Category: Politics

African campaigners take aim at immovable leaders


Paris (AFP) – Fed up with immovable African presidents and political dynasties, campaigners across the continent are joining forces to “turn the page” on leaders who see power as an end in itself. As Nigeria marked its first ever democratic

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan: Five reasons why he lost

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Nigerians are so used to the idea that an incumbent should win presidential elections that President Goodluck Jonathan’s failure to beat Gen Muhammadu Buhari needs some explaining. Here are five reasons why the opposition won: 1: Harder to rig Past

Nigeria’s Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover

Goodluck and Buhari

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first Nigerian politician to unseat a sitting leader at the ballot box. In an unprecedented step,

Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins presidency


Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria. Gen Buhari beat incumbent Goodluck Jonathan by more than 2.5 million votes, final results showed. Mr Jonathan telephoned his rival to concede

Tension Between France & Cameroun Over Captured French Boko Haram Fighters


• Arrest proves sect has European members • Bama, Baga about to be liberated as more insurgents are slayed in Sambisa, Gwoza • Chad inflicts more casualties on terror group Senator Iroegbu in Abuja with agency report Following the capture

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 90, falls down steps

Robert Mugabe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 90, fell down steps from a podium after speaking to supporters upon his return from Ethiopia, say witnesses. Mugabe appeared to miss a step and toppled when he left the raised lectern

Foning’s Double Marriage,Title Spark Controversy Over Burial

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Controversy has sparked off among the Bamileke community in Douala and beyond, as to where the CPDM bigwig and Mayor of Douala V, Francoise Foning, should be buried. Foning died in Yaounde on January 23, following a ghastly road accident.

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan escapes suspected suicide blast near election rally

President Jonathan

A suspected suicide bomb has exploded near a campaign rally in north-east Nigeria minutes after president Goodluck Jonathan left the venue. The blast occured at a car park close to a stadium where Mr Jonathan addressed supporters of the ruling

Finally, Nigerian Troops Bombard Sambisa Forest


As part of measures to contain and quell the Boko Haram insurgency, the military has stormed the insurgents in Sambisa Forest, their notorious hideout, according to reports from the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The director of

Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria


MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by aerial bombs and grenades and mortar shells on the ground. Soldiers said