Sunday, February 25, 2018

South Africa’s Rand on Back Foot as Zuma Deadlock Continues

South Africa’s rand opened weaker in local trade on Wednesday following volatile overnight trade caused by uncertainty over President Jacob Zuma’s future. At 0645 GMT the rand was...

WHO to Immunise 1.2m People against Yellow Fever in Borno

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it targets to immunise 1.2 million people against yellow fever in Borno. Mr Terna Nomhwange, the WHO Country Representative and National S...

South Africa’s ANCeets Zuma as Pressure Mounts for Him to Quit

Top officials from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) met President Jacob Zuma late on Sunday, amid growing pressure for the 75-year old leader to step down as h...

Kenyatta is Kenya’s President, U.S. Tells Odinga

The U.S. Government declared that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was validly elected as the president of the country in accordance with Kenya’s constitution. The U.S. Department ...

Macron Pledges Support for Tunisia’s transition

President Emmanuel Macron of France said on Thursday that he would push to double French investment in Tunisia over five years to buttress the country’s faltering economy and its d...

Mandela’s ex-wife Discharged from Hospital after Kidney Infection

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African anti-apartheid veteran and ex-wife of late President Nelson Mandela, was discharged from hospital on Tuesday after treatment for a kidney i...

Cameroonian Separatist Leader Deported to Cameroon from Nigeria – Officials

A key Cameroonian separatist leader arrested in Abuja earlier this month has been deported by Nigerian authorities to Cameroon, his lawyer and the government in Yaounde said. Nige...

Grammys: Shakira Makes History, Wins Best Latin Pop Album Twice

Pop singer, Shakira marked an historical feat at the Grammys on Sunday, when she became the first artist to win Best Latin Pop Album twice. The Columbian native won the award cate...

BBNaija: Season Three Begins with 20 Housemates.

The third season of reality TV series, Big Brother Nigeria was launched on Sunday with 20 contestants also known as “housemates”. This year’s edition, which is tagged “double wa...

Oscars: Mary J. Blige Scores Iconic Double Nominations

Veteran singer Mary J. Blige has become the first person to be nominated for a music award and an acting award in the same year as announced on Tuesday. The ‘Queen of Hip-Hop’ was...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Hospital for Kidney Infection.

South African anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has been hospitalised for a kidney infection but is expected to make a full recovery, the Times Live online news s...

South Korea to Ban Cryptocurrency Traders from Using Anonymous Bank Accounts

South Korea will ban the use of anonymous bank accounts in cryptocurrency trading from Jan. 30, regulators said on Tuesday. It is a widely telegraphed move designed to stop virtua...

Hugh Masekela, Father of South African Jazz, Dies at 78

Trumpeter and singer Hugh Masekela, known as the “father of South African jazz” who used his music in the fight against apartheid, has died from prostate cancer, his family said on...

U.S. Govt. shuts Down as Trump Talks Tough

The U.S. Government has officially shutdown at midnight Friday following the inability by the Republican and Democrats senators to reach a compromise on the Obama-era Deferred Acti...

Pope Francis Weds Couple Mid-Flight

Pope Francis conducted a wedding ceremony during a flight from Santiago, Chile between Paula Podest, 39, and Carlos Ciufardi, 41. He offered to marry the couple, who work as fligh...

Trump Announces ‘Fake News’ Award Winners, CNN, NYT Top List

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday night announced the winners of his highly anticipated ‘Fake News Awards’ with CNN and New York Times emerging top on the list. Trump crash...

Netanyahu: U.S. Embassy will move to Jerusalem within a Year

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said that the U.S. will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within a year. The prime minister’s timeline drastically...

Leader of Britain’s UKIP Splits with Girlfriend after “Appalling” Markle Comments

The leader of Britain’s anti-European Union UKIP Party said he had split with his new girlfriend after a newspaper published derogatory comments she made about Prince Harry’s fianc...

Trump Denies Using Term ‘Shithole Countries’ Amid UN Condemnation

U.S. President Donald Trump implied on Friday the language he used during the meeting on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was “tough” but he didn’t use the infamou...

Facebook Set to Change News Feed to Focus on ‘Personal Moments’ – CEO

Facebook plans major changes to news feed from media and businesses to focus on personal interactions, which may lead to people spending less time on the website, its CEO...

Trump Says He will beat Oprah Winfrey in White House Race

U.S. President Donald Trump said he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race, while one of Winfrey’s closest friends said the media mogul and actress was “intrigued” by the ...

House Fire Kills 5 Migrants in Mecca

A fire Wednesday erupted in a house inhabited by migrant workers in Saudi Arabia’s western city of Mecca, killing five people, a civil defence official said. Five others were inju...

UN Commends Nigeria on Boko Haram Suspects’ trial, Human Rights

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has congratulated the Government of Nigeria on conducting trials of Boko Haram suspects, and urged it to ensure due process and transparency b...

Egypt Sets March 26 to March 8 as Presidential Election Date

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Egypt says presidential election will take place between March 26 and March 28. The NEC said on Monday that a run-off is set for betwe...

Fire Breaks out in Trump Tower – Fire Dept

A fire has broken out on the roof of the Trump Tower building in Manhattan, the New York Fire Department has confirmed. Firefighters are currently making sure it did not spread. ...

Trump Postpones “Fake News Awards” to Jan. 17

U.S. President Donald Trump has postponed the announcement of his “Fake News Awards” of the Year 2017 to Wednesday, Jan. 17, citing high interest. “The Fake News Awards, those goi...

Serena Pulls out of Australian Open

Serena Williams reluctantly pulled out of this year’s Australian Open on Friday, saying she needed more time to be ready to defend her title. She said while she was close to reg...

Brutal Cold Forces Closure of U.S Schools, Offices

Closure of schools and offices across the U.S. have been announced on Wednesday while no fewer than 2,700 flights have been cancelled ahead of a major winter storm on Thursday, cal...

PDP Congratulates George Weah

The Peoples Democratic Party has congratulated the Liberian President-elect, George Weah on his victory in the country's election. The Nigerian opposition party described the elec...

U.S. Congratulates Liberia, Weah

The U.S. has congratulated the people of Liberia on the successful conclusion of the presidential run-off election, and President-elect George Weah on his victory. The White House...

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