Events & News

Africa In Focus: Nigeria’s Presidential election candidates

Feb 23
Nigeria’s presidential election features more than 70 candidates but it is ultimately expected to be a head-to-head between just two main rivals: Muhammadu Buhari (All Progressives Congress) and Atiku Abubakar (Peoples Democratic Party). Below is a brief bio of the two leading contenders for Nigeria Presidential election:   Muhammadu Buhari (All Progressives

Africa In Focus : Rating Agencies not happy with Eskom bailout

Feb 23
Reuters  – Ratings agencies signaled their concern with South Africa’s budget on Thursday, saying a R23 billion a year bailout for struggling state utility Eskom exemplified growing strain on the public purse before an election in May. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Wednesday painted a bleaker outlook for economic growth and

Africa In Focus: Zimbabwe abandons the Dollar, and embraces a new currency

Feb 22
ZIMBABWE, HARARE – Over the last decade, Zimbabwe has been using the US Dollar as part of its multi-currency mix. Facing an array of challenges, the government of Emmerson Mnangagwa has subsequently decided to introduce its own currency again. Zimbabwe has not had a local currency since 2009 when it

Africa in Focus: Nigeria has not signed AfCFTA

Feb 22
Nigerian President, Muhammad Buhari NEWS – African leaders have recognized challenges on the African Continent requires continental responses. As such, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement is a reaffirmation that the responsibility for Africa’s future lies in their own hands. AfCFTA was introduced in March 2018. As it stands, 52 out of

US-led Middle East summit in Warsaw: All you need to know

Feb 13
Widely perceived as a US attempt to isolate Iran, Arab and European delegates will gather alongside Israel’s Netanyahu. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are expected to attend the Warsaw summit [File: Press pool via Reuters] Warsaw, Poland – A United States-led summit on peace