Chad’s President Idriss Déby dies ‘in clashes with rebels’

Chad’s President Idriss Déby has died suddenly in clashes with rebels in the north of the country at the weekend, the army has said on state TV. On Monday, provisional results from the election on 11 April projected he would…

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,…

Chad ‘repaying $100m debt to Angola with cattle’

Chad is repaying Angola a debt of $100m (£82m) with cattle, Angola’s state-run newspaper has reported. The unusual agreement is seen as creating a win-win situation for both nations – Chad is short of cash while Angola needs cattle. More…

102 Nigerians in Chad’s prisons – Embassy (Guardian)

The Embassy of Nigeria in Chad on Friday said no fewer than 102 Nigerians were in the country’s prisons, serving varying jail terms. Charge d’Affaires in the embassy Mr Nasiru Waje disclosed this in N’djamena to some Nigerian journalists on…

Boko Haram: Buhari convenes LCBC security meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacity as Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), has convened a consultation of Heads of State and Government of the LCBC scheduled to take…

Manufacturing, agriculture key to economic growth, development says Dangote

Executive Director of the Dangote Group, Hajiya Halima Dangote, has urged millennials in Nigeria and across Africa to diversify from service-oriented enterprises to manufacturing and agriculture in a bid to fast-track the development of the continent and better life for…

AFRIMA releases nominees list for fifth edition

The globally-anticipated nominees list for the 5th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has been unveiled by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Jury of AFRIMA. The list was released during a World Media announcement on Tuesday, August 14,…

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