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A Nigerian sales clerk has been suspended after she told auditors that a snake had eaten 36m naira. That’s the equivalent of $100,000 or £72,250. The clerk, Philomena Chieshe, was working at an office for the Nigerian examination board which collects exam fees. The exam board, the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board,...
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has said he has never been "so sick" as he has felt in recent weeks. He was speaking to dignitaries in the capital, Abuja, after returning from seven weeks of medical leave in the UK. His absence led to some anxiety in Nigeria with people speculating about...
Taiwan’s parliament has approved a bill banning the slaughter of cats and dogs for human consumption. The bill also prohibits those using a car or motorbike from pulling their pets alongside them on a lead as they travel. Anyone caught breaching the order faces a large fine or up to two...
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the news of the continuing and deepening crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is leading to the massive displacement of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, is very depressing. According to President Akufo-Addo, it brings into sharp relief...
Nigeria's president has been pictured in London for the first time since he left his homeland almost 80 days ago. President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, came to the UK for treatment for an unspecified illness. On Sunday, he met governors from his party for lunch and was very cheerful, according to a...
Haiti and the African Union want an apology from President Trump who denies describing as 'shitholes' the home countries of some immigrants to the United States President Akufo-Addo has condemned description by US President Donald Trump with regards to Africa and some countries.The US President dominated headlines by describing Africa,...
Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe's president in a ceremony at a packed stadium in the country's capital, Harare. It follows the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule. The former vice-president's dismissal earlier this month led the ruling Zanu-PF party and the army...
President Barack Obama has said Republican Donald Trump's insistence that he might not accept the election result is "dangerous". Speaking at a campaign rally in Miami for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the president said Mr Trump's comments undermined American democracy. Mr Trump refused in a televised debate to say he would...
Two three-year-old children have been shot by another toddler at a home daycare facility in the US state of Michigan. One of the victims was shot in the shoulder but is "expected to make a full recovery", Dearborn Police Department said. The other victim is in a serious but stable condition,...
Nigeria’s President Muhamadu Buhari on Monday, resumed official duties after returning from London last Friday. Buhari had been in the United Kingdom for 51 days after he extended his vacation to seek medical care. The Nigerian leader took to his Twitter handle @MBuhari to make the announcement: “I resumed work today. I’ve...
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