big bag

In a groundbreaking report which uses World Bank and IMF data to estimate the quantity and patterns of illicit financial flows coming out of developing countries, the Global Financial Integrity (GFI)

Mo Ibrahim

I have been reading over and over again the Forbes list of the 40 richest Africans which was published recently. The list does not include what many would consider the usual suspects, when talking about rich people in Africa.

Callixte Mbarushimana

Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana was met by police and taken before a judge when he arrived in Paris on Friday after being released by the International Criminal Court, his lawyer said. Mr. Mbarushimana is a refugee in France.


London - The number of British students enticed by jobs in the sex industry enabling them to afford their ballooning education fees is on the rise, according to a new report. The National Union of Students (NUS) claimed


An Al-Qaeda offshoot that claimed the abduction of three Europeans in Algeria is threatening to spread jihad beyond North African deserts and establish a foothold in sub-Saharan West Africa.

Etienne Tshisekedi of DR Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has called on the security forces to stop obeying orders from President Joseph Kabila.



THE United Middle Belt Youth Congress (UMBYC), a group at the forefront of mapping out the North Central geopolitical zone as Middle Belt has lampooned the north for lining up soldiers from the zone against the Igbos during the Nigerian civil war.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika

More than 50 people died during the fight between Nigerian forces and suspected Islamist gunmen in the country's north-east days before the Christmas day attacks on churches near the capital by that group, officials say.


Mercy Ships, a global charity organisation specialised in the provision of medical relief, training, and sustainable development to areas of natural disaster or chronic need, has given life to millions of poor people

Afghan girls

KABUL – It was known as the stadium of death. Ghazi Stadium was where the Taliban held public executions, stonings and mutilations during their brutal rule of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.



Senator Moshood Balogun

"But I think that revolution is pending. I swear! There is impending revolution.  We can’t carry on like this... And do you think people will continue to tolerate this kind of situation forever?  Of course, no!  Something will give way


Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the 83-year-old chieftain of the Pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, is not in high spirits talking about Nigeria at 51.



An economist with the Standard Bank Group, Jeremy Stevens, has observed that trade within the continent (AFRICA), accounts for a dismal 10 percent.


Mr. Samuel Nyantakyi Agyepong, an Assistant District Manager at the Western Regional Office of the Forestry Services Division, recently announced that a technology

UK Bank

In late October 2011, Algeria made a high-level political commitment to work with the "Financial Action Task Force" (FATF and MENAFATF) to address its strategic


A new optimism is permeating much of Africa. The past 10 years of unprecedented growth in sub-Saharan Africa has helped fuel this positive attitude

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