Monthly Archives: May 2015

Ghana’s VP says African leaders need to tackle youth unemployment

May 29, 2015 The issue of youth unemployment in the continent has prompted Ghana’s Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur to make a call to his colleagues and African leaders to deal with the problem. Mr. Kwesi believes ignoring the worsening issue could lead to mass social unrest and agitation in Africa, and that it remains a ... Read More

Thomas Sankara’s body has been exhumed

May 29, 2015 The body of the assassinated Burkina Faso leader, Thomas Sankara has been exhumed by Authorities in the country, nearly thirty years after he was killed during a coup in the West African country. Thomas Sankara was a revolutionary Marxist and African hero who stood for the rights of women and his people, and ... Read More

Rhino horn smuggling kingpin is apprehended in Namibia

May 29, 2015 Authorities in Namibia got a major breakthrough when they recently arrested a Chinese man, Wang Huii, believed to be the kingpin in one of Namibia’s biggest rhino-horn smuggling cases. The 40 year old accused was arrested while he was enjoying himself and gambling at the Windhoek Country Club. He has now been ... Read More

Asisat Oshoala is BBC Women’s footballer of the year.

May 29, 2015 Asisat Oshoala from Nigeria has emerged the winner of the very first BBC Women’s footballer of the year award. The 20 year old, who was the youngest player among the shortlisted ladies, was last year’s top scorer at the Under-20s World Cup in Canada last year. She was also voted the tournament’s ... Read More

President Jonathan signs two important bills into law

May 28, 2015 Reuben Abati, Special Adviser on Media and publicity to the outgoing President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan, has confirmed that two bills that were earlier passed by the National Assembly, have been signed by the president into law. This comes about four days before the president leaves office. The new Acts are the ... Read More

Burundi’s elections are postponed for a week

May 25, 2015 Still on elections and leadership, Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza has delayed earlier scheduled elections by a week, after nearly a month of political unrest and a failed military coup. Presidential adviser Willy Nyamitwe, said the decision by the president came after a recommendation by the election commission and after opposition politicians and the ... Read More