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Chibok Girls’ Parents Left Feeling Dissappointed After Latest Government No-Show

Chibok Girls’ Parents Left Feeling Dissappointed After Latest Government No-Show

According to reports, more than 100 parents were stood up by a Nigerian government delegation amidst security concerns. This incident comes after more than 200 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram last April sparking the #BringBackOurGirls campaign on Twitter. Asabe Kwambura, principal of the School, expressed dissappointment with Government officials con... »

Mali & Other Countries On Alert Over Outbreak Of Deadly Ebola Virus

Mali & Other Countries On Alert Over Outbreak Of Deadly Ebola Virus

Mali has been placed on alert over the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The disease, which has no known cure or vaccine, is reported to have killed more than 86 people near the country’s border with Guinea and has already spread to Liberia. According to the BBC, tight controls are already in place on those entering the Mali capita, Bamako, and thermal-imaging cameras are being used to s... »

Bill To Ban Smoking Passed In Lagos

Bill To Ban Smoking Passed In Lagos

Smoking in public places have been banned by members of the Lagos parliament in Nigeria. Although smoking outdoors is quite popular in Lagos, particularly in beer parlours and nightclubs, the bill prohibits smoking in all public places including restaurants and on public transport and offenders are now liable to face a $62 (£38) fine or up to three months in jail or both. Furthermore, the bill mak... »

Compulsory Prisoner Transfer Agreement Signed By UK and Nigeria

Compulsory Prisoner Transfer Agreement Signed By UK and Nigeria

Nigeria and the United Kingdom have signed a prisoner transfer agreement between the two countries. Consequently, citizens of either country who commit crimes will serve their sentences in their homeland. Although, both countries already have prisoner-transfer treaties in place with several other states, the UK government said the UK-Nigeria agreement meant inmates could be “properly prepare... »

Nigerian Named African of the Year

Nigerian Named African of the Year

Nigeria’s Agriculture Minister, Akinwumi Adesina, has been named Forbes African of the Year. Mr Adesina won the award for his reforms to the country’s farming sector. According to Forbes Africa Editor, Chris Bishop, Mr Adesina “is a man on a mission to help Africa feed itself”. In his own words, Mr Adesina, who wants to help people become rich through farming said in his ac... »

UK Government Scraps £3,000 Visa Bond Scheme

UK Government Scraps £3,000 Visa Bond Scheme

A visa bond scheme announced by UK Home Secretary, Theresa May, in June has been scrapped. The scheme which required a £3000 “security bond” for those referred to as “high risk” overseas visitors to the UK was due to commence this November. The overall aim of the scheme was to reduce the number of people who overstay their short-term visas from certain African and Asian cou... »

A Brief History and Overview of Welkom, Matjhabeng in the Free State and South Africa

A Brief History and Overview of Welkom, Matjhabeng in the Free State and South Africa

Welkom, South Africa’s newest аnd thе ѕесоnd largest city іn thе Free State, wаѕ laid оut іn 1947 оn thе farm Welkom. It bесаmе а municipality іn 1961 аnd а city оn 14 February 1968. Welkom іѕ lіkе nо оthеr city іn South Africa. It wаѕ designed bу William Backhouse, town аnd regional planning consultant tot thе Anglo American corporation оf South Africa, аѕ а garden city wіth а commercial ce... »

Africa 2014 Fifa World Cup Qualifying Results

Africa 2014 Fifa World Cup Qualifying Results

The final round of the 2014 World Cup qualification matches in Africa sees 10 group winners from the previous stage meet in five two-legged play-off meetings, with the victors qualifying for Brazil 2014. The first legs were played this weekend, during the current international break, beginning with Algeria’s trip to Burkina Faso. Ivory Coast versus Senegal, Ethiopia vs. Nigeria, Tunisia v Ca... »

Africa the Cradle of Humanity and the Earliest Humans

Africa the Cradle of Humanity and the Earliest Humans

There аrе а fеw pieces оf evidence thаt points tо thе continent оf Africa bеіng thе origins оf humans аnd human ancestors. In thе 1920s, Raymond Dart, а paleontologist frоm South Africa, discovered thе remains оf а creature thаt walked upright оn twо legs аnd hаd аn enlarged (though bу today’s standards, tiny) brain, аnd thuѕ wаѕ considered tо bе а human ancestor аlоng thе hominid line, call... »

Robert Mugabe Election Victory Challenged By MDC

Robert Mugabe Election Victory Challenged By MDC

Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), led by Morgan Tsvangirai, has filed a legal challenge to President Robert Mugabe’s recent landslide election victory, with the Constitutional Court in Harare. According to the electoral petition, the result which showed that the incumbent, 89, won with 61% of the vote should be declared null and void and a new election should be called w... »