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Sunday, April 11, 2021
National Advocacy Platform (NAP) has advised President Lazarus Chakwera to strengthen civil society's space unlike what was happening with Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime and stressed that the law should be applied fairly to all with no room for...
The headlines, especially in the Western press, suggest that Africa is back again in the news for the wrong reasons.  Misery has really never been too far away, but in the last few years, foreign journalists looking for stories of...
The United Nations has said it is "utterly shocked and horrified" by the killing of five aid workers by unknown armed groups in northeastern Nigeria. The statement late on Wednesday by Edward Kallon, UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, followed the release of a video...
Algeria has set November 1 as the date for a referendum on a new constitution aimed at boosting democracy and giving parliament a greater role after months-long protests demanding reforms. After "consultations with the parties concerned, it was decided to...
A governor in north-east Nigeria has suggested efforts to defeat jihadist group Boko Haram are being undermined by elements of the security apparatus. Borno State's Babagana Zulum said President Muhammadu Buhari needed to know sabotage within the system was...
He died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side, a statement posted on social media said. Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago but had not made the information public. The news has...
Promising to “clear the rubble” of corruption within the government, Malawi’s new president is beginning his term by raising the country’s minimum wage in an attempt to win over both doubters and international donors. In an interview with the Guardian,...
“Due to the decline in the price of crude oil in the first quarter (Q1) 2020, aggregate export earnings declined by 14.9% and 12% to $13.39bn, compared with $15.74bn and $15.22bn in Q4 2019 and 2019 Q1 respectively,” according...
The Alexandria University announced Tuesday that it has launched the first biosafety level three (BSL-3) laboratory in Egypt and the Middle East, at a LE22 million cost. The President of Alexandria University Essam al-Kordy said that the project was financed...
South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa called for calm after the alleged police killing of a disabled teenager sparked protests and placed the spotlight back on the country’s record of police brutality. Relatives of Nathaniel Julius, 16, who had Down’s syndrome, said...