Nigerian Army Uses Trump’s Speech to Justify Shooting!

By Makini Brice and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday backtracked from his suggestion a day earlier that American troops sent to the U.S. border with Mexico would be free to fire on migrants who throw rocks at them, saying that rock-throwers would only be arrested. “They won’t have to fire. […]

South Africa’s MTN $5.2B Fine In Nigeria Becomes A Diplomatic Issue

Presidents of Africa’s two largest economies, Nigeria and South Africa, are set to meet this week to deliberate over the $5.2 billion fine hanging over the continent largest mobile operator, MTN Group. According to Sunday Times, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with his South African counterpart, President Jacob Zuma, during the second China-Africa Co-operation […]

DONALD TRUMP’S COMMENTS AGAINST KENYANS ARE BACK TO HAUNT HIM

During a September 2015 campaign rally at Iowa, United States of America, popular Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump made a derogatory comment about the Kenyan winners of the IAAF Olympics in Beijing, China, calling them cheats and con-men. They had won $7,194,000 in prize money. “Look at them, all of them, don’t you see frauds”, […]

Donald Trump: the world would be better if Gaddafi and Hussein still ruled

Donald Trump has a way with words that complements his personality and hairpiece: over-the-top, crass and rather hard to take seriously. Yet that’s the strange thing; despite all his corrosive statements about his intentions for his country’s immigration policies and his feelings about President Barack Obama, he’s become the Republican Party’s strongest general election candidate. It […]

Mugabe rejects China Confucius peace award

President Robert Mugabe has rejected the Confucius peace award after the Chinese government informed Harare ‘it was not associated with the conferring organisation’ Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has reportedly turned down the Confucius Peace Prize, known as China’s version of the Nobel, awarded in honour of his “quest for global harmony”. According to NewsDay, State […]

AFRICA’S ROCKET SCIENCE: FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS

In many parts of Africa, the most difficult thing to do is not to break new bounds in science or institute new philosophical thought. It is ticking a box and having it accurately counted without controversy and violence. Elections, the simple democratic exercise of choosing public officials with the principle of one person and one […]

THE MINISTERIAL LIST: CONFIRMED MINISTERS AND THEIR PREDICTED MINISTERIAL POSITIONS

At about 10 am today, the Nigerian senate postponed the screening of the recent ministerial nominees to Tuesday 21st of October. The exercise which started two days ago has seen the senate confirm 19 people as Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. These confirmed ministers are expected to occupy certain positions, here are the predictions: […]

BUHARI’S SECOND MINISTERIAL LIST REVEALED

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a second list of ministerial nominees to the Nigerian Senate for screening. This was confirmed on Senator Bukola Saraki’s official twitter page yesterday afternoon at about 4:25pm. President Buhari sent the list through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari, who was accompanied by Senator Ita Enang, the Special assistant to the […]

What Term Limits? 8 Upcoming Presidential Elections In Africa You Should Watch

With citizens going to the polls in at least 12 African countries in 2015, this year and the next two years are critical year for African democracy. Leaders are reaching their term limits and some don’t want to give up power. Already, peaceful transitions of power have happened in Nigeria and Lesotho, while Sudan and Ethiopia maintained the status quo. Ballots […]

Jeb Bush’s “Free Stuff” Racial Insult Was a Shrewd Calculation

GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush knew exactly what he was doing when he insulted African-American voters by alleging that the Democrats buy their votes with “free stuff.” In fact, it was no accident that he hurled his slur at Democrats at a campaign stop in South Carolina. Bush is wallowing in single digits in the […]