Nigeria: Ogun signs MoU with Britain on urban renewal

London, Nov. 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ogun State government, South West Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the British government, through its High Commission in Nigeria towards bringing urban renewal and public transportation up to speed with global best practices.  Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, who signed on behalf of … Continue reading “Nigeria: Ogun signs MoU with Britain on urban renewal”

Nigerian president, Buhari returns home 2 days before schedule

London, Nov. 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)- Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has cut short his two-week private visit to London two days ahead of his announced scheduled time Buhari who touched down at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Friday evening was received by his all powerful Chief of staff , Abba … Continue reading “Nigerian president, Buhari returns home 2 days before schedule”

Rwanda turns to solar irrigation system to beat drought, ensure food security

London, Nov. 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Rwanda has turned to solar irrigation system to combat erratic rain patterns, characterised by increasingly longer periods of droughts to ensure food production and sustain the livelihoods of those dependent on agriculture. Agriculture is the backbone of Rwanda’s economy, it’s the key to the country’s growth and poverty reduction strategy, employing … Continue reading “Rwanda turns to solar irrigation system to beat drought, ensure food security”

Nigeria installs world’s largest Migration Data System at Abuja airport to curb transnational organised crime

London, Nov. 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The government of Nigeria has officially opened its new Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS), the biggest and most comprehensive in the world, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja The Nigeria Immigration Service, opened the new Migration Information and Data Analysis System to enable immigration and border officials … Continue reading “Nigeria installs world’s largest Migration Data System at Abuja airport to curb transnational organised crime”

Nigeria: Lagos govt begins payment of N35,000 as new minimum wage November

London, Nov. 16, 2019, (AltAfrica)-Lagos State government, South West Nigeria Governor, concluded arrangement to pay N35,000 as the new minimum wage for it’s workers beginning from November, 2019. PM News reports that the decision was arrived at after series of meetings and discussions between the Lagos State Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JNC) and Lagos … Continue reading “Nigeria: Lagos govt begins payment of N35,000 as new minimum wage November”

University of Ghana creates WhatsApp platform for students to report randy lecturers

London, Nov. 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-As part of measures to protect students from sex hungry lecturers, the University of Ghana, has created an anonymous e-mail address and WhatsApp platform where students can file complaints of sexual harassment and randy lecturers Aside the platforms, the university has also put in place other certain measures to ensure that … Continue reading “University of Ghana creates WhatsApp platform for students to report randy lecturers”

Hillary Clinton meets Meghan, son, Archie in UK

Hillary Clinton meets Meghan, son, Archie (Daily Sun) London, Nov. 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)–Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has had a chance to thank Hillary Clinton for the supportive comments she’s made about her recently. The duchess and the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate had a private meeting Tuesday at Frogmore Cottage, Meghan and Prince Harry’s home in Windsor, … Continue reading “Hillary Clinton meets Meghan, son, Archie in UK”

Four Nigerian entrepreneurs battle 6 others for $1m inaugural Africa Netprenuer award in Ghana

London, Nov. 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The stage is set for the first Africa Netprenuer Prize Initiative (ANPI) set to take place at the Accra International Conference Centre on the 16th of November 2019, where top African entrepreneurs will be competing to claim a share of USD $1 million. Founder of the Africa Netprenuer Prize Initiative, Jack … Continue reading “Four Nigerian entrepreneurs battle 6 others for $1m inaugural Africa Netprenuer award in Ghana”

Nigeria may re-open border soon after neighbours agree on joint border patrol

London, Nov. 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-There are glimpse of hope that the border closure by Nigeria may be re-opening soon after Nigeria, the Republic of Benin and Niger agreed to establish a joint border police to check the influx of foreign goods into West Africa’s largest market. The three countries said in a joint communique in … Continue reading “Nigeria may re-open border soon after neighbours agree on joint border patrol”

Nigeria may re-open border soon neighbours agree on joint border patrol

London, Nov. 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-There are glimpse of hope that the border closure by Nigeria may be re-opening soon after Nigeria, the Republic of Benin and Niger agreed to establish a joint border police to check the influx of foreign goods into West Africa’s largest market. The three countries said in a joint communique in … Continue reading “Nigeria may re-open border soon neighbours agree on joint border patrol”

Nigeria records 15 percent drop in petrol, diesel imports after border closure

London, Nov. 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The importation of petrol and diesel by Nigeria has fallen drastically by about 11 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively in September, latest data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Thursday showed. The decline in the imports of the petroleum products followed the partial closure on August 22 … Continue reading “Nigeria records 15 percent drop in petrol, diesel imports after border closure”

