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The National Chairman/presidential candidate of the National Interest Party, Ms. Eunice Atuejide, on Wednesday stepped down for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, barely four days to the rescheduled elections. Atuejide is of the opinion that Atiku will select a government that will include the best Nigerians from every corner of […]

There has been a mixed reaction from politicians and other commentators to finance minister Tito Mboweni’s maiden budget speech. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said Mboweni “minced his words” on what to do with cash-strapped state-owned companies such as SAA, Denel and the SABC. He said it was worrying that the national budget deficit was continuing […]

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will be making his maiden Budget Speech this afternoon, with South Africa’s hopes of economic prosperity pinned to his parliamentary address. To say that Mboweni is in a tough position would be an understatement. According to analysts and politicians alike, the National Budget Speech presented to parliament on Wednesday afternoon is […]

Ethiopia’s Minister of Culture has disclosed that the country grossed $1.4 billion US dollars from tourism revenue, state-affiliated FBC reported on Wednesday. The report said the figure was in respect of the second half of 2018 (July – December, 2018). The figure, however, fell short of the government’s projected target. The plan was to secure 2.7 billion US […]

The executive committee of Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement, NRM, has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as its candidate in the next presidential election due in 2021, potentially extending his tenure to 40 years. Museveni, 74, has held office since 1986 when he took power after a five-year guerrilla war, making him one of Africa’s longest-ruling leaders. […]

Aged 19, Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera raced across the line in Birmingham to break a world indoor record over 1,500m but he says he did not even originally plan to partake in the event let alone break the record. The record is one that dates back to 1997 when Moroccan middle-distance great Hicham El-Guerrouj ran the […]

Nigeria’s electoral commission has bowed to pressure from political parties and approved resumption of campaigns ahead of Sunday’s presidential election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Saturday told political parties to stop campaigning, after it pushed the vote from February 16 to February 23. The two main political parties, president Muhammadu Buhari’s All […]

At least three people were killed and several injured when an explosive device carried by a militant exploded in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Monday, according to a statement from the interior ministry. The dead include the militant and two policemen who were pursuing him when the device exploded. The blast occurred in the city’s […]

In a bid to accelerate the pace of the construction of Ethiopia’s strategic dam, the country has contracted the services of two Chinese companies. The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) on Tuesday signed a contract worth $40m with China Gezhouba Group Co., Ltd (CGGC). CGCG will henceforth handle the pre-commissioning activities at the dam, that is expected to […]

Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza hosted a state banquet in honour of his Somali counterpart, Mohamed Farmaajo, who is in the East African nation on an official visit. The visit comes at a time when Burundi has been asked to withdraw up to 1,000 of its troops from Somalia. Burundi is one of the African nations […]


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