Africa

Excitement as Hausa International Book and Arts Festival (HIBAF) nears in Kaduna

By Salim Yunusa The First ever Hausa International Book and Arts Festival (HIBAF) is set to debut in Kaduna on 21st to 23rd October, 2021. The...

Fact check: Do users risk having their WhatsApp deleted for not sharing viral clip? 

By Isma'il Auwal A 2:57 minute-long audio clip, in which one Varun pulyani, who identified himself as a "WhatsApp director" claimed that any user who...

BREAKING: Algeria bans French Military planes from flying over territory, recalls ambassador

By Salim Yunusa   The diplomatic discord between Algeria and France deepened Sunday after Algiers banned French military planes from its airspace, its latest response to...

JUST IN: Coup foiled in Sudan

  By Salim Yunusa Sudanese authorities said they had foiled an attempted coup on Tuesday, accusing loyalists of ousted president Omar al-Bashir of trying to reverse...

Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Former Algerian president dies aged 84

By Salim Yunusa   The former president of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has died after a long illness at the age of 84.   Bouteflika led the country for...

Togo shuts down mosques, churches over rising COVID-19 cases

By Salim Yunusa Togo’s government has ordered all places of worship to shut down for one month starting on Friday, following a “worrying upsurge” in...

Mixed reaction trails approval part-time marriage in Egypt by Al Azhar scholar

  By Salim Yunusa   Dr. Ahmed Karima, Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence at Al Azhar University, was trending on social media in Egypt after approving ‘part-time marriage’.   Karima...

Soldiers stage coup d’etat in Guinea, capture President

By Salim Yunusa Soldiers who staged an uprising in Guinea's capital on Sunday said in a short broadcast on state television that they have dissolved...

Ghana’s Chief Imam donates $8,000 for church construction

Ghana’s chief imam Sheikh Osman Sharubutu has donated more than US$8 000 to support the construction of a national cathedral, international reports have said...

Al-Qaeda, ISIS expanding in Africa, UN warns

Agency Report Two decades after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, U.S, terror networks – Al-Qaida and Islamic State – continue to pose...

US offers $5m bounty for Guinea-Bissau coup leader

The United States announced Thursday it is offering a $5 million reward for the arrest of Guinea-Bissau's former coup leader Antonio Indjai, wanted for...

Opposition leader declared winner of Zambia’s presidential election

By Salim Yunusa   Zambia's electoral commission has confirmed that last week's presidential election was won by the opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema.   Mr Hichilema defeated his main...

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