Seychelles, Mauritius agrees to boost cooperation in 22 sectors

Mauritius and Seychelles Thursday signed an agreement that provides for 22 areas of cooperation in various economic spheres. The agreement was signed at the conclusion...

2014WCQ: Ahmed Musa shrugs-off Robbery Attack on Residence

Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa has said the armed robbery that left his mother injured and his valuables carted away from his residence in the northern city of Jos will not...

WHO Plans Regional Strategy on Neglected Tropical Diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) African Region is to set up a regional plan on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) for 2014-2020 to continue to accelerate the...

Edo lawmakers probe police killing of UNIBEN student

The Edo State House of Assembly, investigating the police killing of 22-year-old Ibrahim Momodu, a final year student of the University of Benin, has summoned members of...

Lesotho becomes 34th African country to sign CAADP compact

The Southern African country of Lesotho has become the 34th country in Africa to sign the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact, at a...

President Sata moves to stamp out corruption in Zambia

Zambian President Michael Sata has told the World Bank that his government required urgent and practical interventions to stamp out corruption, greed and selfishness if...

361 DRC refugees return home from Congo

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has repatriated 361 nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from Congo’s northern Likouala district,...

Newspaper Publisher Arraigned over Alleged Extortion, Blackmail, libel

Mr. Tukur Mamu, Publisher of the Desert Herald newspaper based in the Northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, was Thursday arraigned in court here over alleged attempt to...

Nigerian farmers to Benefit from low-interest loans

The Nigerian government has approved a grant of 15 billion Naira (about US$94 million) to the country’s Bank of Agriculture (BOA) which will in turn grant loans to...

Oldest land-living animal identified in South Africa

An academic from Wits University in South Africa, Dr. Robert Gess, has discovered the oldest known land-living animal from Gondwana in a remote part of the...

UN marks first annual International Day of Charity

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked people around the world to donate time or money or act with kindness as the UN marked the first ever International Day of...

UN Food, FAO says Global food Prices Continue to drop

Global food prices dropped for the fourth month in a row in August, reaching its lowest level since June 2012, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation...

Kenya’s Parliament Passes Motion to Pull out of ICC

The Kenyan Parliament on Thursday passed a motion to withdraw the country from the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, a fallout of the case against...

Kogi Sanitation Law: A wake up call, By Mike Abu

The signing into law of the bill establishing Kogi State Sanitation and Waste Management Board;” A Wake Up” call is a commentary written by Abu Micheal,Chief...