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Saudi Arabia’s New $100bn Investments in India threaten Nigeria’s Oil Export

Determined to further expand into refining and petrochemicals, Saudi Arabia plans to invest up to $100…

Namibia Finance Ministry Moves to Cut Down on Salaries for Government Workers

THE Ministry of Finance has requested all executive directors to submit salary structures with grades per…

India-Pakistan tensions escalate with airstrikes across Kashmir border

India has carried out aerial bombing over the disputed border in Kashmir for the first time…

Senegal’s Sall Takes Strong Lead in Partial Vote Results

Senegalese President Macky Sall took the lead in Sunday’s presidential vote, according to the preliminary results…

Main Opposition Party in Zimbabwe Makes Demand For Rotating Presidency

ZIMBABWE’S main opposition is demanding that the presidency be shared on a rotational basis among the…

U.S. Airstrike Kills 35 Al-Shabaab Suspects in Somalia

“Precision strikes” killed 35 al-Shabab fighters as the group was attempting to “mass their forces” in…

New Report Shows Botswana Elephant Population is in Huge Decline

The results of the recent and most extensive elephant population survey of Botswana estimates the country’s…

ICJ Weighs Into Chagos Islands Dispute Between Britain and Mauritius

Will Britain eventually give up control of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius? Will the Chagosians one…

South Africa funeral firm to sue pastor for ‘resurrection stunt’

A group of funeral directors in South Africa say they will sue a self-styled prophet who…

Breaking: Algeria’s Bouteflika to submit re-election papers March 3 -campaign manager

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will submit his official application to seek re-election on March 3, his…

Nigeria’s Buhari stretches lead in presidential election

Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday extended his lead in Nigeria’s presidential election as more results were announced…

Ethiopian Airlines Will Run an All-Female Flight to Oslo on International Women’s Day

On the 8th of March 2019, Ethiopian Airlines will operate an all-female functioned flight, from Addis…

Gabon president makes second return from Rabat medical convalescence

Gabon President Ali Bongo returned to his country late on Sunday for the second time since…

Director of WHO Pleads For $148 Million Funding to Tackle Ebola in DRC

Gains made in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo…

How Africa Loses Billions Due To High Cost Of Remittances

Global remittance is big business. Remittances are sums sent home by migrant workers. Numerous studies have…

How Rwanda is Becoming an African Tech Powerhouse

When most people think about Rwanda, what immediately comes to mind is genocide. Yes, in 1994,…

Why The NBA is Launching An African Basketball League

Basketball is a thriving sport in Africa, but not as popular as football though. However all…

How INEC Risked the Lives of NYSC Corps Members By Postponing the 2019 Elections

The postponement of Nigeria’s elections is a huge blow to the country’s optimism and democracy presently.…