Op-Ed: Looking to Africa’s future – the promise of transnational ties

NEARLY seven years ago, when I became president of...

Op-Ed: Recognising the high value of Africa’s migrants

AS we mark International Migrants Day on December 18, it’s time...

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26 Nigerian words added to Oxford English Dictionary

TWENTY-SIX words unique to Nigeria have made it to the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). According to OED, the  majority of the new...

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Angola charges Isabel dos Santos with fraud, embezzlement

ANGOLA’S billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos has been charged with money laundering and...

CDC Group boosts Africa-focused private equity funds with $400m

UK’s publicly owned impact investor, CDC Group, has unveiled a string of new partnerships totalling...

Kenya to build second Special Economic Zone in Mombasa

KENYA has announced plans to construct a second Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Mombasa. Mombasa’s...

Ghana to begin construction of $6m watermelon factory

THE government of Ghana has cut sod to mark the commencement of construction of a...

Prosecutors will use ‘all possible means’ to bring Isabel dos Santos back to Angola

ANGOLA’S prosecutor-general Helder Pitra Gros has vowed to use ‘all possible means’ to bring back...

Op-Ed: A UK-Ghana partnership Beyond Aid

WHEN it comes to building a more prosperous future, the UK-Ghana partnership is driving the...


New report paints a bleak picture of inaction against corruption

AS the lowest-scoring region on the Transparency International’s (TI) latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI), with an average of 32, sub-Saharan Africa’s performance paints a...

Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe accused of illegally acquiring land

FORMER Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe is among at least 132 people accused of allegedly dealing illegally in state land and recommended for prosecution. An...

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Nigeria charges ex-attorney general with financial crimes in $1.3bn oil deal

NIGERIA’S financial crimes watchdog charged a former attorney general suspected of taking bribes to facilitate a $1.3 billion oil block sale, the agency said...

Gambia presidential issues come to the fore

THOUSANDS of supporters of Gambia’s former strongman Yahya Jammeh have taken to the streets of Banjul to call for his return, according to local...

South Africa mediates Lesotho ‘political murder’ crisis: PM to quit

PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane of Lesotho has agreed to resign his post amid an assassination scandal involving his current wife. The resignation is the...

Op-Ed: African countries to be put to the test in 2020

AT least 12 African countries are headed to the polls for executive challenges this year. But civil unrest, violent extremism and the ‘big men’...

Africa’s richest woman considers presidency run despite corruption charges

AFRICA’S richest woman and Angola's ex-first daughter Isabel dos Santos expressed interest on Thursday in running for the presidency despite an asset freeze and...

US wants to reduce troop deployment in Africa, warns Pentagon general

THE US wants to reduce its military presence in Africa, Washington’s top military officer said, as France hosts Sahel leaders as it seeks to bolster...

Buhari’s daughter’s private use of presidential jet gets Nigerians sparring

NIGERIANS on social media are divided over the propriety of the president’s daughter using a presidential jet on a private mission. One school of thought...

Arrest warrant issued for Lesotho’s First Lady Maesaiah Thabane

AN arrest warrant has been issued for Lesotho's first lady, Maesaiah Thabane, in connection with the murder of her husband's former wife, Lipolelo Thabane. Maesaiah...

Ethiopia PM advises Trump to complain to Nobel Prize Committee

ETHIOPIA’S Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has advised US President Donald Trump to direct his complaints about not winning the Nobel Peace Prize to the...