Manhattan teen, 15, tragically drowns on cultural immersion trip trip to Tanzania

A Manhattan high school student on a cultural immersion trip to Tanzania tragically drowned in a hotel pool Friday on the last day of her service assignment, her devastated mom… Read more »

Shock as Chinese student emerges second best in Tanzanian Form 4 Exams

The Top Three students in the country—all from city-based schools—yesterday expressed a mix of disbelief and joy upon receiving their Form 4 National Examination results. This comes after the resuts… Read more »

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni wins fifth term

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has won a fifth term as president, extending his 30 years in office. The 71-year-old won 60.75% of the vote while his nearest rival Kizza Besigye… Read more »

Nigerian judge hits out at man’s 90-lawyer defence team

A Nigerian judge has criticised a lawyer facing criminal charges after he turned up to court in Lagos with a defence team of more than 90 people. Justice Aishat Opesanwo… Read more »

Baltimore County police name estranged Nigerian couple in Middle River murder-suicide [VIDEO]

Baltimore County police on Wednesday named a man and woman who died in a murder-suicide in Middle River Tuesday. Muhammadu S. Igomigoh, 49, a security guard, shot his estranged girlfriend,… Read more »

Nigerian couple in Texas ‘enslaved’ nanny by making her work 20 hours per day without pay while repeatedly abusing her [VIDEO]

A Houston-area couple forced a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay during a two-year period in which she was physically and verbally abused, made… Read more »

DR Congo players awarded luxury cars for winning 2016 CHAN

For the hard toiled feat of winning the African Nations Championship (CHAN), each member on the triumphant Democratic Republic of Congo side has been handsomely rewarded with a luxury car,… Read more »

This classroom in a suitcase puts 40 kids online via virtually unbreakable tablets [VIDEO]

A hard plastic suitcase is being marketed as the thing to transform education in Africa. The team behind BRCK, a rugged mobile modem and wi-fi router designed for Africa’s tough… Read more »

Inside the $100 Million Scheme to Send the Middle East’s Most Unwanted People to Africa

  Iyad el-Baghdadi doesn’t know why he was called into the immigration office. It was April of 2014, and the 36 year old was being told he had a choice:… Read more »

Burundian wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed

‘Surprise! I’m still alive’: Wife of man who paid to have her killed overseas because he wrongly suspected she was unfaithful survives the plot and confronts him Noela Rukundo sat… Read more »

Uganda imports armoured police cars ahead of February 18 general election [PHOTOS]

Uganda has imported armoured police cars, similar to those Kenya acquired at the end of January, ahead of its general election set for February 18. The vehicles have features including… Read more »

African diplomats protest after Tanzanian woman beaten up, stripped and paraded naked in India [VIDEO]

African diplomats in New Delhi have issued a protest note following incidents in which African students in India were attacked by mobs. On Wednesday, the African diplomatic corps in India… Read more »

Pilot Recounts Blast on Jet, Emergency Return to Mogadishu airport [VIDEO]

The pilot of a jetliner damaged by a blast that blew a hole in the fuselage over Somalia described how the crew calmed passengers amid his emergency return to the… Read more »

Expats Become Repats: Nigerian Diaspora Returns To Africa [VIDEO]

In 2009, Achenyo Idachaba left her corporate job in the U.S. and moved to Nigeria, where she founded MitiMeth, a for-profit company that makes eco-friendly crafts from the water hyacinths… Read more »

7 African Scientists You Should Watch

The right medical device, computer imaging technology, or mathematical application can give a business a tremendous competitive edge over competitors. But we often forget that behind those money making devices are… Read more »