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August 21, 2017 6:10 AM Nigeria's Buhari says separatists cross red line, unity not negotiable

ABUJA (Reuters) - Separatists calling for the breakup of Nigeria have crossed a red line and the country's unity is not negotiable, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday in his first speech since returning home after three months of medical leave in Britain. Ethnic tensions have surfaced in the last few months amid calls for a separate southeastern 1

August 20, 2017 10:17 PM SADC region is politically stable, peaceful: Zuma

Jacob Zuma was delivering the closing address at the 37th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State Summit.(SABC) President Jacob Zuma has commended the Southern African region, saying it is politically stable and peaceful. He was delivering the closing address at the 37th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State 3

August 20, 2017 8:19 PM Bawumia Delivers Relief Items To Sierra Leone On Ghana’s Behalf (PHOTOS)

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Saturday handed over relief items and cash worth a total of $1 million to the government and people of Sierra Leone in the wake of the flooding disaster that struck the country a few days ago. A crack team of Ghana’s National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), led by acting Director General Eric Nana Agyeman-Prempeh 4

August 20, 2017 6:38 PM Sierra Leone: Death toll from landslide nears 500

Government calls for 10,000 people to evacuate as more than 600 remain missing after devastating flooding. The death toll from a devastating landslide and flooding that hit Sierra Leone earlier this week has risen to nearly 500, according to hospital officials. More than 600 people remained missing on Sunday, with rescue officials warning that the chances 3

August 20, 2017 6:12 PM South Africa grants Zimbabwe’s first lady immunity over assault claims

Grace Mugabe, wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, is back in her country after South Africa granted her diplomatic immunity Sunday amid allegations that she viciously assaulted a 20-year-old model who was spending time in a hotel with two of her sons in the city of Johannesburg. Saying she was “acting in the interests of South Africa,” International 2

August 20, 2017 1:35 PM Buhari: Is the honeymoon still on?

In spite of the failing campaign promises, after over 50% into the administration and 104 days in London on a medication vacation for an undisclosed illness, Muhammadu Buhari, the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, returned to the country where he has been since 7th May 2017, to a rosy reception. That was the fourth time President Buhari had embarked 4

August 20, 2017 12:23 PM Africa can’t leave its development agenda at whims of unpredictable factors – Songwe

African countries have been reminded that they cannot continue to leave their development agenda at the whims of unpredictable factors beyond their control. The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Dr. Vera Songwe told the leaders meeting at the 37th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government 1

August 20, 2017 11:40 AM Bawumia hands over $1m relief items to Sierra Leone

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Saturday handed over relief items and cash worth a total of $1 million to the government and people of Sierra Leone in the wake of the flooding disaster that struck the country a few days ago. A crack team of Ghana’s National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), led by acting Director General Eric Nana Agyeman-Prempeh 7

August 20, 2017 4:49 AM Soccer: Lethal United hit four again, Liverpool scrape first win

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United netted four goals for the second consecutive week in the Premier League to rout Swansea City 4-0 on Saturday and ensure their highest-scoring start to a season for 110 years. United manager Jose Mourinho said he "let the horses run freely" at the Liberty Stadium while goals also flowed at Southampton, who snuffed 1

August 20, 2017 4:46 AM Trump, first lady to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Acknowledging that he has become a “political distraction,” President Donald Trump has decided to skip the festivities surrounding the annual Kennedy Center Honors arts awards later this year, the White House announced Saturday amid the continuing fallout over Trump’s stance on last weekend’s white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville 1