Nigeria oil blast: Nation in trauma after refinery deaths – President Buhari

Nigeria’s president has said the country is in “shock and trauma” following the deaths of at least 100 people from an explosion at an illegal oil refinery. President Muhammadu Buhari described the incident in Imo state, southern Nigeria, as a “catastrophe and a national disaster”. Many victims were burnt beyond recognition. The police are now […]

𝐋𝐚𝐝𝐢 𝐊𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐢 (1925 – 1984), the woman on the Nigeria

𝐋𝐚𝐝𝐢 𝐊𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐢 (1925 – 1984), the woman on the Nigeria twenty naira note. She was born in the village of Kwali, Gwari region of Northern Nigeria, where pottery was a common occupation among women. She was so skilled that her work became known in Europe, Britain and America. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, […]


The African Union (AU) has named former Ghanaian president, John Mahama as its High Representative to Somalia – to try and resolve the dire political crisis in the country. AU Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat in the announcement said Mahama will ensure there is “a mutually acceptable compromise towards an all-encompassing resolution for the holding of […]

Nigeria Man Appointed Justice Minister in Canada

Kaycee Madu named new justice minister and solicitor general in Alberta! Premier Jason Kenney announces lawyer and Edmonton MLA Kaycee Madu is Alberta’s new justice minister and solicitor general during a cabinet shuffle on Tuesday. Kaycee (Kelechi) Madu is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2019 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly […]

Belgian king expresses ‘deepest regrets’ for brutal colonial rule

Letter to Democratic Republic of the Congo president hailed as historic by Belgian media Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Jason Burke Africa correspondent Tue 30 Jun 2020 17.31 BSTFirst published on Tue 30 Jun 2020 11.19 BST  King Philippe of Belgium: ‘The colonial period caused suffering and humiliations.’ Photograph: Héctor Retamal/AFP/Getty King Philippe of Belgium has expressed his “deepest regrets” for acts […]

UK college apologises to first black student — a Nigerian — over racism

Eton College, an elite institution in the United Kingdom, has apologised to Dillibe Onyeama, a Nigerian writer, over racial treatments he experienced while at the school. The college had banned Onyeama, who finished his school-leaving certificate in 1969, for almost 50 years because he wrote a book detailing the various ill-treatments meted out on him […]

Siya Kolisi’s humble act inspires SA again: “What we call humanity”

Africa Main Latest SA Sports News LATEST SA SPORTS NEWSMZANSI LATEST NEWSBUZZ Siya Kolisi’s humble act inspires SA again: “What we call humanity” 18 days ago 34909 views by  Claudio Leng – Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi was delivering food parcels in Joe Slovo township in Cape Town – One of the residents offered him […]

Africa Rises in Rage Over George Floyd Death in US

JOHANNESBURG –  Officials in Africa have expressed concern over developments in the U.S. following the death of George Floyd, the black American man killed in police custody in the city of Minneapolis last week. The head of the African Union described Floyd’s death as an act of “murder,” while South Africa’s ruling party is calling […]