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Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions Beat Ghana’s Black-Stars, Reach AFCON Final

Late second-half goals from Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui and Christian Bassogog secured Cameroon’s passage to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final as they beat Ghana 2-0 on Thursday to set up a showdown with Egypt on Sunday. Ghana grew into the match as the half wore on, though, and they regained a measure of control in […]

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The ‘Father of the Congolese Democracy’ Dies in Belgium

By Emmanuel Vitus Agbenonwossi, Accra-Ghana Congo’s veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi passed away Wednesday in Brussels at 84. Tshisekedi, who pushed for democratic reforms for decades in the mineral-rich Central African nation died after he went to Brussels last week for a medical check-up. Tshisekedi had been in Kinshasa since mid-last year and participated in […]

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Morocco: Production, Sale, Import of Burka Banned over Terrorism Fears

Moroccan authorities have banned the sale, import and production of burka also known as niqab in the North African country citing security fears, local reports say. Though no official statement emerged to announce the ban, local media le360.ma citing an interior ministry source reports that businesses have been given 48 hours to get rid of […]

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Zambia’s First Female Fighter Pilot in the Army is 24-Year Old

Zambia has welcomed its first female fighter pilot in the army, Times of Zambia newspaper reported. The 24-year-old second Lieutenant, Thokozile Muwamba, has been accepted into the male dominated military in the East-African nation to bridge the gender gap, it said. Speaking to reporters, the flight second lieutenant said “men are not a competition but […]

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Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez Crowned King of African Football

Algerian international Riyad Mahrez has been crowned 2016 African Player of the Year in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. The Leicester winger polled 361 votes to beat last year’s winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund into second place (313 votes), while the Liverpool midfielder Sadio Mané came third (186 votes.) “It’s a huge honor to receive this […]

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Cameroon: Rights Watchdog Calls Anglophone Regions to Continue Protests

The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium has urged people in the country’s Anglophone North West and South West regions to embark on a peaceful protest until the demands of lawyers and teachers in the regions are met. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Rights group called for a sit-in strike to be held on […]

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Singer Akon Raises $1 Billion for Africa

Popular African American singer Akon on Tuesday said he has raised about $1 billion to finance projects in Africa. Speaking to journalists, Aliaune Damala Bouga, popularly known on stage as Akon, said it was not an easy task for him raising the first billion dollar. According to him, Africa is in dire need of basic […]

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Uganda: 30 Died as Overloaded Boat Carrying Football Team Capsizes

About 30 members of a local football team in Uganda and their supporters drowned after their boat capsized on Lake Alberta in the western region of the East-African nation. According to the police, the victims from the Kaweibanda village in the Buliisa district were heading to the neighboring district of Hoima for a friendly match. […]

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Nigeria’s Wizkid Crowned with 3 Awards in MTV Africa Music Awards

The Nigerian recording artist and songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known by his stage name Wizkid, walked away with three major awards namely: Artist of the Year, Best Male and Best Collaboration at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards on Saturday night in Johannesburg, South Africa. Wizkid who gained popularity in the early 2010 with […]

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Cameroon’s Football Legend Rigobert Song ‘Critically Ill’

Cameroon soccer legend and former captain of the Indomitable Lions Rigobert Song Bahanag has come out of a two-day severe stroke and will be flown to France for treatment. The former West Ham and Liverpool footballer has come out of his coma and the oxygen has been disconnected, Dr Louis Joss Bitang A Mafok, director […]

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