Editor’s Notes: Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday, February 25 to elect the country’s next president. The top three contenders in the election are Peter Obi, representing the Labour Party, former vice-president Atiku Abubakar who is representing the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), and Bola Tinubu, representing the All Progressive Congress(APC) party. Current President, Muhammadu Buhari…
Nigeria’s government changed the currency design before the presidential election, causing shortages and wreaking social havoc.
The race is wide open in the presidential election in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and a struggling economic powerhouse. Youth looking to evict the old guard are cheering on Peter Obi, a surprise third-party candidate.
Recently, French troops were ordered out of Mali by the government. Today, they are on their way out of neighboring Burkina Faso after the government there sent a request to leave. France has 400 troops in Mali who now have barely a few weeks to leave after being in the country since 2018. As if this was…
Mali said it and Russia will seek to strengthen security and defense ties, in a country where Russia already provides helicopters and mercenaries.
Sweeping global trends are changing the world. As climate change heats up the planet and pushes people to migrate, far-right politicians see both a threat and an opportunity. (Image credit: Ricci Shryock for NPR)
The West African country had demanded that French troops leave. France confirmed they would be out in a month.
This week’s handover is Germany’s first step in fulfilling its agreement with Nigeria to release all 1,130 Benin Bronzes from German museums. (Image credit: Olamikan Gbemiga/AP)
Peter Obi belongs to the Igbo minority and lacks a major party platform, but he promises a break from the country’s corrupt gerontocracy.
Editor’s Note: Earlier, Oscar Katusya pointed us to a strategy that may benefit the African continent as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Oscar tells us trade and politics are some of the key aspects of this strategy. The Agenda 2063 To understand the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, we first have to be…