AFCON: Crush at Cameroon stadium during game leaves at least eight dead

The incident occurred at the south entrance of the Olembe Stadium as fans attempted to watch the round of 16 match between Cameroon and Comoros. A government statement said 31 people were lightly injured and seven were seriously injured. “Facing this tragedy, the seriousness of which has provoked emotion and consternation, the Head of State… Continue reading AFCON: Crush at Cameroon stadium during game leaves at least eight dead

Burkina Faso President Kabore detained at military camp – sources

His detention comes after sustained gunfire rang out from military camps in the West African country throughout Sunday, with soldiers demanding more support for their fight against Islamist militants. The government had denied that the army had seized power. Kabore’s exact whereabouts or situation were unknown on Monday morning, with conflicting reports circulating among security… Continue reading Burkina Faso President Kabore detained at military camp – sources

At least 16 killed, several injured in nightclub fire in Cameroon’s capital

Eight other people were seriously wounded in the fire at the Liv Nightclub, according to the government’s statement. During a press conference held at the scene of the fire, the director of the Yaoundé Central Hospital said several people in critical condition were transferred to the hospital. The Cameroonian Ministry of Communication said the ceiling… Continue reading At least 16 killed, several injured in nightclub fire in Cameroon’s capital

Is British Vogue’s February cover the best way to celebrate Black beauty?

Stephanie Busari is CNN’s Supervising Editor for Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria. All opinions expressed in the article below are the author’s own.  “Sis have you seen this wonderful cover … it’s amazing,” a friend wrote to me in an Instagram message.  It was the British Vogue February 2022 cover, which features an all-star team… Continue reading Is British Vogue’s February cover the best way to celebrate Black beauty?

Rare twin elephants born in Kenya face fight for survival

As yet unnamed, the pair were born this week in the Samburu National Reserve, becoming only the second set of twin calves ever encountered by local charity Save the Elephants. “Twins form around only 1% of births. Quite often the mothers don’t have enough milk to support two calves,” the charity’s founder, Iain Douglas-Hamilton, said… Continue reading Rare twin elephants born in Kenya face fight for survival

Liberia: Stampede at church event kills 29

The incident occurred during an all-night Christian worship event at New Kru Town, a neighborhood on the outskirts of the capital, Jalawah Tonpo said. “The doctors said 29 persons died and some are on the critical list,” Tonpo said, calling into state radio from a nearby hospital. “This is a sad day for the country.”… Continue reading Liberia: Stampede at church event kills 29

Burna Boy has a complicated relationship with Africa

That sort of love/hate sentiment often sums up how the self-proclaimed “African Giant” feels about his country and to a larger extent, his continent. Recently, CNN interviewed Burna Boy twice in a four-week period for an episode of African Voices Changemakers. From the beginning, he makes it clear he doesn’t like doing much talking, at… Continue reading Burna Boy has a complicated relationship with Africa

AFCON: Tiny island of Comoros pulls off historic upset against Ghana

Having only been admitted as a member of FIFA in 2005, Africa’s fourth smallest country — ranked 132nd in the world — stunned a Ghanaian side dotted with Premier League stars on their tournament debut to secure their first ever AFCON win. Ahmed Mogni’s close-range finish five minutes from time decided a pulsating match, sparking… Continue reading AFCON: Tiny island of Comoros pulls off historic upset against Ghana

Sudanese forces kill at least seven during anti-coup protests, medics say

More than 100 people were injured amid the gunfire, SCDC added, which broke out as thousands of protesters marched toward the presidential palace in opposition to last October’s military coup. In videos shared by Sudanese activists on social media, barrages of tear gas were fired at protesters who were blocking main roads leading to the… Continue reading Sudanese forces kill at least seven during anti-coup protests, medics say