Hope rises for diabetic patients in Africa as UN leads bid for cheaper insulin

London, Nov. 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Overly expensive insulin could be a thing of the past – and life-changing news particularly for millions of diabetic patients in Africa and other por countries, under a plan launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday to diversify production globally. The WHO says its first-ever insulin pre-qualification program will … Continue reading “Hope rises for diabetic patients in Africa as UN leads bid for cheaper insulin”

Africa Loosening the shackles of colonisation, division through Visa-free travel

London, Nov. 15, 2019 (AltAfrica- The colonisation of Africa by European powers had a dramatic negative impact on the continent. Africans were acculturated in almost every area of their culture. File: Visa on Arrival in Ethiopia One of the biggest impact of colonialism is the legacy of disunity and inability to integrate. Things are no longer done the African way even after many … Continue reading “Africa Loosening the shackles of colonisation, division through Visa-free travel”

The award winning Malawian clinic where 8000 children were delivered without a loss

London, Nov. 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-It is an extra ordinary record. A new record in Malawi comparable to anywhere in the world. 8000 save delivery without a single loss. The founder of a Malawian maternity clinic for poor women says it has set a record – safely delivering more than 8,000 babies. For her efforts improving … Continue reading “The award winning Malawian clinic where 8000 children were delivered without a loss”

Free Sowore protesters lay siege at Nigerian House in London

London, Nov. 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)- Free Sowore protesters under the aegis of Take it Back Movement and “Free Sowore Now” converged in front of the official residence of the Nigerian High commissioner to the United Kingdom to demand the release of Omoyele Sowore, and other activists being held by the Department of State Security, DSS. … Continue reading “Free Sowore protesters lay siege at Nigerian House in London”

West African Financial Intelligence Units move to Nigeria

London, Nov. 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Forum of West African Financial Intelligence Units Wednesday in Dakar , Senegal, voted to unanimously relocate the headquarters of its forum to Abuja, Nigeria, from its temporary site in Cotonou, Benin Republic. READ ALSO: ORANGE ANNOUNCES NEW INTERNATIONAL NETWORK CONNECTING EIGHT WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES The work of the forum is … Continue reading “West African Financial Intelligence Units move to Nigeria”

Nigeria: Court fines Busola Dakolo N1m, dismisses rape case against Fatoyinbo

London, Nov. 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A High Court in Bwari, Abuja on Thursday threw out the case filed by Photographer, Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). This came after Fatoyinbo filed an objection and an affidavit at the Court reiterating that Busola’s statements were false and concocted to embarrass, … Continue reading “Nigeria: Court fines Busola Dakolo N1m, dismisses rape case against Fatoyinbo”

South Africa rugby stars strip off for testicular cancer

London, Nov. 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-South Africa’s Rugby World Cup heroes are stripping down to their underwear on their social media accounts to raise awareness about testicular cancer. Springboks captain Siya Kolisi strip off for cancer challenge (SIYA KOLISI/INSTAGRAM/BBC)It is a challenge thrown to them by team-mate Faf de Klerk, famous for celebrating victory against England while … Continue reading “South Africa rugby stars strip off for testicular cancer”

Orange announces new international network connecting eight West African countries

London, Nov. 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Orange has announced the construction of a new international backbone network in West Africa. This infrastructure will be built around a terrestrial fibre optic network coupled with submarine cables and will benefit from centralized supervision. This multi-regional West African network will connect to the rest of the world through various submarine … Continue reading “Orange announces new international network connecting eight West African countries”

Police To Deploy Newly Promoted Officers To Trouble Spots Across Nigeria

BY TAIWO ADELU London, Nov 14, 2019 (AltAfrica) – The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has revealed that some of the newly promoted Assistant Inspectors Generals (AIG) of Police will be assigned to oversee criminal hot spot across Nigeria. Adamu made this know on Wednesday during the decoration of new ranks for the … Continue reading “Police To Deploy Newly Promoted Officers To Trouble Spots Across Nigeria”

Nigeria: NNPC unfolds plans to curtail incessant fuel tanker fire incidents

London, Nov. 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-As part of measures to ensure safety and smooth operation in the petroleum products distribution value chain, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in collaboration with other stakeholders in the Petroleum Industry and the Federal Government, have activated the Safe-to-Load initiative to mitigate incessant petroleum products tanker accidents and ensuing fire … Continue reading “Nigeria: NNPC unfolds plans to curtail incessant fuel tanker fire incidents”

