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Nigeria’s favourite satirist goes global after ambushing Robert Mugabe

Adeola Fayehun’s ambush of ageing Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has catapulted the queen of Nigerian satire, already a star in many countries in Africa, into the international spotlight.

Thabo Mbeki is said to have authorised a payment to Fifa that US prosecutors say was a bribe
BBC

Fifa crisis: 'Ex-President Mbeki approved South Africa's $10m'

South Africa's sports minister says the decision to donate $10m (£6.5m) to Fifa to develop Caribbean football was approved by then President Thabo Mbeki.

Associated Press

Deadly bombing hits busy market in northeastern Nigeria

At least 31 people have been killed in an explosion at a busy market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola, an emergency official has said.

The blast happened at about 7:40pm on Thursday at the Jimeta Main Market in the Adamawa state capital, just as traders were finishing business for the evening.

"So far, we have 31 dead victims and 38 people in hospital receiving treatment" as a result of the blast, said Sa'ad Bello, Yola's National Emergency Management Agency coordinator.

"Some whose injuries were not severe were discharged," he told the AFP news agency.

In recent years, Yola has come to be seen as a relative safe haven for hundreds of thousands of people forced to flee their homes because of ongoing violence in the country.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but fingers will likely be pointed at Boko Haram, which has carried out several attacks in the north of the state in recent weeks.

More than 60 people have bee

South Africa's ageing white mercenaries who helped turn tide on Boko Haram

Leon Lotz was once a member of the Koevoet – “crowbar” in Afrikaans – a paramilitary police unit created by South Africa’s apartheid regime to root out guerrillas in what is now Namibia. Thirty years later, something persuaded him to take up arms again in a foreign country. He was killed in March, apparently by friendly fire from a tank in northern Nigeria. Among the most striking facts about Lotz was his age: 59.

A wealth of media reports, witness accounts and photos on social media suggest that he is not the only white mercenary who helped tur

For South Africa, the World Economic Forum is a chance to change the narrative

Jacob Zuma has three tough days ahead of him as he tries to persuade Africa’s biggest gathering of investors that they should invest their money in his country.

Explosion kills dozens at Nigeria cattle market

A bomb blast at a busy market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri has killed about 50 people, according to witnesses and hospital sources.

Central Bank of Nigeria CBN

Nigerian bankers charged with $40M scam 

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) Six top executives in Nigeria's Central Bank are facing charges following the alleged theft of the equivalent of more than $40 million.

AFP

South Africa rolls out tough visa rules

South Africa has rolled out tough new visa regulations requiring children travelling into the country to carry unabridged birth certificates, a move that industry experts predict will badly damage the tourism sector.

Leadership

2 Nabbed Over Rape Of 6-year-old Girl In Benin

Two out of the three suspected child rapists who were alleged to have raped a six-year-old girl at primary school in Benin are currently being held at the Aidenyan Police Station.

Overturned fuel tanker kills 69 in Southeast Nigeria

(CNN)Sixty-nine people have been killed and 35 people injured after a fuel tanker crashed into a busy bus stop in Southeast Nigeria.

Nigeria's EFCC arrests top bankers over 'mega scam'

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency has arrested six senior central bank officials over an alleged $33m (£21m) currency fraud.

The bus park was very crowded at the time of the accident

Nigerian fuel tanker crash kills dozens

More than 60 people have died in south-eastern Nigeria after a fuel tanker crashed into a busy bus station and caught fire, officials say.

Boko Haram raids two Nigeria towns

Boko Haram Islamists raided two towns in northeastern Nigeria, torching public buildings and looting food and fuel stores, residents and a police officer told AFP on Sunday.

A coup attempt against Mr Nkurunziza failed earlier in May

Burundi urged to delay elections

East African leaders have urged Burundi's president to postpone elections due in June.

Onitsha tanker accident

Nigeria: 69 burnt to death in fuel tanker explosion

Nnewi—No fewer than 69 persons were burnt to death last night as a petrol-laden tanker, descending from Army Barracks side of Onitsha-Enugu Expressway, lost control, rammed into the Asaba Motor Park at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, and exploded.

Another bomb blast hits Maiduguri

An Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday exploded at the popular Gamboru Market in Maiduguri metropolis leaving four people critically injured.

The Independent

Letter proves South Africa did pay $10 million to Fifa for World Cup

A March 2008 letter signed by then Safa president Molefi Oliphant could be the smoking gun in the alleged bribery of Fifa.

New Nigerian government inheriting 70% poverty, 28% unemployment

Apparently, President, Muhammadu Buhari has inherited what can best be described as a troubled economy with 70 percent of the population in poverty, over 15million housing units deficit, epileptic power sector, depreciating local currency, which is at the exchange rate of over N200 to a Dollar, a real sector that is in comatose, environment of insecurity and inefficient transport system among other challenges.

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