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Hon. Joshua N. Osih: Biya Should Step Down Immediately

Hon. Joshua N. Osih: Biya Should Step Down Immediately

The Social Democratic Front (SDF) for the Republic of Cameroon strongly condemns curfews, restrictions on movement of the population and all forms of violence perpetrated by the Government in the South-West and North-West regions of the country. Cameroon is now at a crossroads. President Biya’s inadequate response to the Anglophone crisis has only aggravated the […]

Africa’s largest economy, adopts 3 word addresses

Africa’s largest economy, adopts 3 word addresses

Nigeria’s postal service, NIPOST, has just announced its adoption of the innovative global addressing system what3words (www.what3words.com). Nigeria is the seventh country to adopt what3words, and the third in Africa. The system is already being used for mail deliveries in Mongolia, Sint Maarten, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Tonga and Solomon Islands. Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy […]

Somali Traders Turn to Ethiopian Currency

Somali Traders Turn to Ethiopian Currency

Traders and consumers in Galmudug have introduced transaction using the Ethiopian Birr. Residents of Dhusamareb confirmed to Radio Dalsan that following the flooding of fake Somali Shillin in the market traders have opted to instead use the Ethiopian currency. Most of the areas where the Birr is used as the mode of exchange are under […]

Sudan Reacts to U.S. Sanctions Decision

Sudan Reacts to U.S. Sanctions Decision

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir is freezing all negotiations with the United States following President Donald Trump’s postponing of a final decision on whether to permanently lift economic sanctions against Sudan for another three months, state media reported. “President of the republic Omar al-Bashir issued a presidential decree ordering the suspension of the committee that was […]

American Who Allegedly Scammed Three Nigerians of $565,000 Gets Bail

American Who Allegedly Scammed Three Nigerians of $565,000 Gets Bail

An American, Marco Ramirez, who allegedly defrauded three Nigerians of 565,000 dollars in an American Green Card scam, was granted bail on Monday. Ramirez was granted bail in the sum of $250,000 by an Ikeja High Court. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ramirez was earlier remanded in Kirikiri Prisons, after his arraignment […]

Mixed Reaction to Marijuana Legalization Proposal in Zimbabwe

Mixed Reaction to Marijuana Legalization Proposal in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans on Monday expressed both shock and surprise over government revelations it could soon partner a group of Canadian firms to produce marijuana or mbanje ostensibly for medical purposes. The revelations were reportedly made by Investment Promotion Minister Obert Mpofu at a recent Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting in Victoria Falls. Mpofu […]

The Real Problem Behind South Africa’s Refusal to Arrest Al-Bashir

The Real Problem Behind South Africa’s Refusal to Arrest Al-Bashir

Last week the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that South Africa erred in its decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during his controversial visit to the country in 2015. Two South African courts had come to the same conclusion, and so the decision of the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber II on […]

The Trial Of One Of Africa’s Most Corrupt Politicians Shows That Fighting Graft Is Global

The Trial Of One Of Africa’s Most Corrupt Politicians Shows That Fighting Graft Is Global

For the past three weeks, in a crowded and sweltering Paris courtroom, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea has been on trial over allegations that he laundered tens of millions of dollars in France. Prosecutors allege that Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, known by the nickname “Teodorin,” earned around $80,000 per year as agriculture minister during the period […]

The EU Upholds Sanctions Against Bujumbura

The EU Upholds Sanctions Against Bujumbura

Members of the European Union parliament voted to keep sanctions on the Government of Burundi. They say human right violations persist. The Government of Burundi accuses the EU of being partial. On 6 July, EU parliamentarians adopted a resolution on Burundi in which they uphold the decision of the European Union to suspend financial aid […]

292 on trial for attempting to kill Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

292 on trial for attempting to kill Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Some 292 people have been referred for trial in a military court in Egypt accused of attempting to assassinate President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, judicial sources revealed yesterday. Head of the defence team, Islam Salama Islam Salama said in a statement yesterday: “The military authorities today referred 292 to military courts, and stopped the renewal of […]

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