African Population Africa 

List of African countries by population

nigeria With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18. Country (or dependent territory) Official figure (where available) Date of last figure Source  Nigeria 173,000,000 2013 Official estimate  Ethiopia 99,391,000 2015 Official estimate  Egypt 94,408,000 February 12, 2019 Official population clock  Democratic Republic of the Congo 86,026,000 July 1, 2015 Official estimate  South Africa 54,956,900 July…

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News about Cameroon Separatists OP-ED West Africa 

Nigeria court says extradition of Cameroon separatists ‘illegal’

Lagos (AGV) – A Nigerian court has condemned as “illegal and unconstitutional” the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, the lawyers representing them said Sunday. In January 2018, Nigeria arrested and deported 47 anglophone separatists who had fled Cameroon following a crackdown by the authorities. The move was denounced by UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, which said most of them had filed asylum claims and accused Nigeria of breaching international agreements. “Justice Chikere declared the arrest and detention of the 12 applicants illegal,”…

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Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria 

The next four years will be tough, Buhari warns

President Muhammadu Buhari says the new four-year mandate given to his administration by Nigerians will be tough as he pursues his campaign promises of securing the country, transforming the economy and the fight against corruption. The President stated this at a special meeting with his cabinet ministers, who were in the State House, Abuja, on Friday to congratulate him on his electoral victory. The Independent National Electoral Commission had, on Wednesday, declared President Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, winner of the 2019 presidential election held on February 23.…

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Buhari Nigeria 

Nigeria: Too close to call, though turnout may tip the election towards Buhari

The Nigerian presidential elections pitting incumbent Muhammadu Buhari against former vice-president Atiku Abubakar remains close. What we know so far: Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken 3 states (Ekiti, Osun and Kwara) Atiku’s People Democratic Party (PDP) has taken the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Read the original article on Theafricareport.com : Nigeria – Too close to call, though turnout may tip the election towards Buhari | West Africa Follow us: @theafricareport on Twitter | theafricareport on Facebook. – The Africa Report – The two most high-profile casualties have been…

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Roslyn Mould Ghana Lifestyle 

Roslyn Mould Appointed the Coordinator of the West African Humanist Network

West African Humanist Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Roslyn Mould to the position of a Coordinator. Ms. Mould is a former President of the Humanist Association of Ghana and a former Chair of the African Young Humanists Working Group. As a Coordinator of the Network, she will work to bolster organisedhumanism in West Africa. The establishment of the West African Humanist Network was discussed at a humanist conference in Ghana in 2012. Unfortunately, not much has been done since then to grow the network. Ms. Mould will be working to revive…

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Wakanda vs Eswatini Africa Getaways Tourism 

Wakanda vs Eswatini: How Africa’s two ‘New’ countries square up!

2018 was a momentous year for Africa in many ways but not least because two ‘new’ countries emerged from this glorious continent! In April 2018, at a glittering festival celebrating national pride, King Mswati III announced that South Africa’s diminutive neighbour Swaziland would henceforth become ‘The Kingdom of Eswatini’. A couple of months earlier, the more northerly nation of Wakanda revealed itself to the world in Marvel’s acclaimed, ground breaking and Oscar-nominated Black Panther movie, and was then the site of the final battle in Avengers: Infinity War. Black Panther…

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David Malpass for World Bank top job Africa OP-ED 

Mixed news for Africa in Trump’s pick at World Bank

from TRACEY IRVING in Washington, USA WASHINGTON – A KEY player from Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign is set to head the World Bank. Mr Trump has selected US treasury official David Malpass for the role after the surprise resignation last month of bank president Jim Jong Kim. As largest shareholder and the main funder, Washington’s choice for the job gets the nod, though in theory it’s up to the bank’s board. The Korean-born Dr Kim was appointed by Barack Obama in 2012 and quickly imposed a ban on lending for projects using coal.…

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MTN Rwanda Rwanda 

MTN expands data penetration in Rwanda

from PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI – MTN Rwanda is intensifying strategies to drive data penetration in the East African country. follows the launch of a three-month long Internet Fest (iFest) focusing on promoting data services to both current and potential data users. Speaking at the launch of the campaign at Remera Taxi Park in Kigali, Chief Marketing Officer, Richard Acheampong, said MTN’s objective is to drive data penetration to the masses by offering enjoyable customer experience and value. “As part of our vision of delivering a bold, new…

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Fighting Boko Haram Nigeria West Africa 

Women of war deployed to eliminate Boko Haram

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA – THE Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed female officers to aid the fight against the Boko Haram terror group northeast of the country. Known as the ‘Women of War’, it is anticipated their presence will help eliminate the Islamist sect that has been perpetrating a violent campaign to overthrow the government. “We call them ‘Women of War’ as they are well trained to engage in combat and combat support operations for peace, security and national  development,” said Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar. He said the women had showcased…

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Mnangagwa-Trump Southern Africa Southern. Africa Zimbabwe 

Calls mount on West to lift sanctions on Zimbabwe

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG – CHURCHES, youth organisations and advisory organs of the African Union (AU) have called on Western governments to lift sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. Among the organisations calling for the lifting of the restrictive measures include the Africa Union Youth Organisation, AU’s Economic,  Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) and Zimbabwe Amalgamated Churches Council (ZACC), which said the sanctions were hurting the majority poor people. The calls came at an AU-sponsored conference attended by members of the civic society, business community and youth organisations in Johannesburg  on Tuesday (today). Jimayi Muduvuri, the ZACC Patron, said…

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