West Africa

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:29:39 GMT
Nigeria: Tinubu Hits Back At Labour Over Strikes
[Leadership] President Bola Tinubu yesterday threw jabs at the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over its series of industrial actions, saying calling four strikes against his administration that is barely nine months is unacceptable.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:29:37 GMT
Liberia: Former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to Receive a Lifetime Achievement Award
[New Dawn] Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf retired in 2018 having led Liberia for 12 consecutive years as Africa's first female elected president upon winning a 2005 democratic election at the end of a brutal 14-year civil war.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:01 GMT
Mali: The Struggle for Control in Mali's Restive North
[DW] The conquest of Kidal was a success for Mali's military regime -- but the north is still far from under control. Bamako is pursuing a tough military course, but jihadists and rebels are adapting their strategies.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:21:14 GMT
Nigeria: Bandits Kidnap Over 40 Worshippers in Zamfara Community
[Vanguard] No fewer than forty (40) Worshippers have been abducted by the armed bandits in one of the mosque in Tsafe town, the headquarter of Tsafe local government areas of Zamfara state.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:09:28 GMT
Nigeria: MTN Suffers Outage in Nigeria, Gives Reason
[Premium Times] "We apologise for the inconvenience and ask for your patience and understanding as the team works to restore full service as soon as possible."

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:29:04 GMT
West Africa: Failed Sanctions and Need for Ecowas to Reinvent Itself
[Premium Times] ECOWAS urgently needs to reinvent itself, especially having set what can be characterised as a wrong precedent

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:11:50 GMT
Liberia: Former President Weah Denied Access to Airport VIP Lounge
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Chairman of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) legislative caucus Senator Nathaniel McGill has called on President Joseph Nyuma Boakai to with immediate effect commission an investigation into the a...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 06:24:07 GMT
Nigeria: National Security Adviser Confirms Binance Under Investigation
[Premium Times] While the full identities of the two detained Binance executives remain unclear, PREMIUM TIMES gathered that one of them is an American and the other a British Pakistani.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 06:24:07 GMT
Nigeria: Tinubu Commissions Lagos Red Line Train Project
[Premium Times] "There are a total of 6 lines that we have on our Lagos rail mass transit system when fully developed. We have started preliminary works on the next rail projects - the green line and the purple line," Mr Sanwo-Olu said.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:03 GMT
Ghana: LGBTQ+ People in Fear After Passage of New Law
[DW] The anti-LGBTQ+ bill is yet to be signed into law by Ghana's president but many LGBTQ+ people already feel threatened. Human rights groups say the bill has far-reaching implications for other minority groups.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:13:52 GMT
Ghana: Can Contract Farming Help Smallholder Farmers Build Resilience to Climate Change?
[The Conversation Africa] In northern Ghana, many smallholder farmers who grow crops on less than one hectare of land each are entering into contract farming. This gives them guaranteed buyers for their crops. Human geographer and climate change adap...

