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Chidinma Ekile is having the time of her life in Tanzania

Chidinma Ekile, popularly known by her stage name Chidinma, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who in 2010 rose to stardom after winning the third season of MTN Project Fame West Africa. Chidinma Ekile is having the best of times at the moment in Tanzania. She is in the country with one of her best friends and they are having...

Lesotho king: murder of army commander an ’embarrassment’

Malibamatso - Lesotho's King Letsie III said on Thursday the killing of the country's army commander last week had caused "embarrassment" and"scared"the small mountain kingdom. Khoantle Motsomotso was gunned down by rival officers as the struggle between the tiny nation's military and politicians continues to be marred by violence. Letsie, who rarely makes public speeches, was addressing mourners at the funeral...

Tunisia pardons thousands with corrupt pasts, amid protest

Tunis - Tunisia's parliament has adopted a hotly disputed law giving amnesty to thousands of people linked to corruption under its pre-revolution authoritarian regime. Demonstrators protested outside the legislature saying they fear a return to Tunisia's pre-Arab Spring past. After an unusually angry debate and opposition walkout over the measure, it passed by 117 votes to nine in a Wednesday...

Zimbabwe needs wide reforms to have credible elections. But it may be too late

Zimbabwe’s Constitution requires it to hold elections by July 2018. It seems unlikely that the country’s political system will be reformed in time to ensure the election is free and fair. The opposition will therefore be at a disadvantage again. It seems to have abandoned its calls for reform and is focusing on building coalitions. It is widely believed that...

Africa’s economic giants face increasing competition from upcoming Kenya and Ethiopia

New Africa Risk-Reward Index provides investors with a synthesis of risks and opportunities across the African continent JOHANNESBURG South Africa - Africa’s economic giants, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt, have been stumbling recently. Rising security risks and political instability in Egypt, economic downturn and militancy in Nigeria and escalating political risks in South Africa led to doubts whether the balance between...

EU: spot checks show confusion, not conspiracy in Kenyan election

NAIROBI - Observers found some technical problems but no evidence of vote-rigging in Kenya’s presidential election last month, the European Union said on Thursday, based on random checks of tallies from polling stations. The finding was announced as Kenya gears up for a re-run of the contest between President Uhuru Kenyatta and challenger Raila Odinga on Oct. 17, after the...

The best thing online is this photo of Adesua Etomi and Banky W’s family

These photos were taken in July in Maryland when Banky W and his family had a family reunion and also took another set of photos to include his brother who missed his introduction ceremony to Adesua Etomi. And just like it was during his big day with Etomi in May this year, his brothers stepped out all decked in white,...

Yung6ix Unveils Album Art For “High Star”

Yung6ix has a unlocked the album art for his hotly anticipated sophomore album titled “High Star”, and it is commanding. The L.P is expected to hit stores September of 2017; and will house the KKTBM hip-hop royal’s current smash “No Favors” featuring Dice Ailes. Feed your eyes with the powerful image, before the music to feed the ears is served. CREDITS Photography – TCD Styling for Yung6ix –...

Remain compliant with Nigeria’s fast-moving regulatory environment: Automate your payroll

LAGOS, Nigeria - Many business managers and entrepreneurs think of running the payroll as a simple matter—what could be hard about paying your employees the right amount of money on payday and giving them a payslip? But the Nigerian regulatory environment is becoming more complex and the payroll is at the centre of compliance. Income tax regulations are changing and...

Egypt president expects inflation to fall by half in 2018

CAIRO - Egypt's president says he expects the country's inflation rate to fall by more than half in 2018, forecasting an improving economy after years of political unrest. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told a financial conference on Thursday that the economic reform program he launched is starting to "bear fruit." He says: "We have set a goal for ourselves to reduce the...