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African Union chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates new Lesotho Prime Minister Dr. Moeketsi Majoro

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Union, has congratulated Dr Moeketsi Majoro on his appointment as the new Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Read President Cyril Ramaphosa’s letter to South Africans on democracy amid COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa writes a letter every Monday to his countrymen about the burning issue of the day. This time, he narrowed its content to democracy amid COVID-19 pandemic. Dear...

Nigerians urge Buhari to copy the Namibia example by banning car perks for presidency and ministers amid COVID-19

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his “leadership position to follow the ‘Namibia example’ by urgently issuing an executive order to ban...

Trump restoring partial funding to WHO

President Donald Trump is restoring some funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). The restoration comes barely a month after Mr. Trump announced on April 14 that funding would be suspended while the government...

North Korea’s state news agency says Kim Jong Un has appeared in public

North Korea's state news agency KCNA said on Friday that Kim Jong Un has appeared in public but the report could not be verified independently. AP reported that the pictures of his appearance...

Imo League of Patriots erupts: Governor Uzodinma a total failure after just 100 days in office

A socio-political pressure group, Imo League of Patriots - ILP has taken a swipe at the administration of Senator Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, describing it as an all-round failure.

President Alpha Condé of Guinea using COVID-19 to quell dissent, Human Rights Watch warns

The administration of President Alpha Condé of Guinea is using COVID-19 to quell dissent and violate rights, Human Rights Watch warned on Wednesday. Authorities there have harassed, intimidated, and arbitrarily arrested opposition members and...

Angola: Why is it called corruption when it is in Africa and lobbying when it is happening in Washington DC?

In June 2019, Washington Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) was awarded the $4.1 million contract by the government of Angola. Officially, the goal was to promote Angola's national interest. But in fact SPB was...

Burundi campaigns begin amid clampdown

Burundi authorities and ruling party members have used fear and repression against the political opposition and the last remaining independent organizations and media ahead of the country’s general elections, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Widespread impunity...

BREAKING: President Buhari heartbroken over death of Sarkin Malaman Sokoto

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the death of Sarkin Malaman Sokoto, Alhaji Buhari Siriddawa, "is not only a loss to the people of Sokoto State, but also the entire country because of his indefatigable commitment to peace during...

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IMF approves disbursement of $143 million to Sierra Leone to respond to COVID‑19

· The COVID‑19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on Sierra Leone’s economy, jeopardizing hard-won gains since...

Read IMF’s Kristalina Georgieva’s remarks to World Economic Forum highlighting the “great reset” needed amid COVID-19

My thanks to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and to Professor Schwab for bringing us together.

African equity capital markets activity see downward turn but increase in domestic investors -PricewaterhouseCoopers Nigeria

Data presented from  the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Nigeria 2019 African Capital Market Watch, which reviewed the performance of Africa’s capital markets between...

Nigeria Senate approves Buhari’s $5.513 billion external borrowing request

The Nigerian Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s $5.513 (Five Billion, Five Hundred and Thirteen Million United States Dollars) external borrowing...

Nigeria’s SERAP writes Buhari to provide spending details and audit of ‘fresh’ $5.513 billion loan

The Nigerian Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him...
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