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East Africa spends 8 percent of revenue to service debt

East African countries are now spending almost eight per cent of their revenues to service $29.42 billion loans borrowed in the past 10 years.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo urges China to support Africa’s infrastructure deficit with $100bn

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on the government of the Peoples Republic of China to earmark at least $10 billion annually to support infrastructure provision in Africa for a period of 10-years.

China Bank, UBA sign $100m loan for SMEs in Africa

United Bank for Africa (UBA) and China Development Bank (CDB), the world’s largest development finance institution, has announced the signing of a $100 million seven-year loan agreement to finance the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Africa.

Emmanuel Macron appeals to China for partnership in climate, Africa

French President Emmanuel Macron appealed to Chinese leaders Monday to form a partnership on climate change and African development during a visit in which he also is expected to press Beijing for better market access.

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Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso

Abducted coach Bosso released

The coach of Cameroonian first division club Yong Sports Academy of Bamenda, Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso who was kidnapped on 19 March has been released.

Governor Ganduje’s supporters protest alleged bias by police in Kano

Hundreds of protesters believed to be supporters of incumbent Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, on Tuesday, staged a protest in the metropolis to express their disapproval over an alleged bias against the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the police during the March 9 governorship elections in the state.

Official: Governor Obiano has built 80 roads in five years

Marcel Ifejiofor, the Anambra State Commissioner of Works, has said that the Governor Willie Obiano-led administration has executed 80 roads across the three senatorial districts of the state since he assumed office five years ago.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

Senate tasks federal government on safety of Nigerian air travellers

Sequel to the death of three Nigerians in the recent crashed Boeing 737 Max 8 belonging to Ethiopian Airline, the Senate has tasked the Federal Ministry of Aviation and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to ensure that all aircrafts operating within the country are air worthy in order to keep Nigerian air travellers safe at all times.

Dangote’s tomato plant resumes production

A tomato-paste factory owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, resumed production in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano after staying idle for more than two years over a supply disruption partly caused by a price dispute with farmers.