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Final Farewell to UN’s Kofi Annan at Ghana State Funeral

Final Farewell to UN’s Kofi Annan at Ghana State Funeral

ACCRA — World dignitaries laid to rest former UN secretary general Kofi Annan in his native Ghana on Thursday, with calls to keep alive the legacy of a “stubborn optimist” to create a better, more peaceful world. His widow Nane Maria led hundreds of mourners, including world leaders past and present, traditional rulers and global […]

Why This 48-Year-Old Woman Salma Okonkwo Is Building Ghana’s Biggest Solar Farm

Why This 48-Year-Old Woman Salma Okonkwo Is Building Ghana’s Biggest Solar Farm

For more than a decade, one 48-year-old entrepreneur in Ghana has been quietly building up a multimillion-dollar oil and gas outfit called UBI Group. Salma Okonkwo is a rare woman to head up an energy company in Africa. “I don’t stop when the door is being shut. I find a way to make it work,” […]

Boko Haram Fuelled By Shrinking Lake Chad – UN Deputy Chief

Boko Haram Fuelled By Shrinking Lake Chad – UN Deputy Chief

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has attributed the Boko Haram terrorism in Northeast Nigeria largely to the drying up of the once thriving Lake Chad, which provided millions with livelihood. Ms Mohammed stated this in Stockholm in her remarks to the opening plenary of 2018 World Water Week with theme: ‘Water, Ecosystems and Human Development, […]

Cameroon 2018 Elections – Relocation of Polling Stations Afoot

Cameroon 2018 Elections – Relocation of Polling Stations Afoot

Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) and the administrative authorities are working on measures to ensure that the October 7 election takes place in the socio-political crisis-ridden North West and South West Regions. The special security meeting that took place at the Ministry of Defence on August 13, 2018 on the high instructions of the Head of State […]

Sira Labs’ Django Bathily On Building a Network of Incubators Across Francophone Africa to Address Market Scaling Problems for Start-Ups – First Up Burkina Faso and Senegal

Sira Labs’ Django Bathily On Building a Network of Incubators Across Francophone Africa to Address Market Scaling Problems for Start-Ups – First Up Burkina Faso and Senegal

There’s no easy way to break out of a small country market but it’s essential for a start-up to find growth. Francophone Africa is almost completely a mosaic of small country markets. Russell Southwood talks to Django Bathily, Founder, Sira Labs about how he’s creating an incubator network to chase just this type of growth. […]

‘Trash is Gold’ As Benin Community Turns Waste Into Biogas

‘Trash is Gold’ As Benin Community Turns Waste Into Biogas

Benin — Garbage has never smelled so sweet for a small village in southern Benin since it opened a pilot waste treatment centre to turn household rubbish into gas – and cash. “Our trash has become gold. We no longer throw it into the bush. We use it to make money,” beams Alphonse Ago, who […]

Buhari to Trump – I’m Fit, Sprightly and Not Lifeless

Buhari to Trump – I’m Fit, Sprightly and Not Lifeless

President Muhammadu Buhari has fired back at the United States President, Donald Trump over alleged claims by the American leader referring to the Nigerian president as “lifeless”. The reaction which came through the Buhari Media Organisation BMO was in response to Monday’s report by the Financial Times that the American President had made disrespectful comments […]

Election Violence Fears in Anglophone Cameroon

Election Violence Fears in Anglophone Cameroon

Approaching national elections in Cameroon are feared to further destabilise the Anglophone regions of the Central African country, which have been in a state of crisis for months. Due to be held in October, the elections have already met stiff, hard-line resistance from separatist leaders in the area, denouncing their legitimacy and banning local populations […]

“I Never Want To Meet Someone So Lifeless Again” – Trump told White House Aides after Meeting With Buhari

“I Never Want To Meet Someone So Lifeless Again” – Trump told White House Aides after Meeting With Buhari

Donald Trump said he “never wants to meet someone as lifeless” as Nigeria’s Muhamadu Buhari again in a conversation with white house aides after he had a meeting with the Nigerian leader in April according to a recent report by the Financial Times. According to the report, three persons privy to the conversation confirmed to […]

The Danger of a Better-Behaved Boko Haram

The Danger of a Better-Behaved Boko Haram

Abuja — Boko Haram, the Nigerian jihadist group infamous for its bombings and abductions, is undergoing something of a makeover. A key faction that has the backing of so-called Islamic State has renounced its old blood-soaked ways and is trying instead to win hearts and minds in a new strategic twist to a nine-year insurgency […]

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