Nigeria: Councilor uses car allowance to build a bridge for her community

A female Councillor identified as Hon. Onem Miracle Tyna has since received plaudits from the general public, especially Nigerians for using her Car allowance to build a bridge for her community. It is a norm that councilors are given money to purchase official vehicles for their daily work; instead of doing so, the councilor rather […]

How did a successful actor turned politician become subject for social media memes?

Former Nollywood actor Desmond Elliot who is now an elected Lawmaker, representing Surulere in the Lagos State House of Assembly, has become a subject for public ridicule in recent times as Nigerians create funny memes to mock him. The norm on social media now is that anything that happens, the youth on social media resort […]

Tanzania’s President visits Kenya to strengthen ties and promote trade

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan arrived in Kenya on Tuesday for a two-day visit to strengthen relations between the two East African neighbors. Hassan, who became her country’s female first president following Magufuli’s unexpected death in early April, was greeted by two ministers upon her arrival in Nairobi. In a joint statement, Kenyan President Uhuru […]

Ghanaians stage a non-partisan campaign against bad leadership

A considerable number of Ghanaians have taken to social media to stage a non-partisan protest against bad leadership in the country with the hashtag #FixTheCountry. So far the hashtag is trending number one on Twitter Ghana. The campaign which has drawn the attention of celebrities and influential people in the country has so far gathered […]

Reports say Sudan suspended Russian naval base but Russia denies

Earlier reports had it that, Russia’s plan to establish a naval logistic base in Red Sea Port has been suspended by authorities in Sudan; the publications added that, the decision was tagged by a Russian Navy admiral as one which is motivated by pressure from the United States. According to an earlier announcement by Russia, […]

France’s summit will help African economies recover – French Minister Bruno Le Maire

France has announced a supposed plan geared towards helping developing countries, especially those in Africa to redeem their economies from post-pandemic economic issues. This was revealed by Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister for economy. According to him, a summit that France will hold on the 18th of May, 2021 will tackle the various means […]

ANC should have done more to prevent Zuma-era corruption – President Ramaphosa

In widely awaited testimony to a bribery investigation, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday that the ruling party “could and should” have done more to prevent corruption under his predecessor Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa, Zuma’s former deputy, was testifying as the new head of the African National Congress (ANC) in a rare instance of […]

African Union calls for the return of civilian rule in Chad

The African Union (AU) has called for the restoration of civilian rule in Chad on Friday evening after General Mahamat Idriss Déby took power this week following his father’s death. The AU Peace and Security Council, which is in charge of peace and security matters within the continental organization, issued a statement expressing “grave concern” regarding the […]