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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 […]

Senegal has limited the salt content of all cubes to 55 percent in 2017, the first country in West Africa to regulate their components. The stock cube market is a multi-million dollar industry in the region. The consumption of stock cubes are an essential ingredients in many everyday dish including Ivory Coast’s “poulet braise” and […]

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 […]

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Félix Tshisekedi, met his predecessor, Joseph Kabila, over the weekend for talks aimed at the formation of a coalition government following the December 30, 2018 elections. The presidency late Sunday confirmed the meeting via an official statement saying the two had met at the residence of President Tshisekedi […]

Kenya has summoned its ambassador to Somalia back home after the Mogadishu government’s decision to auction oil and gas exploration blocks at the centre of a maritime territorial dispute in the Indian Ocean, the foreign ministry said. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague is considering a claim on the two countries’ maritime […]

The Egyptian parliament on Thursday approved in principle proposed constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2034 and boost his control of the judiciary. Parliament Speaker Ali Abdelaal said that 485 MPs of the 596-seat assembly voted in favour of the changes, comprising more than the two-thirds majority […]


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