Africa

American Sent To Prison For Defrauding Nigerians In A $565,000 Green Card And Investment Scam

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday remanded an American citizen, Marco Ramirez, at Kirikiri Maximum Prison for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians in a $565,000 green card and investment scam. Mr. Ramirez was remanded following his not-guilty plea to a 16-count charge of obtaining money under false presences. He was arraigned by the EFCC. The EFCC […]

International

U.S. state to arm teachers with guns

In Colorado, U.S. teachers are being trained to carry guns in classrooms in order to protect students. The scheme is said to have been motivated by the tragic Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, in which a rifle-wielding man killed 26 people at a primary school, and will see teachers undertake a three-day course – consisting […]

Politics & Policy

New French President Promises to Be Tough On Malian Terrorists

French president Emmanuel Macron reinforced his commitment to fighting armed Islamists in Africa during a speech made at the French military base in Gao, northern Mali, while also calling on more support from Germany and other European countries. The trip – his first outside of Europe  – sent strong signals at the start to his […]

Business & Economy

President Zuma says South Africa’s recession will end soon

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma today said he was confident that the country will emerge sooner than expected from its first recession for eight years. Africa’s most advanced economy unexpectedly contracted in the first quarter of this year, pushing it into its first recession since 2009. “This situation is of serious concern to government,” Zuma […]

Sport

Liverpool has Africa’s most expensive duo after Egyptian Salah joins for £34m

English Premier League side, Liverpool, on Thursday announced the signing of Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah for a fee of £34m. The former Chelsea player joined the Anfield side from Italian giants, AS Roma. He signed a five-year contract which fell short of a club record fee. Liverpool’s record signing thus remains former England international Andy […]

Success Stories

Meet Kenya’s First Female Marine Pilot Elizabeth Marami

The maritime industry is ripe with opportunity for women. According to the International Labour Organization, women account for only 2% of the total workforce in the industry, and this has led to the unprecedented awareness about work opportunities for women. Former African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma called for greater participation of women in maritime industries, […]

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