Aug 31st, 2012
by Peter Claver Opara Our president, Goodluck Jonathan is ill at ease with his perception amongst the people he rules. Some days ago, he laid the blame for his woeful performance on the press and followed it up by asserting that he has lost faith on the Nigerian press to give a fair assessment of [&h...
Jun 12th, 2012
Johannesburg – Forty-three of the offenders who were granted special remission of sentence by President Jacob Zuma are back in jail, the department of correctional services said on Tuesday. President Jacob Zuma announced on April 27 – Freedom Day – that his administration would gran...
Nov 2nd, 2010
Boosted by a new vaccine and an aggressive new strategy, the battle against polio is on the verge of victory in key regions across the world, sparking new hope of defeating one of the great scourges of the past century. Polio outbreaks in Nigeria and India – two of the four countries where polio is [...
Oct 27th, 2010
LAGOS — Nigerian police have arrested 10 local chiefs accused of murder in a land dispute with neighbours after which 13 burnt corpses were recovered, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. The corpses were found after a weekend dispute between the rival Boje and Nsadop communities in southeastern...
Oct 26th, 2010
In the strange landlocked African kingdom of Swaziland, subjects must ensure they do not dishonour their monarch. That rule goes for King Mswati III’s 13 wives as well. And, despite shunning monogamy himself, he was in no mood to tolerate claims that his 12th spouse may have also enjoyed sharing her ...
In Facts about Africa
Oct 22nd, 2010
Rwanda experienced Africa’s worst genocide in modern times, and the country’s recovery was marred by its intervention in the conflict in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. The country has been beset by ethnic tension associated with the traditionally unequal relationship between t...
In Facts about Africa
Oct 21st, 2010
Madagascar is the world’s fourth biggest island after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. Because of its isolation most of its mammals, half its birds, and most of its plants exist nowhere else on earth. The island is heavily exposed to tropical cyclones which bring torrential rains and destructi...