[Leadership] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during a media chat at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland said 2019 is not a priority for him now as the government is still busy working. JONATHAN NDA- ISAIAH presents the excerpts
[The Conversation Africa] Official reactions from Africa were appropriately critical of President Donald Trump’s credibly reported comments about not wanting more immigrants coming to the US from “shithole” countries.
[News24Wire] The Zimbabwe Amalgamated Churches Council (ZACC) has reportedly rubbished claims by former president Robert Mugabe’s nephew that the new government of President Emmerson Mnagagwa was “ill-treating” his uncle.
[Premium Times] The federal government is considering about 254 bids from indigenous and foreign companies interested in the sale and purchase of the government’s equity crude under the 2018/2019 crude oil term contracts.
[Nation] New York -United Nations officials are offering a mixed but mainly negative year-end assessment of conditions in Somalia, while warning of a “grim” humanitarian outlook for 2018.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberian government has issued a stinging rebuke of Mr. Allan White, the former chief prosecutor of former President Charles Ghankay Taylor, linking the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf-led government to support to the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change and football legend George Manneh Weah.
[Nation] In three stirring speeches to Kenyans living in the US, Raila Odinga had cast doubts on the Kenya’s unity and nationhood.
[This Day] Member countries of African Union (AU), have been urged to tackle the various political, economic and social problems especially poverty plaguing their countries by creating environment that promotes trade and investment for economic growth and development.
[Zambia Reports] Zambian leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema will this Friday be the recipient of the African Freedom Award under the auspices of the Germany human rights body, Friedrich Naumann Foundation.
[VOA] Residents of Somalia’s capital have developed an exceptional state of resilience over the years. They had to, given how often Mogadishu sees deadly warfare involving Islamist militants, troops from five African countries, and assorted government forces.