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U.S. Sanctions DR Congo Top Officials

The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on Tuesday, imposed sanctions on Democratic Republic of Congo’s Evariste Boshab and Kalev Mutondo, accusing them of suppressing political opposition and delaying political progress in the country, often through violent means. “The Congolese government continues to undermine democratic processes in the DRC and repress the political rights […]

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Donald Trump names Nigerian to strategic policy board

U.S president-elect Donald Trump named a Nigerian-born, Adebayo Ogunlesi, to serve as a strategist on his economic policy team. The 16-member group will be led by Stephen Schwarzman of the American equity firm, Blackstone, CNN reported. The 63 year-old Ogunlesi who is the chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm and one of […]

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Wole Soyinka throws away green card, quits US

Nigerian Nobel-literature laureate Wole Soyinka has confirmed that he has relocated to his native Nigeria. Soyinka vowed a month ago while giving a speech to students at the Oxford University in the United Kingdom that he would “cut up” his green card if Trump won the elections. “I had a horror of what is to […]

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Polls open in Gambia with Jammeh in bid for fifth term

Polls open in The Gambia with Jammeh in bid for fifth term. 886, 578 voters are expected at 1,422 polling stations in 53 constituencies in the seven administrative regions of The Gambia to cast their ballots to elect the next president of the country whose population is around 1.9 million. There are three candidates running […]

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AU, US condemn Burundi president’s spokesperson assassination attempt

The United States and African Union on Wednesday condemned the failed assassination attempt on President Nkurunziza’s spokesperson. Mr Nyamitwe escaped the assassination attempt of Monday night but he was wounded. Burundi’s police spokesman Pierre Nkurukiye said the instructions and plan were passed from the Rwandan capital, Kigali, to someone within the military. The police disclosed […]

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Zimbabwe introduces new “bond notes” currency

Zimbabwe central bank on Monday launched a “bond notes” currency in a last-ditch bid to inject desperately needed cash into its failing economy. The southern African nation is currently facing a critical cash shortage; massive unemployment and food insecurity, as it also battles to clear a foreign debt overhang of over $8bn. The country is […]

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Kenya: Officials embezzled money meant for Olympic team – Report

An investigation by Kenyan ministry of Sport has revealed the country’s officials embezzled money meant for the Rio 2016 Olympic team. According to the report, money earmarked to buy air tickets for team members was instead taken by unidentified ministry officials. The report indicates that the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) also diverted money […]

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Mozambique: Fuel tanker blast kills scores

A fuel truck explosion in Mozambique killed 73 people on Thursday, the government said, indicating that scores of other people were injured. “The incident occurred when citizens tried to take gas from a tanker” in Caphiridzange, in the western Tete province, a few dozen km from the border with the Malawi, a statement from the […]

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COP22 seeks clarity on Trump’s position on climate change

As delegates and negotiators continues talks at the ongoing climate change summit in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, there is concern about further US involvement in the fight against global warming. Speaking to AFP this weekend, Morocco’s Environment Minister Hakima el Haite though worried, is equally confident the Americans will continue to contribute to the […]

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Abubakar Shekau: Boko Haram ready for ‘war’ with Donald Trump

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram on Sunday night, reacted to the election of Donald Trump. In an audio message published on the group’s YouTube page, Shekau said they will “not be fooled by people like Donald Trump or anyone in the coalition who is fighting our brothers in Iraq, […]

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