Mali Coup: President of Mali resigns following military arrest

The President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has on Tuesday announced on live state television, his resignation as the head of state of the country after a suspected coup staged by the military. The long-serving leader was detained together with his Prime Minister Boubou Cisse by soldiers following series of protests against his government; the […]

Mali’s President, Prime Minister and other Ministers Arrested in Mutiny

The embattled President of Mali, Mr Ibrahim Keita has been arrested along with his Prime Minister and other government ministers government spokesperson confirms.  The emerging crisis in Mali came only a few weeks after a long-popular opposition protest, led by the M5-RFP opposition coalition alias the June 5 Movement demanding the resignation of the President […]

Nigerian legal organization urges gov’t to squash death sentence of Yahaya Sharif

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a nonprofit, nonpartisan Nigerian legal and advocacy organization has demanded that government reverses the death sentence given to Yahaya Sharif-Aminu. The young musician was earlier reported to have been charged with a death sentence through hanging by the Sharia court in the Hausawa Filin Hockey area of Kano state […]

Nigerian Youth Idolize Scammers – Ex-Nigerian Oil Minister

Ex-Nigerian oil minister accused of $2 billion fraud said Nigerian youths idolize scammers. The former Minister for petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke has lamented in a viral video about the rate at which Nigerian youth are normalizing fraud in the country and actually idolizing those who engage in such act. She was heard referring to such people […]

The Nigerian Senator who inspired the series ‘Orange is the new black’ died of COVID

Former Nigerian senator and businessman believed to have inspired Piper Kerman’s popular Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black,” Buruji Kashamu is reportedly dead.  A local Nigerian media outlet, The Premium Times, confirmed his demise by reporting that a close associate to the deceased Senator alleged that he died as a result of COVID-19. “I […]

The Ivorian ruling party requests for President Alassane Ouattara to run for 3rd term

After his prime minister’s death and designated successor, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the ruling party is asking the Ivorian president to run for a third term. Alassane Ouattara already vowed not to run for re-election last year, says he won’t seek third term in October 2020 election. If President Ouattara refuses to stand for next election […]