Nigerian government sign gas pipeline agreement with Morocco, ECOWAS

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The Nigerian government has signed another agreement with Morocco and ECOWAS for a 5,600-kilometre gas pipeline. What’s the role of ECOWAS in this?  The pipeline will pass through 15 West African countries to transport gas from Nigeria to Morocco and Europe. When completed, the pipeline (NMGP) is expected to supply about three billion standard cubic … Read more

Ramaphosa under scrutiny

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An independent commission has been set up by the South African parliament to look into a burglary case involving the country’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa.  What’s the case about?  The burglary took place in 2020 at one of Ramaphosa’s properties and in the process, large sums of cash were found hidden in furniture. The burglary remained … Read more

Ivory Coast accuses Mali of “blackmail” over detained troops

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The government of Ivory Coast has reiterated its call for the “immediate release” of over 46 soldiers of its troop who are being detained in Bamako, the Malian capital, accusing the military junta of Colonel Assimi Goita of  “blackmail”. The government’s National Security Council described the condition to release the troops on the extradition of … Read more

The Eye Of The Tigray Wants Peace

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 There appears to be an end in sight to the two-year conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where the country’s forces have been in battle with Tigray’s rebels.  What’s the new development?  The rebel group Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has announced readiness to observe a ceasefire and participate in peace talks with the Ethiopian government. … Read more

15 People die in Uganda’s heavy rainfall.

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At least, fifteen people have been confirmed dead in western Uganda after their homes were submerged in a landslide triggered by torrential rainfall. According to Irene Nakasiita, Red Cross Spokeswoman in Uganda, most of those killed in the unfortunate event were women and children. How did it happen? Kasese district, where the disaster occurred is … Read more

FG to reopen universities 

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The federal government is reportedly planning to reopen universities without members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Is the government recruiting new lecturers?  That’s not clear from reports. From a report by Vanguard newspaper, the government’s planned reopening of universities is coming after members of various non-academic unions called off their own industrial … Read more

Liberia: Weah’s Allies indicted by the U.S 

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A year before Liberia’s presidential election, President George Weah has come under scrutiny for his response to the U.S government’s indictment of three senior officials in his cabinet.  What were they indicted for?  The top ranking members of Weah’s cabinet, who are also his close allies – Minister of Presidential Affairs Nathaniel McGill, Attorney-general Sayma … Read more

New case of Ebola Virus disease confirmed in DRC

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Democratic Republic of Congo’s National Institute of Biomedical Research has reportedly confirmed a new case of Ebola Virus infection in the city of Beni, the Eastern part of the country. What! did I hear you right? Yes! The confirmation is coming just two days after the World Health Organization said authorities were investigating a suspected … Read more

Kenya election: Odinga held to court

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Raila Odinga, a defeated presidential candidate in the just concluded Kenya’s presidential election has filed a petition in Kenya’s top court, challenging the result of the August 9 election which saw incumbent Deputy President William Ruto emerging victorious. Tell me more Odinga, a long-time opposition leader, who ran for Kenya’s top job with the backing … Read more

Chad stability is in Nigeria’s best interest – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the stability of Chad and other neighboringcountries are in the best interest of Nigeria. The President made this known while receiving the special envoy from the Transitional President of Chad, Mahamat Idris Derby The President said relations between Nigeria and Chad transcend that of neighbors, asthe late President, Idris … Read more