Africa: Oil Spill Triggers Environmental State Of Emergency In Mauritius

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon August 9, 2020
Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth Friday declared a state of environmental emergency, as the Indian ocean island battles to contain an oil spill. The Minister is seeking the help of France’s Government, saying the island cannot handle the damage alone. Seeping in from a Japanese freighter that ran aground in July, off the coast […]

WTO Top Job: Former British PM, Gordon Brown, Backs Okonjo-Iweala

by Seun Adeuyion July 30, 2020
Gordon Brown, a former British Prime Minister, has called on member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to support Nigeria’s candidate, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala for election into the office of the Director-General. It would be recalled that the Muhammadu Buhari-led regime had on June 9, 2020, nominated the two-time former Finance Minister for […]

Ugandan Politician, Godfrey Kimera, Disowns Daughter Over Eyeing His Political Seat

by Seun Adeuyion July 26, 2020
Ahead of the 2021 election in Uganda, a town council chairperson in Kyotera District, Godfrey Kimera has disowned his daughter, Reginah Nakiweewa for expressing interest to run against him in the polls. Kimera, who described Nakiweewa’s decision as an act of disrespect, added that she could have vied for any other post and not the […]

#COVID19: Ghana Extends Supply Of Free Electricity, Water To Citizens By 3 More Months

by Seun Adeuyion July 25, 2020
As part of efforts to cushion the hardship brought onto ghanaians as a result of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led administration has announced a number of relief packages. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, announced the packages in Accra, on Friday, when he presented the 2020 mid-year fiscal policy […]

CORRUPTION: Portugal Seizes More Assets Belonging To Angola’s Richest Person, Isabel Dos Santos

by Seun Adeuyion July 5, 2020
In a bid to help the Efacec Power Solutions SGPS SA Company find new owners, the Portuguese Government seized shares owned by Angola’s richest person, Isabel dos Santos. Isabel Dos Santos has been battling a corruption probe both home and in Portugal. She is being accused of embezzling over $ 1 billion from Angolan state-owned […]

Nigeria’s Dr. Chidubem Obi Graduates With Perfect CGPA Of 5.0 In Russia

by Seun Adeuyion July 5, 2020
Nigeria’s Dr. Chidubem Obi has graduated with a perfect CGPA of 5.0 from Sechenov Medical University School in Russia. Dr. Obi is the first African to achieve this fit in the Russian University. The young Doctor receives the award for best graduating student in the faculty of Medicine in I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical […]