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28 African World War 2 Veterans Given French Citizenship

28 African World War 2 Veterans Given French Citizenship

Twenty-eight Africans, aged between 78 and 90, who fought for France in WWII and other conflicts have been made French citizens by French President Francois Hollande who said that France owed them “a debt of blood”. The veterans have long struggled for equality and recognition in France having received restricted access to certain benefits, and lower pensions than their French counterp... »

Watch Cameroon Defeat Egypt to Win 5th AFCON Title

Watch Cameroon Defeat Egypt to Win 5th AFCON Title

Cameroon came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 in an exciting 2017 African Cup of Nations final.  Mohamed Elneny had opened the scoring for Egypt on 22 minutes with a brilliant finish that meant the Pharaohs went in at the break one goal to the good. However, substitute Nicolas Nkoulou equalised for Cameroon with a powerful header on the hour mark and super-sub, Vincent Aboubakar swept in the winner ... »

Plan to Stop Libya Migrant Influx Agreed with EU Leaders

Plan to Stop Libya Migrant Influx Agreed with EU Leaders

A plan to reduce the influx of thousands of migrants making the perilous journey to Europe, across the Mediterranean from Libya every year, has been agreed at a European Union meeting in Malta. As part of the agreement, Libya’s UN-backed government will receive €200m ($215m, £171m), including funding to reinforce its coast guard. The EU hopes that this agreement will assist Libya with the di... »

Plane Crash Halt Flights In Kenya

Plane Crash Halt Flights In Kenya

Flights into Nairobi’s main airport in Kenya have been suspended following the crash-landing of a passenger plane on the runway. The plane, a Fokker 50 turboprop was carrying six people when it crash-landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on its belly following a landing gear failure. So far, no deaths or injuries have been reported, according to the BBC. The aircraft was travelling fro... »

Africa’s Under-18 Population to Reach 1 Billion by 2050

Africa’s Under-18 Population to Reach 1 Billion by 2050

According to Unicef, one in ten people in the world will be African as a result of a population growth that will see the number of under-18’s rise by two-thirds to almost 1 billion by 2050. The results of the findings showcase what has been described as “a massive shift in the world’s child population towards Africa” in spite of the high child-mortality rates on the contine... »

Chibok Girls’ Parents Left Feeling Dissappointed After Latest Government No-Show

Chibok Girls’ Parents Left Feeling Dissappointed After Latest Government No-Show

According to reports, more than 100 parents were stood up by a Nigerian government delegation amidst security concerns. This incident comes after more than 200 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram last April sparking the #BringBackOurGirls campaign on Twitter. Asabe Kwambura, principal of the School, expressed dissappointment with Government officials con... »

Love Radio – Episodes of Love and Hate

Love Radio – Episodes of Love and Hate

A transmedia documentary about reconciliation in Rwanda. By Anoek Steketee and Eefje Blankevoort How it all started In 2008, when we were in Rwanda working on a project, we met the team that created a very popular radio soap called Musekeweya (‘New Dawn’). The soap tells a story of bad guys and good guys and the love between two people from opposing villages, but its aim is to help heal the wounds... »

Mali & Other Countries On Alert Over Outbreak Of Deadly Ebola Virus

Mali & Other Countries On Alert Over Outbreak Of Deadly Ebola Virus

Mali has been placed on alert over the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The disease, which has no known cure or vaccine, is reported to have killed more than 86 people near the country’s border with Guinea and has already spread to Liberia. According to the BBC, tight controls are already in place on those entering the Mali capita, Bamako, and thermal-imaging cameras are being used to s... »

Bill To Ban Smoking Passed In Lagos

Bill To Ban Smoking Passed In Lagos

Smoking in public places have been banned by members of the Lagos parliament in Nigeria. Although smoking outdoors is quite popular in Lagos, particularly in beer parlours and nightclubs, the bill prohibits smoking in all public places including restaurants and on public transport and offenders are now liable to face a $62 (£38) fine or up to three months in jail or both. Furthermore, the bill mak... »

Compulsory Prisoner Transfer Agreement Signed By UK and Nigeria

Compulsory Prisoner Transfer Agreement Signed By UK and Nigeria

Nigeria and the United Kingdom have signed a prisoner transfer agreement between the two countries. Consequently, citizens of either country who commit crimes will serve their sentences in their homeland. Although, both countries already have prisoner-transfer treaties in place with several other states, the UK government said the UK-Nigeria agreement meant inmates could be “properly prepare... »