No Amnesty Programme, No Peace in Niger Delta – Ex-Agitators

[Vanguard] A group of ex-agitators drawn from states in the South-South geopolitical zone, yesterday, warned President Muhammadu Buhari’s political appointees and other top government officials to desist from making provocative pronouncements that coul…

[Vanguard] A group of ex-agitators drawn from states in the South-South geopolitical zone, yesterday, warned President Muhammadu Buhari's political appointees and other top government officials to desist from making provocative pronouncements that could truncate the prevailing fragile peace in the restive Niger Delta.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Visitor Logbooks Still Required 3 Years After Unrest

[VOA] The shadow of the Burundian government’s 2015 crackdown on political unrest lingers over the capital. Amid tightened security, residents must keep log books in their homes to track visitors. Security services dropping by can demand to see them an…

[VOA] The shadow of the Burundian government's 2015 crackdown on political unrest lingers over the capital. Amid tightened security, residents must keep log books in their homes to track visitors. Security services dropping by can demand to see them and failure to produce them can result in arrest.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Govt Prepares for Mass Ebola Vaccinations

[VOA] Preparations are under way for a mass Ebola vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the Ministry of Health and international aid agencies hold a second day of inoculations in northwestern Equateur Province. The latest World He…

[VOA] Preparations are under way for a mass Ebola vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the Ministry of Health and international aid agencies hold a second day of inoculations in northwestern Equateur Province. The latest World Health Organization estimates report 51 cases of Ebola, including 27 deaths.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Shell Arrests Judgment in N122bn Debt Suit

[Vanguard] Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, has arrested the judgment in the suit by Ejama community, an Ogoni community in Rivers State, against it (SPDC) and First Bank Limited before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos over their alleged…

[Vanguard] Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, has arrested the judgment in the suit by Ejama community, an Ogoni community in Rivers State, against it (SPDC) and First Bank Limited before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos over their alleged failure to pay N122 billion judgment debt to the community as ordered by a Federal High Court.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Framework for $2.5bn China Currency Swap Coming Next Week – CBN

[Vanguard] Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele yesterday said that the framework for the $2.5 billion currency swap agreement with the Peoples Bank of China (PBoC) will be released next week, stressing that the deal will ease p…

[Vanguard] Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele yesterday said that the framework for the $2.5 billion currency swap agreement with the Peoples Bank of China (PBoC) will be released next week, stressing that the deal will ease pressure in the foreign exchange market.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Sanusi Laments Govt’s Spending of N1.4trn On Fuel Subsidy

[Vanguard] The Emir of Kano and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called on the Federal Government to prioritise its expenditure, wondering what the N1.4 trillion currently spent on fuel subsidy could have br…

[Vanguard] The Emir of Kano and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called on the Federal Government to prioritise its expenditure, wondering what the N1.4 trillion currently spent on fuel subsidy could have brought the country in terms of infrastructure.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Biafra Day Celebration Turns Bloody As Security Cracks Down On BIM Members

[Vanguard] Activities marking the 18th anniversary celebration of new Biafra, yesterday turned bloody in Onitsha, Anambra State, as members of the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, accused the joint military task force operating in the state of killin…

[Vanguard] Activities marking the 18th anniversary celebration of new Biafra, yesterday turned bloody in Onitsha, Anambra State, as members of the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, accused the joint military task force operating in the state of killing five of their members.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Experts in Fresh Calls for Joint Efforts to End Illegal Trade in Somalia Charcoal

[East African] Sacks of charcoal, stacked as high as 10-storeys, are a common sight in Somalia’s port city of Kismayu. The city, which lies some 485 kilometres southwest of the capital Mogadishu, is best known for its trade in charcoal.

[East African] Sacks of charcoal, stacked as high as 10-storeys, are a common sight in Somalia's port city of Kismayu. The city, which lies some 485 kilometres southwest of the capital Mogadishu, is best known for its trade in charcoal.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia