Africa

I am proud to have Ghanaian blood in my body – Jasmine Paolini

Italian professional tennis player, Jasmine Paolini has acknowledged her Ghanaian heritage saying she is proud to have a Ghanaian blood in her body despite being an Italian citizen. The 2024 Wimbledon finalist believes she was able to achieve this remarkable…

Ngannou & PFL to launch African MMA series in 2025

The Professional Fighters League will launch an African series in 2025 with Francis Ngannou announced as chairman of the new league. The USA-based mixed martial arts promotion already has American and European circuits. Cameroon’s Ngannou, 37, hopes the new league…

Liberian President Slashes His Salary By 40%

Liberia’s President Joseph Boakai has voluntarily slashed his salary by 40 per cent. “In fulfillment of his commitment to fiscal integrity and national financial security, President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr. has announced a voluntary 40% reduction in his salary,” a…

President Tinubu Re-Elected As ECOWAS Chairman

The Nigerian leader was re-elected during the 65th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government. President Bola Tinubu has been re-elected as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), about one…

BREAKING: President Tinubu steps down as ECOWAS Chairman

President Bola Tinubu’s tenure as Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government comes to an end on Sunday, July 7, 2024. According to Persecondnews, Tinubu will hand over the reins to a new leader at the…

Paris Olympics: Amusan, Brume, Ofili Lead Strong List For Team Nigeria

Paris Olympics: Amusan, Brume, Ofili Lead Strong List For Team Nigeria The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) have released a strong list of athletes who will be repping Nigeria in Paris. Tobi Amusan is among the top athletes that will…

Junta chiefs ‘turn their backs’ on West Africa bloc

Niger’s military leader, speaking alongside the junta chiefs from Mali and Burkina Faso, has said they are “irrevocably” turning their backs on the wider West African bloc, Ecowas. The three men are meeting together for the first time to cement…

Ghanaian Shatta Bandle apologises to EFCC for spraying naira

Shatta Bandle, a well-known socialite in Ghana, has publicly apologised to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for spraying naira notes throughout Nigeria. This is in response to his run-in with the EFCC regarding his open display of naira…

Eto’o fined $200,000 but escapes match-fixing charge

African football’s governing body has fined Samuel Eto’o, the president of the Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot), $200,000 for an ethics breach, but found insufficient evidence to pursue a charge related to allegations of match-fixing. The Confederation of African Football (Caf)…

AFCON 2025Q: Benin Republic can beat Super Eagles again – Rohr

Benin Republic head coach, Gernot Rohr is optimistic the Squirrels can beat the Super Eagles again. The Squirrels claimed a famous 2-1 victory over their close door neighbour in a 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers last month. The two countries…