Lifestyle Nigeria 

Did TB Joshua Predict Prince Harry’s ‘RESIGNATION’ From UK Royal Family?

On Wednesday 8th January 2019, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle made a shocking announcement, effectively ‘resigning’ from their duties within the British Royal Family. However, merely days earlier, Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) had warned of impending separation within the Royal Family in his much-publicized prophecy for 2020.   “Pray for unity and understanding among the Royal Family – because of what I am seeing,” the cleric stated in the word of prophecy written on December 28th, 2019 which he said…

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Aliko Dangote Leaders Nigeria 

Africa’s Wealthiest Man Ends the Year $4.3 Billion Better Off

The 62-year-old Nigerian businessman and Africa’s most prominent industrialist ended the decade with a net worth of almost $15 billion LAGOS, Nigeria, January 2, 2020/ — Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, became $4.3 billion richer in 2019 as his fortune continued to grow on the back of investments in cement, flour and sugar. The 62-year-old Nigerian businessman and Africa’s most prominent industrialist ended the decade with a net worth of almost $15 billion, making him the 96th wealthiest man in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Born into…

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West Africa 

Benin as a Paradigm for Improving Country Risk

Specialist risk intelligence firm EXX Africa publishes a new report that assesses that the West African country of Benin has set one of the most admirable examples on how to successfully mitigate country risk for foreign investment LONDON, United Kingdom, December 17, 2019/ — EXX Africa (www.EXXAfrica.com) publishes a special report on Benin as a paradigm for improving country risk in Africa. EXX Africa conducted a comprehensive review of the political, economic and security risks facing the country in the coming year and years. Since 2016, the government has embarked…

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Nigeria 

Saving Innocent Lives: Witchcraft Allegations and Native Medicine in Edo State

Intervening in cases of witchcraft allegations and witch hunting is a moral duty. It is a social obligation that should be fulfilled. Victims of witchcraft allegations are usually defenceless, helpless vulnerable members of the population, children, elderly persons and people living with disabilities. Witch persecution takes various forms: torture, banishment and trial by ordeal. Witchcraft accusation is a form of death sentence. Witch hunters want to avenge the harm that the accused have supposedly done. If the accusers do not immediately kill the accused, they murder them at a later…

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Africa Gambia West Africa World 

Gambia: Commission uncovers Yahya Jammeh’s alleged crimes

A Gambian truth commission has heard testimony that former president Yahya Jammeh was responsible for numerous grave crimes during his 22 years in office. Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday that these crimes include ordering the killing and torture of political opponents, the murder of 56 West African migrants, and “witch hunts” in which hundreds of women were arbitrarily detained. Jammeh also allegedly participated in the rape and sexual assault of women brought to him. On December 5, 2019, the Gambia Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC) will conclude its first year…

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Africa Business Nigeria West Africa World 

Dangote has world’s largest crude distillation equipment

Dangote has announced that it has taken delivery of the “world’s largest single train crude distillation column” at its Oil Refinery in Nigeria. The company said in a statement on Sunday that “this magnificent engineering masterpiece weighs 2250 MT (excluding internal trays); 112.5 m long; 14m wide and 13.75m tall and can fractionally distill 650,000 Barrels Per Stream Day.” In 2018 Aliko Dangote signed a $650 million loan facility with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). The loan facility was meant to fund Dangote’s oil refinery project in Nigeria. Dangote industries…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghanaians are angry for paying too much for mobile data

Ghanaians are outraged by a sudden surge in mobile data rates this month from major telecom companies like MTN, operating in the West African nation. With latest introduced rates, consumers of companies like MTN will have to pay almost $4 for 1G of mobile data. In a country where incomes or earnings of ordinary people are very low, that is extremely expensive for some and could cut many offline. A recent report by the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) revealed that Ghana was among some middle-income countries that pay higher…

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Africa Business Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s new banknotes spark confusion over relevance

Ghana’s economy has over the last decade been on a roller coaster with signs of positivity and growth; decreasing inflation and subtle macro-economic stability at times. A recent four year deal with the International Monetary Fund was to ensure that the country resets its economic fundamentals and build on that. But one major thing has been a challenge for the economy; its currency the cedi. Often a tool for political propaganda, successive governments have supervised a more than 300 percent depreciation of the local currency after a re-denomination exercise in…

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Africa Featured West Africa World 

Burkina Faso: Gunmen open fire inside church, kill at least 14

Gunmen in Burkina Faso on Sunday opened fire on worshipers at a church killing at least 14 people. Local media reported that the victims were attending a service at a church in Hantoukoura, in the eastern part of the country. According to a local government statement, many people also sustained injuries in the attack. There are no details of the motive behind the attack yet. AFP news agency reported that that the gunmen carried out the attack, “executing the faithful including the pastor and children”. Burkina Faso for months now…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Top private security firm G4S joins ‘Ghana Club 100’

G4S Security Services, a leading private security services provider was awarded and recognized as one of the prestigious companies into the Ghana Club 100. G4S was ranked 71st best company in Ghana. The event was organized by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) on the theme “Sustainable Agriculture; The Bedrock of Ghana’s Industrialization Drive”. The Ghana Club 100 (GC100) is an annual compilation of the top 100 companies in Ghana to give due recognition to successful businesses in Ghana. The 2019 edition of the annual Ghana Club 100 Awards came…

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