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Africa:On Africa Day - Who Has Taken Up the Mantle of Pan-Africanism?
[allAfrica] Pan-Africanism -- the liberation of Africans through regional cohesion and solidarity -- has played a crucial role in shaping the continent's development.
05/24/2018 12:39 PM
Nigeria:Soldiers Accused of Raping Women Rescued From Boko Haram
[Premium Times] Amnesty International has accused Nigerian security forces of raping thousands of women and girls who escaped from the brutal rule of Boko Haram insurgents, and killing many people who refused to be moved from territories rescued from the insurgents.
05/24/2018 07:03 AM
Burkina Faso:Three Presumed Terrorists Killed in Ouagadougou Shootout
[RFI] Three suspected jihadists and a gendarme were killed on Tuesday in Burkina Faso's capital in a pre-dawn raid led by security forces on the suspects' house. Burkinabè officials say the militants were linked to an attack in March against the army headquarters and the French embassy in Ouagadougou.
05/24/2018 10:30 AM
Nigeria:'Buhari Must Wake Up' Bishops Say After Church Attack
[Deutsche Welle] Nationwide protests were held this week in Nigeria to mark the funeral of two priests and 17 church members in Benue State. The government must do more to protect the people, Nigeria's Catholic bishops say.
05/24/2018 05:36 AM
Nigeria:Trouble for Obasanjo As Govt Revisits Power Project
[Leadership] Abuja -There are indications that former President Olusegun Obasanjo may be in for serious trouble, as the federal government plans to begin a fresh probe of how $16billion earmarked for power projects during his administration was spent.
05/24/2018 05:26 AM
Nigeria:What You Can Do to Protect Yourself From Ebola
[Vanguard] With memories of the 2014 West African Ebola Virus Disease outbreak still relatively fresh, Nigerians should not take the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, lightly.
05/24/2018 05:18 AM
Nigeria:Niger Delta Militants Almost Crippled Nigeria in 2015 - Oil Minister
[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, on Wednesday indicated that but for the timely interventions of the government, first through back-channel consultations and then open dialogues with militants who resumed bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta in 2015, the country could have been crippled.
05/24/2018 05:16 AM
Nigeria:14.8 Million People Affected By Boko Haram - Govt
[Guardian] Nigeria said no fewer than 700 Boko Haram militants have signified their intention to surrender as it told the world the unprecedented humanitarian crisis triggered by the nine year old insurgency in the north east.
05/24/2018 05:12 AM
Nigeria:Buhari Yet to Receive Passed Budget 2018 - Minister
[Premium Times] One week after the 2018 budget was passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly, it is yet to be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.
05/24/2018 05:07 AM
Nigeria:Opposition Reports Buhari to ICC, UN Over Alleged Hate Speech
[Premium Times] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the United Nations (UN) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague to take judicial note of alleged hate speech by President Muhammadu Buhari.
05/24/2018 05:07 AM
West Africa:US Rejects UN Funding Proposal for Sahel Force
[Deutsche Welle] The five-country African force has been fighting jihadists in the dangerous Sahel region. But it has been dependent on donations from individual countries since it was set up with French backing in 2017.
05/24/2018 04:15 AM
Ghana/Kenya:Ghanaian Football Boss Who Mediated Wrangles in Kenyan Game Arrested
[Nairobi News] Embattled Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi was on Wednesday taken into custody by plainclothes policemen, in an operation reportedly ordered by the country's President Nana Akufo-Addo.
05/24/2018 12:56 PM
Nigeria:No 30,000 Migrants in Germany
[Vanguard] Nigeria has faulted claims that there were 30,000 of its citizens as illegal migrants in Germany who are awaiting repatriation.
05/24/2018 10:47 AM
Nigeria:Nigeria in Big Trouble As U.S.$8.9 Bn Fine Threatens Collapse of Economy
[Premium Times] Even as the Nigerian economy is struggling to maintain stability after managing a recovery last year from one of the worst recessions in its history, Nigeria appears to be sitting on a tinderbox that could wipe off a sizeable chunk of its foreign reserves, derail the 2018 budget and plunge the economy back into recession.
05/24/2018 08:39 AM
Mali:Football's Dashed Hopes - the Teenagers Sold a Premier League Lie
[Bhekisisa] They thought they were signing up for a dream but it turned out to be a trafficking nightmare.
