Africa

Nigerian government to disburse $322m Abacha loot to poor citizens

The Federal Government is reportedly making plans to disburse $322 million fund repatriated from the accounts of former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha in Switzerland to Nigerians. DailyTrust reports that the National Coordinator of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Nigeria and Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reforms, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu disclosed this recently in […]

International

History made as Donald Trump finally meets Kim Jung-un, says ‘The fact that I am having a meeting with North Korea is a major loss for the losers and haters’

US President, Donald Trump is holding a history-making summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Singapore where he has said ‘it’s an honor’ that he expects will blossom into ‘a terrific relationship’ with the longtime U.S. antagonist. He also told reporters after a working lunch that he had a ‘really fantastic meeting’ with Kim and […]

Politics & Policy

He Is Back: ‘panic’ As Mugabe Appears To Back New Zimbabwe Opposition

Zimbabwe’s ex-leader Robert Mugabe sent shockwaves through the party he dominated for decades when he posed with the retired general who will take on the ruling Zanu-PF in this year’s election. Mugabe grinned broadly in the posed photo, standing beside brigadier general Ambrose Mutinhiri, the leader of opposition party the National Patriotic Front (NPF), which […]

Business & Economy

South Africa proposes 5% black ownership in mining in mining firms

South Africa plans to raise black ownership at permit-holding mining companies to 30 percent from 26 percent within five years, the latest draft of a hotly-contested new industry charter showed on Friday. The government and miners had been at loggerheads over a previous version of the charter, which the Chamber of Mines industry body slammed […]

Sport

In 2002, Aliou Cisse was the Captain of the Senegalese squad that became the first African team to qualify for the Quarter Finals

In 2002, Aliou Cisse was the Captain of the Senegalese squad that became the first African team to qualify for the Quarter Finals of the #WorldCup In 2018, he has become the first person to have been the Captain and Coach of the Lions of Teranga (Senegal).

Success Stories

His mother was a petty trader, now 26-year-old Bamai Namata is on Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list

Bamai Namata is a 26-year-old Cameroonian and founder of Maibeta. He noticed a problem anyone living on the continent has experienced in some capacity – the difficulty in finding trained technicians available at your hour of need. In response, he developed Maibeta.com, a digital on-demand service platform connecting people to professional technicians for repairs, maintenance and […]