Somalia's busiest and largest open-air market in Mogadishu has been closed for the past two days.

Business owners in Bakara market are protesting over a five percent tax imposed by the government, in an effort to pay back some of its international debt.


Oprah Winfrey says she is "not running" for president right now, but she has not ruled it out in private conversations, according to three confidants who spoke with me last week. That's one of the reasons why this chatter about "Oprah 2020" isn't going away, despite her carefully-worded remarks downplaying interest in a run.

One million children die on the day they are born every year, with another 1.6 million unable to survive past the first month, the UN's children's agency said in a new report.

Newborns in Pakistan, Central African Republic (CAR) and Afghanistan have the least chance of survival, according to the UNICEF report launched on Tuesday.

Nearly 500 Boko Haram suspects have been released by a Nigerian court citing a lack of evidence, with some detainees held for years without charge The 475 suspects will be returned to their home states for "proper rehabilitation" before being sent back to their families, a justice ministry statement said on Sunday.

Mogadishu, Somalia - It used to be Hollywood. Then it became Bollywood. Now Yesilcam, as Turkey calls its film industry, has taken over silver screens in Somalia.Turkish soap operas have gained so much popularity that some people have set up makeshift cinemas while others have started businesses of translating the films.

Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

How Aki and Pawpaw became household names

Screen twins, Osita Iheme a.k.a Pawpaw and Chinedu Ikedieze a.k.a Aki, who took the Nigerian and African movie industries by storm after featuring in that debut movie, “Aki na Ukwa” looked sober Tuesday evening, as they relived memories of how the ‘Aki and Pawpaw’ brand was created years back.

Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

NPP Reschedules Constituency Primaries

The constituency primaries for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), originally scheduled to be held between 21st to 24th February 2018, has now been slated for Saturday 24th February to Tuesday, February 27.

A private legal practitioner, Dr. Rainer Akumperigya has described the Chief Justice’s criticism of the research findings of law lecturer, Prof. Raymond Atuguba, as an affront to free speech.

The Brazilian derby between Vitoria and Bahia had to be abandoned after nine players were given red cards. An explosive end to the match saw the fixture abandoned with just 11 minutes remaining.

Eden Hazard insists he is happy at Chelsea and has played down persistent rumours linking him with Real Madrid. It is reported the Belgium international could move to the Bernabeu in the summer following Real's disappointing campaign in La Liga this season.