A Bold Bill For Change Opens Up The Debate On Nigeria’s Oil Industry
Ever since Nigeria’s first oil find at Olobiri in 1956, the question of who should benefit and pay for the costs and consequences of oil production has been a contentious issue. A new bill wants to fix that.
Chad Hosts Wanted Al-Bashir As Côte D’Ivoire Joins ICC
As Côte d’Ivoire takes a major step towards ensuring accountability for crimes by joining the International Criminal Court (ICC), Chad is once again failing to live up to its obligations as a member of the Court by hosting fugitive from international justice Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir.
Malawian Fashion Week: Local Fashion Designers Thrilled By Prospects
The first of its kind in the history of fashion design in Malawi, the Malawi Fashion Week is scheduled to take place from 30th May to 3rd June in the capital city, Lilongwe. Local fashion designers have a lot to look forward to.
South African Billionaire Patrice Motsepe To Give Away Half Of Family Fortune
African Rainbow Minerals chairman Patrice Motsepe announced on Wednesday that his family would give away half its fortune to charity, as a part of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s The Giving Pledge. He becomes the first African to do so. How many will follow?
Did Goodluck Jonathan Lie About The Situation In Nigeria? Watch His CNN Interview
On Wednesday, Goodluck Jonathan fielded questions from renowned CNN broadcast journalist, Christiana Amanpour. Many Nigerians have since called their president an 'embarrassment', accusing him of lying.
For decades, the dominant African narrative in the media was of famine, war, and disease. Recently, in light of a perceived economic upturn and a relative reduction in famine and disease across most of the continent, the narrative has changed to one of thrusting progress.
Exposed!: The Horrible State of The Nigeria Police College in Lagos
Recently, Channels Television did a report on the terrible state of the Nigeria Police College, Ikeja, Lagos. The college was initially built to accommodate 700 students, but by the time the TV station focused on it, 2,554 of them converged on the campus like soldier ants. Here's a video you must see.
New Music: Voices United for Mali - Mali-ko (Peace/La Paix)
In response to the conflict in her country, Malian folk singer Fatoumata Diawara gathered over forty of Mali's most renowned musicians in a Bamako studio to record a song calling for peace. Here's the accompanying music video.
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