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June rains kill at least 16 people in Abidjan

Heavy rains in Ivory Coast have killed at least 16 people so far in June in the economic capital Abidjan, including six this weekend, civil protection said on Sunday. The latest victims died in Attecoube and Adjame, two poor neighbourhoods in the city, because of a landslide and a collapsing …

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Mugabe’s Stepson fined for Manslaughter

The eldest son of Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has been convicted of manslaughter and fined $800 (£520). Russell Goreraza knocked down and killed an unidentified man in his car in the capital, Harare, in February. “I regret and want to apologise for the incident,” President Robert Mugabe’s 31-year-old stepson …

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Xenophobic attacks: Ghanaians laid to rest

Ghanaian Emmanuel Quaicoe, who was found dead on the streets of Durban in South Africa during the heightened periods of the recent xenophobic violence, was interred on Sunday, April 26. Quaicoe, 48, was found dead on April 7 with head injuries. According to South African authorities, he died of natural …

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NIGERIA: Buhari issues Boko Haram vow

The winner of Nigeria’s presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, has issued a defiant vow against militants Boko Haram, saying they would “soon know the strength of our collective will”. The president-elect also vowed to tackle corruption, which he described as an “even greater evil”. Gen Buhari won the election beating President …

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Obasanjo urges Buhari to eradicate corruption in Nigeria

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari over his victory at the Saturday presidential polls. Obasanjo in his congratulatory message he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta shortly after Buhari was declared winner of the election, said his government must reposition some national …

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Nigerian Election: Buhari set for Victory

Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, and his rival Muhammadu Buhari were running neck and neck on Monday after the first phase of results in an eagerly watched general election. With votes from eight of the country’s 36 states plus the capital city counted, the poll was delicately poised with Jonathan on …

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Nigerian election: Opposition candidate appears ahead

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With partial results reported in the Nigerian presidential election, it appears opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari is leading incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. Reuters, which has collated results from three-quarters of Nigeria’s states as they’re broadcast live on state TV, reported that Buhari has so far obtained 11.5 million votes, Jonathan 9.5 …

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