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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 […]

Sudan President Pardons, Frees Rights Activist – Family

Sudan President Pardons, Frees Rights Activist – Family

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has pardoned and released a prominent human rights activists who had been jailed since last year on spying and other charges, his family said. The release of Mudawi Ibrahim Adam came after a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump’s aid administrator to Sudan and before an October deadline when the administration […]

Explain Your Results, Beaten Angola Party Head Tells Electoral Commission

Explain Your Results, Beaten Angola Party Head Tells Electoral Commission

The leader of Angola’s main opposition party called on the country’s electoral commission on Saturday to explain how it compiled provisional election results giving the ruling MPLA party a landslide victory. Isaias Samakuva said his UNITA party, which has rejected the published results of Wednesday’s national ballot, was conducting a parallel count using polling station […]

Jittery Kenyans Vote In Odinga’s Last Bid For Presidency

Jittery Kenyans Vote In Odinga’s Last Bid For Presidency

Millions of people go to the polls in Kenya on Tuesday amid fears that the latest electoral clash between its foremost political dynasties could once again descend into violence. President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, the businessman son of Kenya’s first president, is running for the second time against arch rival Raila Odinga, a 72-year-old former political […]

Mozambique President Meets With Opposition Leader Ahead of Vote

Mozambique President Meets With Opposition Leader Ahead of Vote

Mozambique’s president, Filipe Nyusi, met with the leader of the main opposition party, Afonso Dhlakama, in the Gorongosa forest where Dhlakama has been in hiding. “The two leaders discussed and agreed on the next steps in the peace process, which they hope to be completed by the end of the year,” according to a press statement […]

Rwanda’s Kagame Wins Third Presidential Term By A Landslide

Rwanda’s Kagame Wins Third Presidential Term By A Landslide

Incumbent leader Paul Kagame swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda’s presidential election, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power, final results showed on Saturday. Kagame has won international praise for presiding over a peaceful and rapid economic recovery in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide, when an estimated 800,000 […]

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