South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

By Brent Swails and Jack Guy, CNN Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) South African authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe, wife of deposed Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, over the alleged assault of a South African model in August 2017.The arrest warrant was issued last Thursday, South African Police Services spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo told CNN on Wednesday.” I can confirm that a warrant … Continue reading South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

Gunmen storm foreign ministry in Tripoli

By Nada Bashir, CNN (CNN) Gunmen armed with machine guns stormed the foreign ministry of Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing three people who worked there, a spokesperson for the UN-backed Government of National Accord told CNN.One of the victims was a high-ranking official, the spokesperson added. 10 others were injured, according to the Health Ministry.Three gunmen died in the attack that … Continue reading Gunmen storm foreign ministry in Tripoli

Zimbabwe’s scaled-back Christmas celebrations

Most Zimbabweans have been unable to afford Christmas treats because of soaring inflation, writes the BBC’s Shingai Nyoka from the capital, Harare. Two women with large trolleys had come prepared to stock up for the holiday season, but they looked at each other in dismay. “What kind of a party are we going to have?” one asked the other. They were staring at a notice … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s scaled-back Christmas celebrations

Sudan protests: Police fire tear gas at football fans

Police in Sudan have fired tear gas at football fans demanding an end to President Omar al-Bashir’s rule as protests spread across the country. Police in Sudan have fired tear gas at football fans demanding an end to President Omar al-Bashir’s rule as protests spread across the country. Hundreds of demonstrators blocked a road near a football stadium in the capital, Khartoum, on Sunday before … Continue reading Sudan protests: Police fire tear gas at football fans

The Current Situation in Nigeria

A USIP Fact Sheet President Buhari’s 2015 election saw the country’s first peaceful transfer of power to an opposition candidate. Elections raised hopes that some of Nigeria’s most pressing problems—including weak governance, corruption, the Boko Haram insurgency, and persistent intercommunal conflicts—could soon be under control. Despite President Buhari’s vision for reform, the country’s security challenges are surging as the factors that fuel violent conflicts remain … Continue reading The Current Situation in Nigeria

The Risk of Election Violence in Nigeria is Not Where You Think

Containing violence at the state level will be key to a peaceful election Wednesday, December 5, 2018 / BY: Oge Onubogu ; Idayat Hassan Nigeria’s political parties are in full campaign mode ahead of national and state-level elections early next year, and unfortunately signs are emerging that election-related violence is a real possibility. It’s not too late, however, for Nigerians and the international community to take steps to reduce … Continue reading The Risk of Election Violence in Nigeria is Not Where You Think

Buhari Presidency plotting to plunge the 2019 elections into a needless controversy – PDP /PPCO

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday declined signing the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018 into law, saying that it was capable of derailing preparations for 2019 polls. It was the fourth time he would reject the bill as previous rejections were based on observed errors. The President said he did not want to impose on the country the electoral uncertainty his assent might cause. He said that changing … Continue reading Buhari Presidency plotting to plunge the 2019 elections into a needless controversy – PDP /PPCO

Okorocha hits Oshiomhole for abusing Obasanjo

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has criticised the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, for allegedly abusing former President Olusegun Obasanjo and some All Progressives Congress governors. He, however, said the affected APC governors, rather than take issue with the chairman, had decided to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to caution… The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has criticised the National Chairman … Continue reading Okorocha hits Oshiomhole for abusing Obasanjo

Negotiating new Leadership for Nigeria

Leadership have been identified as a service which combine all human and nonhuman resources nurturing them to produce real and measurable results in any organisation or society. Any society without leaders with inherent ability to manage people and resources properly always fail. The failure of the Nigerian society is regtetable given inherent human reaources and immeasurable minerals deposits. The paucity of able men to steer … Continue reading Negotiating new Leadership for Nigeria

Nigeria: And the herdsmen killings contines

Central Nigeria have witnessed persistent attacks and killing from marauding herdsmen without any hope of restraints from the state security on the restless herdsmen. Plateau Reportedly witnessed a major attack during the weekend with over aa hundred mortality. Its condemnable and cannot be allowed to countinue. The whole country should u it talking about it, its time we all stand nad take action on stopping … Continue reading Nigeria: And the herdsmen killings contines

KAICIID BOARD CALLS FOR SOLIDARITY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND AMONG NIGERIAN CITIZENS TO RESIST HATRED DRIVEN BY MALICIOUS ACTS

KAICIID Board Calls for Solidarity in Central African Republic and among Nigerian Citizens to Resist Hatred Driven by Malicious Acts KAICIID’s Interreligious Board of Directors, composed of religious leaders from five major world religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism) issued the following statement following a series of violent attacks on 1 May 2018 in Bangui, Central African Republic, and in Mubi, Nigeria. In these attacks, … Continue reading KAICIID BOARD CALLS FOR SOLIDARITY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND AMONG NIGERIAN CITIZENS TO RESIST HATRED DRIVEN BY MALICIOUS ACTS

CAUGHT OFF-GUARD: The latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has left 17 dead- African Quartz

The Democratic Republic Congo is facing the familiar challenge of containing yet another Ebola outbreak. Since confirming the outbreak on Tuesday (May 8), DR Congo’s health ministry now says 17 people have died in Bikoro, a town in the northwest Equateur province. It’s the ninth Ebola outbreak in DR Congo since the virus which causes hemorrhagic fever was discovered in the country in 1976. The … Continue reading CAUGHT OFF-GUARD: The latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has left 17 dead- African Quartz

