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Leave Matter For Matthias

“I saw something yesterday. I thought it was a joke.” “What happened?” “Nigerians and their sense of humour; we always manage to squeeze laughter out of every situation, no matter how sad.” “I don’t like the suspense. What is it?” “I attended a wedding engagement ceremony.” “And?” “When the groom’s family was presenting gifts to […]

Congo-Brazzaville: Congo Police Exchange Fire With ‘Militia’.

Congo-Brazzaville: Congo Police Exchange Fire With ‘Militia’.

Heavy and sporadic gunfire has been heard in the capital of the Republic of Congo as police fought with what one official described as militia fighters. The apparent fighting comes just weeks after President Denis Sassou N’Guesso’s re-election. The gunfire tapered off at times as it was heard to ring out in the southern Bacongo […]

Egypt’s Sisi names 10 ministers in cabinet reshuffle

Egypt’s Sisi names 10 ministers in cabinet reshuffle

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi named 10 new ministers, including the finance and investment portfolios, in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday meant to help revive an economy laid low by years of political turmoil and militant violence. Banking veteran Amr el-Garhy was appointed finance minister and Dalia Khorshid investment minister, a presidency statement said. Sisi also […]

Women’s Participation In Politics And Decision Making In Nigeria

It has been established that the development of any country requires the participation of both men and women.  There is global recognition that gender equality in political participation is a fundamental aspect of modern democratic governance. It is expected that both men and women should have equal rights and opportunities to participate fully in all […]

ANC Officials to Support Zuma As Gupta Revelations Shake SA

ANC Officials to Support Zuma As Gupta Revelations Shake SA

As the dominoes continue to fall, revealing more of the alleged influence the controversial Guptas have over government, several ANC sources have told News24 that they are still standing firm behind the family’s alleged ally President Jacob Zuma. Some ANC sources around the country told News24 on Thursday the party will show a united front […]

#FutureofAid by USAID Administrator Gayle Smith

#FutureofAid by USAID Administrator Gayle Smith

Good afternoon, everybody. I, too, want to thank AEI and Brookings for hosting us here today. I want to thank George and Dany specifically, and I’d also like to welcome members of the diplomatic corps and our representatives from embassies. I told you this at the State Department just last month: We really value your […]

Tanzania: Govt Urged to Punish Men Who Impregnate Schoolgirls

Tanzania: Govt Urged to Punish Men Who Impregnate Schoolgirls

Mwanza — Government has been urged to punish men who impregnate female students to serve as a deterrent to would be culprits. The appeal was made here Sunday by 17-year-old Julieth Mbalilaki, one of the 10 girls who excelled in last year’s Form IV examinations. Julieth is the first born of the Jones Mbalilaki family […]

The Made in Nigeria Campaign

The Made in Nigeria Campaign

There has been renewed talk lately about the need for Nigerians to patronize locally made goods, (someone should have added… and services!). Championed by Senator Ben Murray Bruce, and supported by the Senate President Bukola Saraki, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar and a large crowd of online campaigners, […]