Thursday 22 March 2018
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ZongoNews Radio



African countries sign largest free trade agreement since WTO

Kigali – African leaders on Wednesday signed what is being called the largest free trade agreement since the creation of the World...


Nigeria failed to act on warnings of mass abduction: Report

Lagos – Nigeria’s security forces failed to respond to several warnings that suspected Boko Haram extremists were on their way...


African and EU ministers discuss tackling migrant traffic

Niamey – Ministers from 13 African and European countries held talks along with the EU on Friday on cracking down on migrant...

Gabonese Ali Bongo Ondimba

Why there may be a silver lining to Ali Bongo’s power grab in Gabon

Despite Gabon’s vast oil wealth, a third of its citizens live on $1.25 a day or less. In fact, the country is best known for having had...


French NGO asks Canada to probe African leaders’ real estate purchases

Montreal – The French NGO Sherpa on Thursday called for an investigation into the purchases of Canadian real estate by African...

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

Burkina Faso coup trial suspended after defence walkout

Ouagadougou – The landmark trial over a failed 2015 coup in Burkina Faso came to a dramatic halt on Tuesday just hours after it...

Flags from all countries outside of the UN building in Manhattan.

11 Congolese refugees killed in Rwanda protests, UN says

Kigali – A United Nations official says 11 Congolese refugees were killed last week as Rwandan police tried to put down a protest...


Nigeria missing girls’ school close after Boko Haram attack

Kano – A school in northeast Nigeria from where 110 girls disappeared after a Boko Haram attack will remain closed, the state...


UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

Khartoum – About 224 million people are suffering from malnutrition across Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food...

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Worst Six African nations to be young in a war zone

Juba – Six African nations are among the 10 worst in the world to be a child in a war zone, a new report says. The Save the Children...