Mugabe Dies at 95

Robert Mugabe, the former leader of Zimbabwe forced to resign in 2017 after a 37-year rule whose early promise was eroded by economic turmoil, disputed elections and human rights violations, has died. He was 95. His successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed Mugabe’s death in a tweet Friday, mourning him as an “icon of liberation.” He did…

Xenophobia: Onyema, Nigerians Condemn Attacks on Nigerians in South Africa

Nigerians have condemned the burning down and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses by South Africans in xenophobic attacks at the weekend in the rainbow nation. Nigerians took to Twitter to express their outrage over the violence and called for appropriate retaliatory measures to serve as deterrent. Others called for boycott of South Africa-owned businesses in Nigeria. …

Judge Suspended For Granting Hearing on President’s Medical Fitness

A top judge in Gabon who recently admitted a case challenging the eligibility of President Ali Bongo to continue in office has been suspended by the Ministry of Justice, local news portal Gabonactu has reported. The case in question surrounds the president’s health following months abroad for treatment and recuperation from a stroke. On August…

Rawlings Rejects Moves by Ghaniaan Government To Rename Varsity After Him

Former Ghaniaan president, Jerry Rawlings has declined the proposed renaming of the University of Development Studies (UDS) after him by the government of Ghana. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Rawlings thanked the government for the gesture but said the decision to decline the honour was because he has “a long-standing principle not to have…