Africa 

Nigeria: Opposition mounts against Buhari’s re-election bid

At least 39 political parties have teamed up in a bid to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election. Opposition parties in Nigeria have come together to form a political coalition aimed at preventing President Muhammadu Buhari from winning a second consecutive term in next year’s elections. Thirty-nine registered political forces, including the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and a splinter group… Read More
Africa 

Mozambique airline cancels flights, board dissolved

Mozambique’s national airline, LAM has canceled all flights this week. The airline has been hit by financial challenges making it difficult for it to operate efficiently. The country’s Prime Minister, Carlos Agostinho do Rosario was left stranded after the airline failed to pay for fuel to operate. The company’s board has now been dissolved for the crisis at the national carrier.… Read More
Africa 

Alert ! Indian hemp being served at funerals as gift

National coordinator of Come Alive Initiative, Victor Enwezor disclosed this trend at a symposium on drug abuse in Onitsha to mark this year’s International Drug Day on Tuesday, June 26. A nongovernmental organisation based in Nigeria called Come Alive Initiative has revealed that abuse of Indian hemp has become so normal in certain parts of Nigeria that, it is served sometimes at… Read More
Africa 

Ailing Mugabe flown to Singapore for treatment

Former Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe has been flown to Singapore for treatment over ill-health. The 94 year old’s health is reported to be “suddenly” deteriorating requiring urgent treatment. Local media NewsDay reports that a highly placed source confirmed that the former leader is in Singapore for medical check-ups. What is wrong with Mugabe? “He (Mugabe) slipped out of the country two weeks… Read More
Africa 

Photos : Why and How Nelson Mandela’s Ex-wife, Winnie Mandela Died At 81

Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away. The apartheid icon has been ill for a number of years and was most recently admitted to Milpark Hospital due to a kidney infection. The last time the stalwart was in a hospital was in October 2017 for a knee surgery, which she recovered from. During the 27-year imprisonment of her ex-husband, Nelson… Read More
Africa 

Sierra Leone elections drive prices up causing distress to buyers and sellers

Sierra Leone’s general election has drawn mixed reaction from the business community. Some are optimistic that the new system that will be voted in by the majority will address some of the issues that hinder their development. Until 2014, the government had relied on external assistance to support its budget, but it was gradually becoming more independent. Some Sierra Leoneans… Read More