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 […]

Ghana: Opposition party drags government to the UN for tribal discrimination

The Secretary-General of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, revealed in an interview on a local radio station, Kasapa FM, that his party has dragged the ruling government to the United Nations. The case was filed on grounds of ethnic profiling and discrimination by way of denying people of the ewe tribe, […]

78-year-old Ivorian President Announced a Third-term Bid, Reneging From His Previous Promise

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said he would run for third term after being nominated by his ruling party. This decision came after the death of his preferred successor, the country’s ex-Prime Minister who died in July. Mr Ouattara has been ruling Ivory Coast since 2011 after replacing the then-President Gbagbo. Getting him to power cost the country […]

Why Should The EU Finance ECOWAS Security Operation In The Gambia?

On May 28, 1975, Lagos, Nigeria, West African countries met to form a regional body called The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The founding fathers had a dream of building a robust regional bloc to improve the living standard of its citizens, but forty-five years later, ECOWAS is a skimpy slice of what […]

Both US and EU always hold tech companies accountable; must the AU do same?

Today’s world has gone digital with many people depending on social and other online media platforms for almost everything; whilst some people use these platforms to do business by meeting potential customers, others use them for religious, educational, entertainment purposes by way of meeting new people, sharing information and having fun. Some equally depend on […]

Gambia’s Vice President Tests Positive for COVID-19; President Placed Under Isolation

The Vice President of The Gambia, Dr. Isatou Touray, has tested positive for Coronavirus the Gambia Government announced through its various social media sites Yesterday. “The Office of the President informs the public that Her Excellency, the Vice President, Dr. Isatou Touray, has been tested positive of COVID-19. Consequently, the President, Adama Barrow, will be […]

Zimbabwean government threaten to repatriate US ambassador

The ruling Zanu Party of the Republic of Zimbabwe has referred to the United State’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Brian Nicholas as a diplomatic “Thug” in a recent address with reporters in the country. The incumbent government believes the US ambassador is in a way supporting the opposition party and is behind plots to remove the […]

Zimbabwe Agreed to Compensate White Farmers $3.5 Billion

The Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube and acting Agriculture Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri have on behalf of the government of Zimbabwe signed an agreement with white farmers union to pay the sum of $3.5 billion compensation to white farmers whose lands were seized by Robert Mugabe’s regime to resettle black families in the southern African nation. It could […]