Uganda’s parliament has passed a bill which would criminalize people who identify as gay or a sexual minority. Individuals could face lengthy prison terms if the bill is signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni. Under the proposed legislation, friends, family, and members of the community would have a dutyContinue Reading

Government communications team member, Eric Okyei Baffour has asked Ghana’s foreign affairs authorities in Italy to stop issuing Ghana’s passports to, especially Nigerians whom he says are giving Ghana a bad name abroad. In an Interview with Accra-based Atinka TV, he revealed that some of the civil servants at Ghana’sContinue Reading

  Nigeria’s ruling party candidate, Bola Tinubu, was declared president-elect of Africa’s most populous nation in the early hours of Wednesday after a weekend election that the main opposition parties have disputed. Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, will take over leadership of a country grappling with Islamist insurgenciesContinue Reading

The Presidential candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress; main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP; and Labour Party, were locked in a tight race, last night as results of the February 25 elections trickled in yesterday. So far, results from 14 states have been declared by the National Chairman ofContinue Reading

South Africa’s Presidency has rejected a proposal from Guanteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi’s office to give late rapper AKA born Kiernan Forbes a state funeral. On Tuesday, Lesufi paid a visit to the Forbes family and acknowledged having written to President Cyril Ramaphosa in the expectation that the provincial coffers willContinue Reading

A Kenyan senator was ejected from parliament after attending a session while wearing a white suit stained red in an apparent menstrual activism campaign. Gloria Orwoba, of the ruling coalition, is due to table a motion on a bill to provide for free sanitary pads on Wednesday as part ofContinue Reading

Former South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley announced Tuesday in a video that she will run for president in 2024, becoming the first major rival to challenge former President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination. “The Washington establishment has failed us over and over and over again. It’s time forContinue Reading

A clean sweep of English teams, Scott Parker managing Club Bruges, and a record number of teenage players. The Champions League knockout stages begin on Tuesday as AC Milan host Tottenham and Paris St-Germain welcome Bayern Munich. It’s time to jog your memory on who’s still in the competition –Continue Reading

South African officials have seized a superyacht and two palatial homes owned by Equatorial Guinea’s Vice-President Teodoro Nguema Obiang. A court ordered the seizures after local businessman Daniel Janse van Rensburg won a law suit against Obiang for unlawful arrest and torture. He has demanded compensation of about $2.2m (£1.8m).Continue Reading

The Nigerian military has denied a claim by the governing party that it is planning to disrupt the upcoming presidential election. An official from the APC party had said that generals had last week held a secret meeting with the rival PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar. The allegations are “wicked”Continue Reading