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Africa: Protests Mount Against CFA Currency
[Deutsche Welle] The CFA franc is facing growing opposition in parts of West and central Africa. Critics say the common currency has hampered the region's economic growth while France profits.
09/25/2017 06:40 AM
Nigeria: Bank Illegally Funnels Huge Cash to Fund 'Broke Federal Govt'
[Premium Times] A massive and clearly illegal multi-source funding of the federal government by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) could drag the Nigerian economy to its knees, experts familiar with domestic monetary conditions and current happenings at the CBN have warned.
09/25/2017 10:32 AM
Liberia: Don't Provoke Violence, Weah Warns
[NEWS] The Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has cautioned CDCians to refrain from acts that could provoke political violence during the ongoing campaign period in the country.
09/25/2017 09:03 AM
Nigeria: Senator, Other Nigerians Condemn NGO Regulatory Bill
[Premium Times] A serving senator of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Shehu Sani, has kicked against the Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO regulatory bill which is currently before the House of Representatives.
09/25/2017 05:04 AM
Nigeria: Era of Godfatherism Over in Govt Appointments - Minister
[Premium Times] The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that as far as federal government appointments to public offices and key positions are concerned, the era of "godfatherism" is over.
09/25/2017 05:03 AM
Ghana: High Dose Tramadol Floods Market
[Business Day] President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH), Pharm. Benjamin Kwame Botwe has warned against the high proliferation and abuse of high dose tramadol on the market.
09/25/2017 11:00 AM
Liberia: Presidential Transition Act Must Not Be Treated With Prejudice
[Observer] The Presidential Transition Act (PTA) submitted by President Ellen Johnson to the National Legislature has been welcomed with lashes and rejection.
09/25/2017 09:08 AM
Liberia: Cummings Receives Massive Support in Lofa
[Observer] With 15 days to the October 10 elections, the standard bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) Alexander B. Cummings continues to receive massive support from the county.
09/25/2017 09:06 AM
Gambia: President Barrow's Maiden Speech At the UN General Assembly
[Foroyaa] The recent political crisis that took place in my country created a new democratic beginning and the experience thought us useful lessons that Gambians will not easily forget. We learned that will power and national unity, decisive regional intervention as well undivided and clear support of the International Community, could produce positive outcomes. Also of importance was the coordinated International action inspired by our common values of solidarity, democracy respect for human rights and the rule of
09/25/2017 08:56 AM
Liberia: Bassa Locked Down for Brumskine
[New Dawn] The entire port city of Buchanan in Grand Bassa County vibrated in jubilation and celebration characterized by citizens singing and dancing as Presidential hopeful and standard bearer of the Liberty Party Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine and his campaign team arrived in the city over the weekend.
09/25/2017 08:51 AM
Mali: UN Secretary-General Condemns Killing of Peacekeepers in Mali
[UN News] Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned today's attack against a convoy of the United Nations mission in northern Mali that killed three Bangladeshi peacekeepers.
09/25/2017 08:48 AM
Mali: Three Peacekeepers Killed
[VOA] At least three U.N. peacekeepers were killed in Mali's troubled north, the U.N. mission to the country said Sunday.
09/25/2017 07:47 AM
Cameroon: Council Silences Journalists, Media Outlets
[VOA] Cameroon's National Communication Council, the government media regulator, has suspended 30 journalists or radio and TV programs for what it calls biased reporting.
09/25/2017 07:40 AM
Nigeria: Sacked Lawmakers Fail to Refund N61 Million to National Assembly
[Premium Times] Nigerian lawmakers recently sacked by the Supreme Court and asked to refund all salaries and allowances received thus far are expected to refund about N61 million cumulatively.
09/25/2017 06:28 AM
Nigeria: Chibok Boy Walks Again After Corrective Surgery in Dubai
[This Day] A six-year-old victim of the Boko Haram insurgency, Ali Ahmadu, has survived corrective surgery in Dubai after being in the Intensive Care Unit for 48 hours.
09/25/2017 05:24 AM
Nigeria: Govt Says Trial of Boko Haram Suspects to Start by October
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government says it is set to continue the trial of suspected terrorists in October.
09/25/2017 05:07 AM
Nigeria: Pressure On Nigeria As the World Turns Away From Oil
[Premium Times] It may assault sensibilities of some people to insinuate that Nigerians will have to drink their oceans of ?oil, as it may be unscientific to suggest that the resource will dry up soon. But the alarm bells are ringing loudly as the world increasingly turns away from oil.
