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Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe fires his deputy, Joice Mujuru, and 7 government ministers

Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe fires his deputy, Joice Mujuru, and 7 government ministers

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has fired his deputy, Joice Mujuru, and seven government ministers, his cabinet secretary said on Tuesday, in the latest twist in a power struggle over the choice of his successor. The move took place days after Mugabe, 90, publicly rebuked Mujuru, who was seen just months ago as the most likely […]

Foreign Plane Loaded With Arms Seized in Kano (Nigeria)

Foreign Plane Loaded With Arms Seized in Kano (Nigeria)

France has confirmed that the two helicopters found aboard the seized Russian manufactured Antonov aircraft in Kano on Saturday, belongs to the French army and is part of the shipment meant to reduce the size of its military intervention in the Central African Republic (CAR). It added that the helicopters, light Gazelle, which were headed […]

Zimbabwean President Mugabe says Ghana is poor and undeveloped

Zimbabwean President Mugabe says Ghana is poor and undeveloped

Former Ghanaian President John Kufuor has dismissed President Robert Mugabe’s claims that the West African country is “as poor as it was in the 1960s.” He described President Mugabe’s comments as his own “opinion.” But Kufour disagreed in an interview on Starr FM and said “Ghana has made some fantastic improvement since the 1960s.” “The […]

Zimbabawean born, Ebola survivor Ian Crozier speaks for the first time

Zimbabawean born, Ebola survivor Ian Crozier speaks for the first time

A US-based doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and survived after weeks of intensive treatment in Atlanta is speaking out for the first time in an interview published on Sunday. Ian Crozier – who until now has remained anonymous in news accounts of his treatment, at his request – said he cannot remember the […]

More than 250,000 poor animals slaughtered as Nepal celebrates religious festival

More than 250,000 poor animals slaughtered as Nepal celebrates religious festival

More than 250,000 poor animals have been lined up for slaughter as Nepal embarks on a two-day religious festival where buffalo, birds and goats are sacrificed to appease a Hindu goddess. Millions of Hindus flock to the ceremony, which is held every five years at the temple of Gadhimai, the goddess of power, in Bariyarpur, […]

African students Flock to Universities in Northern Cyprus

African students Flock to Universities in Northern Cyprus

Shaded from the warm winter sun of Cyprus by eucalyptus trees, hundreds of students at Eastern Mediterranean University sat around picnic tables for lunch on a recent day, chatting about their final exams and plans for the coming semester break. Many of them would not be going home, it emerged: Namibia, Guinea or Mongolia are […]

Four held over moscow plane crash

Four held over moscow plane crash

A snowplow driver who’s been blamed by Russian authorities for a plane crash that killed the chief executive of the oil company Total has been sent to pretrial detention, his lawyer said Thursday. Snowplow driver Vladimir Martynenko has denied claims by Russian officials that he was drunk at the time of the crash Monday at […]

A Muslim convert shot dead a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Canada

A Muslim convert shot dead a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Canada

A Muslim convert shot dead a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa today before exchanging dozens of shots with guards inside Parliament in a terrifying attack that left the nation’s capital on lockdown. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a 24-year-old father, as he stood guard at the War Memorial on […]

Africa’s top ten universities

Africa’s top ten universities

While students from across the continent continue to move abroad to study at leading learning institutions in the U.S. and Europe, Africa boasts its own league of great universities. Presented below is Part I of Africa.com’s Top 10 Universities in Africa. Part II will feature the Top 10 Universities in South Africa, a country that […]

US forces unleash devastating firepower on ISIS terrorists

US forces unleash devastating firepower on ISIS terrorists

ISIS positions in and around Kobane felt the full force of American airpower last night, as sustained bombing raids resulted in a series of spectacular explosions in the besieged Syrian town. The radical Islamic group has been dramatically pushed back from the town, having as recently as last week looked like it was about to […]

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