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Adama Dieng

UN: Rise in hate speech alarming

The current rise in hate speech, racial tensions and identity-based violence is alarming, the UN Special Adviser on Preventing Genocide, and head, UN Office on Genocide Prevention, Adama Dieng, has said.

Belgium’s brutality in Africa haunts refurbished museum

Belgium's notorious Africa Museum reopens on Saturday after a five-year restoration that curators hope will bury its reputation as a colonialist holdover.

Uganda MPs query legality of East African passport

The move to have an East African Community (EAC) international passport has hit a snag in Uganda after MPs blocked it over its legality and the cost to users.
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Central African Republic formally joins Afreximbank

The number of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) member countries swelled to 50 on Wednesday, with the Central African Republic (CAR) formalising her membership by depositing the instrument of the country’s ratification of the Bank Establishment Agreement in Cairo, Egypt.

Rwandan opposition leader defiant as prison term possible

The Rwandan opposition leader who awaits judgment on charges of inciting insurrection and forgery after challenging the longtime president in last year's election says no amount of pressure will silence her.

Official: 2018 Calabar Carnival to host over 30 countries

Gabe Onah, chairman, Calabar Carnival Commission, says the 2018 edition of the carnival will host over 30 countries and 25 states.
(FILES) This file photo taken on February 9, 2017 shows Chinese 100 yuan notes in Beijing. The Chinese currency continued its sharp decline on July 20, 2018 despite US President Donald Trump's bid to rein in the dollar, as analysts pointed out that a weaker yuan aids Beijing in its trade tussle with Washington. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Kenya partners SimbaPay on money transfer to China

Family Bank, a leading bank in Kenya, has partnered with London-based financial technology firm, SimbaPay, to launch an instant money transfer service from Kenya to China.
The railway is financed by the Chinese government

Chinese charged over Kenya ‘railway scam’

Three Chinese nationals have been charged with attempting to bribe investigators working on an alleged ticketing scam in a massive Kenyan railway project.

World Toilet Day: Experts worried Nigeria may overtake India as number one in open...

“We go to the stream, we don’t have water here, even toilets; we usually use the bush. A woman was bitten by a snake while defecating in the bush and another one was bitten when she went to pick firewood for cooking,” Hannatu Peter, an internally displaced person at the New Gongola IDP camp in the Federal Capital Territory, said.
Boomplay

Boomplay, Universal Music Group signs distribution deal

Africa’s leading music streaming and download service, Boomplay and Universal Music Group (UMG), recently signed a landmark licensing agreement covering multiple markets within Africa.

Kingsley Moghalu: I’ll turn Nigeria from broken country to a nation

Moghalu, who is a former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said that it was obvious that the recycled old politicians had failed and that was why Nigeria was the poverty capital of the world and the people are yearning for change.
kenya national assembly

Kenya lawmakers debate giving women a third of parliament seats

Kenyan parliamentarians on Tuesday debated a bill that would allocate a third of all seats in parliament to women, with campaigners optimistic that it would pass in spite of previous failures.

Paul Kagame highlights reform ‘urgency’ as AU summit opens

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Saturday urged African heads of state to come to an agreement on long-debated reforms to their continental body at a special summit in the Ethiopian capital.
Balarabe Musa

Balarabe Musa berates Abdullahi Ganduje, EFCC over governor’s leadership award

A former Governor of Old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, on Friday, condemned the conferment of one of the 2018 Africa Value Awards on the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, for “effective leadership and economic empowerment and development.”

African leaders meet for ‘last push’ on AU reforms

African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body.
Rangers International Football Club of Enugu

Enugu Rangers get favourable CAF Cup pairing

Remarkable 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup qualifiers Enugu Rangers of Nigeria were paired with Defence Force of Ethiopia in the preliminary round and will be favourites for the two-legged tie.

UN: 35,000 refugees will soon run out of food in Malawi

More than 35,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Malawi will run out of food in less than two months, the UN warned on Friday.
Usta Kaitesi

Corruption: Rwanda recommends online assets declaration for Nigeria

The Rwandan Government Board (RGB) says online assets declaration by public office holders is one of the methods that can be used to reduce corruption to a barest minimum in any country including Nigeria.

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Appeal court nullifies conviction of Shell chief, others

Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt sets aside Rivers High Court order which sentenced Shell managing director Osagie Okunbor, and two other senior officers to three months in prison for contempt
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. - M. Scott Mahaskey-POLITICO

US says March 1 ‘hard deadline’ for trade deal with China

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says trade negotiations with China need to reach successful end by March 1 or new tariffs will be imposed, clarifying there is “hard deadline” after a week of confusion among administration advisers
Great Ogboru

Great Ogboru: PDP disadvantaged in Delta

Delta APC governorship candidate Great Ogboru says the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is disadvantaged in terms of in winning elections in the state
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki advocates institutional reform, use of technology to curb corruption

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki advocates for strong institutions, use of technology and change of attitude in fight against corruption, especially in developing countries, which will discourage the ugly act

Offa robbery: We’re trying to recover stolen cash, guns used – Police

Nigeria Police Force says it is making strident efforts at recovering the huge cash stolen from six banks by armed robbers who attacked Offa in Kwara State on April 5 this year.