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Zambian President Edgar Lungu has sacked Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe, his office said in a statement on Monday. Bwalya Ng’andu, central bank deputy governor, will take over as finance minister, the statement stated. However, the statement did not give any reasons why she was sacked. The Zambian leader, however, thanked the sacked finance minister on […]

A South Korean court today sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to 8 more years in prison after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election. Park has already been sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty by a lower court in […]

South Sudan peace monitors have called on the South Sudanese warring parties to embrace the spirit of compromise and end what it called senseless killings in the country. Deputy Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), Augostino Njoroge, made the call during the closing of a four-day workshop in Juba, the nation’s capital. […]

Many will recall reports made three years ago about incidents of xenophobia against Nigerian citizens living in South Africa. Unsurprisingly, the immediate and diplomatic response was to condemn any such acts, overtly denouncing xenophobia. In an open letter, South African President Jacob Zuma addressed the accusations of xenophobia against that country saying, “… we embrace […]

North and South Korea have agreed to hold military talks to defuse border tension, after their first high-level meeting in two years. The North will also send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February. Agreement was also reached to reinstate a military hotline suspended two years […]

The horrifying accounts of modern-day slavery that surfaced in recent days have raised several questions for us as a people. Shockingly, our fellow Nigerian citizens are being sold into slavery for as little as two hundred dollars and having both their bodies and their basic human rights violated. This harrowing turn of affairs leaves us […]

According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, Africa is the world’s second-largest continent, spanning over thirty million square kilometres. Despite its diverse population, the continent of Africa is often homogenised in Western popular culture. Our continent is as ethnically diverse as it is geographically varied. Although Africans share a lot of similarities between them, we are, contrary to […]

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down and his resignation letter has been drafted, CNN said today, citing a source familiar with his negotiations with the generals who seized power in Harare last week.   Under the terms of the deal, Mugabe and his wife Grace would be granted full immunity. Two senior […]

Kenya’s Supreme Court has upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month’s repeat presidential vote. Chief Justice, David Maraga today said the court dismissed two legal challenges to the vote in a unanimous decision by six judges. The petitioners had argued, amongst other reasons, that the outcome should be voided because the election […]

Polls have opened in the self-declared republic of Somaliland in the presidential election. The election will use an iris-based biometric voting system – a world first, according to the election spokesman.   Just over seven hundred thousand voters are eligible to take part in the election which is being contested by three candidates. At least […]

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