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Ghana President declares week of national mourning for Kofi Annan as...

IN the wake of the death of former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, tributes have been pouring in from world leaders and citizens of...

Ghana agrees to work with FIFA to tackle corruption in football

FOLLOWING a threat by FIFA to ban Ghana, the government has reached a deal with the global football governing body to clean up football...

West Africa consumer confidence shows divergent sentiment

DISPARATE consumer sentiment across West Africa means that while Nigeria's Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for the second quarter of 2018 has risen a very...

Bukola Saraki mulls running against Muhammadu Buhari in presidential poll

NIGERIAN Senate president Bukola Saraki is considering running against President Muhammadu Buhari when Nigeria holds elections in February. ‘I am consulting and actively considering it,’...

Avocados: a staple for European hipsters and a boon for Kenyan...

ACROSS Kenya’s ochre fields, farmers are switching coffee and tea for avocados in a bid to profit from increasing European demand for that most...

Emma Masauko: still active in music, bemoans piracy

MALAWIAN musician Emma Masauko, who became popular while she was with Malawi’s leading act, Zembani Band some years ago, is back on the block....

Next-generation African leaders announced at the Resolution Social Venture Challenge

FIFTEEN teams of a total of thirty-two emerging African social entrepreneurs have been selected as winners of the 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge. A...

South Africa: Ramaphosa crackdown on corruption extends to state attorneys

AS South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa steps up efforts to crackdown on corruption, the justice minister says the government will probe allegations that state...

Nigeria president orders immediate overhaul of ‘brutal’ police unit

NIGERIA’S acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to overhaul the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad...

Burundi sets 2020 target to enforce total ban on plastics

THE Burundian government has moved to join fellow East African counterparts on the list of countries that have outlawed the use of plastics. The...