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AMHVoices: The effects of Covid-19 in Zimbabwe and Africa at large

In these hardest of times, many countries are fighting the global pandemic that has so far claimed four in Zimbabwe and thousands beyond its borders. It’s high time we address the impact that coronavirus (Covid-19) has on African countries.

By The NewsDay May. 15, 2020
Nigerian judge hits out at man’s 90-lawyer defence team
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.

By The NewsDay Feb. 17, 2016
Guinea declared free of Ebola virus that killed over 2,500

Guinea was declared free of Ebola transmission on Tuesday after more than 2,500 people died from the virus in the West African nation

By The NewsDay Dec. 30, 2015
“Tens” killed in Nigeria Christmas Eve gas plant explosion – presidency

Tens of people were killed in an explosion at a gas plant in southern Nigeria, the presidency said on Friday, with one journalist putting the death toll at 100.

By The NewsDay Dec. 26, 2015
Suicide bombers in Nigerian city of Kano kill at least 14, wound over 100

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a mobile phone market in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than 100 others, the country’s emergency response agency said.

By The NewsDay Nov. 19, 2015
Ivory Coast’s Ouattara secures second term in landslide poll win

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara won a blowout poll victory and a second five-year term in a weekend vote intended to draw a line under years of turmoil and a 2011 civil war, the elections commission announced on Wednesday.

By The NewsDay Oct. 28, 2015
Nigeria to prosecute megachurch for collapse that killed 116

Nigeria will pursue charges against a megachurch owned by pastor T.B. Joshua for negligence after a building collapse in September that left 116 people dead.

By The NewsDay Jul. 17, 2015
Teenager blows herself up near mosque in Nigeria’s second city

A teenager blew herself up near a mosque on Monday night in an apparent suicide attack attempt in Kano, Nigeria’s second-largest city, police said.

By The NewsDay Jul. 7, 2015
Four die in T.B. Joshua’s church during stampede for holy water

No fewer than 4 people have been confirmed dead and others were said to have sustained severe injuries at Pastor T.B. Joshua’s SCOAN in Ghana on Sunday.

By The NewsDay May. 20, 2013
Four die in T.B. Joshua’s church during stampede for holy water

No fewer than 4 people have been confirmed dead and others were said to have sustained severe injuries at Pastor T.B. Joshua’s SCOAN in Ghana on Sunday.

By The NewsDay May. 20, 2013
Nigeria-trained doctors rank second on UK blacklist

A DARK cloud seems to be hanging over Nigeria–trained doctors desiring to practise in the United Kingdom.

By The NewsDay Jan. 2, 2013
Ivory Coast new year stampede kills dozens in Abidjan

At least 60 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in a crush during new year festivities in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan, officials say.

By The NewsDay Jan. 2, 2013
Ghana department store collapses in Accra

A multi-storey department store has collapsed in Ghana’s capital, Accra, with dozens of people believed to be trapped inside.

By The NewsDay Nov. 7, 2012
‘Church’ promises free alcohol, cigarettes, funky music

LAGOS — It will be a rare spectacle this Friday, November 4, when a Christian ministry devoted to the conversion of people considered as gross sinners holds its “Guys Night” in Lagos. Smoking, drinking of alcohol and dancing to immoral music — all of which are considered sin by much of Christendom — will not […]

By The NewsDay Nov. 2, 2011
‘Church’ promises free alcohol, cigarettes, funky music

LAGOS — It will be a rare spectacle this Friday, November 4, when a Christian ministry devoted to the conversion of people considered as gross sinners holds its “Guys Night” in Lagos. Smoking, drinking of alcohol and dancing to immoral music — all of which are considered sin by much of Christendom — will not […]

By The NewsDay Nov. 2, 2011
Wounds still raw in west Ivory Coast

DAKAR — Ivorian government officials recently visiting displaced families in the west were met with hostile youth and wailing women — a reminder six months after election violence ended that wounds are still raw and reconciliation distant. Four government ministers were in the west to prepare a visit by President Alassane Ouattara — his first […]

By The NewsDay Oct. 18, 2011
ICC says to investigate 2 to 6 actors in Ivorian war

ABIDJAN – An International Criminal Court investigation into Ivory Coast’s post-election conflict will focus on two to six people thought most responsible for atrocities, the prosecutor said during a visit to the country. ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, who was addressing a news conference late on Saturday after meeting Ivorian officials, including President Alassane Ouattara, did […]

By The NewsDay Oct. 16, 2011
Libya govt says captures Sirte landmark targets

SIRTE, Libya – Libyan transitional government forces said on Sunday they had captured the university and a conference centre in Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte, but were holding off an assault on the main square to let civilians escape. Taking Sirte would bring Libya’s new rulers a big step closer to establishing control of the […]

By The NewsDay Oct. 9, 2011
Violence mars Nigerian election results

ABUJA, NIGERIA—Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan won the oil-rich country’s election Monday as riots swept across the Muslim north and left buildings ablaze and people hiding in their homes, highlighting the religious and ethnic tensions still dividing Africa’s most populous nation. The violence cut across 13 states, hundreds wounded. Heavy gunfire echoed through cities, as shouting […]

By The NewsDay Apr. 19, 2011
Nigerians Vote Peacefully in Presidential Election

A watershed presidential election in Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, unfolded peacefully on Saturday, a first for a country with a history of rigged and violent votes in the 12 years since the end of military rule. Nigerians have never voted before in such favorable conditions, analysts and election monitors said: ballot materials appear to […]

By The NewsDay Apr. 16, 2011
Burkina Faso capital erupts in protest

Soldiers have shot into the air, stolen cars and looted shops in the western part of Burkina Faso’s capital as protests by military guards against unpaid housing allowances spread, witnesses said. The presidential compound in Ouagadougou was calm on Friday after gunfire erupted there overnight. President Blaise Compaoré was apparently not in the presidential compound […]

By The NewsDay Apr. 15, 2011
France Denies Role in Arrest of Ivory Coast Leader

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — France on Tuesday renewed its denials of involvement in the arrest of the strongman of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, who was captured and taken into custody by his rival on Monday, ending a four-month standoff that left hundreds dead, strained international diplomacy and dragged the country back into civil war. With […]

By The NewsDay Apr. 12, 2011
France Denies Role in Arrest of Ivory Coast Leader

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — France on Tuesday renewed its denials of involvement in the arrest of the strongman of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, who was captured and taken into custody by his rival on Monday, ending a four-month standoff that left hundreds dead, strained international diplomacy and dragged the country back into civil war. With […]

By The NewsDay Apr. 12, 2011
Dictators beware! Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo captured

Ivory Coast’s disputed leader Laurent Gbagbo (65) whose refusal to step down after losing a presidential election in November last year triggered a civil war in the West African country, was captured by French forces yesterday. News that he was being held was broken by a Gbagbo aide and confirmed by France’s ambassador and forces […]

By The NewsDay Apr. 12, 2011
Dictators beware! Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo captured

Ivory Coast’s disputed leader Laurent Gbagbo (65) whose refusal to step down after losing a presidential election in November last year triggered a civil war in the West African country, was captured by French forces yesterday. News that he was being held was broken by a Gbagbo aide and confirmed by France’s ambassador and forces […]

By The NewsDay Apr. 12, 2011
Former Leader of Ivory Coast Is Captured to End Standoff

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — The Ivory Coast strongman, Laurent Gbagbo, was captured on Monday after a week-long siege of his residence and placed under the control of his rival claimant to power, according to the French military and a senior American diplomat. Both French ground forces and troops loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized […]

By The NewsDay Apr. 11, 2011