The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday said that it had repatriated 62,372 Somali refugees from Dadaab camp in northeast Kenya since the return exercise begun in December 2014. The  UNHCR said in its bi-weekly update that some 707 refugees were supported to return to their home in...
Embattled President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday said he had no idea why hundreds of thousands of South Africans had been calling for his resignation in recent weeks. “I am not worried about the political situation in South Africa. I haven’t heard that people are unhappy,” Zuma said in Durban. Zuma made...
The ongoing rumbling in the build up to August Kenyan Presidential and Parliamentary election is a sad reminder of the 2007 killings in the country’s Rift Valley. OMONU YAX-NELSON, JULIANA AGBO AND BLESSING BATURE. The political development in Kenya will once again come under searchlight in August, when voters are...
South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Thursday the country was considering the sale of non-core assets and partial privatisation of state-owned firms to wrench the economy out of recession. Gigaba told newsmen in Johannesburg that the privatisation was part of an “ambitious 14-point programme” to put the country...
The Federal Government says it has paid N375.8 million to 20 providers of useful information under the whistle-blower’s policy. Mr Salisu Dambatta, the Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, said on Wednesday in Abuja that the sum was paid with regard to the recovery of N11.6 billion. Dambatta said that...
South African President Jacob Zuma made a hasty exit from a May Day rally in Bloemfontein, on Monday after the crowd of workers that he was due to address became rowdy, with some booing and chanting slogans against him. The labour federation Cosatu abruptly cancelled Zuma’s speech and other addresses at...
The Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative ( PCNI), has donated valuable relief materials to returnees and communities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa. Retired Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, the chairman of the committee, on Wednesday, presented the items to Gov. Muhammadu Bindow in Yola. Danjuma, who was represented...

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