Nigeria’s debt stock at $63 billion

Nigeria’s debt stock at $63 billion

Nigeria's foreign and domestic debt stock has reached a whopping $63 billion, according to a senior official of the outgoing government of President Goodluck Jonathan.Quoted by This ...

Somalia: 17 killed as troops clash with militants

Somalia: 17 killed as troops clash with militants

At least 17 people have been confirmed killed when Somali government forces clashed with Shabab militants on Saturday.It is however not clear how many civilians were among those ...

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Nairobi - On Tuesday at 2PM GMT, the African Space Agency (ASA) released the news of the indefinite suspension of the African space program "as long as the prerequisites for new ...

EU bankrolls food security drive for 7 African countries

EU bankrolls food security drive for 7 African countries

The European Union (EU) Commission has granted an immediate aid to the tune of €34 million to fund a food security program for the most vulnerable people in Burkina Faso, The ...

Protracted fuel scarcity cripples Nigerian cities

Protracted fuel scarcity cripples Nigerian cities

The month-long fuel scarcity in Nigeria has effectively crippled cities across the country, causing a further dip in economic and social activities, with government blaming oil ...

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The pitch about Outernet: Information for the World from Outer Space. Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all ...

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The pitch about Outernet: Information for the World from Outer Space. Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all ...

Somalia: 17 killed as troops clash with militants

At least 17 people have been confirmed killed when Somali government forces clashed with Shabab militants on Saturday.It is however not clear how many civilians were among those killed. Eyewitnesses said the fighting took place in Awdigle district and Mubarak village located south of the capital Mogadishu.  more...

May 24, 2015 at 1:24 pm UTC

Ethiopia holds parliamentary elections

Ethiopians are filing out to vote in parliamentary elections on Sunday with 547 seats up for grabs among 58 political parties. It is the country's first elections after the death in office of late Prime Minister Melese Zenawi and the fifth parliamentary polls since the advent of democracy twenty four years  more...

May 24, 2015 at 11:43 am UTC

Nigeria’s debt stock at $63 billion

Nigeria's foreign and domestic debt stock has reached a whopping $63 billion, according to a senior official of the outgoing government of President Goodluck Jonathan.Quoted by This Day on Sunday, Coordinating Minister for the Economy (CME) and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said the total debt  more...

May 24, 2015 at 1:50 pm UTC

Ebola survivors decry stigmatisation

As West Africa moves towards winning the battle against Ebola, the region faces a new and perhaps more daunting challenge in the form of stigmatisation of survivors – with possible long-term effects on social cohesion and economic development.With Liberia recently declared Ebola-free by the World Health  more...

May 22, 2015 at 6:47 am UTC

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