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Buhari advises South Sudan against relying on oil to grow economy

Buhari advises South Sudan against relying on oil to grow economy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged the South Sudanese government to invest more in agriculture and not to be solely dependent on oil revenues to grow the nation’s economy. Receiving the outgoing South Sudanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Makuet Riak, at the State House in Abuja on Monday, Buhari said South Sudan can avoid the

AfDB advocates African unity, seeks abolishment of intra-Africa visa

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina has advocated the abolishment of intra-Africa visa. Addressing some 500 CEOs from 43 African countries and 20 more worldwide, he said, “The ‘Africa rising’ story remains strong. Yes, African economies face economic headwinds from the significant decline in the price of commodities … but African

Buhari meets Liberia’s Johnson Sirleaf

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the international community to continue to assist Northeast Nigeria following the Boko Haram insurgency. The President was speaking after holding meetings with the Liberian President, Ms Johnson Ellen Sirleaf who came to Nigeria to thank Buhari for the support her country received from Nigeria, following the Ebola disease outbreak.

Rwanda President puts third term bid on Referendum’s outcome

Rwanda’s president says he will decide whether to seek a third term in office after a referendum on a constitutional change that would allow him to run again. The referendum may hold before the end of 2015. A major donor that has long praised President Paul Kagame for rebuilding the nation after the 1994 genocide,

Chris Oyakhilome facing trouble in South Africa over money

Chris Oyakhilome is facing trouble in South Africa after refusing to comply with government orders to release his financial records. According to a report in News 24, several prominent church leaders have not adhered to the demands of the South African Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities. The Commission,

13 killed in Tunisia blast

At least 13 people were killed in Tuesday’s apparent suicide bombing of a Tunisian presidential guard bus in central Tunis, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency in the capital. Troops and armed police patrolled the city streets and set up checkpoints searching vehicles and pedestrians. At Tunis international airport security forces were

Do not touch corpses from South Africa: Consul-General warns

Nigeria’s Consul-General in Johannesburg, Ambassador Uche Ajulu-Okeke, has warned Nigerians at home to be cautious while handling bodies of their loved ones brought in from South Africa. Ajulu-Okeke gave the charge following the increasing number of deaths from Tuberculosis and HIV related diseases in South Africa. She gave the warning while speaking to a body

South Africa tackles ICC over Al-Bashir

South Africa has hit back at the International Criminal Court over its pursuit of Sudan’s leader Omar al-Bashir. International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane this week questioned why the ICC was not pursuing those accused of perpetrating war crimes in Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq with the same intent that it has with Al-Bashir. “We ask ourselves,

Rwandan President warns of genocide in neighbouring Burundi

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has implored neighbouring Burundi to avoid the ethnic violence that ended in genocide in his country in 1994 . Kagame ’ s appeal comes as regional and world powers have grown increasingly concerned that the security situation in Burundi could lead to civil war or mass atrocities , following a weekend

Diallo, Guinea’s main opposition leader pulls out of election

Guinea’s main opposition leader Celloun Dalein Diallo has withdrawn from the presidential election while alleging fraud in the exercise. Aboubacar Sylla, Diallo’s campaign director, who made the disclosure on Thursday in Conakry, said the opposition leader would not recognise the outcome of the election. The decision came as the national election commission announced early results

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