[Guardian] A new report by Save the Children, an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights, has listed Nigeria among the 10 worst conflict-affected countries, where 100,000 kids died yearly as a result of armed conflicts between 2013 and 2017.
[New Times] The Central Bank will roll out the new Rwf500 and Rwf1,000 notes next week.
[Deutsche Welle] Videos have been circulating for some time showing men, women and children being shot by Cameroonian security forces. Now Cameroon’s most important ally is taking a drastic step to force the Biya government to end this.
PITY THE finance minister who must instil confidence in Lebanon, which has the fifth-highest public-debt burden in the world, at 150% of GDP. But Ali Hassan Khalil did a staggeringly poor job of it when he told a local newspaper his country was ready to default.
[Vanguard] Lagos -THE year 2018 was one that many Nigerian families would want to forget in a hurry but alas they cannot.
[Vanguard] The Federal Government on Sunday pledged to strengthen trans-boundary partnerships with Lake Chad Basin member countries to save the Lake from extinction.
[Vanguard] The Chairman of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama says achieving the ECOWAS Single Currency by 2020 will be a challenge.
[The Conversation Africa] The argument has dragged on long enough about who should take the credit for bringing South Africa’s apartheid regime to an end. Of course, some will immediately respond by saying that apartheid has not yet been defeated – it still lives on in innumerable ways.
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe’s banking sector boosted profitability in the nine months to Sept.
[This Day] Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc yesterday ended months of speculations over their future when they finally agreed to merge, signing a Memorandum of Agreement, which if approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), would move Access Bank, the principal partner, from number four to number two or number one in the nation’s banking hierarchy, if the current growth trajectory of Access Bank is maintained.