Nigeria Adopts $28.80 Billion Budget

Ahead of elections in February 2019, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has secured $28.80 billion (8.83 trillion naira) in budget funding for 2019 under a plan he claims will revamp growth, create jobs and curb poverty. Under the budget, Nigeria estimates daily oil...

America’s New Africa Policy

The administration of United States President Donald Trump has announced a major shift in America’s policy towards Africa. The policy is geared towards combating “predatory” practices by China and Russia, and ending what Washington calls “unproductive, and...

Angola Leads Initiative to Foster Peace in Africa through Culture

Angola is leading a new initiative known as Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace aimed at using culture to foster peace across Africa. The first edition of the Luanda-Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace will take place in the Angolan capital, Luanda, in...

Thirteen Million Need Food Assistance in DR Congo

The World Food Program (WFP) has classified 13.1 million citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) as “acutely food insecure people”. AFP blames the situation on the country’s widening violence, large scale displacement, poor harvests and endemic...

Internet Shutdown as Vote Count Unfolds in DR Congo

Counting is ongoing in presidential elections finally held last December 30 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), after several postponements. The campaign of former oil executive and opposition candidate Martin Fayulu on Wednesday accused the government of...

UN Sanctions Three Malian Armed Group Leaders

The United Nations Security Council closed the year by imposing sanctions against three leaders of armed groups in Mali’s volatile northern regions. The three are accused of violating a 2015 peace accord. Mohamed Ousmane Ag Mohamedoune, the Secretary General of the...
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