Friday, February 22, 2019
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Tanzania has sentenced Yang Fenglan, a Chinese businesswoman nicknamed the "Ivory Queen", to 15 years in jail for smuggling hundreds of elephant tusks. Yang was accused of operating one of Africa's biggest ivory-smuggling rings, responsible for smuggling $2.5m (£1.9m) worth of tusks from some...
Namibian socialite and former Big Brother Africa winner, Dillish Mathews delivered a perfect response to an Instagram user who called her boyfriend, Emmanuel Adebayor 'Ugly.' After she shared this lovely photo of herself and the footballer enjoying a date...
The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed that the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has killed several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in air strikes it conducted at Talala in Borno State. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information who disclosed this today in...
A 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing Female Genital Mutilation  (FGM) in Sierra Leone, the Reuters news agency reports. The girl was cut during an initiation at a secret women's society in northern Sierra Leone, it says.
Seun Kuti, son of late Afrobeats founder, Fela Kuti, has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Seun Kuti was nominated for his album, 'Black Times', which was released on March 2, 2018. According to the Grammy Awards website, the nomination for 'Best World Music Album' recognises "albums containing at least...
Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji was kidnapped in Dar es Salaam on Thursday morning on his way to the gym. I worked closely with Mohammed Dewji for around a year at the office of his company MeTL in Jubilee Towers in Dar es Salaam. Mohammed Dewji was taken from his car after...
The Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has confirmed the arrest of two Ghanaians for allegedly robbing a truck driver of his vehicle and goods with acid. The Force spokesman, DCP Jimoh Moshood confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Lagos, stressing that the suspects carried out...
The South African runner, Caster Semenya, is challenging controversial plans to limit genetically high levels of testosterone in some female athletes that is said to give them an undue performance advantage. The sport's international governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF),...
Ugandan police say the head of telecommunications company MTN Uganda - a unit of South Africa's MTN group has been deported for national security reasons. The company's chief executive, Wim Vanhelleputte, was put on a plane to his native...
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