Pope Francis knelt and kissed the feet of South Sudan’s rival leaders, in an unprecedented act of humbleness to encourage them to strengthen the country’s faltering peace process. At the close of a two-day retreat in the Vatican for the African leaders, the Pope asked South Sudan’s President and opposition leader to proceed with the peace agreement despite growing difficulties.
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The drama preceding the 2019 general elections is still unfolding, as controversy brewed between some Councillors and their LG boss. The Chairman of Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State, Uche Osadebe, and his Councillors were said to have been embroiled in physical fisticuffs combat over the election funds. According to Saharareporters, a senior official of the council andRead more
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Ms Amina J Mohammed, may likely run for the 2023 presidential elections. This much can be deduced from her response while speaking at the Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend in Abidjan. Amina was asked when Nigeria will have a female president, she replied saying: “2023, Insha Allah”. The media probed further, asking if sheRead more
Sudan’s armed forces is set to make an important announcement soon, State Television said on Thursday, as troops were deployed in Khartoum and sources reported a coup attempt against President Omar Al-Bashir, after months of protests. “The armed forces will present an important statement shortly. Be ready for it,” the announcement on state television read, without giving further details. SudaneseRead more
A seven-member team of Ghanaian doctors has performed the first-ever brain surgery in the country, without cutting the skull. The minimally invasive brain surgery is the technique by which health workers safely remove brain and skull-base tumours through smaller and more precise openings that minimise collateral damage; that is, injury or other damage inflicted on an unintended target such as blood vessels andRead more
At least six people were reportedly killed in an armed robbery incident at the First Bank Branch located at Idoani Ose LGA of Ondo State on Monday. According to eye witness account, some fully armed robbers stormed the branch during banking hours, they used dynamite to destroy the entrance into the bank. And proceeded to steal millions of Naira, inRead more