Western Africa

United Nations expert to assess human trafficking in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria- UN Special Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro will assess the issue of trafficking in persons in Nigeria, during an official visit to the country from 3-10 September. “My visit is an opportunity to meet with relevant stakeholders to discuss various forms and manifestations of trafficking in persons and key human rights concerns and challenges, […]

Western Africa

UN Chief Condemns Attack Targeting International Forces in Northern Mali

GENEVA, Switzerland- Some personnel from the French military operation, Barkhane, were also wounded in the suicide attack that took place on Sunday. In a statement by his spokesperson, Guterres reiterated the “determination of the United Nations to continue to support, together with international forces operating under relevant Security Council mandates, the tireless efforts of the Malian […]

Western Africa

Nigeria protests to South Africa after its national is burnt to death

STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG- The Nigerian High Commission in South Africa has protested to the government over the death of a Nigerian national, who was burnt to death in North West province during service delivery demonstrations. Clement Nwaogu was burnt in Rustenburg by locals in what has been labelled latest was of xenophobia. Consul General, Godwin […]

Western Africa

Here are the 2018 Tony Elumelu entrepreneurs from Africa

BY STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG-More than 150 000 Africans from 114 countries worldwide applied to join the 4th ‎cycle of The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s (TEF) 10-year, $100 million TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. Today, the Foundation announced the African entrepreneurs with the most innovative, high-potential business ideas. The 2018 cohort includes an additional 250 entrepreneurs to the standard selection of 1 000 – thanks […]

Western Africa

Nigerian Judge elected president of international criminal court

BY SAMUEL MUNGADZE JOHANNESBURG- A NIGERIAN judge, Chile Eboe-Osuji, has been elected as President of the International Criminal Court for a three-year term with immediate effect, the Court said on Sunday. The judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), sitting in a plenary session, also elected Judge Robert Fremr (Czech Republic) was elected First Vice-President […]