Nothing for you! IMF excludes Nigeria, as it extends debt relief to 28 low-income countries

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has excluded Nigeria from the third tranche of grants for debt service relief for 28 member countries under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT). This is according to a statement…

Nigeria drops on TI’s corruption index, now second most corrupt in West Africa

Nigeria has dropped to 149 on Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perception Index, the worst ranking received by Africa’s largest country in recent time. Nigeria also scored 25 out of a possible 100 points. In the last TI rating in 2019,…

Kacaman: Burundi’s YouTube star dies of malaria aged six (BBC)

A six-year-old YouTube star known in Burundi for his popular comedy sketches has died of malaria, his manager says. Darcy Irakoze, known as Kacaman, was a primary school pupil who performed online and in theatres. He contracted malaria on Wednesday…

We were unlucky against Nigeria – Burundi coach (Punch)

Burundi coach Olivier Niyungeko says his side were unlucky to have lost 1-0 to Nigeria in their first group game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Substitute Odion Ighalo’s strike from close range condemned Burundi to a defeat in their…

Rohr predicts difficult opener against Burundi (Punch)

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has identified Burundi as the biggest threat to Nigeria’s chances of qualifying from Group B at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Nigeria face Burundi in their opening game in Alexandria on Saturday…

Burundi to shut UN rights office (Guardian)

The Burundi government has ordered the United Nations Human Rights Council to shut its office in the country within two months, foreign ministry and UN sources told AFP. The government on Wednesday sent a verbal note to resident UN coordinator…

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