'Giant of history' Mandela honoured
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:36:44 GMT
Tens of thousands join world leaders at a rainswept memorial for South Africa's Nelson Mandela, with Barack Obama hailing him a "giant of history". Two French soldiers killed in CAR
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:46:45 GMT
Two French soldiers are killed in overnight fighting in the Central African Republic amid an operation to restore order to the troubled country. Madagascar village 'hit by plague'
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:24:01 GMT
A village in Madagascar has been hit by a deadly outbreak of the bubonic plague, medical experts on the island confirm. UN to check Libya uranium stockpiles
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:51:07 GMT
The United Nations says nuclear inspectors will visit Libya to assess its uranium stockpiles, amid concerns about fragile security in the country. Somalia sentence for 'rape victim'
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:34:37 GMT
A court in Somalia gives a suspended jail term to a 19-year-old woman who alleged she was raped, and fines the journalist who reported her story.
APC Hails House Of Reps Speaker’s Stand On Corruption
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:26:45 +0000
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, for his patriotism and dedication to the nation, following his principled stand on the Jonathan Administration’s tepid fight against corruption. In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the […] Kenya Police probes death of Man United fan
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:31:38 +0000
Police in Nairobi are still investigating the death of a young man who reportedly committed suicide on Saturday after English Premier League (EPL) champions, Manchester United, went down at home to Newcastle. The United fan met his death in Nairobi’s Pipeline Estate after Newcastle beat Manchester United 1-0. Identified as John Macharia, the fan reportedly […] Nigerian accused says ‘I tried to butcher murdered soldier’
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:16:30 +0000
EROMOSELE EBHOMELE The London-based Nigerian, Michael Adebolajo, who is accused of killing Lee Rigby, a 25-year old British military man has told a court in the country how he tried to decapitate his victim after the dastardly act, the Daily Mail has reported. His description of how he knocked down the military officer and attempted […] CHAN 2014: Home Eagles Begin Training Today
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:44:50 +0000
Nigeria’s home-based players are expected to commence training today in Abuja ahead of the 2014 Africa Nations Championship CHAN competition billed for South Africa. Media Officer of the team, Benjamin Alaiya, said that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, is leaving nothing to chance to ensure that the team are adequately prepared for the championship. Alaiya further […]
Nigeria says growth not meeting needs of poor
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:11:33 -0800
Nigeria's finance minister offered a sobering view of the country's economy on Monday, saying growth has mostly benefited the rich and failed to generate enough jobs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told a forum of business leaders that the country's economy likely grew at 6.7 percent in 2013, in line with the seven percent average over the last decade. Her audience at a Lagos hotel ballroom included ... Nigeria's Jonathan under fire on graft from speaker
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:17:03 -0800
The speaker of Nigeria's lower house of parliament on Monday accused the government of failing to tackle graft, urging President Goodluck Jonathan to do more to stamp out endemic corruption. Aminu Tambuwal said Jonathan's administration had repeatedly failed to act upon the recommendations of anti-corruption investigations by parliament and instead ordered further probes on the same cases with ... Africa rapid reaction force could tackle Boko Haram: Nigeria
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 03:28:08 -0800
Nigeria's president said he has given his backing to the creation of an African rapid reaction force, adding that it could help tackle the Boko Haram insurgency, in comments published Monday. "We fully support this rapid reaction force," Goodluck Jonathan told French radio station RFI in an interview on the sidelines of the recent France-Africa summit in Paris. Jonathan's French counterpart ... Nigeria, Ghana face tough World Cup path
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:24:48 -0800
Nigeria insist they have drawn a fair first round group for the World Cup, but Ghana admitted they face a battle against Germany, Portugal and United States. The Ivory Coast enjoyed better luck in Friday's draw with Africa's other flag bearers, Algeria and Cameroon, the dark horses in their respective groups. African champions Nigeria have said they are hopeful of reaching the knockout stage in ...