The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has restated its commitment to energy cooperation in the region.The President of the Commission H.E Jean-Claude Kassi Brou gave this commitment at the 14th Session of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) General Assembly on the 8th of November 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria. President […]

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Zimbabwe has suspended imports of livestock and meat from South Africa for the second time this year after an outbreak of foot and mouth in the north of its neighbouring country. In a statement on Friday, the agriculture ministry called the move “a precautionary measure designed to prevent the spread of the infection into Zimbabwe”. In […]

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Francophone nations in West Africa want more control over the management of their currency and plan to move some reserves from France, said Beninese President Patrice Talon. The eight-member nations of the West African Monetary Union “unanimously agree” on ending a decade-old model whereby their foreign-exchange accumulation is kept at the French Treasury, Talon said […]

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Contrary to speculations on the social media, the Federal Government on Sunday dismissed the report of a purported attack on the Nigerian Embassy in Cotonou, Benin Republic. The Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ferdinand Nwonye, stated this in a statement in Abuja. He said: “The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has […]

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Two South African Airways (SAA) flight attendants have been detained in Hong Kong on suspicion of drug trafficking.

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On the first day of the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari’s state visit to South Africa, his counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated his country’s deep regret for last month’s violence – some of which targeted Nigerian nationals and their businesses

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By Emmanuel Onwubiko There are two different issues that have just cropped up in the public domain and have constituted the discussion points for most commentators observing the trajectories of the Counter terror war being waged by the Armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I must say that everyone who is somebody in […]

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Kenya’s Vice Chief of Defence Forces Looks to Finish the Mission in Somalia and Secure the Homeland. Lt. Gen. Robert Kibochi was appointed Kenya’s vice chief of Defence Forces in 2018. Previous posts during his 39-year military career include commander of the Kenya Army and assistant chief of Defence Forces in charge of operations, plans, doctrine […]

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Nearly 100 people have been killed in attack in a village in central Mali inhabited by the Dogon ethnic group, reports say. The attack happened in Sobale Kou, close to Sanga town, according to French-language news outlet RFI. The bodies of the dead have been burned, says a local official, and the search for more […]

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President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja later today for Dakar, Senegal to attend the inauguration of Senegalese President, Macky Sall, following his re-election for a second term. On the invitation of his host, President Buhari, who is ECOWAS Chairman, will be Special Guest of Honour at the ceremonies to be attended by other African leaders […]

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