Africa

Niger Delta leaders extol Sylva, suggest him to Buhari

Former Bayelsa governor, Timipre Sylva

By Njamanze Fidel Niger Delta leaders on Sunday described former Bayelsa State governor, Chief Timipre Sylva as a leader with credibility, character, calm, and strives to better the reputation of the country, saying his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari is … read more

African Leaders Lament Bloody Waves of African Migration

Zimbabwean president and chair of the African Union Summit Robert Mugabe (l) stands next to South African president Jacob Zuma during a photo op at the AU summit in Johannesburg, June 14 2015.

African leaders say development is essential to stop the blood-soaked tide of desperate African migrants who are fleeing the continent. +200 read more

Bashir Defies Court Order, Leaves S. Africa

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, second from right, stands with other African leaders during a photo op at the AU summit in Johannesburg, June 14, 2015.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir flew home from South Africa Monday, defying a Pretoria court order to remain in the country until it decided whether he should be arrested on war crimes and genocide charges. 00 read more

EFCC slams 50 fresh money laundering charges on former Bayelsa Gov. Sylva

Former Bayelsa governor, Timipre Sylva

Apparently angered and disappointed by the dismissal of the money laundering charges it preferred against former Bayelsa governor, Timipre Sylva, by Justice A. R. Mohammed of the Abuja Federal High Court, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, released … read more

Oscar Pistorius ‘to be released in August’ as appeal date is set for November

Oscar Pistorius

South Africa’s supreme court of appeal has set a November date for prosecutors to appeal against Oscar Pistorius’s acquittal on a murder charge for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, with the athlete set to be released on parole “by the end … read more