Italy Africa. Pope Francis spotlights plight of African boat people

    Pope Francis yesterday monday July 8th 2013 took his first trip outside the vatican since his election to the Italian migrant Island of Lampedusa to show solidairty for migrants, most from Africa whose story is never in the spotlight, till they die on the high seas...

Nigeria: Why is Boko Haram Killing Innocent children?

    Inhabitants of Yobe State in Northern Nigeria must be wondering what they have done wrong after suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a Government Secondary School in the state, killing 42 school children and some of their teachers in Mamudo town. The attack marks the third...

Football: Super Eagles, Bafana to Clash in Mandela Cup Challenge

  African champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will clash with South African football team Bafana Bafana on August 14th  during the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge cup, instituted in honour of South Africa’s ailing former president. Ademola Olajire, assistant director of Media...

Nigerian Tope Folarin wins Caine Prize

    Nigeria’s Tope Folarin has won the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa’s leading literary award, for his short story entitled ‘Miracle’ from Transition, Issue 109 (Bloomington, 2012).  The Chair of Judges, Gus Casely-Hayford, announced Tope Folarin...