THE CRY rippled through the crowd in the early hours of April 11th, accompanied by the beating of drums and blasts on whistles: “It has fallen. We have won.” And, so it appears, they have. Almost exactly 30 years after Omar al-Bashir seized power in a bloodless coup, shunting aside his democratically elected predecessor, the man who did so much to wreck Sudan has himself been toppled.
[Deutsche Welle] The UN Security Council has called for a halt to military movements in Tripoli following an offensive by eastern forces on the capital.
[RFI] The UN special envoy to Libya announced on Saturday there would be no delay to the UN-backed conference planned for a week from Sunday despite the ongoing fighting.
[This Day] A two-week orientation programme, which commenced last week in Abuja for all the newly elected 479 members of the ninth National Assembly has become a campaign ground for those itching to lead the federal legislature upon inauguration in June, report Deji Elumoye and Shola Oyeyipo
[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa and his administration have moved to domesticate an African law that seeks to deter military meddling in civilian politics as well as block any coup against a sitting government.
[GroundUp] “The sound of my grandchildren screaming and crying … that night still rings in my head,” said Roegshanda Pascoe.
[Premium Times] The Federal Government is to increase Value Added Tax by 50 per cent to pay the new national minimum wage, Bugdet and National Planning Minister Udo Udoma said Tuesday.
[Nation] Members of the National Assembly now want investigators to look into how Sh3.4 billion was used to construct 10 kilometers of the controversial barrier between Kenya and Somalia.
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda yesterday accused Rwanda of engaging in a trade war by employing non-tax barriers to block Uganda exports and to prevent Rwandans from exporting to Uganda.
[Daily Trust] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State yesterday said it is fully prepared for the conduct of today’s governorship and State House of Assembly elections.