Category archives for: Africa

Rwanda Church Closures: Pastors Arrested for Defying Order

March 6, 2018//-Police in Rwanda have arrested six pastors they accuse of being the “masterminds” behind a plot to defy a government order closing churches.

Nigeria 2019 Elections: Former CBN Deputy Governor Faces Buhari

Abuja, Nigeria, March 6, 2018/ — The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and founder of the Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation, Professor Kingsley Moghalu has declared his intention to run as a candidate in the Nigerian presidential elections in 2019.

Why There may be a Silver Lining to Ali Bongo’s Power Grab in Gabon

Mach 4, 2018//-Despite Gabon’s vast oil wealth a third of its citizens live on $1.25 a day or less. In fact, the country is best known for having had one of the longest serving leaders in modern times outside of a monarch.

Police Arrest Pastor Who Arranges Fake Prophecies

Owerri, Nigeria, March 3, 2018//-– The Imo State Police Command has arrested a pastor and a female lawyer who are allegedly to have defrauded unsuspecting members of the public.

Lawyer Docked for Allegedly Slapping A Policewoman

March 3, 2018//-A 40- year-old lawyer, Dayo Abudu, on Friday appeared in an Ijede  Magistrates’ Court for allegedly slapping a policewoman who was on duty.

Burkina Faso: Gunmen Attack French Embassy, Military Headquarters 

March 2, 2018//-Gunmen have attacked the French embassy and a military headquarters in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

Conflict, Displacement in DRC Fuel an Acute Humanitarian Emergency in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda, March 2, 2018/ — In December, violence flared between communities in the Ituri province of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

UN Coordinator Condemns Killing of 3 Aid Workers in North-East

Abuja, Nigeria, March 2, 2018// — The Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has condemned the killing of three aid workers in Rann town in Borno State, north-east Nigeria last night following an attack by a Non-State Armed Group on the military facilities next to the town.

Nigeria’s Lassa Fever Outbreak Hits Record Highs

Abuja, Nigeria, February 28, 2018// — Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak has reached record highs with 317 laboratory confirmed cases, according to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) this week.

Ramaphosa’s New Cabinet: A Team that will Help Him Assert His Authority

February 27, 2018//-South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has announced his Cabinet. As widely expected, he either fired or demoted almost all cabinet ministers implicated in corruption or considered incompetent who served under Jacob Zuma.

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