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Monthly Archives: November, 2018

Madagascar ex-presidents to compete in run-off election, incumbent out

An ex-president of Madagascar and the man who overthrew him in a 2009 coup will compete to become the island state’s next leader in a run-off election in December after the two came top in a first-round vote that...

Facebook and its ‘black people problem’

When it rains, it pours - and Facebook’s utterly sodden year continues to be flooded by accusations of bad governance.Mark Luckie, a black, former Facebook employee whose job it was to handle the firm’s relationship with “influencers”, put it...

How to win an election in Southeast Nigeria: A handbook for newcomers

By Anayo M. NwosuThere are many young people out there desirous of contesting for various elective positions in order to make the desired difference.Unfortunately, many of them especially those from South Eastern Nigeria don't know how to go...

Reasons why your business is not progressing

By Anayo M. NwosuI attended another church’s service on invitation by a friend last week. The presiding pastor blamed the economic hardship in the country on the work of our enemies. He cast and bound as many of them as...

Al Shabaab gunmen kill 10 at religious centre in Somalia

Al Shabaab gunmen and a suicide car bomber struck a religious centre in central Somalia on Monday, killing a cleric and at least nine of his followers, a police officer said.“The militants killed 10 people including the cleric, teenagers...

Uganda say capsized party boat was overloaded

At least 29 people are now known to have died after a cruise boat carrying party revellers capsized on Lake Victoria, Ugandan police say.The vessel was carrying close to 100 people when it sank on Saturday near Uganda's capital,...

Nigeria loses $6bn from ‘corrupt’ oil deal

A court in Milan is considering charges of corruption against Eni and Shell in a controversial oil deal that led to Nigeria losing an estimated $6bn.The campaign group Global Witness has calculated the OPL 245 deal in 2011 deprived...

How marketing ignorance nearly made me kill my brother

By Anayo M. NwosuAs I wrestled my brother to the ground and rained punches at him, both of us knew that the ferocity of my beating was not equivalent to the minor insult I had accused him of. "What did...

My wife must go, this marriage is over!

By Anayo M. NwosuPastor Rufus would not take anymore advice from anybody. If he could look the regional pastor in the face and say "no", who again wouldn't he say "no" to. His heart was bleeding just as his burning...

Islamic State in West Africa claims responsibility for 118 casualties

Islamic State claimed responsibility for five attacks in an area it calls the “State of West Africa” that it said resulted in 118 casualties in the past week, according to a video posted on its account on the messaging...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...

French baker saves Guinean migrant from deportation

A French baker who went on hunger strike for more than a week to protest against the planned deportation...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the...
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