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
Daring and unrelenting, Nigeria’s Islamists returns
  After a crackdown pushed them out of Nigeria’s northern cities, Islamist militant group Boko Haram have regrouped, rearmed and are staging a bold comeback that has already allowed them to seize control over parts of the northeast. Using porous borders with Chad, Niger and Cameroon in the desolate... 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
Known for bringing in celebrities and smiling in photographs next to former Western leaders, a flamboyant Nigerian newspaper publisher now faces a challenge from his most vocal critics — his own employees. Workers have barricaded the front of ThisDay newspapers in Lagos, hoping to force publisher Nduka Obaigbena into... Read more
Bayelsa government distributes free school uniforms, books, and other educational materials to schools, award N550M contract for more text books and uniforms
Bayelsa State Government has commenced the distribution of free uniforms, text books and other materials valued at N776m to primary and secondary school pupils in the State in line with the present administration’s free and compulsory education policy. Also, the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson announced the award of... Read more
Ugandan leader’s money donated in sack draws anger
(AP) — It’s become an infamous photo in Uganda. The country’s leader looks on in bemusement as a young man bends low to carry a sack filled with a donation from the president — almost $100,000 in cash. The money is a donation from President Yoweri Museveni to a... Read more
U.N orders Sudan to investigate killing of Nigerian soldier in Darfur
Angered by the attack on Nigerian troops which claimed the life of one of the soldiers in Darfur, the United Nations (UN) at the weekend urged Sudan to begin an investigation into the tragic incident. In a statement by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, the global... Read more
Jonathan pledges collaboration with UNESCO to boost tourism, donates to Film City project as AMAA Awards ends
President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the Bayelsa State Government of technical and financial support in the promotion of the tourism industry and establish an under Water Research and Imaging Centre in collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation to create training opportunities for the people. ReCpresented... Read more
Late Justus Esiri clinches best male actor award at Nigeria-dominated Africa Movie Awards
Late Nollywood actor, Justus Esiri of Nigeria has emerged Best Actor in a leading role with his female counterpart, Florence Maseba of South Africa as Best Actress in this year’s Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA, which held at the Gloryland cultural centre in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Out... Read more