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The Nigerian Army is one of the continent’s busiest, at least its troops on the ground and to a large extent its air contingent – the Nigeria AirForce, NAF. Aside the relentless Boko Haram insurgency that continues to ravage the northeastern Borno State, 2018 brought more responsibilities in the midst of communal clashes and armed banditry […]

Authorities in South Africa are investigating circumstance sunder which a primary school teacher took a photograph which appeared to show black children sitting separately from white children in a classroom, sparking a storm of racism accusations. The pupils were attending their first day at the Schweizer-Reneke school in North West province when the teacher took […]

Russia’s ambassador to Guinea Alexander Bregadze on Wednesday suggested the constitution be changed to let President Alpha Conde stay in power, earning the wrath of opposition parties and civil society groups in the country. In a speech that he made as dean of the diplomatic corps in Conakry, Bregadze heaped praise on the 80-year-old head […]

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Wednesday called upon president Emmerson Mnangagwa to ‘urgent dialogue’, saying its time to solve ‘our politics and economics’ before it gets worse. Chamisa, who tweeted his call for dialogue, said Zimbabweans are suffering from the high prices, non-performing economy and salary crisis, set off by worsening foreign currency shortages. […]

While South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa addressed delegates at events marking the 107th birthday of the ruling party, it was ex-president Jacob Zuma who received all the verbal support, ahead of key national elections in May. Party supporters chanted “Zuma! Zuma!” after Ramaphosa finished his hour-long speech, which is perhaps not surprising considering the events […]

January 8, 2019: Kabila-opposition meeting: claims and denials Representatives of a leading Congolese presidential candidate, Felix Tshisekedi, have met with outgoing President Joseph Kabila’s camp to ensure a peaceful transfer of power, Tshisekedi’s campaign said on Tuesday. Kabila’s camp, however, denied that any such meetings had occurred since the Dec. 30 election, for which provisional […]

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday he would not lead his re-election campaign, choosing rather to focus on governance while Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the head of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leads efforts to win a second term. The former Lagos state governor Tinubu helped Buhari become the first opposition candidate to defeat a […]

The Nigerian army has clarified its “invasion” of offices of a national newspaper, the Media Trust outfit that operates the Daily Trust newspaper. Soldiers were reported to have stormed the offices of Daily Trust in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State and also at the headquarters located in the capital Abuja. The reports added that an […]

Over 3000 workers in Zimbabwe’s youth ministry have been laid off, as president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government tries to make good on its promise to cut the bloated civil service and sort out the country’s finances. Public sector salaries account for more than 90 percent of Zimbabwe’s $4 billion national budget — a situation seen as […]

Cameroon president on Friday evening issued a decree naming a new Prime Minister to replace long serving Philemon Yang who was inching towards a decade in the role. The decree of January 4, 2018 replaced Yang with Joseph Dion Ngute, a former Minister at the presidency and Minister Delegate to the Minister of External Relations. […]


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