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How Social Media and Human Nature Have Spawned Hoaxes and Hate-Mongering

How Social Media and Human Nature Have Spawned Hoaxes and Hate-Mongering

The internet held the promise of an interconnected global village that facilitated cooperation and dialogue through authentic information sharing. But the interaction between our inherent human tendencies and social media platforms has produced an epidemic of misinformation, hoaxes and hate-mongering that threatens this vision. Social media is increasingly influencing the way we consume news. Research […]

State visit to the People’s Republic of China by His Excellency Ali BONGO, President of the Gabonese Republic

State visit to the People’s Republic of China by His Excellency Ali BONGO, President of the Gabonese Republic

The President of the Gabonese Republic, His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba, has completed a state visit to the People’s Republic of China, from 6 to 9 December 2016, at the invitation of the Chinese President, His Excellency Xi Jinping. During the trip – Mr Bongo Ondimba’s first outside of Africa following his reelection and also […]

Is Freedom Stirring in Banjul?

Is Freedom Stirring in Banjul?

“We are ready for change!” These were the words of the taxi driver who picked me up from the airport in Gambia. We had just passed a huge billboard bearing the image of President Yahya Jammeh, and when I asked the driver about his political views I had expected the caution that is typical in […]

Time to go: Open Letter to President Mugabe

Time to go: Open Letter to President Mugabe

It is with a heavy heart and a trampled soul that i write this letter to you Mr President. Our beloved country that you have presided over the last 36 years was once the breadbasket of Africa but has declined to become the laughing stock of the world. Your very own fellows from the hard […]

Uk Government warned “endgame” underway in Zimbabwe – Robert Mugabe on his deathbed

Uk Government warned “endgame” underway in Zimbabwe – Robert Mugabe on his deathbed

LORD Peter Mandelson has warned the UK Government that an “endgame” was underway in Zimbabwe giving two examples of how the “crisis” will play out. Mr Mandelson, the chair of Lazard International investment bank, told British civil servants the Zimbabwean dictator is preparing an “endgame” for the country, suggesting he believes he is close to […]

South African Jay Caboz wins GE Energy & Infrastructure Award at CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards 2016

South African Jay Caboz wins GE Energy & Infrastructure Award at CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards 2016

Jay Caboz, from South Africa, has been awarded the GE Energy & Infrastructure Award, presented by Thomas Konditi, President and CEO GE Transportation Africa & GE South Africa, at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Awards ceremony. Caboz, a writer for Forbes Africa, in South Africa, won for his piece ‘40 Years of Mozambique […]

Wife ‘belongs in the kitchen’ says Nigeria’s President Buhari

Wife ‘belongs in the kitchen’ says Nigeria’s President Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday dismissed criticism voiced by his wife Aisha Buhari in a BBC interview, saying she belonged in the kitchen and he had “superior knowledge” about running a government. “I don’t know exactly what party my wife belongs to. Actually she belongs in the kitchen, the living room and the other […]

Journalists in Bomet County Hold Demo Over Harassment, Call for Probe

Journalists in Bomet County Hold Demo Over Harassment, Call for Probe

Journalists in Bomet County took to the streets on Saturday to protest against the recent killing and harassment of their colleagues. The protest paralysed business in Bomet as the journalists, drawn from the various media houses in the region, called for the arrest of those behind the misdeeds. The protest comes in the wake of […]

Proof that Certified Fools Can Be Professors

Proof that Certified Fools Can Be Professors

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CNN Is Launching A Multi Platform Operation in Nigeria

CNN Is Launching A Multi Platform Operation in Nigeria

CNN is establishing a multi-platform operation in Lagos, Nigeria. Launching specifically in Lagos, the operation is designed to increase news coverage of Africa and give the network a strong digital presence on the continent. According to Deborah Rayner, an SVP for news gathering at CNN International, Nigerian native Stephanie Busari will lead the operation. “This […]

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