Africa

Benin opposition leader Madougou jailed 20 years for terrorism

By Sahelian Times Benin opposition leader Reckya Madougou was sentenced on Saturday to 20 years in prison for terrorism by a special court in the...

Rising food prices fuelling inflation in Nigeria, Africa – IMF

By Sahelian Times The International Monetary Fund says rising food prices is the major factor fuelling inflation in Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African countries.   According to...

At least 23 die when bus heading to wedding swept into river in Kenya

By Ismail Auwal At least 23 people died after a bus carrying choir members to a wedding plunged into a river in Kenya on Saturday,...

Aliko Dangote gains $2.3bn in 2021

By Sahelian Times Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa, is on track to close the year at the richest level he has ever been...

Two cases of Omicron variant confirmed in Nigeria

By Sahelian Times       The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday morning confirmed the first case of the Omicron variant in the country.   This was contained...

Travel ban: Africa should not be punished for Omicron COVID-19 variant- Akinwumi Adesina

By Sahelian Times The President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, says Africa is not the source of COVID-19 which was first discovered...

South Africa: Govt withdraws support for Miss SA in Israel

By Ismail Auwal The government in South Africa has withdrawn support for Miss South Africa in the Miss Universe contest to be held in Israel. There...

Libya overtakes Nigeria as Africa’s biggest oil producer  

By Salim Yunusa Nigeria has lost its Africa’s top oil producer status to Libya as crude oil production fell further last month amid lingering supply...

FW de Klerk, South Africa’s last white President, dies at 85

    By Salim Yunusa   FW de Klerk, the last leader of apartheid-era South Africa who shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela after working to...

JUST IN: Ethiopia declares nationwide state of emergency

By Salim Yunusa   Ethiopia’s council of ministers has declared a nationwide state of emergency effective immediately, according to state-affiliated media.   “The state of emergency is aimed...

Report shows world’s four oldest universities are in Africa

By Salim Yunusa     Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Mali are the top four countries with the oldest universities in the world that still operate today, a...

Sudan’s civilian leaders arrested, internet down amid coup reports

By Ismail Auwal Members of Sudan's transitional government and other civilian leaders have been arrested amid reports of a military coup. Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok is...

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