Global Rankings As Affirmation of Nigerian Banks

[This Day] With the ranking of five Nigerian banks, especially FirstBank, which has been named the number 1 Banking Brand in Nigeria for the sixth year in a row, Raheem Akingbolu reckons that Nigerian banks have indeed become global brands.

[This Day] With the ranking of five Nigerian banks, especially FirstBank, which has been named the number 1 Banking Brand in Nigeria for the sixth year in a row, Raheem Akingbolu reckons that Nigerian banks have indeed become global brands.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Succession Race for Leadership of the ANC Heats Up

[Deutsche Welle] The succession debate in South Africa is heating up with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa rallying support for a bid to replace Jacob Zuma as leader of the ANC.

[Deutsche Welle] The succession debate in South Africa is heating up with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa rallying support for a bid to replace Jacob Zuma as leader of the ANC.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ukam – Corruption in Judiciary Is Alarming

[This Day] Lawyers are usually unwilling to admit that there is corruption in the judiciary. But not Professor Tony Ukam, a legal practitioner with 28 years experience?. In this interview with Vincent Obia, he said judges are not angels even though the…

[This Day] Lawyers are usually unwilling to admit that there is corruption in the judiciary. But not Professor Tony Ukam, a legal practitioner with 28 years experience?. In this interview with Vincent Obia, he said judges are not angels even though they like to see themselves as divine beings. He also spoke on why it took the south more than 30 years to produce a Chief Justice of Nigeria. Excerpts:

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

20 Dead in Kasai Amid Lulua-Luba, Chowe-Pende Feud – UN

[Al Jazeera] At least 20 people were killed in ethnic clashes last week in Democratic Republic of Congo’s troubled Kasai region, according to the United Nations. The UN’s DR Congo mission said in a statement on Wednesday that the clashes took place in …

[Al Jazeera] At least 20 people were killed in ethnic clashes last week in Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled Kasai region, according to the United Nations. The UN's DR Congo mission said in a statement on Wednesday that the clashes took place in the central region, east of the Kasai capital, Tshikapa.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Magufuli Issues Stern Warning Against Anti-Union Agitators

[Citizen] Dodoma -President John Magufuli yesterday led the country in commemorating 53 years of the Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which gave birth to Tanzania, and issued a stern warning that his government would not tolerate those harbouring sece…

[Citizen] Dodoma -President John Magufuli yesterday led the country in commemorating 53 years of the Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which gave birth to Tanzania, and issued a stern warning that his government would not tolerate those harbouring secessionist intentions.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Voters Need to Resist Allure of Voting for Usual Suspects

[The Conversation Africa] Fledgling democracies in Africa tend to experience cyclical radical shifts between democratic booms and the doldrums. This suggests that the democratisation process in some parts of the continent is erratic.

[The Conversation Africa] Fledgling democracies in Africa tend to experience cyclical radical shifts between democratic booms and the doldrums. This suggests that the democratisation process in some parts of the continent is erratic.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Editors Condemn Attacks On Reporters, CUF Leaders

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Tanzania Editors Forum (TEF) has strongly condemned an attack on journalists and CUF leaders, who are loyal to the opposition party’s Secretary-General Seif Shariff Hamad at a press conference last week.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Tanzania Editors Forum (TEF) has strongly condemned an attack on journalists and CUF leaders, who are loyal to the opposition party's Secretary-General Seif Shariff Hamad at a press conference last week.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Kenya’s Press Freedom Has Stagnated, Says Report

[Nation] Kenya’s press freedom rating stagnated for the past two years even as the global trend towards good journalism worsened, an indication that the country has done little to improve the media environment.

[Nation] Kenya's press freedom rating stagnated for the past two years even as the global trend towards good journalism worsened, an indication that the country has done little to improve the media environment.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya