Reward For Effort 

Reward For Effort 

Kenya’s Charlot Magayi was among the winners in the 2022 edition of the Earth shot Prize.  How did she win?  Magayi won with her clean cooking innovation, Mukuru Clean Stoves, which aims to bring cleaner-burning stoves to women in Kenya and the African continent. With more than 950 million people in sub-Saharan Africa relying on…

Governors trade words with the Federal Government

Governors trade words with the Federal Government

The Nigerian Governors Forum has responded to the federal government’s claim that governors in the country are to blame for the high level of poverty in Nigeria.  What’s their response?  The governors said that the impact of insecurity on trade and agriculture was to blame for the rising rate of poverty among Nigerians. Additionally, they…

Equatorial Guinea’s monarchical presidency 

Equatorial Guinea’s monarchical presidency 

Ruling for as long as a lifetime is a phenomenon mostly associated with monarchs. Some leaders have, however, succeeded in turning their country’s supposed democratic system into a monarchy lookalike, as they hold on to power for decades.  What’s the news?  Equatorial Guinea’s president, Teodoro Nguema Mbasogo has been announced the winner of the country’s…

Nigeria’s inflation to ease in 2023- Emefiele

Nigeria’s inflation to ease in 2023- Emefiele

Nigeria’s inflation crisis will ease in the months ahead, according to the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.  What’s the evidence to support the projection?  The CBN governor made the projection on Friday while speaking at the 57th yearly bankers’ dinner in Lagos. Noting that efforts made to boost supply-side factors…

China’s Covid-19 Crisis

China’s Covid-19 Crisis

As people from across the world try to move on from the effects of the covid-19 pandemic, reports from China suggest that recommended precautions are still very much needed.   What’s happening in China?  The disease appears to be defying China’s control measures, which have been largely unpopular. Despite adopting a zero-tolerance approach to the virus,…

Sierra Leone’s parliament turned boxing ring 

Sierra Leone’s parliament turned boxing ring 

Sierra Leone’s parliament was Thursday turned to a boxing ring when its members turned on one another in fisticuffs.  What happened?  The fight ensued while the lawmakers debated a proposed change to the electoral system to allow for proportional representation in next year’s election. Video footage available online showed members of the ruling Sierra Leone…

FG: $1b worth of stolen public assets recovered under Buhari 

FG: $1b worth of stolen public assets recovered under Buhari 

The Federal government has reported that about $1b worth of stolen public assets has been recovered since 2015.  Where are the assets?  The information was made public by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who briefed reporters after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday. According to…

Bolsonaro Wants Brazil’s Election Annulled 
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Bolsonaro Wants Brazil’s Election Annulled 

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has rejected the outcome of the country’s recent presidential election.  What’s he saying?  About a month after his failed re-election bid, Bolsonaro on Tuesday demanded that the electoral authority annul votes cast on most of the country’s electronic voting machines, as he blamed a software bug for allegedly compromising the integrity…