Day: May 2, 2019

The African Union, AU, has given Sudan’s Transitional Military Council, TMC, two months to handover power to a civilian-led transition team. The latest move issued on April 30 becomes the third deadline in under two months. The current and first deadlines were issued by the AU’s Peace and Security Council. Parts of its communiqué read: “5. […]

For years now, students on Sierra Leone’s Fourah Bay College campus have been yearning for hostels which have not been in operation due to rehabilitation works. Fourah Bay College, founded as far back as 1827, is the oldest university in West Africa and the first western-style university in the region. Around 2010, students vacated the […]

The Second Belt and Road Initiative Summit concluded in Beijing last week and will go down as a defining moment of the 21st century. China built a formidable coalition of willing nations to endorse the Belt and Road plan that will significantly reshape global trade and relations. It will also be remembered as the first […]

The Eritrean government has strongly remonstrated with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, over what it said was forced resettlement of its citizens stranded in Libya. Asmara contends that the UNHCR’s decision to send Eritreans to a Niger camp under a third-country resettlement scheme was unacceptable. Information Minister Yemane Meskel said on Tuesday that the […]

It also sought an immediate review of power sector privatisation. The demands were made at the commemoration of Workers’ Day in Abuja. Speaking on behalf of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, during the National May Day rally in Abuja, President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said: “We are concerned over the […]

Nedbank reaped the rewards of its first green bond on the JSE when investors bought R5.5 billion of them in an oversubscribed frenzy on Tuesday. The JSE said the bank placed bonds worth R1.7bn last week to fund renewable energy projects. The issuance was three times oversubscribed by R3.8bn. Bruce Stewart, the head of debt […]

The Angolan press has intensified the fight for freedom in the country ahead of the 2019 World Press Freedom Day. According to its latest annual report, Reporters Without Borders said Angola has climbed 12 places out of the red zone of press censorship, but it is still the worst-ranked Lusophone country on a global índex […]

Wall Street punished Google on Tuesday for managers’ refusal to give details of changes made to its ad platform in first-quarter results, following a rare miss of expectations for revenue due to a cleanup of YouTube content. Eight brokerages cut their price targets for the platform’s owner Alphabet Inc after the release of its results […]

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assured Nigerian workers that the new N30,000 minimum wage would be fully implemented by his administration. This is as the Organized Labour at the May Day rally otherwise known as workers day in Abuja said that average workers and citizens of the country were passing through excruciating hardship as a […]


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