Nigeria skipper relishes France showdown

For Nigeria captain Desire Oparanozie, her country’s meeting with hosts France at the women’s World Cup on Monday will be like playing on “home soil”. “I’m excited playing in France and playing against France as well. I will have a…

Two AFP journalists beaten, detained in C. Africa

Security forces in Central African Republic beat and detained two journalists working for French news wire Agence France-Presse (AFP) covering a banned opposition protest in the capital Bangui, the reporters said Sunday. Charles Bouessel, 28, and Florent Vergnes, 30, said…

Sudan’s Bashir appears before prosecutor

Fallen Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir was Sunday seen in public for the first time since being ousted, as he was driven in an armed convoy to the prosecutor’s office. The former strongman, who ruled his east African nation with an…

Sudan general vows ‘gallows’ for perpetrators of deadly crackdown

A top Sudanese general vowed Sunday to send to the “gallows” those who carried out a deadly crackdown on protesters earlier this month that killed dozens and left hundreds wounded. “We are working hard to take those who did this…

Somali journalists’ group slams police ‘threats’

A Somali journalists’ association Sunday slammed the actions of police who it said threatened to shoot reporters trying to access the scene of a car bombing near parliament, and warned of a “worsening situation” for the country’s press. Police at…

Sudanese wrestlers embrace afresh after protest crackdown

Dramatic cheers and boos echoed through a spartan arena in Sudan’s capital where hulking wrestlers went head-to-head once more, after a brief hiatus. Captivating a sea of spectators, two of the wrestlers bowed forward before pouncing into one another, trading…

White tiger cubs uncovered on Tunisia-Libya border

Tunisian officials uncovered four white tiger cubs being smuggled across the border to Libya, the customs department said Saturday. The cubs were found hidden in the car of a Libyan driver at the southern Ras Jedir border post, a statement…

Despite the negative headlines, Lamu Coal Plant in Kenya has a lot of positives – lest we forget

The construction of the 1050 megawatt Lamu Coal plant in Kenya is expected to create some one thousand seven hundred and sixty-one jobs during the initial stage. The 2 billion dollar plant to be constructed by Amu Power Company Limited,…

US demands ‘independent, credible’ probe into Sudan crackdown

A US envoy for Africa on Friday called for an “independent and credible” investigation into last week’s crackdown on protesters in Sudan that left dozens of dead. “The USA believe very strongly there has to be an investigation which is…

Caster Semenya declines Rabat 800m race: organisers

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will not run her specialist 800m distance at Rabat on Sunday despite having received an invitation to do so, in the latest twist of her bitter court battle over gender rules. “She received an invitation…