05/24/2018 05:35 AM
Nigeria:Senate Makes Fresh Move to End Killings, Kidnappings
[Guardian] The Senate rose from a closed-door meeting with the nation's security chiefs and heads of paramilitary agencies, yesterday, directing them to submit special funding requests within two weeks.
05/24/2018 05:34 AM
Nigeria:World Fistula Day - 'Nigeria Accounts for 40% of Fistula Cases Worldwide'
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) about 50,000 to 100,000 women sustain obstetric fistula in the act of trying to bring forth new life annually while Nigeria accounts for 40 per cent of fistula cases worldwide; the Programme Director of Development Communications Network, Akin Jimoh has said.
05/24/2018 05:24 AM
Nigeria:Govt Has Addressed None of the Issues We Raised - #BBOG
[Daily Trust] The #BringBackOurGirls movement (BBOG) has said the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed none of the issues it raised about the efforts to return the remaining abducted Chibok schoolgirls, nor the challenge put by others to produce a proof-of-life video after their claim that our girls are still alive.
05/24/2018 05:23 AM
Nigeria:Govt Now Feeds Over 8.2M Pupils in 24 States
[This Day] Abuja -The federal government now feeds 8,260,984 pupils in 45,394 public primary schools in 24 states under its National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, the Presidency disclosed Wednesday.
05/24/2018 05:18 AM
Nigeria:'India Largest Importer of Nigeria's Crude Oil in 2017'
[Premium Times] India was the largest importer of Nigeria's crude oil in 2017, a report by the state oil firm, NNPC has shown.
05/24/2018 05:09 AM
Gambia:Court-Martial - Witness Says He Witnessed the Departure of Two Generals
[Foroyaa] Yundum, 16 May 2018: Captain Baboucar Ngom, the third prosecution witness (PW3) in the ongoing criminal trial of General Umpa Mendy and General Ansumana Tamba has told the Court-Martial that he witnessed the departure of the two accused persons with President Yahya Jammeh at the airport.
05/24/2018 02:47 PM
Gambia:Foni Bintang Karanai Seyfo Removed
[Foroyaa] Mr Alfusainey Jarju has been removed from his position of Seyfo of Foni Bintang Karanai.
05/24/2018 02:47 PM
Gambia:VP Assures Reforms to Guarantee Councils Full Autonomy
[Foroyaa] The Vice President of The Gambia, Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang assured the government's continuity in reform process to guarantee full autonomy to the Local Government Authorities.
05/24/2018 02:47 PM
Gambia:The Appointment and Removal of Chiefs - Will the Past Be Repeated?
[Foroyaa] Past and present experiences have confirmed that traditional rulers are not traditional rulers. They are subject to the supremacy of executive rulers who appoint and remove them at will.
05/24/2018 02:47 PM
Gambia:NIA 9 - Ebrima Jabang Alleges Torture At NIA
[Foroyaa] Ebrima Jabang of the United Democratic Party (UDP) on Wednesday the 15th May, 2018, has given testimony of how he and four others were tortured at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in the ongoing trial of nine former senior officials of NIA.
05/24/2018 02:47 PM
Cameroon:Accusations By U.S. Ambassador - Government Expresses Strong Disapproval
[Cameroon Tribune] Following is a press release signed by the Minister of External Relations.
05/24/2018 02:43 PM
Nigeria:Court Grants Shekarau, Wali Bail
[Premium Times] A Federal High Court in Kano has granted Ibrahim Shekarau, Aminu Wali, and Mansur Ahmed bail.
05/24/2018 12:19 PM
Nigeria:Court Declares Innoson Motors Chairman Wanted
[Vanguard] Justice Mojisola Dada of the special offences court sitting in Lagos, on Thursday declared the Chairman of Innoson Motors Nigeria Ltd, Innocent Chukwuma wanted over his failure to make an appearance in court for his arraignment for the fifth time.
05/24/2018 11:33 AM
Nigeria:Increased Taxes On alcoholic Beverages - NGO Coalition Takes Protest to NASS
[Vanguard] A coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) comprising of the Business Renaissance Group (BRG) and Sustained Development Collective (SDC) have called on the National Assembly to urgently intervene by reversing the planned increase in excise duty on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products by the Federal Government.
05/24/2018 11:16 AM
Cameroon:Promoting Peace and National Unity - Manyu Population Urged to Shun Violence
[Cameroon Tribune] Senator Tabe Tando at a reception organised in his honour in Yaounde last Saturday counseled his tribesmen to restraint from violence and revamp the Mamfe economy.
05/24/2018 11:10 AM