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    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Kenya is on course to realizing the United Nations-recommended standard of 10 percent forest cover, following the launch of a joint venture by the National Youth Service (NYS) and the Kenya Prisons Service (KPS) to develop 50 million tree seedlings for planting by May 2019.

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    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi is facing a renewed leadership threat, this time from Local Government Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi who has announced plans to challenge him for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) presidency.

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    APA-Accra (Ghana) — Ghana's Under-23 national team, the Black Meteors, on Tuesday beat their Togolese counterparts 5-1 in the first leg of the African U-23 qualifier played at the Kumasi Sports Stadium.

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    APA-Accra (Ghana) — Three more members of the National Democratic Congress (DNC) party of Ghana on Tuesday filled their nominations to contest for the presidential candidate slot of the party in 2019 ahead of the December 2020 general elections.

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    APA-Accra (Ghana) — The Ghanaian press on Wednesday focuses on the injunction placed on the impending National Democratic Congress (NDC) aimed at electing a presidential primary ahead of the December 2020 general elections by an Accra High Court.

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    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retired) has been killed by gunmen, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said on Tuesday night.

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