Economic Inequality Lies Behind Growing Calls for Secession in Nigeria

[The Conversation Africa] The rise of ethnic and religious nationalism in Nigeria in the last decade has led to such high levels of tension that it’s prompted people to ask if it will survive as a country. Or if Nigeria is on the brink of another civil…

[The Conversation Africa] The rise of ethnic and religious nationalism in Nigeria in the last decade has led to such high levels of tension that it's prompted people to ask if it will survive as a country. Or if Nigeria is on the brink of another civil war.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

A New Beginning for Somalia?

[Deutsche Welle] Under the Trump administration, the US has significantly amped up military engagement in Somalia. Special forces are fighting alongside Somali soldiers to defeat terror organization al-Shabab. Sandra Petersmann reports.

[Deutsche Welle] Under the Trump administration, the US has significantly amped up military engagement in Somalia. Special forces are fighting alongside Somali soldiers to defeat terror organization al-Shabab. Sandra Petersmann reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Will the People Finally Dethrone the Gnassingbé Dynasty?

[The Conversation Africa] Togo has been ruled by a father-son duo for 50 years. Gnassingbé Eyadema (b. 1935) seized power in a military coup in 1967. He remained president until his death in 2005, after which the army proclaimed his son successor. Faure Gnassingbé has been head of state ever since.

[The Conversation Africa] Togo has been ruled by a father-son duo for 50 years. Gnassingbé Eyadema (b. 1935) seized power in a military coup in 1967. He remained president until his death in 2005, after which the army proclaimed his son successor. Faure Gnassingbé has been head of state ever since.

source: AllAfrica News: Togo

MPs Urge Parliament to Save Police Officers From Chihuri

[New Zimbabwe] MDC-T members of parliament (MP) have urged police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri to stop fleecing members of the force of their hard-earned cash through endless contributions to some ZRP association called Kuyedza Women’s Club.

[New Zimbabwe] MDC-T members of parliament (MP) have urged police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri to stop fleecing members of the force of their hard-earned cash through endless contributions to some ZRP association called Kuyedza Women's Club.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

How to End Human Deaths From Rabies – Lessons From Kenya

[The Conversation Africa] When a person hears about rabies, it’s often not thought of as an immediate personal threat. But rabies kills about 60,000 people every year – the majority of deaths are in Africa and Asia.

[The Conversation Africa] When a person hears about rabies, it's often not thought of as an immediate personal threat. But rabies kills about 60,000 people every year - the majority of deaths are in Africa and Asia.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Group Warns Nigeria May Fail If Not Restructured Now

[This Day] The Nigerian National Summit Group (NNSG), a civil society organisation, has decried the politicking surrounding the issue of restructuring, noting that a lack of action might lead Nigeria towards the Somalia path – a failed state riddled wi…

[This Day] The Nigerian National Summit Group (NNSG), a civil society organisation, has decried the politicking surrounding the issue of restructuring, noting that a lack of action might lead Nigeria towards the Somalia path - a failed state riddled with violence.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

WHO – Edo Tops Nigeria’s Routine Immunisation Coverage Chart

[This Day] Benin City -Edo State has been adjudged the best-performing state in routine immunisation coverage in Nigeria, with no variation between its administrative data and the outcome of the National Immunisation Coverage Survey conducted in 2016.

[This Day] Benin City -Edo State has been adjudged the best-performing state in routine immunisation coverage in Nigeria, with no variation between its administrative data and the outcome of the National Immunisation Coverage Survey conducted in 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Fani-Kayode – Jonathan’s Campaign Organisation Owes My Company N24m, Says Witness

[This Day] The Managing Director of Paste Poster Company Limited, Mr. Olusegun Idowu, has alleged that ex-president Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation owes his company N24m for the printing of posters for the 2015 presidential election.

[This Day] The Managing Director of Paste Poster Company Limited, Mr. Olusegun Idowu, has alleged that ex-president Goodluck Jonathan's campaign organisation owes his company N24m for the printing of posters for the 2015 presidential election.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria