Category: African News

611 teachers killed, 910 schools destroyed in nine years in Northeast ― UN

611 teachers killed, 910 schools destroyed in nine years in Northeast ― UN

The United Nations has warned against further attacks on educational institutions and students, lamenting that between 2009 and December 2018, about 611 teachers were killed in the Northeast due to the wave of insurgency in the region. In a statement marking the first International Day to Protect Education from Attack, the UN urged Nigeria to … Continue reading 611 teachers killed, 910 schools destroyed in nine years in Northeast ― UN

Elections in Cameroon goes ahead in December despite crisis in anglophone regions

Cameroon President Paul Biya Cameroon's veteran leader Paul Biya on Monday announced the country's first regional elections in December, including in two western regions in the grip of a revolt by the anglophone minority. The indirect elections on December 6 in the country's 10 regions will put in place councils provided for in a 1996 constitution in … Continue reading Elections in Cameroon goes ahead in December despite crisis in anglophone regions

Group to mobilize 100m youths, women to takeover country’s affairs

Group to mobilize 100m youths, women to takeover country’s affairs

By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Youth group under the guise of Initiative Young Nigerian Leaders Initiative, VYNLI, has assured of it's readiness to take over the affairs of the country as future leaders, saying the future of the countrys youth has been mortgage by destructive loans and policies by country's leaders. The VYNLI which disclosed this … Continue reading Group to mobilize 100m youths, women to takeover country’s affairs

African countries sign up for COVID-19 vaccine initiative

African countries sign up for COVID-19 vaccine initiative

While the race to find safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines continues, African countries are signing up to a ground-breaking initiative, which aims to secure at least 220 million doses of the vaccine for the continent, once licensed and approved. All 54 countries on the continent have expressed interest in COVAX, a global initiative which is … Continue reading African countries sign up for COVID-19 vaccine initiative

Flight Resumption: Nigeria bars Air France, Lufthansa, KLM, others

Sen. Hadi Sirika Ahead of the resumption of international flights, the Nigerian government has released the list of international airlines denied approval to operate in the country. "Air France, KLM, Etihad, Rwandair, Lufthansa, TAAG Angola Airlines, Air Namibia, and Royal Air Maroc are airlines denied entrance into the country,” the aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, said. … Continue reading Flight Resumption: Nigeria bars Air France, Lufthansa, KLM, others

75 Borno elders slaughtered by Boko Haram in one night – Senator Ndume

Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram terrorists The senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has narrated how Boko Haram insurgents killed 75 members of his community in Gwoza local government in one night. Mr Ndume made this disclosure Wednesday in an emotion-laden presentation during a stakeholders’ meeting organised by Senate Committee on Special Duties and … Continue reading 75 Borno elders slaughtered by Boko Haram in one night – Senator Ndume

75 Borno elders slaughtered by Boko Haram in one night – Senator Ndume

Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram terrorists The senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has narrated how Boko Haram insurgents killed 75 members of his community in Gwoza local government in one night. Mr Ndume made this disclosure Wednesday in an emotion-laden presentation during a stakeholders’ meeting organised by Senate Committee on Special Duties and … Continue reading 75 Borno elders slaughtered by Boko Haram in one night – Senator Ndume

Ivory Coast: Ex-president Gbagbo, ex-rebel leader Soro cannot contest election in October

Ivory Coast's ex-president Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, January 15, 2020. © Peter Dejong, AFP Ivory Coast election authorities rejected appeals by former President Laurent Gbagbo and former rebel leader Guillaume Soro to be allowed to run in the country's October election, an official said Friday. President Alassane Ouattara's decision to … Continue reading Ivory Coast: Ex-president Gbagbo, ex-rebel leader Soro cannot contest election in October

African Leaders gather over Mali Coup

Leaders of the West African group ECOWAS on Thursday began talks on Mali following a military coup that sent shockwaves around the region. Rebel soldiers took power on Tuesday after detaining President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse in the capital Bamako following months of protests. The video summit is being chaired by … Continue reading African Leaders gather over Mali Coup