Politics of identity, Nigeria’s greatest problem, says Ugandan President

President Muhammadu Buhari welcoming President Yuweri Musaveni of Uganda to the State House on his one-day visit to Nigeria, yesterday Photo: Philip Ojisua Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, has identified politics of identity as Nigeria’s greatest problem to achieve its developmental goals, saying unless citizens do away with it, the country’s quest for economic growth will […]

Slight growth lifts South Africa out of recession

South Africa has exited its first recession in eight years after the economy recorded 2.5 percent growth in the second quarter, official statistics released Tuesday showed. Statistics South Africa said gross domestic product (GDP) “increased by 2.5 percent in the second quarter of 2017, following a decrease of 0.6 percent in the first quarter of […]

South African model challenges Grace Mugabe’s immunity

A South African model who was allegedly attacked by Zimbabwe’s first lady has filed court papers challenging the government’s decision to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity, a lawyer said Thursday. The wife of President Robert Mugabe allegedly attacked a 20-year-old model Gabriella Engels with an electrical extension cord at a hotel in Johannesburg where the […]

Angola awaits vote outcome on successor to Dos Santos

Angolans on Thursday awaited results from an election to chose a successor to President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, a secretive and much-criticised leader stepping down after 38 years in power. The electoral commission was expected to release first partial results later Thursday, with the ruling MPLA widely predicted to retain power and install its candidate […]

17 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant ‘terrorist attack’

Seventeen people have been killed and a dozen injured in a “terrorist attack” on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital, the government said Monday. Witnesses said three gunmen arrived at a Turkish restaurant in a pickup truck on Sunday evening and opened fire on customers seated outside. The government then launched a counter-assault, with gunfire […]