Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie has been sentenced to life in prison for murder and inciting violence. Egypt's state-run news agency has said that Mr Badie along with 16 others has been sentenced to life in prison on charges relating to the killing of five people in an...
The Zimbabwean government is reportedly set to fire thousands of civil servants as it seeks to reduce its wage bill. According to New Zimbabwe.com, President Robert Mugabe's administration agreed to lay off thousands of civil servants to reduce its wage bill from 83% to about 40% of state annual...
A short biographical description of the rise and fall (and maybe rise again) of the immediate past President of Nigeria would read: From Goodluck to bad luck to statesman; although, not everyone thinks that his congratulatory phone call to President Muhammadu Buhari, as results were being collated is deserving of any special...
From the moment he contested the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kaduna South senatorial ticket with former finance minister, Esther Nenadi Usman, it was clear that the battle up was going to be a stiff climb for Senator Danjuma Laah. Won by a slim margin, Laah had 129 votes to Usman's...
Yet another Burundi coup attempt, the tenth since independence in July 1962, illustrates the challenges of building peace and instilling governance in poor, divided societies. Patterns of local hatred have defined the region's politics for more than fifty years. While the minority Tutsi are generally seen as the victims in neighbouring...