Africa

Nigeria-India trade volume hits $17 billion -Envoy

About 90 per cent of India’s import from Nigeria is crude oil.

Ban criticises Sudan for expelling UN coordinator

Mr. Ban said the sanctioning of UN personnel is unacceptable.

‘Endemic Corruption’ Plagues Most of Africa – Survey

Five of the 10 countries of the world in which administrators and politicians are perceived to be the most corrupt

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Is Africa Rising? Thoughts From a ‘World View’ Economist

“The rise of Asia is a great inspiration.”

Congo-Kinshasa: Leveraging Mobile Tech to Combat Conflict and Corruption

Multiple data points could allow a company to statistically estimate the likelihood that its suppliers are operating in a conflict minerals zone

Nigeria: Preventing Urban Epidemics Through Community Buy-In, By Bunmi Oloruntoba

NHIS already covers a major portion of the formal, employed sector, those covered number only about 4.5 million people

UN agencies seek $810m to help South Sudan refugees

Half a million South-Sudaneses are taking refuge in neighbouring countries.

ECOWAS adopts biometric identity card to replace resident permit

Biometric identity cards would facilitate the implementation of the Common External Tariff.

Hundreds feared missing after boat sinks in Lake Tanganyika

Tanzanian authorities said that the vessel had been carrying some 500 people.

Kenya, Nigeria to partner on security to end insurgency

The two countries would share experiences in the area of security and work towards implementing the agreement in the first quarter of 2015.

Al-Shabaab burns Kenya’s military aircraft in Somalia

The fate of the pilot remains unknown.

Burkina Faso protests caused 24 deaths —Official report

625 people were injured.

Zambian president’s widow says she wants to run for president

The former first lady has won the support of women.

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UAE declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation

“This decision serves the policy of dividing Arab people to serve the West’s interests.”

An Ebola patient being attended to

Mali records second Ebola death

15 people in Mali have now been quarantined.

An Ebola patient being attended to

Mali records second Ebola death

15 people in Mali have now been quarantined.

Jonathan to attend ECOWAS emergency summit on Ebola

The summit will also be attended by representatives of the UN and WHO.

South Sudan accuses Chinese telecom giant, Huawei, of hacking, forgery

The minister said that the South Sudanese government are “shocked” by Huawei’s “unbecoming behaviour which is tantamount to forgery.”

Power struggle in Burkina Faso as another officer announces self as Head of State

The army chief had previously declared himself head of state.

Burkina Faso protesters burn parliament over Compaore’s tenure extension plan

At least three people were killed Thursday.

President Sata’s body expected in Zambia Saturday

The former president will be buried November 1

Ebola epidemic slowing in Liberia—WHO

Number of confirmed cases has remained stable while number of burials has fallen.

Jonathan condoles Zambians on death of President Sata

President Jonathan’s deepest sympathies are with the people of Zambia and President Sata’s family.

Zambian president dies in London

Mr. Sata is the second Zambian leader to die in office after Levy Mwanawasa in 2008.

Prosecution to appeal Pistorius’ 5-year manslaughter sentence

In South Africa, an appeal by the state can only be made on a matter of law, and does not involve a retrial or the submission of any new evidence.