Gunfire heard in two Ivory Coast cities in grip of mutiny

Gunfire was heard early Monday in the Ivory Coast cities of Abidjan and Bouake, in the grip of a mutiny by ex-rebel soldiers, AFP journalists and witnesses said. In the economic capital of Abidjan, shots were fired at two military camps in Akouedo in the east of the city, which together form the country’s largest military barracks, a nearby resident said. Sustained gunfire was also … Continue reading Gunfire heard in two Ivory Coast cities in grip of mutiny

Gombe United Goalkeeper Attacked By Fans

In his 20 years of playing in the Nigerian league he claims to have never been subjected to such treatment. Gombe United goalkeeper Emmanuel Fabiyi has opened up on how he was attacked by his club fans after Wednesday’s rescheduled NPFL game against Enugu Rangers. Speaking on a radio programme on Thursday, the Benin Republic international said in his two decades of playing in the … Continue reading Gombe United Goalkeeper Attacked By Fans

Ooni of Ife: ‘We will tell our stories ourselves

The hushed and reflective mood at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton was transformed on March 20, as the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, stopped by for an official visit. During the visit the 51st Ooni took the opportunity to speak to curators about various artifacts, including an ancient Yoruba crown, that have been donated to the museum … Continue reading Ooni of Ife: ‘We will tell our stories ourselves

Damien Hirst accused of copying African art at Venice Biennale

Hirst’s latest exhibition features a “golden head” reminiscent of ancient African art Exhibition curator says the Ife kingdom is referenced and the show tells a story.  (CNN) English artist Damien Hirst has been accused of cultural appropriation after his exhibition, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” featured a “golden head” that appears to mirror sculpted heads created by African artists from Ile-Ife Nigeria. “For … Continue reading Damien Hirst accused of copying African art at Venice Biennale

UN condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers in Central African Republic

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned an attack against a convoy of the UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) that left four dead, one missing and 10 others evacuated. “Attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute a war crime,” Mr. Guterres said through his spokesperson yesterday on the attack perpetrated by suspected anti-Balaka elements against a convoy of the UN Nations … Continue reading UN condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers in Central African Republic

In London, Secretary-General Guterres spotlights UN reform initiatives to rescue multilateralism

In London, Secretary-General Guterres spotlights UN reform initiatives to rescue multilateralism In a public lecture in London, Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday stressed the need for reforming the United Nations to tackle main challenges the world is facing, including the changing nature of conflict.“I would probably more properly concentrated on what I consider to be three main challenges we are facing in the world today,” he … Continue reading In London, Secretary-General Guterres spotlights UN reform initiatives to rescue multilateralism

Amazing haul of ancient human finds unveiled

The scientific team that made headlines in 2015 by unearthing a previously unknown ancient human relative says its latest discoveries could change the way we look at human evolution. The findings, which are being published this week in the scientific journal ELife, include the discovery of a second chamber of fossils of the small-brained hominin Homo Naledi — and the surprisingly young age of the … Continue reading Amazing haul of ancient human finds unveiled

Nigeria Chibok girls: Parents learning if daughters among those freed

Parents of the missing Chibok girls are slowly learning if their daughters are among the 82 freed by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria two days ago. The girls’ names were put on Twitter by the president’s office on Sunday. They were flown to the capital Abuja. But in Chibok, their home region in north-eastern Nigeria, not everyone has access to the social media site. It … Continue reading Nigeria Chibok girls: Parents learning if daughters among those freed

The Environmental Challenge of Developing the Niger Delta

The Niger Delta is located in the Southern part of Nigeria, a geopolitical framework mainly populated by the Ijaw ethnic nationality. Spreading over a total landmass of about 70,000 sq km, the region is inhabited by an estimated population of 20 mm Nigerians in 2000 communities. The area is also home to the Ogonis, the Ikwerres, Ekpeyes, Ogbas, Egbemas, Engennes, and the Abuas of Ahoada division as … Continue reading The Environmental Challenge of Developing the Niger Delta

UN Airdropping Food to Famine-Stricken Parts of South Sudan

South Sudanese men carry food distributed by the World Food Program in Leer County Southern Leich State in South Sudan. GENEVA — The United Nations reports that aid workers have provided desperately needed food and other humanitarian aid to more than 338,000 South Sudanese facing famine in four key areas of Unity State. U.N. aid agencies have been scaling up relief operations in famine-stricken Unity State … Continue reading UN Airdropping Food to Famine-Stricken Parts of South Sudan