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African countries gain by trading with each other and not by begging for aid, Kagame says

Rwanda’s  President Paul Kagame has called on African countries to stop seeking external funding and work with their own resources, which are available in plenty. He was speaking during the opening of the African Leadership Forum, where he asked African leaders to control illicit financial flows, improves taxation and adds value to its raw materials. […]

This 26-year-old Ghanaian woman is the youngest in Africa to run an accredited international college

26-year-old Caroline Esinam Adzogble has quite a few endeavors under her belt.  The entrepreneur is the youngest African and Ghanaian woman to run and own an accredited college – Potters International College. She accomplished the feat in 2016, at the age of 24. Caroline Esinam Adzogle…Caroline Esinam Adzogle Adzogble is also the founder of IAES Africa, an […]

Fatma Samoura is the Most Powerful Woman in International Sports

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura, ranked number one on the Forbes 2018 Most Powerful Women in International Sports list, is determined that, on her watch, the world’s most widely loved sport will be inclusive of all. When newly elected president Gianni Infantino appointed Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura as his secretary-general in June 2016, […]

Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo Released From Prison

Cote d’Ivoire former first lady Simone Gbagbo was released from detention on Wednesday after being granted an amnesty for her part in a short civil war in 2011, according to a Reuters witness. The wife of former President Laurent Gbagbo, whose refusal to accept electoral defeat triggered the war, walked out of Abidjan’s Ecole de […]

Joseph Kabila to quit as DR Congo president, party names new candidate

Democratic of Congo’s ruling party on Wednesday named a candidate for long delayed elections due to hold in December this year. Today was the deadline slated by the elections body, CENI, for submission of candidature. The candidate is in the person of Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, a former minister of interior. His nomination was confirmed by information […]

Film on how Gambian activists ousted Jammeh shows in London

Erstwhile Gambian president Yahya Jammeh may have left office over a year now but news around him continues to develop every now and then. As part of the most recent offshoots of his ouster, Jammeh in a leaked tape is talking of staging a comeback to the country he ruled for over two decades till […]

Africa Cannot Grow Unless Nigeria Grows – World Bank

By Mark Itsibor World Bank said it takes Nigeria as a “high priority” in its considerations on how to promote ideas and programmes that can aid development of the African region. The bank said it was looking forward to ways it can assist the Nigerian economy to grow faster and achieve developmental goals. World Bank […]

Video: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro survives assassination attempt

On Saturday, explosives carried by drones were detonated near Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his entourage at a military ceremony in what he called an assassination attempt by right-wing foes. Maduro was unharmed, but the blasts injured seven soldiers taking part in the military parade honoring the National Guard in the capital of Caracas, the government said. “It […]

Tanzania pulls out of African athletics championship in Nigeria due to poor organisation and security concerns

Tanzania have pulled out the African Athletics Championships in Nigeria due to what it called poor organisation and security concerns in the west African nation. Tanzania was expected to send five athletes to the biennual championships billed to hold in Asaba, but officials said they were dissatisfied with the poor travelling plans to the event, […]

‘Debt is a cleverly managed reconquest of Africa’ – Thomas Sankara

 A week before he died, Sankara said, “revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, but you cannot kill ideas”. And so, for us today, the final challenge rests not in finding more Sankaras, but in becoming them – in bringing these ideas to life Thomas Sankara. Photo: AFP Thomas Sankara, former leader of Burkina Faso, was […]