Tag: Africa

Results, summary of 2022 World Cup Qualifiers games

Cristiano Ronaldo claimed a scoring world record on Wednesday when his late brace, after missing an early penalty kick, gave him a tally of 111 international goals. The brace lifted Portugal 2-1 over Ireland in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Faro. The 36-year-old Ronaldo broke a tie on[Read More…]

Ugandan Govt will take in 2000 Afghan refugees fleeing the crisis in their country

Uganda will take in 2,000 Afghan refugees fleeing the crisis in their country. Refugees Minister Esther Anyakun told the BBC that President Yoweri Museveni agreed to take in the refugees at the request of the Americans. It follows the weekend’s lightning Taliban takeover – and collapse of the federal authorities.[Read More…]

Buhari wants pressure mounted on the military leadership in Mali

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday called on West African leaders to exert pressure on the military leadership in Mali to ensure that the transition process in the country is not aborted. He made the call in his statement delivered at the 59th Ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of[Read More…]

COVID-19 cases in Africa spiked by 50% in past week – WHO raises alarm

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that there’s a 52 per cent surge in COVID-19 cases in Africa in the past week. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, disclosed this in a media briefing on Friday. The DG noted that deaths in Africa have also increased by 32 percent and[Read More…]

President Buhari has departed Abuja for Paris, France

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for Paris, France to attend the African Finance Summit hosted by the French President, Emmanuel Macron. The aircraft conveying the President took off from the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikie international airport, Abuja at about 14: GMT. The summit would focus on reviewing the[Read More…]

Abdulwasiu Mujeeb: Nigerian government cannot blame Nigerians for Twitter’s Ghana decision

By Abdulwasiu Mujeeb Recently, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey announced the decision to establish Twitter’s Africa’s head office in Ghana. In his announcement on Twitter, he said his new team members would be working remotely under its work-from-home policies. At the same time, the company explores “the opportunity to open an[Read More…]

Retail giant, Amazon, to set up South African headquarters – 5,239 jobs will be created in the construction phase alone

The City of Cape Town in South Africa will be the new home of retail giant Amazon in Africa. The move leads to the development design that intends to create a 150,000 square metre mixed-use space, divided into commercial and housing uses across two precincts. The developer intends 31,900 square[Read More…]

I will never accept and legalise same-sex marriage – Ghana President, Akufo-Addo

Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo Addo has declared that his administration will be against activities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) community in the country. Speaking at an installation of the 2nd Archbishop of the Anglican Church held in Asante Mampong on Saturday, Addo said he will not make[Read More…]

Opinion: Will health precautions affect the integrity of Elections in West Africa?

The health and safety measures advised by the WHO and adopted by countries around the world include regular cleaning of hands, maintaining distance between persons, avoidance of crowded spaces, and wearing of facemasks. Even though the pandemic’s spread is not as exponential as many feared, West African countries are not[Read More…]

President Buhari signs African Trade Insurance Agency instrument

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the instrument of accession of the agreement for the establishment of the African Trade Insurance Agency. The Agreement and the Agency are registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations in accordance with Charter of the United Nations. This is in cognizant of the fact[Read More…]