Uganda risk losing Entebbe international airport over Chinese loan

Reckless borrowing has landed Ugandan government in a mess as Chinese lenders reject a request from the authorities to renegotiate the terms of a loan the country secured in 2015 without critical considerations to the toxic clauses attached. The Finance minister told parliament that, “I apologize that we shouldn’t have accepted some of the clauses” […]

DRC to commence domestic battery manufacturing to add value to its cobalt and copper

The growing shift from fuel to electric powered vehicles means a dependency on countries rich in the relevant resources. Multinational auto-makers depend heavily on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to source Cobalt for the manufacturing of car batteries. Unfortunately, this much dependency does not reflect in terms of revenue and development as the country […]

Burkina Faso: Government extends internet shutdown following standoff with French troops in Kaya

Burkinabe government has announced that internet suspension which was implement after the standoff between the youth of Kaya and the French troops has been extended. The authorities claim the decision was taken to ensure “public safety” but political thinkers hold a different view. A statement from the country’s communications ministry said the government “has decided […]

Malawi seeks to appoint boxing legend, Mike Tyson as cannabis ambassador

The Agricultural ministry of Malawi has officially written to heavyweight boxing legend, Mike Tyson seeking his approval as the country’s global cannabis ambassador. The ministry initiated the move as part of plans to project the emerging cannabis market. The sector minister, Lobin Lowe indicated in the letter that, “Malawi may not go it alone as […]

WAEC releases 2021 results of 1.5m West African students; records 81.7% success rate

Patrick Areghan, an official of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has disclosed on Monday that, the regional exams body has recorded 81.7% in this year’s results which has been released. He revealed this during a press conference held in Nigeria in the company of other education officials. During the conference which was covered by […]

Prince William slammed for saying Africa’s population growth is endangering wildlife

United Kingdom’s Prince William has faced public backlash after blaming Africa’s population once again for “endangering wildlife.” Whilst some critics say his position is “shallow,” without historical facts and professional considerations, others refer to the Duke who has three children and comes from a relatively large family as someone who lacks moral authority on the […]

Libya’s electoral commission says Gaddafi’s son is ‘ineligible’ to run as president

Libya’s electoral commission has announced on Wednesday that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the country’s revolutionary leader Muammar Gaddafi is ineligible to contest the Presidential seat in the December poll. The decision is however subject to appeal. The electoral body’s statement claimed that, Saif who filed earlier to run is being rejected due to a […]

U.S museum returns looted artefacts to Nigeria

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the US has handed over some looted artefacts to the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) as pressure mounts for restitution. The returned artefacts include two 16th-century brass plaques and a 14th century brass head that were looted in Benin in the year 1897 which were retrieved […]