Tickets are now on sale for Nigeria’s premier Mixed Martial Arts event; the Face Off Fight Night series, powered by UFC legend and world champion Kamaru Usman. The highly anticipated event, will feature 22 fighters from 6 African countries, and for the first time in Nigeria, two women’s MMA fights. Promoted by The African KnockOut… Read More All set for a night of glam and buzz as entertainment meets sports at Face-Off Fight Night 3
Former Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir said on Tuesday that he took full responsibility for the events in 1989 that brought him to power, speaking at a trial in which he stands charged with leading a military coup. Bashir has been jailed since army officers deposed him during an uprising in April 2019, ending his three-decade… Read More Deposed Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir takes full responsibility for 1989 coup during trial
Tunisia’s anti-terrorism judge decided to imprison Ali Laarayedh, a former prime minister and senior official in the Islamist opposition Ennahda party, after hours of investigation into suspicions of sending jihadists to Syria, lawyers said on Monday. “The investigative judge issued a prison decision against former Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh in what is known as the… Read More Tunisian judge jails former PM Ali Laarayedh
The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) board has approved the disbursement of $447.39 million to Kenya after a review of its lending programme, the fund said on Tuesday. Kenya’s public debt had begun to “level off” due to fiscal consolidation progress, the fund said in a statement, adding it has allocated additional financing under an existing… Read More IMF board approves disbursement of $447.39 million to Kenya
Nigerian theater lovers in Port Harcourt will be treated to four nights of brilliant storytelling and exhilarating performances as veteran Nollywood actors; Monalisa Chinda, Charles Inojie, Francis Duru, Ejike Asiegbu, Don Kester and Tammy Abusi tell again, the gripping story of PHILOMENA. Opening on December 29, 2022 and running daily till January 1, 2023, PHILOMENA,… Read More Port-Harcourt goes wild with anticipation as ‘Philomena’ – the hilarious stage play returns
Germany has handed over 20 Benin Bronzes from its museums to Nigeria, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said on Tuesday, making it the latest European country to return cultural artefacts to their African homeland. The handovers are the clearest sign yet of growing momentum towards the return of artefacts taken away from Africa by Europeans… Read More Germany returns over 20 looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria
President Cyril Ramaphosa, the anti-apartheid champion who become one of South Africa’s wealthiest businessmen, survived a challenge for the leadership of his party on Monday, days after he was spared impeachment proceedings over a scandal dubbed “Farmgate”. He took on the presidency in 2018 after being elected party leader in 2017, vowing to root out… Read More South African President Cyril Ramaphosa re-elected as leader of ruling ANC party
African art and culture lovers in Nigeria were treated to three days of conviviality ensconced in theatre, music, film screenings and workshops at the Beeta Arts Festival 2022 in Abuja. The festival — in its second edition, with this year’s theme: ‘Art Connects’, combined both physical events and live-streamed workshops, living up to its theme… Read More Beeta Arts Festival 2022: 72 hours, two main venues, various art curators & lovers from Africa, and you!