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Didier Drogba has been told he is not eligible to stand in upcoming elections to be the next president of the Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF). Along with three others, Drogba submitted papers to stand in the polls earlier this month. The FIF’s Electoral Commission ruled that the former Chelsea striker did not fulfil its […]

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned, after being detained by soldiers on Tuesday, state TV reports. In a televised address, Mr Keïta said he was also dissolving the government and parliament. “I want no blood to be spilled to keep me in power,” he added. It comes hours after he and Prime Minister Boubou […]

Nigeria is to take “urgent steps” following a viral video showing the forced closure of shops belonging to Nigerian traders in Ghana. Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama made the announcement in a tweet, as he expressed his government’s “dismay” It comes just months after a major diplomatic row in which a building in the Nigerian […]

Namibia’s Fisheries Minister Albert Kawana has announced that the country will auction off its fishing quotas on an open market to raise funds to fight Covid-19. The government intends to auction off quotas for three fish species – horse markerel, hake and monk. The minister cited the need for medicine and medical equipment as the […]

A court in northern Burundi has sentenced two men and a woman to 30 years in prison for attempting to assassinate new President Evariste Ndayishimiye after they threw stones at his convoy. The prosecutor requested the court in Kayanza province to jail the three to seven years for causing insecurity for the president, but the […]

Africa’s biggest supermarket chain, South African-owned Shoprite, says it is considering pulling out of Nigeria. It said it was looking at selling all “or a majority stake” of its operations in Africa’s most-populous country. Shoprite is the latest South African retailer to look at leaving Nigeria – clothing firm Mr Price announced its exit in […]

Restaurant owners and workers in South Africa’s tourist areas including Cape Town are holding peaceful protests against the government’s reimposed curfew and a ban on sale of alcoholic drinks. Pictures and videos shared online from Stellenbosch town in the Western Cape province show them holding banners warning of job losses if the government does not […]

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