Category archives for: African News

Nigerian state offers cows for guns to halt attacks

Remote communities have for years been hit by deadly raids from armed groups of cattle rustlers and kidnappers. Authorities in Nigeria’s northwest Zamfara state have offered two cows for each gun surrendered to halt bloody attacks by criminal gangs, including cattle rustlers. Remote communities across the region have for years been hit hard by deadly […]

Algeria buries remains of anti-colonial fighters after 150 years

The skulls of 24 combatants laid to rest after being repatriated from France where they were kept in a Parisian museum. Algeria buried the remains of 24 resistance fighters returned from Paris after more than a century and a half as it marked the 58th anniversary of its independence from France. The skulls of the […]

Nobel Prize Laureates Call for Cameroon Ceasefire

Abu-Bakarr Jalloh A group of Nobel Prize laureates has urged the government of Cameroon and separatist rebel forces to cease fighting and let health workers tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The Global Campaign for Peace and Justice in Cameroon on Monday asked the African Union, the Commonwealth and La Francophonie to urge the government of Cameroon […]

Locally-manufactured electric buses hit the streets of Uganda

Electric buses made by students of the Makerere University in Uganda have now hit the road with improved health guidelines as the country battles Covid-19. The bus, called The Kayoola EVS Bus, was reportedly produced in January last year. According to local media, the EVS bus has an onboard Wi-Fi to ensure the travelers stay […]

Cameroon Suspends University Lecturer for Setting Exams on Anglophone Crisis.

Cameroon has suspended one of its lecturers at the University of Buea, its lone Anglo-Saxon University headquartered in Buea, capital of the country’s restive South West Region, National Telegraph can confirm. Agbor Nkongho Balla, Cameroonian Human Rights Lawyer, and Lecturer at the Faculty of Laws and Political Science in the Department of English Law is […]

Commuting in A Pandemic: These Health Workers Are Trekking and Canoeing

KEREN LANDMAN & CALEB OKEREKE Hellen Anek used to get to work by hopping on a boda boda, the motorcycle taxis ubiquitous throughout Uganda. Now she must walk two hours each way to and from her job as a hospital nurse in central Uganda’s Masaka district. Across Uganda, health care workers like Anek are taking […]

Dutch government returns stolen 18th-century ‘precious crown’ to Ethiopia

BUKOLA ADEBAYO The Dutch government returned a stolen ceremonial crown to the Ethiopian government Thursday. The 18th-century crown, which has great religious significance, went missing from a church in Ethiopia 21 years ago, the Dutch government said in a statement. Sirak Asfaw, a Dutch national of Ethiopian origin who emigrated to the Netherlands in the […]

Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya

Bodies of the last female white giraffe and her calf were found by locals in eastern Kenya. Kenya’s only female white giraffe and her calf have been killed by poachers, in a major blow for the rare animals found nowhere else in the world, conservationists said. The bodies of the two giraffes were found by […]

Mali shows support for singer Rokia Traore, arrested in France

Mali’s government has expressed its support for singer Rokia Traore, arrested earlier this week on a Belgian warrant over a child custody dispute with her ex-partner. The Malian artist has since begun a hunger strike in protest. Rokia Traore was detained as she arrived from Bamako at Paris’s Charles De Gaulle airport on Tuesday — […]

Africa Confronts Falling Oil Prices Amid Coronavirus

by John Campbell The new coronavirus has led to a slowdown in economic activity in China and East Asia more broadly. The global price of oil has now fallen to $53 a barrel. This is beginning to affect the oil-exporting countries of Africa. According to Africa Confidential, three-quarters of Nigeria’s and Angola’s oil production ear-marked […]