Africa Report

NEMA Shuts Down Six IDP Camps as it Celebrates World Humanitarian Day






The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mohammad Sani Sidi, has announced the shutting down of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Northeast states of Yobe and Adamawa. The DG made this known while addressing a Press Conference to …

  • August 19, 2016
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Theresa May Is Officially The Prime Minister Of Britain






The UK has a new Prime Minister. Theresa May has been asked to form a government following the resignation of David Cameron after the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. The outgoing PM formally offered his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II in …

  • July 13, 2016
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At Least 20 killed in Italy Train Collision






Two trains collided head-on in a rural area of southeastern Italy Tuesday morning, killing at least 10 people, a firefighter told CNN. The crash happened at about 11:05 a.m. in the Puglia region, said Maria Rondenodnone, a volunteer firefighter. Others were injured …

  • July 12, 2016
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Heavy Fighting In South Sudan, Risks Return To Civil War






Heavy fighting involving tanks and helicopters raged in South Sudan on Monday between troops loyal to the president and those backing the vice president, risking a return to civil war and further instability in a turbulent and poor region of Africa. Clashes …

  • July 12, 2016
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Chinese Company Partners Anambra In Agriculture, Power Others






A project contracting company, China CAMC Engineering Limited is set to partner Anambra State in four key sectors of development. A delegation from the company and some finance partners facilitated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) revealed this during a …

  • July 10, 2016
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Former Minister Of Mines and Petroleum, Shettima Ali Monguno Passes On






One of Nigeria’s foremost elder statesman, and former minister of mines and petroleum in the first republic, Shettima Ali Monguno, has passed on. Mr. Monguno died on Friday at his home in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. He was 95. Borno State …

  • July 9, 2016
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My Priorities Remain Uniting the Kano Royal Family and Helping People in Need-Ciroman Kano






CIROMAN KANO, ALHAJI NASIR ADO BAYERO TALKS ABOUT HIS CALL TO DUTY AND TRULY SERVING THE PEOPLE On Friday, 4 December, 2015, the city of Kano came alive in a festival of colour, grandeur and traditional rites as a crowd of traditional and …

  • June 17, 2016
Ivory Coast Ex-first Lady Goes On Trial For War Crimes






Ivory Coast’s former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, went on trial on Tuesday, accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes for her alleged role in a civil war that followed a 2010 presidential election and left around 3,000 people dead. The trial, …

  • June 3, 2016
Custodial Violence To Be Eradicated From The Police Force – FG






The Nigerian government has advised the police to work towards eradicating custodial violence against suspects and other detainees in their custody as suspects claim that most confessional statements disputed in court were written under duress. At the conference held in Abuja, senior …

  • April 22, 2016
Saraki’s Removal Might Be Sacrifice For Change – APC Chairman






The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie Oyegun has revealed that the possible removal of Senate president, Bukola Saraki, might be a sacrifical change. In a recent interview with Premium Times, Oyegun said even though he knows his party …

  • April 17, 2016