Friday, January 28, 2022

Burkina Faso President Reportedly Detained by Military

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The President of Burkina Faso, Roch Kabore, has reportedly been detained by mutinying soldiers. Some troops in the West...

Shell Appeals $2 Billion Judgment in Nigeria Pollution Case

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A Nigerian court will hear Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s appeal to overturn an almost $2 billion award against the company for allegedly...

Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies: family

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Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita died this Sunday in Bamako, the capital of Mali, announced sources close to his family in...

Nigeria lifts Twitter ban after seven months

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Nigeria has lifted its ban on Twitter - seven months after clamping down on the social networking site. Nigeria's...

Mali hit by sanctions as its neighbours shuts borders

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West African leaders have imposed sanctions on Mali after the country’s military government announced a long delay to the elections originally planned...

Ghanaian Health Startup Raises $35 million for Africa Expansion Plan

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mPharma, a Ghanaian health startup, has raised $35 million for further expansion in Africa with the help of Citigroup Inc and other...

Afcon 2021: Felix Afena-Gyan misses out on Ghana squad

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Teenage Roma forward Felix Afena-Gyan has not been included in Ghana's final squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, which starts in...

Gambia’s Supreme Court Dismisses Election Result Challenge

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Gambia's Supreme Court dismissed a legal challenge to President Adama Barrow's recent election victory on Tuesday, ruling that the petition had not...

Kêfa Sagbadjou Glèlè: Monarch of once-powerful West African kingdom dies

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A palace official in Benin has announced the death of the King of Abomey, Kêfa Sagbadjou Glèlè. His predecessors...

Nigeria to Ban Airlines from 3 Countries

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Nigeria announced Sunday that the country will ban the entry of passenger planes from the UK, Canada and Saudi Arabia.

Gambia elections: Adama Barrow Declared Presidential Election Winner

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The Gambia's President Adama Barrow has easily won re-election, authorities there said, in the first vote for decades held without long-term leader...

African Union Observer Mission in Gambia’s Presidential Election to Release Report on Monday

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The African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) is in the Republic of The Gambia to observe the 4th December 2021 Presidential Election at the request...

Nigeria Lifts Flight Ban on UAE Airline

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Nigeria announced Saturday the lifting of a flight ban on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Emirates Airlines  The decision...

Nigeria plans $5.8bn in cash handouts to replace fuel subsidies

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Nigeria is planning to give cash handouts to the poor, that may cost the government 2.4 trillion naira a year ($5.8 billion)...

Ghana Unexpectedly Hikes Rate for First Time in Six Years

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Ghana’s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate for the first time since 2015, citing “significant” inflation risks.  The...

Ivory Coast Abidjan Commuters Turn to Boats to Escape Traffic Jams

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ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Commuters in Ivory Coast's bustling commercial capital Abidjan are turning to waterways to escape worsening road traffic, with growing...

Payment of road/bridge tolls in Ghana ceases on Thursday – Ministry

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From the midnight of Thursday, November 18, the collection of road and bridge tolls in Ghana ceases on all public roads across...

CNN Lawyer Demands Apology From Buhari’s Minister, Lai Mohammed Over Lagos #EndSARS Report

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Olumide Babalola, Nigerian counsel to the Cable News Network (CNN), has called on the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to...

ECOWAS to manufacture malaria, COVID-19 vaccines: Report

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The 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is planning to start manufacturing its own malaria and COVID-19 vaccines in Senegal,...

West African bloc issues fresh sanctions over coups in Mali, Guinea

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Military leaders in Mali and Guinea are under pressure to follow a roadmap for elections after coups in recent years. The sanctions...