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LOUD WHISPERS: MEGXIT Blues

LOUD WHISPERS: MEGXIT Blues

THE DUCHESS She inhaled the crisp, fresh air as she held baby Archie close to her chest and guided the two dogs on a walk. As she tried to keep her balance while she negotiated her walking path, she could hear the footsteps of the protection officers behind her. She thought of the events of […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

India’s Republic Day Celebrations Marked With Protests, Blasts

India’s Republic Day Celebrations Marked With Protests, Blasts

Hundreds of thousands of Indians protested across the country on Sunday against a citizenship bill that many fear is discriminatory against the minority Muslim community. The protests, which began last month, gathered fresh momentum as India celebrated Republic Day, in commemoration of the day the Indian constitution came into effect. In the southern state of […]

Dangote Foundation Empowers 34,000 Women In Katsina

Dangote Foundation Empowers 34,000 Women In Katsina

THE Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has empowered no fewer than 34,000 vulnerable women from all the 34 local governments in Katsina State from an N10 billion micro-grant set aside for disadvantaged women across the country. The money is set aside to empower the women economically either to start or boost their businesses. Speaking at the […]

BasketBall Legend Kobe Byrant Dies In Helicopter Crash Alongside His Daughter, 5 Others

BasketBall Legend Kobe Byrant Dies In Helicopter Crash Alongside His Daughter, 5 Others

Nine people died in the helicopter crash that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant — including his daughter, Gianna, and her basketball teammate. While police have not released the names of the people on board, family members of some victims have confirmed their loved ones’ deaths. Here are the emerging names and faces: John Altobelli speaking to […]

Kenya Could Lose U.S.$30 Million U.S. Funding Over Graft

Kenya Could Lose U.S.$30 Million U.S. Funding Over Graft

Kenya’s persistent corruption blot may hinder its early access to a US multimillion-dollar development programme. Nairobi is ranked 137 out of 180 countries on the latest Corruption Perceptions Index published by global watchdog Transparency International, indicating that despite the latest push to combat the vice, the war is far from being won With prevalent bribery […]

Catholic Church To Build Cathedral At 1930 Prison In Rwanda

Catholic Church To Build Cathedral At 1930 Prison In Rwanda

After years of speculation about what next for the premises formerly occupied by Nyarugenge Prison, popularly known as ‘1930’ the expansive prime property is set to accommodate what could be the country’s biggest Catholic cathedral. Located in Kigali’s Central Business District, the facility is one of the oldest buildings in Kigali and among the oldest […]

British Prime Minister, African Leaders Urge Investors To Accelerate Economic Role On the Continent

British Prime Minister, African Leaders Urge Investors To Accelerate Economic Role On the Continent

UK companies must leap at the chance to deepen economic ties with Africa, a continent with unmatched investment opportunities, several African leaders said at a high-level panel. At an oversubscribed opening ceremony for the 2020 UK-Africa Investment Summit, Monday, attended by dignitaries and delegates from 16 African countries, including President El Sisi of Egypt, British […]

Rwanda To Scrap Visa Fees For Over 90 Countries

Rwanda To Scrap Visa Fees For Over 90 Countries

Rwanda is considering scrapping visa fees for citizens of the Commonwealth, as well as the African Union and La Francophonie member countries, President Paul Kagame has announced. President Paul Kagame made the announcement yesterday at the International School for Government at King’s College in London, while speaking about Rwanda’s transformation journey. The conversation was moderated […]

High-Profile El Salvador Femicide Case Exposes Deadly Gender Violence

High-Profile El Salvador Femicide Case Exposes Deadly Gender Violence

A Salvadoran man accused of murdering his girlfriend faces a possible 50 years in prison if convicted in a closely watched trial that started this week highlighting the widespread violence women face in the Central American nation. The killing of journalist Karla Turcios, whose beaten body was found dumped on a roadside in 2018, made […]

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