DIVIDED COUNTRY: All the charts that show South Africa’s inequality is only getting worse – Quartz Africa

South Africa often feels two different countries chaffing up against each other—one for the rich and one for the poor. This separation was legislated under apartheid, but post-apartheid South Africa has struggled to bridge the divide. Today, the disparity in education, skills and income continues. Two recently released World Bank reports further show that the gap is not only widening, it is intergenerational. The circumstances … Continue reading DIVIDED COUNTRY: All the charts that show South Africa’s inequality is only getting worse – Quartz Africa

6 charged after drugs and guns seized in Simcoe County investigation — Toronto Sun

  BARRIE —Provincial police say several central Ontario residents are facing numerous charges following a three-month investigation into drugs dealing in Simcoe County area. They say Project Blackbird began in September and involved provincial police and Barrie police. Officers executing search warrants earlier this week seized drugs — including cocaine, fentanyl, heroin and marijuana — as well as two handguns, cash and a car. Six people — two … Continue reading 6 charged after drugs and guns seized in Simcoe County investigation — Toronto Sun

Libyan commander declares ‘zero hour’ for campaign to take city — peoples trust toronto

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J May 7, 2018 By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar announced the start of military operations to “liberate” Derna on Monday after his forces clashed with rivals on the outskirts of the eastern city. “Zero hour for the liberation of Derna has struck. Our army forces are now targeting their […] via Libyan commander declares ‘zero hour’ for campaign to take … Continue reading Libyan commander declares ‘zero hour’ for campaign to take city — peoples trust toronto

Nigeria: Boko Haram Has Massacred over 2,000 Teachers, Destroyed 1,000 Schools

Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images by Edwin Mora3 May 20189 The Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko Haram, a name that translates to “Western education is a sin,” has killed 100,000 people since it began waging its insurgency in 2009, including 2,295 teachers and hundreds of students in the northeastern part of the country alone, officials from the African nation revealed this week. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari believes Boko … Continue reading Nigeria: Boko Haram Has Massacred over 2,000 Teachers, Destroyed 1,000 Schools

Beyond Boko Haram – James H. Barnett

Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Muhammadu Buhari and Donald Trump (above) held a joint press conference at the White House on April 2018. America’s biggest partner in Africa faces a host of internal crises—and its approach to security only makes matters worse. I once asked a Nigerian taxi driver in a moment of cheap, Tom Friedman-esque curiosity what he wished Americans knew about his … Continue reading Beyond Boko Haram – James H. Barnett

Journalist Blocked from Asking Questions at Buhari-Trump Briefing in Washington

  A Nigerian freelance Journalsit based in Washington, D.C, has revealed the staged public appearance of the Nigerian President at the Rose Garden with his host, President Trump to meet the world media. He maintained that he tried severally to ask president Muhammadu Buhari question during his state briefing with U.S president, Donal Trump at the White House yesterday. According to the reporter, Simon Ateba … Continue reading Journalist Blocked from Asking Questions at Buhari-Trump Briefing in Washington

US President says killing of Christians in Nigeria is unacceptable

The meeting in the Rose Garden between Presidents Buhari and Trump was very coordial and filled with good tidings for Nigerians and American interests. While all were smooth the American president sounded a note of serious warning on ending the herdsmen violence in Nigeria. President Buhari said his administration is working to address the herdsmen killings across Nigeria. playUS President Donald Trump asked Nigeria’s President … Continue reading US President says killing of Christians in Nigeria is unacceptable

Buhari, NASS and unlawful use of $469m ECA funds

On April 9, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, lied to worried and inquisitive Nigerians that the president was yet to authorise the payment of $469m from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to buy 12 Super Tucano military jets from the United States government. It turned out that as far back as February, despite repeated denials, the president … Continue reading Buhari, NASS and unlawful use of $469m ECA funds

Detained Nigeria Shiite Leader, El-Zakzaky Charged With Murder

While devotees of the detained leader of Nigeria’s Shiite group, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, engaged the Police in several days of protests and riots in several cities in Nigeiria, the Kaduna state  government has decided to charge the Muslim leaders  with murder after years of reported detention. El-Zakzaky and his wife have been reportedly held in custody by the Nigerian government since December 2015 despite court rulings authorising … Continue reading Detained Nigeria Shiite Leader, El-Zakzaky Charged With Murder

Herdsmen Killings: NEC working group recommends ranching in five states

The Technical Sub-Committee set up by the National Economic Council (NEC) Working Group has recommended the adoption of ranching in some of the states affected by farmers/herdsmen clashes as a sustainable solution to the conflicts. The states are Zamfara, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Taraba and Benue. The Working Group also recommended that the state governments of the five affected states allocate land for this purpose. A press … Continue reading Herdsmen Killings: NEC working group recommends ranching in five states

Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki to perform in Russia ahead of World Cup — Skyafrica24

via Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki to perform in Russia ahead of World Cup — Skyafrica24 Petersburg’s most prestigious venues, which will also host the Egyptian team’s matches, reported Al-Masry Al-Youm. Al-Shaer added that the concert is already a great success as almost 3,000 people have bought tickets. Egyptian singer Amr Diab is also expected to hold a concert in St. Petersburg on June 18. Al-Shaer added … Continue reading Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki to perform in Russia ahead of World Cup — Skyafrica24