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Court Finds Obasanjo Guilty of Contempt for Publishing Autobiography

Court Finds Obasanjo Guilty of Contempt for Publishing Autobiography

An Abuja High Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, Wednesday held that former President Olusegun Obasanjo was in contempt of court for flouting its orders restraining him, from among others, publishing his autobiography, My Watch. 00    Read More »

South Africa prosecutors win bid to appeal Pistorius conviction

South Africa prosecutors win bid to appeal Pistorius conviction

(Reuters) – South African prosecutors on Wednesday won their bid to appeal the culpable homicide sentence handed down to Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend and will now seek a murder conviction. “I cannot say the prospect of success at the Supreme Court is remote,” said Pretoria High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa in granting the appeal. ... Read More »

Kenya orders Al-Jazeera investigation

Kenya orders Al-Jazeera investigation

(BBC) – Kenya has ordered Al-Jazeera be investigated and face possible charges over a report alleging the country’s police run death squads. The report heard from men claiming to be anti-terror officers, who said they killed suspects on government orders. 00    Read More »

Primaries: Nyesom Wike wins Rivers PDP Guber ticket

Primaries: Nyesom Wike wins Rivers PDP Guber ticket

Nyesom Wike, a former local government chairman, erstwhile chief of staff to Governor Chibuike Amaechi and until recently, minister of state for education has won the Rivers state governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party. 00    Read More »

8,000 delegates to choose APC presidential candidate in Lagos

8,000 delegates to choose APC presidential candidate in Lagos

At least 8,000 delegates are expected to choose the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at its national convention commencing tomorrow in Lagos, party spokesman, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said yesterday. 00    Read More »

Yemen migrant boat carrying Ethiopians sinks killing 70

Yemen migrant boat carrying Ethiopians sinks killing 70

(BBC) – A boat carrying African migrants has sunk off Yemen’s western coast, killing 70 people, Yemeni officials say. 00    Read More »

Sunday Oliseh fears for Nigerian football

Sunday Oliseh fears for Nigerian football

(BBC) – Former Nigeria captain Sunday Oliseh believes the glory days of the country’s national team will not return unless they “get their house in order”. 00    Read More »

Shrien Dewani murder case thrown out by South African judge

Shrien Dewani murder case thrown out by South African judge

A judge has dismissed the case against Shrien Dewani, who was accused of arranging the murder of his wife Anni in South Africa. 00    Read More »

President Jonathan urged to right political injustice against Ogoni

President Jonathan urged to right political injustice against Ogoni

Ogoni have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to right what they termed grave political injustice against them in Rivers state. 00    Read More »

Anas investigation leads to arrest of two government employees in Ghana

Anas investigation leads to arrest of two government employees in Ghana

In this week’s episode of Africa Investigates, Ghanaian undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas exposes the theft and black market sale of foreign food aid by nutrition officers of the Ghanaian government in the country’s impoverished north. Thousands of children in northern Ghana suffer from acute malnutrition. Many die. 00    Read More »