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Kenya: Fighting Intensifies After MP’s killing

Naivasha, usually one of the must see sights for tourists in Kenya, has been thrown into days of violent ethnic confrontations. There have been...
Nigeria’s New trend : Politics, Anti-corruption and National Development

Nigeria’s New trend : Politics, Anti-corruption and National Development

The war on corruption launched by Nigerian President Yar’Adua through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has gained a lot of ground. Meanwhile...
Annan brings Kenya’s Kibaki, Raila to negotiating table

Annan brings Kenya’s Kibaki, Raila to negotiating table

Peace-maker Kofi Annan Thursday met Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki and his main opposition challenger, Raila Odinga, as he intensified reconciliation effort in the...
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Wanted Men In : A Corrupt Nigerian & A Liberian warlord seek judgement…

Alleged to have syphoned government money through companies registered under names of family members during his time in office as a governer of Edo...
PSC calls for dialogue to end post-election violence in Kenya

PSC calls for dialogue to end post-election violence in Kenya

Expressing concern at the post-election violence in Kenya and its humanitarian consequences, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) Tuesday...
An overview of Mugabe, The British, The US and Supremacy

An overview of Mugabe, The British, The US and Supremacy

Glued to his position, denoted as a heretic by the international media, snubbed by western politicians, slapped with economic sanctions... President Mugabe strides on...
Kenya so far

Kenya so far

Political and diplomatic solutions Following Ghana president Kuffour’s unsucccessful visit to mediate for peace in the Kenyan crises, the former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan,...
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This week in Nigeria

This week, Nigeria put a $44 billion lawsuit against three tobacco firms namely, British American Tobacco, Phillip Morris and international tobacco, on hold. The government...
Kenya : High tensions following the opening of Parliamentary sessions

Kenya : High tensions following the opening of Parliamentary sessions

The first Parliamentary session of the year opened Tuesday morning in Nairobi in a very tense atmosphere. A high number of police force was...
Kenya poll chief disowns election results

Kenya poll chief disowns election results

The Kenya presidential election stalemate took yet another interesting turn late Thursday, when the country's electoral chief, Samuel Kivuitu, disowned the results which returned...
Four retired african presidents in Kenya to mediate election crisis

Four retired african presidents in Kenya to mediate election crisis

Four retired African presidents arrived here Tuesday t o mediate in the stand off between Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition O r ange...
Kibaki summons rivals for peace talks, but opposition says no

Kibaki summons rivals for peace talks, but opposition says no

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki on Monday reached out to his opposition rivals, Raila Odinga and five of his five senior associates known as the...
More Kenyan displaced arriving at refugee centres

More Kenyan displaced arriving at refugee centres

Post-election violence has decreased in several districts of western Kenya, but displaced civilians have continued to trek across the border to seek refuge in...
Economic stagnation wreaks havoc in Gambia, says opposition leader

Economic stagnation wreaks havoc in Gambia, says opposition leader

The leader of Gambia's main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), Ousainou Darboe, on Thursday launched scathing attack on the ruling government's economic policies, saying...
2008 will be eventful for Nigeria’s development according to Yar’Adua

2008 will be eventful for Nigeria’s development according to Yar’Adua

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua has promised his compatriots ''a very eventful'' year in the country's development, while asking for cooperation from them to enable...
Independent experts to compute Kenyan presidential vote

Independent experts to compute Kenyan presidential vote

Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki might be forced to stand down following Thursday's order by the East African nation's Attorney-General, Amos Wako, for a re-tabulation...
Nigeria must tackle impediments to development

Nigeria must tackle impediments to development

Economic experts have urged the Nigerian government to tackle the various impediments to development, as a way of achieving the better deal promised to...
Kenyan electoral chief “coerced” to announce flawed results

Kenyan electoral chief “coerced” to announce flawed results

The Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK) chairman Samuel Kivuitu has admitted being pressurized to announce "flawed" results in the Kenyan presidential race, which saw...
Kenyan Opposition party slams delay in release of election result

Kenyan Opposition party slams delay in release of election result

Kenyan opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga, shown to have taken an early lead in the race for power in the East African country, Friday...
Niger Delta militants declare ‘Xmas ceasefire’

Niger Delta militants declare ‘Xmas ceasefire’

In the spirit of Christmas, the largest militant group in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region has declared a 24-hour ceasefire, during which all...
Niger: Army, rebels commit abuses against civilians, rights groups say

Niger: Army, rebels commit abuses against civilians, rights groups say

The Nigerien army and rebels in the country have yet to formally respond to charges by rights groups that both sides are committing abuses...
Niger : Where childhood ends on the marriage bed

Niger : Where childhood ends on the marriage bed

Fifteen-year-old Hadjo Garbo’s child-like features belie a history more tragic and life-altering than many adults four times her age will have experienced. Two years ago...
Kenya: Inefficient peace committees frustrate reconciliation in clash areas

Kenya: Inefficient peace committees frustrate reconciliation in clash areas

Mother-of-four Ann Wacu is afraid to return to her home in Kenya's New Molo District, where inter-ethnic violence has killed dozens and displaced thousands...
Somalia: Prime minister to name new, leaner cabinet

Somalia: Prime minister to name new, leaner cabinet

Somalia's new prime minister Nur Hassan Hussein has dismissed his government just three weeks after its formation in favour of a “small but effective...
Kenya: “Revenge attacks and rumours” fuelling hostilities in Molo

Kenya: “Revenge attacks and rumours” fuelling hostilities in Molo

Revenge attacks, rumours, inaccurate media reports and provocative public statements by politicians have fuelled hostilities in Kenya's New Molo district, where clashes have displaced...
Nigeria: Abuja’s splendid centre surrounded by urban blight

Nigeria: Abuja’s splendid centre surrounded by urban blight

Patience Israel, a 20-year-old hairdresser, lived in a decent home in Karimo, a squatter settlement near Nigeria's political capital, until it was demolished in...
Bakassi – where Cameroon is already in control

Bakassi – where Cameroon is already in control

Some 10 minutes after leaving the jetty in the Nigerian border village of Ikang, our speedboat pulls up to a muddy bank now under...
Zimbabwe: New forex policy “paralyses” NGOs

Zimbabwe: New forex policy “paralyses” NGOs

Zimbabwean non-governmental organisations (NGOs) claim their operations have been paralysed since the Reserve Bank raided their foreign currency accounts (FCAs). In his mid-year Monetary Policy...
Ceasefire fails to quell Darfur violence

Ceasefire fails to quell Darfur violence

A unilateral ceasefire announced by Khartoum in late October has failed to improve security in Darfur, where armed groups continue to do battle, according...
OCHA concerned over official’s expulsion from South Darfur

OCHA concerned over official’s expulsion from South Darfur

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan is holding talks with government officials over the expulsion of its South...