09/25/2017 05:05 AM
Nigeria: Bayelsa Govt Seeks Probe of Pirate Attack On Oil Vessel Killing Three
[Premium Times] The Bayelsa Government on Sunday condemned the attack by pirates on an oil services vessel on Friday which left three crewmen including two security escorts dead in Ekebiri waterways in the state.
09/25/2017 11:38 AM
Cameroon: Handball Cup - TKC, Fap Lift Trophies
[Cameroon Tribune] Both teams retained their Cup of Cameroon trophies in the women and men's categories during the finals played in Yaounde last weekend.
09/25/2017 11:21 AM
Nigeria: Nigeria At 57 Is Sick, Confused - Cleric
[Vanguard] As Nigeria marks 57th anniversary of its independence, Archbishop of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion), Dr Olusina Fape says Nigeria at 57 is sick and confused because the leaders and the led are suffering from corruption and selfishness.
09/25/2017 11:16 AM
Africa: Nigeria to Top Media Entertainment Market
[CIO] Nigeria will be the world's fastest-growing Entertainment & Media (E&M) industry between 2017- 2021. In Africa, Nigeria still tops followed by Kenya, Ghana, and Tanzania.
09/25/2017 11:10 AM
Nigeria: Military Approach Against Separatists Stokes More Tension
[ISS] Nigeria's military has reacted heavy-handedly to a growing separatist swell in the south-east among organisations claiming to be the successors of the failed late-1960s Biafra secessionist movement. Last month the military embarked on 'Operation Python Dance', a show of force to try to quell the Biafra agitation.
09/25/2017 10:39 AM
Nigeria: Igho Sanomi's Foundation Visits Chibok Boy Ali Ahmadu After Successful Surgery
[Leadership] Boko Haram's child victim, Ali Ahmadu, has survived corrective surgery in Dubai after being in the Intensive Care Unit for 48 hours.
09/25/2017 10:33 AM
Nigeria: The Voice Nigeria Season 2 Winner Is...
[This Day] The die is cast. The Voice Nigeria season 2 has reached its climax. Tonight's episode will be a turning point for one of the eight contestants who entered the show few months ago. It's been an interesting journey for Syemca, Jahtell, J'Dess, Idyl, Chris Rio, Yimika, Ebube and Wow. Out of these eight, Jahtell was the only one that didn't went through the eviction tension. It will be interesting to find out how she will fare in tonight's show which will be only dependent on public votes. No doubt, she is a g
09/25/2017 10:16 AM
Nigeria: The Voice Nigeria Enters Grand Finale, Winner Takes Home Gs4 SUV
[This Day] There is heightening anticipation among the few contestants left as the hard-fought The Voice 2017 competition reaches its climax and the emergence of the winner of the star prize, a GAC GS4 premium car.
09/25/2017 10:15 AM
Nigeria: Idyl Emerges Winner of the Voice Nigeria Season 2
[Vanguard] After weeks of battling with other 48 contestants, Idyl has emerged the winner of the second season of The Voice Nigeria music reality show.
09/25/2017 09:56 AM
Liberia: Presidential Ballots Arrive
[Observer] NEC staff take receipt fo the boxes containing the presidential ballot papers, directly from the delivery aircraft at RIA
09/25/2017 09:07 AM
Nigeria: Fragile Nigeria Fracturing As Ethnic Eviction Deadline Nears
[CAJ News] Abuja -FEARS of a coup may have been allayed with the return of President Muhammadu Buhari after a lengthy absence due to ill health but the panic gripping delicate Nigeria has taken a new dimension as an ultimatum issued by the major ethnic group for other tribes to vacate some parts of the country approaches.
09/25/2017 09:04 AM
Nigeria: IPOB Agitation for Secession, Misplaced Priorities - Don
[Vanguard] Ilorin -Director, Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies (CPSS), University of Ilorin, Dr. Mahfouz Adedimeji, has said that the agitation for secession by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is misplacement of priorities.
09/25/2017 09:03 AM
Nigeria: Hate Speech - Why Buhari Can't Gag Nigerians On Social Media - Ex-NBA President
[Vanguard] Abuja -Former National President of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Joseph Daudu, SAN, has adduced reasons he said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration could not gag Nigerians from freely expressing themselves on the various social media platforms.
09/25/2017 09:00 AM