Nigeria Is Dancing On the Cliff – Ex-U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria

[Premium Times] Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria and an expert on Nigerian and African affairs, John Campbell, in this one-on-one interview with PREMIUM TIMES Washington Bureau reporter, Bisi Olanipekun, discusses Nigeria, his new book on Sou…

[Premium Times] Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria and an expert on Nigerian and African affairs, John Campbell, in this one-on-one interview with PREMIUM TIMES Washington Bureau reporter, Bisi Olanipekun, discusses Nigeria, his new book on South Africa and the U.S.-Africa relations especially with the incoming Trump administration.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Obasanjo Assures Ghanaian President-Elect of Nigeria’s Support

[This Day] Owerri -Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has told the Ghanaian President-elect, Mr. Nana Akufo Addo, that Nigerians will give him all the support he needs to succeed as the bond of friendship between Ghana and Nigeria is very strong.

[This Day] Owerri -Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has told the Ghanaian President-elect, Mr. Nana Akufo Addo, that Nigerians will give him all the support he needs to succeed as the bond of friendship between Ghana and Nigeria is very strong.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Protests Shut Down DR Congo Embassy

[News24Wire] South Africans wanting to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would not be able to get any visas from the country’s Pretoria embassy until the new year.

[News24Wire] South Africans wanting to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would not be able to get any visas from the country's Pretoria embassy until the new year.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Church of England Appoints Nigerian As First Black Bishop in 20 Years

[Daily Trust] The Church of England has appointed its first black bishop for 20 years in a move that significantly increases its handful of minority ethnic clergy in senior leadership positions, reports the guardian.

[Daily Trust] The Church of England has appointed its first black bishop for 20 years in a move that significantly increases its handful of minority ethnic clergy in senior leadership positions, reports the guardian.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Military Official Arrested for 2009 Stadium Massacre

[HRW] The arrest of a man charged with crimes committed in a horrendous massacre in Guinea brought justice an important step closer for one of the single worst incidents during decades of abusive, authoritarian rule that ended in 2010.

[HRW] The arrest of a man charged with crimes committed in a horrendous massacre in Guinea brought justice an important step closer for one of the single worst incidents during decades of abusive, authoritarian rule that ended in 2010.

source: AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea

Ziyo Named 2016 Footballer of The Year; Patson Daka Wins Young Player Second Time 3 Years

Zanaco defender Ziyo Tembo was named Zambian Footballer of the Year on a night that may raise eyebrows about the repetitive choice of the Young Player of the Year Award that went to now two time winner Patson Daka. Daka … Continued

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Zanaco defender Ziyo Tembo was named Zambian Footballer of the Year on a night that may raise eyebrows about the repetitive choice of the Young Player of the Year Award that went to now two time winner Patson Daka. Daka has had an explosive season holding down a place in the Power Dynamos set up and capped it with an Under-20 Cosafa medal. While there can be no questions about Daka being eligible to be named Young Player of the Year it is worthy that he won the award in 2014 whilst on the book of Nchanga Rangers casting doubts about the depth of the pool by the adjudicators. The award is meant to identify and encourage a new talent in the calendar year and not recycling winners at developmental level. On the night Zanaco Coach Numba Mumamba walked away as Coach of the Year keeping with the tradition that has always named the league winning coach as being the one who takes that award. The rest of the winners are Walter Bwalya (Nkana) who netted 24 goals in the 2016 season while Zesco’s Jacob Banda emerged as the Most Disciplined Player with Wisdom Chewe chosen as the Best Referee. Kabwe Chansa was named Best Assistant Referee. League sponsors MTN also handed league winners Zanaco and runners up Zesco United were handed their K250, 000 and K100, 000 prizes. The post Ziyo Named 2016 Footballer of The Year; Patson Daka Wins Young Player Second Time 3 Years appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Quarter-Million Deal for the Warriors

[The Herald] THE Warriors’ successful 2017 African Cup of Nations campaign has turned them into star attractions for corporate partners with the first major deal, a $250 000 sponsorship package from NetOne set to be unveiled in Harare today. The Warrio…

[The Herald] THE Warriors' successful 2017 African Cup of Nations campaign has turned them into star attractions for corporate partners with the first major deal, a $250 000 sponsorship package from NetOne set to be unveiled in Harare today. The Warriors have become hot property after they became the only Southern African national football team to qualify for the Nations Cup finals in Gabon next month.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Former Minister Apologises to TV Journalist

[News24Wire] Former defence minister Charles Nqakula has apologised to one of the SABC 8 journalists, Lukhanyo Calata, for not being the critical voice needed during the unfolding saga at the public broadcaster.

[News24Wire] Former defence minister Charles Nqakula has apologised to one of the SABC 8 journalists, Lukhanyo Calata, for not being the critical voice needed during the unfolding saga at the public broadcaster.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Latif Blessing Reveals South Africa Move

[Ghanaian Chronicle] Latif Blessing has confirmed he is on the verge of swerving Ghana Premier League giants as he is on the move to seal a deal with South African Premier Soccer League side Ajax Cape Town.

[Ghanaian Chronicle] Latif Blessing has confirmed he is on the verge of swerving Ghana Premier League giants as he is on the move to seal a deal with South African Premier Soccer League side Ajax Cape Town.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ministry Requires N850 Billion to Complete On-Going Projects in Niger Delta

[Guardian] The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, said that the ministry would require N850 billion to complete all abandoned projects in the region.

[Guardian] The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, said that the ministry would require N850 billion to complete all abandoned projects in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria