Ghana probes demolition at Nigeria High Commission

Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has initiated investigations into the demolition of a building at the Nigerian High Commission in the capital, Accra. Armed men reportedly stormed the High Commission in the early hours of Saturday and demolished the newly constructed building. The building was intended to serve as residence for staff and visiting diplomats. Ghana’s […]

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Kenyan policeman in child killing case undergoes mental assessment

A Kenyan policeman who was to appear in court over the killing of a boy in the capital Nairobi during a curfew has been taken for a mental assessment. The prosecution on Thursday said the officer Duncan Ndiema Ndiwah would appear in court on Friday instead. The office is charged with the killing of Yassin […]

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Mali’s president agrees to hold dialogue aimed at forming unity government

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced on Tuesday that he would hold talks on establishment a new unity government, after weeks of escalating criticism from the country’s political opposition. In his speech, the president also suggested the first steps towards reforming the constitutional court and the national parliament. This came as Keita has been struggling […]

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Coronavirus: Nigerian doctors to go on strike

One of the main doctors’ unions in Nigeria says its members will go ahead with a strike on Monday over poor pay and a lack of personal protective equipment for health workers. The Association of Resident Doctors said they will stop providing all services including emergency care and coronavirus treatment. Aliyu Sokomba, the union’s president […]

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Burundi power vacancy ‘to last a few days’

The late President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza was expected to hand over power in August. Speaking to media, the Burundi government spokesperson Prosper Ntahorwamiye said they are still “consulting the constitutional court” on the succession of Pirre Nkurunziza. He said the court is “studying the power vacancy” and “will take a few days”. The country […]

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AFDB launches independent investigation into its President

Lagos – The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday evening announced the launch of an independent investigation into allegations of prevarication against its president, Akinwumi Adesina, the only candidate for re-election to a new term. The Abidjan-based pan-African development institution finally gave in to the demands of the United States, which was not satisfied with […]

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Police officer to be charged with Covid-19 curfew murder

Two Kenyan police officers will be charged with murderer after investigations by the country’s police watchdog, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) said in a statement. According to IPOA Duncan Ndiema Ndiwa is accused of shooting and killing a 13-year-old boy Yassin Hussein Moyo who was on the balcony of his home in a suburb […]

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Buhari backs Nigerian banker’s re-election at AFDB

Lagos – Nigeria’s President Muhammad Buhari has backed the head of the African Development Bank (AFDB) Akinwumi Adesina’s re-election bid, despite allegations of corruption and abuse of office against him. Adesina denied all the allegations and was cleared of wrongdoing by an internal investigation, but US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has called for independent investigations. […]

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