Friday 20 October 2017
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Nigeria to start issuing visas on arrival for Africans: AU

Addis Ababa – Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union said on Friday, in a major...

Morroco wome porter -afp

Mule-women in back-breaking trade in Morocco

ALONG the border between Spain’s North African enclave Ceuta and Morocco, thousands of women eke out a living lugging back-breaking...

South Sudan -ap

Relationship between famine and drought: lessons from the Horn of Africa

Countries in the Horn of Africa – particularly Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya – are suffering from severe drought due to historically low...

Sierra Leone flood -afp

Sierra Leone Floods: Everyone will be buried in a dignified manner

Freetown – Sierra Leone’s government has hired 600 grave diggers for the burials of hundreds of mudslide victims, officials...

Siera Leone

Mass burials after devastating Sierra Leone mudslide

Freetown – Facing the threat of disease, people in Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that...

Map of Nigeria. A detail from the World Map provided by RAND McNALLY.

Nigeria court seizes ex-oil minister’s $37.5m mansion

Warri – A Nigerian court has ordered the permanent forfeiture of $37.5m mansion belonging to a former oil minister facing corruption...

Nigeria currency

Why the quest for a single currency for West Africa won’t materialise soon

Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong, University of Bath It’s been nearly two decades since the idea of a single currency for West Africa was first...

Human skull-AFP

Schools in Rwanda face tricky task teaching genocide history

Kigali – “Who can tell us what the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi was all about?” teacher Josephat Arinetwe asks his...


Senegal’s slow progress on child begging – Activists

Dakar – Human rights groups in Senegal on Tuesday criticised what they said was an ineffectual crackdown on child begging driven by...

Angola dos Santo -afp

Angolan president returns home after health checks

Luanda – Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been dogged by reports of poor health, has returned to Luanda after...