The US assistant secretary for African affairs, Tibor Nagy, has held talks with Rwandan ambassador to the US over the arrest of Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed in a Hollywood film about the Rwandan genocide. Rwandan officials said Mr Rusesabagina, 66, was arrested under an international warrant for leading “terroristContinue Reading

Nigeria’s House of Representatives speaker Femi Gbajabiamila is going to Ghana for a meeting with his Ghanaian counterpart following the recent diplomatic tension. Mr Gbajabiamila told Nigerian media that the main topic of discussion would be issues affecting Nigerians in Ghana. The information ministers for both countries had spoken aboutContinue Reading

The Nigerian government has announced that it will reopen the country’s airspace for international passenger flights from the 29 August. Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika tweeted that the flights’ resumption will begin with the country’s major airports in the capital, Abuja, and the commercial hub, Lagos. Nigerian airports were closed forContinue Reading

At least 10 people have been killed in a shoot-out between jailed militant Islamists and security officers at a prison in Somalia, government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar has said. The al-Shabab militants had attempted to escape from the heavily guarded prison in the capital, Mogadishu. An investigation is under way intoContinue Reading

At least 70 pilots have been sacked at one of Nigeria’s main airlines, Air Peace, in a restructuring which the company says became important in order for the company to stay afloat. The airline said it had two options: Either to sack and reduce the salaries of staff members whoContinue Reading

Zimbabwean’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has given a stark warning to opposition figures and human rights campaigners amid growing uproar over corruption and economic mismanagement. In a televised address on Tuesday, the president condemned the “machinations of destructive, terrorist opposition groupings”. “Those who promote hate and disharmony will never win. TheContinue Reading