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Surrender or Get Killed, Chadian President Tells Shekau

Surrender or Get Killed, Chadian President Tells Shekau

President Idriss Deby of Chad, on Wednesday, revealed that he knows the hideout of Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader, and vowed that the leader of the insurgent group will be killed if he fails to surrender. “It is in Abubakar Shekau’s interest to surrender, we know where he is. If he refuses to give

Namibian President Wins Best African Leader Award

Namibian President, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the world’s most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership. The $5m (£3.2m) award is given each year to an elected leader who governed well, raised living standards and then left office. Pohamba, a former rebel who fought for his country’s independence, has served two terms

Nine Die in Guinea Boat Accident

At least nine people have died in a boat accident in Guinea, with about 30 people still missing on Saturday. The boat capsized near the Forecariah district, in the country’s south. Eighteen people on board were rescued. A local security source said that the boat collided with a mining ship. Boat accidents are common off

Sierra Leone Confirms Ebola Virus Deaths

At least four persons have been reported dead in Sierra Leone due to Ebola Virus. Sierra Leone health ministry officials said this is the first confirmed case in the West African country following a similar outbreak in Guinea. Amara Jambai, director of disease prevention and control at Sierra Leone’s health ministry, said a health worker

Egypt Holds Presidential Polls

Amidst tight security mounted by the police and the military, millions of Egyptian voters are casting presidential ballots across the nation. The election, which is the second in two years, was scheduled to hold on Monday and Tuesday and has just two candidates contesting for the presidential seat. One is Abdul Fattah al-sisi, a former

Malawi Minister Commits Suicide After Losing Election

Godfrey Kamanya, a Malawian minister, on Thursday, May 22, committed suicide after losing his parliamentary seat at the general elections. Kamanya, the outgoing deputy Local Government Minister, shot himself in his home. Though the official results of Tuesday’s election are yet to be announced, preliminary election results aired on radio stations disclosed that Kamanya was

The Pride of Africa

  The Dangote Group is honoured as one of 10 most valuable brands in Africa for meeting the needs of several African countries by producing world-class products, thereby reducing importation The Dangote Group prides itself as an indigenous organisation with a pan-African focus. With its growing influence, adding value to the countries where it operates,

South Sudan: Not Yet Uhuru

Going by the estimates of the United Nations, UN, over 1,000 persons have died in the violence that erupted in South Sudan on December 15, 2013 when forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those supporting Riek Machar, his former vice-president, took up arms. Malakal, a gateway city to the oilfields of the Upper Nile

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