Twenty four Nigerian migrants detained in one of Libya’s slave camps have snubbed the repatriation efforts of the Federal Government, insisting they must reach Europe, their final destination. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this in Abuja. According to her, 116...
Bashir Dodo has won ‘Best Student Paper’ at the BIOIMAGING 2018 conference in Portugal, for the development of a new algorithm which could improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis for certain eye diseases. Doctoral candidate Bashir Dodo, according to our sources is a student from Brunel University London’s Department...
  At least 15 people were killed and more than 50 others wounded after two explosions ripped through a mosque in Gardez, a town in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, sources said. The incident occurred at around 1:30pm local time when people were offering Friday prayers inside Imam-i-Zaman Mosque in Police District II...
  Emmerson Mnangagwa has been declared winner in Zimbabwe’s presidential election in a poll marred by violence and charges of fraud. The election commission gave Mnangagwa 50.8 percent of the vote, barely ahead of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. Before the final results were announced early Friday, an opposition spokesman appeared on the...
  Ghana’s central bank, the Bank of Ghana (BoG) on Wednesday announced the creation of a new bank meant to serve customers of five stressed banks. The affected banks were named as: Uni bank, The Royal bank, Sovereign Bank, Beige Bank and Construction bank. Uni bank has links with a former...
Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba returned home on Wednesday after a decade in prison in the Hague for a presidential run expected to pose a stiff challenge to President Joseph Kabila or his successor in December’s election. Bemba, whose war crimes convictions at the International Criminal Court (ICC) were quashed on...
From Fatima Bukar Zimbabwe’s ruling party since 1980, Zanu-PF, won an absolute majority of seats in the National Assembly in Monday’s parliamentary elections, according to official partial results announced Wednesday. Out of 153 constituencies whose results have been compiled, “Zanu-PF gets 110 seats, while the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) gets 41...
A third party in Mali’s presidential election claimed on Tuesday that its candidate had made it through to a run-off vote, further complicating a poll beset by violence that has stopped thousands from casting their ballots. Candidates are forbidden by law to announce results before they are officially released, but...
The High Court in Johannesburg has set aside the International Relations Department’s decision to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity. The former Zimbabwean first lady allegedly assaulted Gabriella Engels at a hotel in August last year but was allowed to leave the country without being prosecuted. The ruling has now paved the...
From Halima Abdulkadir Three films, with fascinating insights into the life and times of late South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela, would premiere at the 39th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). July 18 marked the 100th posthumous birthday of the late revolutionary leader who passed on in December 2015. According to the...