Diaspora Matters

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Zero retreat till Bashir is history, arrests in Khartoum Organizers of anti-government demonstrations in Sudan have reiterated their determination to continue mobilizing people until they overthrow the regime, excluding any dialogue with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Driven by a deep economic crisis, Sudan has been shaken since December 19 by almost daily demonstrations triggered by […]

Anthony Joshua, IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight champion, will defend his titles on June 1st in the United States. The Brit, who had 21 victories by KO in 22 fights, will face America’s Jarrell Miller, nicknamed “Big Baby”, in the Madison Square Garden in New York. This is Joshua’s first professional fight in the United States. Wembley means so […]

Within 48 hours, nearly 30,000 Nigerians crossed the El-Beid River, the natural border between Cameroon and Nigeria, to escape Boko Haram’s atrocities. These civilians are from Rann in northeastern Nigeria, a city now controlled by jihadists, after the departure of Cameroonian and Nigerian soldiers who protected it. These refugees add up to the 9,000 others […]

Internally displaced persons in northeastern Nigeria hope priority will be given to education as Africa’s most populous nation head to the polls on Saturday February 16. “We want the president to give good education for our children because we are displaced people. We come from different villages and our children do not have good education. […]

A newborn baby girl was rescued from a storm water drain in Newlands East, outside Durban, South Africa on Monday after being stuck for several hours. The video of the rescue went viral on social media, uploaded by local journalist Bernadette Wilks who captured the moment the child was removed from the drain by emergency […]

*Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took up the chairmanship of the 55-member African Union (AU) from Rwandan leader, Paul Kagame at its 32nd ordinary session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday. During his tenure, el-Sissi is expected to concentrate on security and financial reform, but with no great plans to strengthen the AU’s multilateral powers. Instead, […]

The EFF claims MP Marshall Dlamini’s apparent slapping of a police officer after Thursday evening’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) was in response to a right-wing threat against the life of their leader, Julius Malema. Meanwhile, Parliament condemned Dlamini’s alleged assault in the “strongest terms” and said the officer laid charges. This, after video […]

The VP, who was in Kogi in continuation of the TraderMoni scheme, was scheduled to visit Kabba, Okene and Idah, headquarters of  Kogi West, Central and East respectively. At exactly 2:40 pm, the first chopper in Osinbajo’s  entourage made a successful landing and was followed by the second  chopper conveying the VP. The chopper conveying […]

Hamidou is a Malian asylum seekers who says his search for safety took two years as he made a perilous journey from his home Mali to southern Spain, where he now seeks asylum. Hamidou says he was just 20 years old when he was forced to flee violence and threats. His journey took him across […]

Thai officials deployed drones in desperate attempts to battle air pollution. Local media say, Bangkok hopes to release 50 drones, each carrying up to 10 litres to spray water into the air with the hope to alleviate the hazardous air pollution in the Thai capital. “We are doing this because we think it will get […]


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