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East Africa — UK firm-Great Lakes Africa Energy (GLAE) has marked its seventh anniversary with development completion of a US$ 25 million solar power generating plant in Uganda. The sub-Sahara focused energy solutions provider was acting as the lead financial and technical investor in the project. GLAE is part of a development consortium comprising of […]

Malam Baba Modu, an 80 year-old father to a Boko Haram commander, popularly called ‘Ba-Ana’, has begged his son to surrender and embrace peace. Modu made the call in an interview with NAN on Wednesday in Maiduguri. He said that he was unable to persuade his son to abandon the cause and surrender under the […]

The arrest of Manuel Chang at the request of US authorities was confirmed this morning at Kempton Park magistrates court, Johannesburg. The court rejected the claim by his lawyers that the US request was not a formal extradition warrant, but only a request to arrest and hold him pending the issue of the extradition warrant. […]

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. […]

Egypt, which had made headline s for securing the hosting rights for the Africa Nations Cup 2019, was smiling again as its star forward, Mohamed Salah was voted as the African Footballer of the Year for the second successive year. Salah beat fellow nominees, Liverpool team mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at […]

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 […]

Zambians online have questioned the nature of a visit to South Africa by president Edgar Lungu, who is scheduled to meet his counterpart, president Cyril Ramapahosa and also undergo a routine health check-up. According to a press statement released by Lungu’s Special Assistant for Press and public Relations , Amos Chanda, the president will discuss […]

On duty at Nkwanta in the Volta Region, three police officials searched a Metro Mass vehicle, which was headed for Kpasa in the northern part of the Volta Region, and discovered guns and ammunition suspected to be heading towards Chereponi. The metro mass vehicle had the registration Number GR 4417 – 12. The weapons included in the […]

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has increased the monthly pensioners benefit by 11 per cent for this year. The increment was done in consultation with the National Pensions Regulatory Commission (NPRA) and in accordance with Section 80 of the National Pensions Act, 2008 (Act 766). In view of this, pensioners on the 2018 […]

John Dramani Mahama, former President and NDC flagbearer hopeful ahead of 2020 elections has debunked reports making rounds that he has promised SHS students monthly allowances and gari if he returns to power. Describing the report as “fake and a figment of the writer’s imagination,” John Mahama also denied ever being in the Volta region recently. According […]

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