Africa

Lack of foreign currency has crippled Zimbabwe’s economy

The economic crisis in Zimbabwe has still continued even after the removal of President Robert Mugabe about a year ago and months since the country’s general elections. Foreign currency shortage has crippled businesses and inflation has taken a giant leap. Shortages of medical supplies, fuel and other essentials are threatening social unrest. The primary reasons for such deteriorating situations are ...

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Google Station fast, free Internet launched in Nigeria

Google Station

Nigeria takes one more step towards development with the launch of Google Station super-fast Internet, which is claimed to be 16 times faster than the average 1.86 megabits per second of the country. This is something like people riding cycle gets a bullet train. With the launching Nigeria becomes the fifth country in the world to get Google Station and ...

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Kenya to address teenage school girl pregnancy

school girl pregnancy

Kenyan Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed addressed a ministry level meeting Friday to discuss ways and implement policies to stop teenage pregnancies as it is affecting learners in the country’s school system. A recent report revealed Narok, Kilifi, Meru, Busia, Bungoma, Migori, Nairobi and Homa Bay counties are the most affected in the teenage pregnancy issue. These are mostly arid ...

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Nigerian economy is growing and would take to greater height: Buhari

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement that economy of the country is improving and he is looking forward to make it better, taking it to a greater height. His words were disclosed by Femi Adesina, Buhari, special adviser to him. The new Danish Ambassador paid a visit at his state house on Thursday and welcoming him the president ...

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Nigeria ranks 33 in Africa, up from 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

nigeria governance index

The new report of 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) by the Mo Ibrahim foundation reveals the ranking of Nigeria in overall governance has improved from 35 to 33 out of 54 African countries comparing to that of last year. However, the overall score of the country has reduced from 48.1 to 47.9 points and it is lower than ...

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57 Boko Haram abducted Chibok girls seen in Cameroon

chibok girls

Parents of Boko Haram abducted Chibok school girls lately claim 57 of them have been seen in two villages in northern part of Cameroon by other female captives. According to Yakubu Nkenke, the Chairman of Chibok Girls Parents Association, it was earlier disclosed by the escaped girls after they returned home that 57 girls were segregated into two groups and ...

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Cameroon attacks separatists, civilians claim their houses torched

cameroon separatist attack

Returning to their houses for thousands of villagers in Cameroon following October 7 presidential election is very painful. Everything has been burned to the ground. People fled to escape violence in the English-speaking regions and returned back believing peace may have come back. Separatists in Cameroon are pushing for an English-speaking state and had obstructed voting in northwestern and southwestern ...

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