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Kofi Annan – a Complicated Legacy of Impressive Achievements, and Some Profound Failures

Kofi Annan – a Complicated Legacy of Impressive Achievements, and Some Profound Failures

Kofi Annan (80) was an important historical figure who played a critical role in many key events of the 1990s and 2000s. His death is therefore an opportunity to both celebrate his life and to begin honestly assessing his contributions to the world. The Ghanaian diplomat’s legacy is complicated. He served as both head of […]

I Feel Good, Says Buhari, Vows to Work Harder to Jail Looters

I Feel Good, Says Buhari, Vows to Work Harder to Jail Looters

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday threatened to work harder to ensure that all who looted the nation’s treasury are jailed. Buhari issued the threat while answering questions from journalists after disembarking from the presidential jet at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. “I will work hard the more to ensure that all those who stole the […]

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dead at 80

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dead at 80

Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at age 80, his foundation confirmed Saturday. Annan, who was born in Ghana in 1938, served as the seventh UN Secretary-General, from 1997 to 2006, and was the first to rise from within the ranks of the United Nations staff. He had been […]

Mali President Wins Presidential Runoff Vote in Lanslide

Mali President Wins Presidential Runoff Vote in Lanslide

Incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali has won a landslide victory in the West African nation’s presidential runoff election. Official results announced Thursday reveled Keita won 67 percent of the vote from Sunday’s second round, soundly beating challenger and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. Turnout in the runoff vote was an abysmally low 34 percent, […]

I’m Considering Running for President, Saraki Says

I’m Considering Running for President, Saraki Says

The number of aspirants seeking to get the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to rise as Senate President Bukola Saraki said he is considering running against President Muhammadu Buhari. Saraki, who is in a faceoff with the All Progressives Congress (APC) after defecting to the PDP, gave the indication in an […]

Ebola Outbreak in Eastern DR Congo Potentially More Dangerous Than West African Epidemic

Ebola Outbreak in Eastern DR Congo Potentially More Dangerous Than West African Epidemic

World Health Organization chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the raging conflict in North Kivu makes the Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo more dangerous than the historic 2014-2015 epidemic in West Africa. More than 11,000 people died from the Ebola virus by the time it was contained in 2016. WHO Director-General Tedros returned Sunday from […]

Mali opposition leader rejects election result as counting underway

Mali opposition leader rejects election result as counting underway

Malian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, violence and low turnout, calling on the population “to rise up.” Ballot counting was underway on Monday across the vast West African country after the vote Sunday saw one poll worker killed and […]

Two Million Nigerians To Get Collateral-Free Loans From Govt

Two Million Nigerians To Get Collateral-Free Loans From Govt

In a determined bid to further enlarge its financial inclusion agenda for all Nigerians regardless of social class and economic status, the Muhammadu Buhari administration has launched a new initiative under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP). The initiative, called the Trader Moni, will empower two million petty traders between now and the end […]

Nigeria Orders Overhaul of Notorious Anti-Robbery Unit

Nigeria Orders Overhaul of Notorious Anti-Robbery Unit

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris to immediately overhaul the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The security outfit has been widely accused of highhandedness and extra-judicial killings. It was the subject of #EndSARS, an intense online campaign that called for its dissolution and morphed […]

Trekking With ‘Ambazonia Defense Forces’ – Inside a Separatist War

Trekking With ‘Ambazonia Defense Forces’ – Inside a Separatist War

Emmanuel Freudenthal is the first journalist to spend time with an anglophone armed group, trekking for a week with them in the sun and rain, across rivers and up steep hills, through dark rainforests and fields of giant grass. In this two-part series, he explores the make-up and motivation of the Ambazonia Defense Forces, and […]

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