Country Profiles

Dec 22, 2018
The Federal Government’s revenue target for the 2019 budget has again run into murky waters as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has cut Nigeria’s crude oil production qouta…
Dec 21, 2018
The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has said that Nigeria’s unemployment rate increased to 23.1 in the third quarter of 2018 as against the 18.8 percent recorded in Q3 2017,…
Dec 18, 2018
Violence between rival Ethiopian communities near the southern town of Moyale has escalated with eyewitnesses reporting that 13 people were killed on Monday. Since the beginning of the month there…
Dec 17, 2018
The Nigerian Army has called for the closure of Amnesty International offices in Nigeria, alleging there is credible evidence the organisation is working hard to destabilise the country.   The…
Nov 14, 2018
Vice President of Nigeria Prof Yemi Osinbajo said the Buhari administration will expand the N-Power scheme to accommodate one million beneficiaries in the next phase. This followed the successes recorded…
Nov 01, 2018
Ethiopia’s parliament on Thursday swore in the country’s first female supreme court president, building on efforts by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to achieve gender parity in government.   The…
Nov 01, 2018
In the morning, displaced women from Mayendit, South Sudan, collect wild grass and leaves in Rumbek to secure a meal for the day. With no money to buy sorghum and…
Aug 28, 2018
The Federal Government is putting the sum of N500 billion into wealth creation and poverty alleviation, Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said.   Osinbajo featured at the question and answer…
Aug 28, 2018
The Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committees on Electoral Matters on Monday adopted N143bn as the workable budget for the 2019 polls.   The committee members, just rising from…
Aug 25, 2018
Zimbabwe’s top court Friday dismissed an opposition bid to have presidential election results annulled over alleged rigging in favour of Robert Mugabe’s successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa.   “In the final analysis,…
Aug 17, 2018
Nigeria’s dependence on the oil sector as its major source of foreign exchange earnings was responsible for the country’s high unemployment rate, a former United Nations Permanent Representative and Under…
Jul 27, 2018
President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe on Friday pledged to deliver a fair and transparent election, amid the UN concerns over the alleged violations of the political rights in the African…
Jul 24, 2018
Health minister of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Oly Ilunga officially announced the end of the Ebola haemorrhagic fever epidemic in a statement made on national television Tuesday. On…
Mar 27, 2015
The flag of Ghana was designed and adopted in 1957 and was flown until 1959, and then reinstated in 1966. Looking back in history, Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African…

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