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Kamaru Usman, the ‘Nigerian nightmare’ retains UFC title

Kamaru Usman clinched the UFC title, Ultimate Fighting Championship, over Jorge Masvidal to clinch the after an impressive fight. In one of the most eventful rosters in modern history, UFC 261 turn...
Nairobi News

Africa to produce 60% of its vaccine needs by 2040

  A new partnership between the African Union and Africa’s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention dubbed African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) is looking to leverage global partnerships and pan-...
Cairo News

Lost 'Golden city' discovered in Egypt

A 3,400-year-old lost city discovered in Egypt remains largely untouched and left alone by prior residents. The 3,400-year-old city, discovered by archeologists near Luxor is the largest ancient se...
Cairo News

Senate votes to give Patrick Zaki Italian citizenship

  Patrick George Zaki is a human rights advocate who championed for the truth on the 2016 murder of a Cairo student Giulio Regeni. On Wednesday, the Italian Senate voted to approve a proposal laun...
Dar Es Salaam News

Current Female Heads of Government in Africa

The representation of female voices in government is vital for national unity and equality. In March, a highly anticipated event came to fruition under unfortunate circumstances: Samia Suluhu Hassan...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan trade blame as talks fail

  The Kinshasa two-day talks between Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt over the Nile dam have faltered after the Ethiopian delegation blamed their counterparts for obstruction.  A solution to the Grand R...
Cairo News

Golden Pharaoh parade broadcast on 200+ global channels

  The remains of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s only female Pharoah was part of the golden parade alongside 21 other royal mummies, making their way to the country’s new national museum.  22 Pharoah...
Cairo News

The Ever Given, the cargo ship blocking the Suez Canal, has been freed

“World’s heaviest traffic jam” eased at the Suez Canal as the Ever Given is dislodged The Ever Given, cargo ship blocking the Suez Canal has been freed. The ship sent international shipping into a qu...
Dar Es Salaam News

African megastar Diamond Platinumz’s record-breaking achievements in music

  Renowned Tanzania artiste Diamond Platinumz crossed another milestone in his distinguished music career after the success of the hit song ‘Waah’ that featured Congolese legend Koffi Olomide....
Lagos News

Nigeria’s Burnaboy to perform at the Grammy's 2021 Premiere Ceremony

  The Nigerian has been nominated for the Best Global Music category.  Riding off successful African giant and Twice as Tall albums, Burna Boy will perform at the Grammy’s 2021 pre-show, 3 pm. EST...
Cape Town News

5 South Africa series and films dominating Showmax

The Snail and the whale ‘The Snail and the whale’ is a short animated film that narrates a story about Sally Hawkins, an ambitious snail. This adorable production by Magic Light Pictures has received...
Marrakesh News

Five Moroccan soups great during winter

  Moroccan soups complement meals adding a tasty touch to meals rich in nutrients. In North Africa, Morocco stands out as a central hub of spices and aromatic foods. Morocco is a beautiful count...
Accra News

Ghana receives the first doses of the free Covax vaccines

The Covax scheme hopes to ensure vaccines are shared equally among both rich and poor nations.  Ghana is now the first African country to receive over 600,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca doses from the Covax...
Cape Town News

South African Covid-19 variant reduces vaccine protections

  In the findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine, research proves that the South African Covid-19 variant reduces protection offered by vaccines. The laboratory study reveals a r...
Arusha News

Italian ambassador killed in attack on UN convoy in DR Congo

Luca Attanasio and a carabiniere were killed in an attack north of Goma in eastern DRC. Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, and Italian carabiniere military police...
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