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Mugabe Could Be Impeached If He Doesn’t Resign

Mugabe Could Be Impeached If He Doesn’t Resign

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe could be impeached if he doesn’t bow to pressure to resign, according to four officials close to mediation efforts aimed at ending a political standoff in the southern African nation. The military placed the Mugabe, 93, under house arrest on Wednesday and detained top officials who’d backed his wife, Grace, to […]

Africa Must Engage Its Women In Decision Making Process

Africa Must Engage Its Women In Decision Making Process

An African Union Gender and Development Initiative for Africa (GADIA), under the auspices of Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been launched in Accra. The Flagship program, which is structured around two Pillars “Developing Women’s Economic Empowerment through the Private sector and Increasing Women’s Political Participation is an agenda of the Government of Ghana […]

EU Injects $7m Into Agricultural Sector In Zimbabwe

EU Injects $7m Into Agricultural Sector In Zimbabwe

The European Union (EU) has injected $7 million towards the revitalization of the country’s agricultural sector whose yields have been declining since the turn of the millennium. Since 2000 when President Robert Mugabe’s administration embarked on the land reform programme which saw the violent seizure of farms from white commercial farmers without compensation, Zimbabwe’s food […]

At Least 17 Killed In Cameroon Anglophone Unrest

At Least 17 Killed In Cameroon Anglophone Unrest

At least 17 people were killed over the weekend in clashes linked to a symbolic declaration of independence by Cameroon’s anglophone minority, sources said on Monday. Amnesty International said “at least” 17 people were killed by security forces in the country’s two English-speaking regions, a figure that concurred with a toll given by official sources, […]

The Funding Space Event Explores Opportunities For Women

The Funding Space Event Explores  Opportunities For Women

It was a special time for women entrepreneurs, social activists, Non-governmental organizations, social entrepreneurs and creatives as they were all under one roof and were informed, educated and networked with potential financiers. This event was organized by Afrigrant Institution, an organization that deals with the monetary aspect of ideas. They are known as the grantors […]

South African Minister Calls For ANC To Discipline Zuma

South African Minister Calls For ANC To Discipline Zuma

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress should discipline President Jacob Zuma for bringing the party into disrepute, housing minister and presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu said on Friday. Sisulu’s comments are the latest swipe taken at Zuma by former allies as the ANC fractures ahead of an elective conference in December where a new party leader […]

Emerging Women Tech Leaders Heading To Silicon Valley

Emerging Women Tech Leaders Heading To Silicon Valley

 SOME 100 female emerging technology leaders from 20 countries are to undergo a five-week mentoring and professional development programme in the United States. The project will provide them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities. Google, Twitter and the Chan Zuckerburg Biohub […]

Rant Of The Day – This ‘Greetings’ Thing

Rant Of The Day – This ‘Greetings’ Thing

You are welcome to the rant column.  As Africans, we have our cultural beliefs which we believe has made us unique from other parts of the world. Then, as a Nigerian too, we have our beliefs, our way of life which can also be called our template. I am proud of what we have been […]

UN Issues Fresh Aid Appeal To Help Starving Kenyans

UN Issues Fresh Aid Appeal To Help Starving Kenyans

The United Nations issued a fresh appeal for $106 million (Sh10 billion) to help for Kenyans threatened with starvation. Nearly 370,000 children in parts of the country hardest hit by drought now require urgent treatment for acute malnutrition, the UN humanitarian agency said Thursday. “In the worst-affected countries, like Turkana South, the acute malnutrition rate […]

President Buhari Chairs First Cabinet Meeting Since Return From Medical Leave

President Buhari Chairs First Cabinet Meeting Since Return From Medical Leave

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday chaired his first cabinet meeting since returning from sick leave in Britain this month. Buhari returned to Nigeria on Aug. 19 after more than three months in London for treatment for an undisclosed ailment. Last week he cancelled a cabinet meeting, raising concerns that the president, criticised for inertia […]

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