[Leadership] The governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, disclosed that after five consecutive quarters of negative growth beginning in the first quarter of 2016, a coordinated approach by the fiscal and monetary authorities supported a rebound in the nation’s economy during the second quarter of 2017.
[Vanguard] The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has unveiled achievements of her ministry as the clock ticks for her exit, revealing that Nigeria’s foreign reserves stood at $44.69 billion as at May 13, 2019.
[ISS] In September 2018 South Sudanese actors signed a new peace agreement to ‘revitalise’ the 2015 deal, which had collapsed. The new agreement, the result of months of negotiations led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), secured the buy-in of most of the parties to the conflict.
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government reiterated on April 29 that it was negotiating with Kenyan authorities to stop the construction of hydroelectric dams on the Mara River.
[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.
[East African] A group of Rwandan rebels could pull the Democratic Republic of Congo into yet another armed conflict, the DRC’s United Nations ambassador has told the UN Security Council.
[East African] Zanzibar is seeking amendments to the East African Community Treaty to allow it to choose its representatives to the regional assembly.
[East African] Kenya and Ethiopia have renewed their commitment to implement joint infrastructure projects as key enablers of the two economies.
[VOA] A court in Garowe, in northern Somalia, Saturday sentenced five male teenagers to death for the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Galkayo last month, officials said.
[East African] The United States Africa Command (Africom) has begun withdrawing troops from the continent in line with the Trump administration’s priorities.