Nigeria set for great writer, Chinua Achebe’s burial
Writer Chinua Achebe, whose works focused on the conflict between modernity and the way of life in rural Nigeria, has returned home for the final time. Achebe’s corpse arrived Wednesday in his native Anambra state. There, local government officials and writers feted the late novelist, who died in March... Read more
South African police say thieves stole several hundred thousand dollars from a safe at a Johannesburg stadium where Justin Bieber and Jon Bon Jovi performed over the weekend. South African media reported Tuesday that criminals climbed down a ladder and lowered themselves on ropes to enter a locked room... Read more
Mali’s interim leader says the country’s presidential vote will take place on July 28 after months of speculation about the date. On a visit to Belgium ahead of a donors’ conference for Mali, President Dioncounda Traore also said Tuesday that neither he nor any member of the transitional government... Read more
Nearly three dozen piglets were released and animal blood spilled Tuesday at an entrance to Kenya’s parliament as civil society activists protested what they called parliament’s greedy salary demands. Police fired tear gas and water cannons and swung their batons to disperse the protesters, who gathered in what was... Read more
The Congolese government is naming a town after Patrice Lumumba, the country’s first prime minister whose assassination more than 50 years ago made him a liberation symbol worldwide. The new city in central Congo, named Lumumbaville, will be made of several existing communities in the Kassai-Oriental province and will... Read more
Thousands of Gabonese people marched to protest ritual killings, in which people are murdered so their body parts can be used in amulets to bring good luck. Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, Gabon’s first lady, led the event Saturday along with Christian and Muslim religious leaders. The president of the Association... Read more
C.A.R rebels demand pay before disarming
The Seleka rebels who overthrew Central African Republic’s president are now demanding that they be paid before they disarm. Seleka Lt. Ali Alkanto said Saturday that his fighters should receive salaries before they lay down their arms. He said if the new government doesn’t pay the rebels there could... Read more
A contingent of about 100 Tanzanian troops arrived in eastern Congo Saturday, a first step in assembling the new United Nations intervention brigade, said a U.N. spokesman. The Tanzanian troops are the first batch to form the U.N. intervention brigade to be deployed in eastern Congo following a Security... Read more
The Gambian government says that it has released a Muslim cleric who had been in detention for five months. The state Gambia Radio Television Services announced late Friday that Imam Baba Leigh was released by the National Intelligence Agency. The outspoken Imam was taken away by plainclothes officers on... Read more
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has made an initial donation of N250 million to the development of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Trust Fund in the state. Governor Dickson made the donation at the Small and Medium scale Enterprises Summit, MSME Opportunity Fair and Entrepreneurial Capacity Building... Read more