Africa: Meet the Lebanese Nigerians

Meet the Lebanese Nigerians Multiple generations of Lebanese have made their home in Nigeria. Some are the descendants of migrants who arrived in West Africa as early as the 19th century, leaving behind their small Middle Eastern nation in search of opportunities elsewhere. Members of this Lebanese diaspora – from fourth-generation Nigerian nationals to recent arrivals – share their experiences […]

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Africa: The 6 things that will shape Africa in 2017

The 6 things that will shape Africa in 2017 In 2016 we saw major progress in addressing two crises that racked West Africa in recent years. First, cooperation between African governments, communities, civic organizations, and international partners overcame initial struggles and succeeded in ending the latest Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. On March 29, the World Health […]

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Africa:Heartbreaking things our daughters told us about politicians sponsoring Boko Haram, Sambisa – Chibok Pastor

Heartbreaking things our daughters told us about politicians sponsoring Boko Haram, Sambisa – Chibok Pastor The recently released Chibok girls have revealed details of how some politicians allegedly sponsored the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast for their personal gains. According to a Chibok clergy called Pastor Bulus Baba from Kaya community in Chibok local government area […]

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Africa: Death by Boko Haram drops by 32% while death by Terrorism increases by 650% in Europe

The total number of deaths caused by terrorism decreased by 10% to 29,376 in 2015, according to the Global Terrorism Index 2016, reversing a four-year upward trend. The military interventions against ISIL and Boko Haram have resulted in a 32% reduction in deaths in Iraq and Nigeria, which contributed to an overall reduction in the global figure. However, while ISIL […]

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Africa: Meet The Top African Female Pilots Dominating The Aviation Industry

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Lieutenant Ouma Laouali, 28, on the 21st of October became the first female pilot in Niger. She was one of the Nigerien Airforce members trained by the United States as part of a programme to help fight the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram. Just as women in politics and business are celebrated, Lieutenant Ouma is celebrated for joining the league […]

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UNWTO to help Nigeria relaunch its Tourism as Presidential Council on Tourism comes back

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TALEB Rifar secretary-general of the UN World Tourism Agency UNWTO, has hailed the demonstration of political will by the Nigerian government to move tourism forward in the country. ”There is the existence of political will and we can feel it from outside (the country),” Rifai said on Tuesday at the opening of a two-day meeting with Lai Mohammed, minister of […]

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African economy: Africa’s top 4 economies are in trouble

Growth in Africa has outpaced most emerging markets in recent years, but that’s changing fast as a slew of problems beset its leading economies. Cheap oil, political uncertainty and weak banks are all to blame. Here’s what you need to know about sub-Saharan Africa’s big four: South Africa The prospects for Africa’s most advanced economy are not looking good. The […]

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ISIS: Nigerian killed in drone attack is son of former Chief Justice

Ibrahim Uwais, son of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), was reportedly killed in an air strike by US-led coalition forces which targeted a senior ISIS leader in Iraq on May 6. Halima, Ibrahim’s wife who travelled with him to Iraq in February 2015, called to inform her father-in-law, Mohammed Uwais, who was Nigeria’s chief justice from 1995 to 2006 […]

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Hotels in Africa: Surviving Terrorism by African hotels

By Josephine Wawira, The hotel industry goes hand in hand with excellent security, as it is an integral part of the hotel’s success. In modern day, hotels invest heavily in security measures, given that lack of it can render both guests and staff susceptible to a glut of perils; not to mention damaging the hotel’s repute. Nevertheless, hotels offering accommodation […]

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Soyinka comes for Buhari over Fulani attacks

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate and Nigerian playwright and poet, has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari for his apparent inability to rein in the violent activities of herdsmen across Nigeria, Premium Times reports. Nobel laureate has stated this in his address to the National Conference on Culture and Tourism, on April 27, Wednesday. According to him, the President Buhari-led administration was yet […]

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