Tanzanian honours first woman to reach Mount summit Everest peak

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By Kwanta Douglas - Rawan Dakik, the first Tanzanian woman to reach the peak of Mount Everest, has been been appointed the country’s Tourism Ambassador. The 20-year old Ms Dakik, who performed the feat on May 25, is also the...

Illegal trade: South Africa gives expelled Lesotho diplomats 72 hours to leave

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The South African Government has given 12 Lesotho diplomats and their spouses 72 hours to wind up and leave the country following their expulsion over alleged illicit peddling of duty-free alcohol. Lesotho's Foreign Affairs and International Relations ministry...

Coup, AU suspension reignite crisis in Mali

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Delegates from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met with Mali’s interim Prime Minister Choguel Maiga on 9 June in an effort to address the country’s political crisis following a military-led coup last month. On 24 May, then...

Scientists, researchers in joint effort to end malnutrition in Nigeria

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By Esther Alexander (ABUJA) - Worried about the growing rate of childhood malnutrition in Nigeria, scientists and researchers in nutrition and dietetics are partnering to try to end malnutrition in the country. The two parties arrived at this resolution on Friday...

Nearly 90% of African countries may miss urgent COVID-19 vaccination goal – WHO

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By Grace Audu (HEALTH CORRESPONDENT) -  The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed the fear that as COVID-19 cases in Africa rise for the third week running and vaccines are increasingly scarce, 47 of Africa’s 54 countries—nearly 90%—are set to...

President Buhari commissions $1.5billion Lagos-Ibadan Railway project

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By Ola Modupe (LAGOS) - President Muhammadu Buhari today inaugurated the commercial operations of Lagos-Ibadan railway project at the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Station, Ebute Metta, Lagos in South-West Nigeria, describing the feat ‘‘as another milestone in the drive of this...

Special Report: How COVID-19 boosts e-commerce in Nigeria small business

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MAWA Foundation - The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic brought a huge change to the social order including how businesses are conducted. In this Special Report supported by Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), MAWA Foundation examined how the COVID-19...

Botswana may adopt Kiswahili as national language, as President Masisi visits Tanzania today

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By Twanta Douglas - There are expectations that Botswana may formally adopt Kiswahili as its national language, and discussions between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his Tanzanian counterpart, Samiu Suluhu Hassan this week pave the way. Masisi, who arrives Dar es Salaam...

Chevron advocates gas utilisation to reduce flares, emissions

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By Mbafan Ade (BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT) - Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), says it remains committed to reducing emissions and finding cleaner fuels in the country’s energy mix. General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs at CNL, Mr Esimaje Brikinn, made this...

Projecting democratic legacies for Buhari beyond June 12 recognition

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By Josephine Babatunde - After 22 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria, there are certainly good reasons to celebrate, but there are also many good reasons to reflect and ponder over the failure of leadership at all levels, particularly at...