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Nigeria secures $2.25B World Bank loan to back reforms despite hardship

The World Bank has approved a $2.25 billion loan for Nigeria to shore up revenue and support economic reforms that have contributed to the worst cost-of-living crisis in the country. The …

Niger lifts immunity of deposed President Mohamed Bazoum

Niger’s highest court lifted the immunity of the country’s democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, nearly a year after he was overthrown by mutinous soldiers, his lawyer said Friday, opening the door …

Ramaphosa says he will ‘serve all’ after being reelected as South Africa president for second term

Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to work with politicians across the political spectrum after being reelected as President of South Africa by lawmakers on Friday. “I will serve all and work with even …

Putin’s arrest warrant worries South Africa

Pretoria could be forced to arrest the Russian president in respect of its obligations vis-à-vis international justice, in particular the Rome Statute. The government of Cyril Ramaphosa does not hide its …

Business:World Bank reaffirms its commitment to Niger

World Bank President David Malpass told a press conference in Niamey on Thursday that security and energy were “indispensable for development” in the Sahel, at the end of a two-day visit …

Uganda will send soldiers to Moscow to defend Putin if need be – President’s son

The son of Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, said he would send Ugandan troops to defend Moscow in case of an “imperialist” threat. Call me “Putinist” if you want, we …

Ghana warns public against using cedi notes as gift hampers

Ghana’s central bank has warned the general public to stop using cedi banknotes as bouquets and hampers when gifting people. The central bank of Ghana has just issued a warning to …

Court rejects Oscar Pistorius parole request

Former South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, convicted of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp a decade ago, will remain in prison after a prison board denied his request for parole on …

Uganda deploys 1,000 troops to eastern DRC

A contingent of one thousand troops departed Uganda on Wednesday heading to the eastern part of the DRC. The Ugandan troops will be operating under the regional East Africa Community force …

Global leaders at conference in China warn on growing geopolitical competition

World leaders at the annual Boao Forum for Asia on China’s Hainan Island delivered warnings about growing geopolitical competition, decoupling and fragmenting supply chains, Speaking Thursday at the Boao Forum, a …

University bus crashes in Kenya, killing 14 people

Fourteen people, including students, have died after a university bus collided with a passenger vehicle in Kenya, west of the capital, on Thursday. Police say 12 people died on the spot …

Cyclone Freddy’s death toll rises to 1,200 in Malawi

The death toll from Cyclone Freddy, which dissipated in mid-March after massive flooding and landslides in southern Africa, could exceed 1,200 in Malawi as hopes dwindle of finding survivors, police and …

South Africa Oscar Pistorius to be released soon

A decade ago, just before Valentine’s Day, everything changed on the day he killed his girlfriend. The former Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius is now halfway through his prison sentence and will …