Presidential jets tales in Africa from South Africa to Senegal


Presidential planes are one of the perks of holding a country’s top post. In Africa, the relationship between some leaders and their aerial fleets can serve as a manual on how power is wielded – and often abused. The US president has “Air Force One” – or more specifically, two customised Boeing 747-200B aircraft fitted with secure communications equipment, a […]

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ECOWAS to ban wearing of Hijab

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has initiated moves to ban the wearing of full-faced veils in member states, in a bid to check activities of terrorist groups. In a communiqué issued at the end of the 48th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in Abuja, Nigeria last Thursday, the regional bloc directed member states […]

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Ivory Coast Plans $25B Investments In 94 Infrastructure Projects

THE Ivory Coast government is planning $25 billion of investments in 94 infrastructure projects from 2016 to 2020, news website reported on Friday, citing Minister Delegate to Finance, NialeKaba. About half of these projects will be public-private partnerships, Kaba said at a conference during the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Lima, Peru. […]

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