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:09:11 GMT
Nigeria: Heads of Parastatals Sign Performance Bond, As Minister Sets Goals
[Premium Times] The minister organised the Performance Contract Signing Ceremony with Heads of Agencies on Wednesday in Abuja.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:06:29 GMT
Africa: Migration Policies Skewed Against African Countries - President Akufo-Addo
[GhanaToday] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the fullest potential and benefits of human migration will remain elusive unless there is an effective international corporation and greater solidarity.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 13:07:25 GMT
Cameroon: Northern Cameroon Is Losing the Battle Against Arms Trafficking
[ISS] Surrounded by countries in conflict, the cross-border area has become a hub for gun-running.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:09:35 GMT
Liberia: Criminal Court Denies U.S. Citizen From Seeking Medical Care Abroad
[Observer] Abednego Davis -- A U.S. citizen, Lucas Richards, on trial for attempting to murder his wife, Jessica Lloyd, was on Wednesday, February 28, denied permission by Criminal Court 'B' to travel abroad for medical care. The victim, Jessica Lloy...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 06:24:03 GMT
Nigeria: Oronsaye Report - Reps Raise Concern Over Tinubu's Directive, Call for 'Thorough Review' Before Implementation
[Premium Times] The lawmakers said the recommendations in the Oronsaye Report may not reflect the present realities in the country and therefore may not address the cost of governance as envisaged some years back.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 06:24:08 GMT
Nigeria: Nigerian Govt Offsets $120 Million Debt to Gas Companies
[Premium Times] "The arrears gas producers are owed as of last year was about $ 1.3 billion. But between October 2023 and the end of January, the government has paid over $120 million to offset some of that money," an official said.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 06:24:07 GMT
Nigeria: Eight-Year-Tenure Policy - Premium Times Writes Minister, Civil Service Boss for Clarifications
[Premium Times] PREMIUM TIMES specifically requested the reactions of the officials to the perceived refusal of the National Universities Commission (NUC) to implement the directive as contained in a circular earlier issued by Mrs Yemi-Esan.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:29:39 GMT
Nigeria: Embarking On Strike 9 Months Into My Govt Unacceptable - Tinubu to Labour
[This Day] President Bola Tinubu on Thursday used the opportunity of the inauguration of the Lagos Red Line Rail Project in Ikeja to lambast organised labour unions for series of strike actions it had embarked upon since he assumed office on May 29, ...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:21:40 GMT
Nigeria: Nigeria Should Break Up If It Will Solve Our Challenges - Soyinka
[Daily Trust] Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, on Thursday, said Nigeria should break up if the path would solve the country's challenges.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:04 GMT
Ghana: President Nana Akufo-Addo Must Not Sign Deeply Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Law
[AI London] Responding to the passing of the "Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill, 2024" by Ghana's parliament on February 28, Amnesty International's Ghana Country Director, Genevieve Partington, said:

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:03 GMT
Nigeria: Seplat Rakes in Record N885 Billion Income Amid Foreign Currency Gains
[Premium Times] "Our revenue exceeded $1bn, and while costs increased, our proactive approach meant we generated more than $260m of free cash flow in the year," said CEO Roger Brown.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:02 GMT
Nigeria: Strategic Partnership Between Nigeria's NBSC and Hemoclear B.V. Aims to Tackle Global Blood Transfusion Shortages
[Nigeria Health Watch] In a significant move towards improving global healthcare, the National Blood Service Commission (NBSC) of Nigeria and Netherlands-based HemoClear B.V. are pleased to announce a strategic partnership. This alliance is set to in...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:01 GMT
Nigeria: Exclusive - Eight-Year-Tenure Policy: After Premium Times' Report, NUC Issues Fresh Directive
[Premium Times] Mrs Omorodion said following the established facts, the "non-compliance with the provisions of the Public Service Rules (2021) and circular would amount to breach of rules and regulations..."

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:16:59 GMT
Nigeria: Ukrainian Grain Donation Bolsters WFP's Response in Northeast Nigeria Amidst Inflation and Food Price Spikes
[WFP] The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomes a generous donation of 25,000 tons of wheat from the Government of Ukraine that will help provide emergency food assistance to 1.3 million crisis-affected people in northeast Nigeria....

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:23:43 GMT
Gambia: 'Nobody Is Safe in This Country'
[The Point] Mamma Kandeh, the party leader of Gambia Democratic Congress, has raised a concern at a press conference at Boaba Hotel on Saturday that The Gambia is not a safe country anymore as murder cases keep occurring on a daily basis.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:22:48 GMT
Gambia: NHRC Raises Alarm Over Repeal of FGM Law
[The Point] The National Human Rights Commission is gravely concerned about a public notice from the Office of the Clerk of the National Assembly, published in various newspapers on 6th February, regarding the Women's (Amendment) Bill 2024, a Private...

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:17:05 GMT
Liberia: Supreme Court Maintains Stay Order On Tenure Positions As Ministry of Justice Absence Delays Conference
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- FrontPageAfrica has gathered that the scheduled conference between the government and tenure position holders failed to materialize as the Minister of Justice and government lawyers were notably absent.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:11:45 GMT
Nigeria: Tinubu to Send 'Emergency Fiscal Bill' to National Assembly - - FIRS Chairman
[Premium Times] The FIRS chief said the bill aims to provide clarity on the fiscal direction of the president amid the current economic hardship the country is grappling with.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:31:02 GMT
Africa: World Must Move Beyond Waste Era and Turn Rubbish Into Resource - UN Report
[Premium Times] With municipal waste set to rise by two-thirds and its costs to almost double within a generation, only a drastic reduction in waste generation will secure a liveable and affordable future, according to a new UN Environment Programme ...