Makarfi, Sheriff Feud Intensifies Over Claims of N50 Million Inducement

[Leadership] The leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) intensified yesterday as leaders of two camps within the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi traded allegations over inducements from both within and outside…

[Leadership] The leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) intensified yesterday as leaders of two camps within the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi traded allegations over inducements from both within and outside the party.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Rivers Re-Run – Trial of 23 INEC Staff Begins Today

[Daily Trust] The trial of 23 INEC staff alleged to have collected N360 million in connection with the Rivers State re-run election will start today at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

[Daily Trust] The trial of 23 INEC staff alleged to have collected N360 million in connection with the Rivers State re-run election will start today at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Banks Seek Customers to Buy Surplus Forex

[Leadership] Commercial banks are now seeking customers to buy the surplus foreign currencies they have after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) continually flooded the market with foreign exchange.

[Leadership] Commercial banks are now seeking customers to buy the surplus foreign currencies they have after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) continually flooded the market with foreign exchange.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Somalia Cholera, Libyan Oil, and Digital Aid Dollars – the Cheat Sheet

[IRIN] Geneva -Every week, IRIN’s team of editors flags up what’s on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed:

[IRIN] Geneva -Every week, IRIN's team of editors flags up what's on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed:

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Swazi Group Slams SADC Over ‘Inaction, Failure’ in ‘Ensuring Democracy’

[News24Wire] A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for its “inaction and failure in ensuring democracy” in the region.

[News24Wire] A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for its "inaction and failure in ensuring democracy" in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

Khat in the Horn of Africa – A Scourge or Blessing?

[IPS] Addis Ababa -Throughout a Sunday afternoon in the Ethiopian capital, Yemeni émigré men in their fifties and sixties arrive at a traditional Yemeni-styled mafraj room clutching bundles of green, leafy stalks: khat.

[IPS] Addis Ababa -Throughout a Sunday afternoon in the Ethiopian capital, Yemeni émigré men in their fifties and sixties arrive at a traditional Yemeni-styled mafraj room clutching bundles of green, leafy stalks: khat.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Nation Refuses to Support Initiative to Restrict Deadly Asbestos Trade

[GroundUp] Asbestos is a toxic killer. The latest estimate is 194,000 occupational deaths globally in a year. South Africa banned asbestos in 2008. One would think, then, that the country would support a proposal by 12 African states to prevent a handf…

[GroundUp] Asbestos is a toxic killer. The latest estimate is 194,000 occupational deaths globally in a year. South Africa banned asbestos in 2008. One would think, then, that the country would support a proposal by 12 African states to prevent a handful of countries from continuing to block the listing of chrysotile asbestos under the Rotterdam Convention. But instead, South Africa is refusing to support the initiative.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa