15 People die in Uganda’s heavy rainfall.

15 People die in Uganda’s heavy rainfall.

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…

FG to reopen universities 

FG to reopen universities 

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…

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

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

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…

New case of Ebola Virus disease confirmed in DRC
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New case of Ebola Virus disease confirmed in DRC

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…

Kenya election: Odinga held to court

Kenya election: Odinga held to court

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…

Chad stability is in Nigeria’s best interest – Buhari

Chad stability is in Nigeria’s best interest – Buhari

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…

Egypt Central Bank Governor resigns amid economic woes
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Egypt Central Bank Governor resigns amid economic woes

The Central Bank Governor of Egypt, Tarek Amer has resigned as the country struggles to address economic woes. His resignation letter did not state any reason for his decision, however, local media reports that President Abdel Fattah Al-sissi has accepted his resignation and has also appointed him as presidential adviser. Any clue about his resignation?…

Odinga rejects final results of Kenya polls

Odinga rejects final results of Kenya polls

The runner-up in Kenya’s presidential election, longtime aspirant Raila Odinga, has rejected the final results announced, which gave his rival and current Deputy-president, William Ruto, victory.  In his first appearance since the result was announced on Monday, Odinga said he would challenge the results in court. The election had generated tension across the country, with…

William Ruto declared winner of Kenya’s presidential elections.

William Ruto declared winner of Kenya’s presidential elections.

Incumbent Deputy President William Ruto has won the race to become the Fifth President of Kenya, according to results announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, IEBC. Ruto led a tight presidential race against long-time opposition leader Raila Odinga, but secured a narrow margin victory polling a little more than seven million votes to…

Kenya: anxiety over presidential poll results 

Kenya: anxiety over presidential poll results 

Kenyans have been urged to exercise calm as they await the official announcement of results in last week’s presidential election.  Haven’t the results been announced?  Only about half of the results have been announced. Of the announced results, which cover about 50% of the country’s constituencies, longtime aspirant Raila Odinga trails his main rival, Deputy-president…