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- Ethiopia Launches 4G Mobile Service In The capital March 21, 2015
Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms monopoly has launched a fourth generation (4G) mobile service in the capital Addis Ababa, aiming to catch up with the high-speed communications available in some east African ... Read more
- Dollar Crunch Means Big Business for African Currency Hawkers March 14, 2015
Few Nigerians are applauding the collapse of oil prices, which has hit the economy of Africa’s top crude producer hard and hammered its currency, the naira.
But for the currency hawkers ... Read more
- Liberian President Expresses Gratitude for US Ebola Support February 28, 2015
On her first trip to Washington since her country declared a state of emergency over the Ebola outbreak last July, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf acknowledged the difference American involvement ... Read more
- Somali PM Appeals To U.S. banks To Resume Money Transfer Services February 8, 2015
Somalia’s prime minister urged the U.S. government and U.S. banks to support money transfer firms that offer a lifeline for many in the war-torn Horn of Africa nation.
About 40 percent ... Read more
- Three Americans Charged In Gambia Coup Plot February 1, 2015
U.S. prosecutors have charged a third American citizen in connection with last month’s attempted coup in Gambia.
The Justice Department said Friday that Alagie Barrow, 41, had been charged in a ... Read more
- U.S. Secretary of States John Kerry Visits Nigeria Ahead Of Election January 25, 2015
U.S. Secretary of States John Kerry said the United States will continue to support the Nigerian military in its fight against Boko Haram.
Kerry, who arrived Sunday in the Nigerian city ... Read more
- Nigeria: Revolution As Elixir? – By Victor Agusiobo March 29, 2015
Let us regale ourselves with a bit of Africa’s recent history. For almost four decades, the seemingly irrepressible Col Muammar Gaddafi ruled his people with ruthless efficiency as an unrepentant tyrant. The truth at least from the records is that ... Read more
- “God Has Not Called Me If GEJ Wins!” – By Dr. Moshood Fayemiwo March 29, 2015
I know this week will eventually come and Saturday March 28, 2015 will be here. President Goodluck Azikiwe Ebele Jonathan may have instigated the postponement of the Nigerian presidential and governorship elections from Saturday February 14, 2015 to this week ... Read more
- APC, National Conference and the Nigerian State March 29, 2015
By Dr. Nelson Deborah -National Conference. The APC does not support the National Conference though the recommendations made by the NC will help to move the country forward if implemented. Some of the recommendations of the NC are the ... Read more
- Nigerian Economy Remains Strong – Okonjo Iweala March 29, 2015
How is Nigeria faring in the face of the dwindling oil prices?
I will like to say one thing: there has been some attempt to make people feel that there is no hope; that this situation is so difficult; there is ... Read more
- $142 billion Dollars Nigeria’s Oil Revenue And National Poverty March 21, 2015By Obinna Akukwe – There is a financial mathematical inclination to believe that about N142 billion dollars (N28.4 trillion naira) have been missing under NNPC and allied institutions since the inception of Jonathan administration in 2010 in the midst of ... Read more
- Let’s Hail Pohamba: Africa’s Exemplary Leader March 21, 2015
By Omozuwa Gabriel Osamwonyi – Namibian President, Hifikepunye Pohamba, whose tenure will terminate later this month, is now Africa’s model of value-based and development-oriented leadership. This merited distinction is a spinoff of his winning the 2014 Mo Ibrahim Prize for ... Read more
- David Mark: A Man With A Mark Of Shameless Pleasure And A Man Without Chest March 14, 2015
By Bayo Oluwasanmi – On the eve of the fourth confirmation appearance of Musiliu Obanikoro as Defense Minister before David Mark’s Senate, I penned an article titled “A Broken Senate Without Insight And Oversight Means Musiliu Obanikoro Will Easily Scale ... Read more
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