Reflecting on the Legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

“Mother!Where did I come from?When will I wear long trousers?Why was my father jailed?” The series of rhetorical questions posed above marks the unexpected awakening of an African boy, as depicted in Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali's...

African Games: Black Statelites secures an emphatic win over Gambia

The Black Satellites secured a 3-1 victory over their West African counterparts, Gambia at the Accra Sports Stadium tonight, despite drawing goalless against Congo in their opening game. The second Group A game win means...

Benin offers 2,000 troops to Kenya-led Haiti force

Benin has offered to contribute 2,000 troops to a UN-approved Kenyan-led multinational security force that will be deployed to fight gang violence in Haiti. The announcement was made on Monday during a press briefing held...

ECOWAS lifts sanctions imposed on junta-led Niger

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has rescinded all commercial and economic sanctions imposed on the Republic of Niger. Last year, the nation removed its democratically elected leader, Mohammed Bazoum, prompting a severe...

Clashes spread in Senegal over election delay

Violent protests in Senegal against the postponement of presidential elections have spread across the country, with the first fatality reported. A student died in clashes with police on Friday in the northern city of Saint-Louis,...

Liberian president passes drug test

Liberian President Joseph Boakai has tested negative for drugs and illegal substances. The Liberian leader on Wednesday underwent a drug test which he had promised to do during his address to the legislature on 29...

Tattooed Kenyans locked out of youth agency recruitment

Some Kenyan youths have been locked out of the ongoing recruitment into the state youth agency for inscribing tattoos on their bodies. Even though they met academic qualifications and also passed the physical fitness test...

Military-led West Africa states leave ECOWAS

Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso have announced they are leaving the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The junta-led countries had already been suspended from the bloc, which has been urging them to return...

Kenya court blocks police deployment to Haiti

The Kenyan High Court has blocked the government from deploying police officers to fight gangs in Haiti. The judge argued that the deployment would be illegal as the National Security Council lacks the legal authority...

Mali gold mine collapse kills dozens

At least 40 people were killed after a tunnel collapsed in a gold mine in Mali, officials say. "It started with a noise. The earth started to shake," Oumar Sidibe, a local official for gold...