria reopening Coronavirus isolation centers amid spike in cases
A resurgence of coronavirus cases in West Africa is hitting the region hard, inundating cemeteries where funeral numbers are rising and hospitals where beds are becoming scarce. Those visible shifts are also pushing a reluctant population to seek out the...
photo: UN / Ky Chung
Dozens of bodies found floating in river between Ethiopia’s Tigray and Sudan
Witnesses report some of the corpses had gunshot wounds or their hands tied amid escalating conflict in the region in recent weeks A Sudanese official has said local authorities in Kassala province have found around 50 bodies, apparently people fleeing the war in neighbouring Ethiopia’s Tigray...
photo: AP / Nariman El-Mofty
Ethiopia: Growing concerns for unity as Tigray conflict spreads
There are increasing concerns about Ethiopian unity as the conflict in the northern Tigray region escalates. The nine-month-long war between Tigrayan rebel forces and the Ethiopian army and its allies has been mostly contained in Tigray itself. But the fighting is spreading into the neighbouring...
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Tanzania opposition arrests dent hopes of political change
Dar es Salaam, Aug 2 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Aug, 2021 ) :When Samia Suluhu Hassan took up the reins of power in Tanzania four months ago, there was hope at home and abroad she would turn the page on the increasingly autocratic rule of her late predecessor. But with the arrest of a...
photo: AP / Domasa Sylivester
China Is Putting Pigs In 13-Storey
China is taking hog biosecurity to new levels -- 13 stories in fact. That's the height of a building in southern China where more than 10,000 pigs are kept in a condominium-style complex, complete... ......
photo: GFDL / TUBS
More than a dozen soldiers killed, several missing in Niger attack
Fifteen soldiers have been killed and six more are missing after a "terrorist" attack in southwest Niger, near the border with Burkina Faso, the defence ministry announced Sunday. ......
photo: Public Domain / Kulani Lakanaria
Burkina Faso Sees More Child Soldiers as Jihadi Attacks Rise
DORI, BURKINA FASO - Awoken by gunshots in the middle of the night, Fatima Amadou was shocked by what she saw among the attackers: children. Guns slung over their small frames, the children chanted "Allahu akbar," as they surrounded her home in Solhan town in Burkina Faso's Sahel region. Some were...
photo: AP / Sam Mednick

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