Nigerian court sentences 3 Kidnappers of Lagos monarch to death

London, Nov. 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Three kidnappers who forcibly abduct a Lagos monarch, the Oniba of Iba, Oba Yushau Goriola Oseni in 2016, and cause the death of two people in the process have been sentenced to death by the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. The convicts had on July 16, 2016, kidnapped … Continue reading “Nigerian court sentences 3 Kidnappers of Lagos monarch to death”

Nokia, Globalstar to begin deployment of 4.9G networks in five African countries

London, Nov. 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Finnish telecommunication giant, Nokia is partnering with data services firm, Globalstar to accelerate the launch and deployment of fourth industrial revolution 4.9G network across five African countries This is after Globalstar secured rights for the deployment of the Band 53 for terrestrial LTE/4.9G networks in South Africa, Mozambique, Gabon, Botswana and Rwanda. … Continue reading “Nokia, Globalstar to begin deployment of 4.9G networks in five African countries”

Ghana begins construction of 600-bed hostel, skills centre for homeless people

London, Nov. 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The government of Ghana is to begin construction work on a 600-bed accommodation designed to house and provide needed skills for homeless people locally refereed to across Ghana as ‘kayayei’. RELATED: HOW KWAME NKRUMAH INTERCHANGE BECAME HOME TO THE HOMELESS The hostel to be known as the Itumeleng Shelter or Happy … Continue reading “Ghana begins construction of 600-bed hostel, skills centre for homeless people”

Zimbabwe confronts poor electricity supply with $14m solar project

London, Nov. 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Zimbabwe plans to gradually confronts its poor electricity supply with an ambitious multi-million dollar solar investment African Transmission Corporation Holdings (ATC), a consulting firm specialising in infrastructure project financing, has allocated $14 million for the implementation of the Gwanda solar photovoltaic project in South Matabeland Province, Zimbabwe as part of a … Continue reading “Zimbabwe confronts poor electricity supply with $14m solar project”

90-90-90 goals: Tanzania lowers legal age for HIV/AIDS testing to 15

London, Nov. 13, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Tanzanian parliament on Tuesday passed amendments designed to allow HIV/AIDS self-testing and lowering the age of HIV testing without parental consent to 15 years. “These amendments will significantly accelerate our intentions to meet the 90-90-90 goals which aim at ending the AIDS epidemic by 2020,” Ummy Mwalimu, Minister for Health, told … Continue reading “90-90-90 goals: Tanzania lowers legal age for HIV/AIDS testing to 15”

UNIDO, partners distribute 500,000 clean energy stoves to women in Tanzania

London, Nov. 13, 2019 (AltAfrica)-As part of progammes to meat the global goal of universal access to clean cooking energy by 2030, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and its partners have distributed about half a million (500,000) ethanol cooking stoves to households in various wards of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. RELATED: DIRTY STOVES, … Continue reading “UNIDO, partners distribute 500,000 clean energy stoves to women in Tanzania”

FAO, China launch new training programmes on food security in Madagascar

London, Nov. 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-China has commenced a new training program in Madagascar with the goal of achieving productivity increases in agriculture and aquaculture programs across the island. FAO, China launch new training programmes on food security in MadagascarREAD ALSO: IN NIGERIA 7,000 STREET BEGGARS, PETTY TRADERS GET N30K EACH AS SOCIAL PROTECTION FUND China … Continue reading “FAO, China launch new training programmes on food security in Madagascar”

Nigeria: 7,000 street beggars, petty traders get N30K each as social protection fund

London, Nov. 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, has doled out N30,000 each to over 3,000 street beggars in the last two months, government has said. This is part of the Zulum administration’s social protection scheme, which has seen over 7,000 persons assisted in the last two months in a total package … Continue reading “Nigeria: 7,000 street beggars, petty traders get N30K each as social protection fund”

Nigerian minister, Chris Ngige assumes presidency of ILO Government Group

London, Nov. 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Dr Chris Ngige, Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, has assumed office as President, Government Group of the Governing Board (GB) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), at its just-ended 37th session in Geneva, Switzerland. Nigeria’s Labour minister, Chris Ngige assumes presidency of ILO Government Group READ ALSO: AFDB PLANS $67BN … Continue reading “Nigerian minister, Chris Ngige assumes presidency of ILO Government Group”

AFDB plans $67bn investments across Africa

London, Nov. 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The African Development Bank, AFDB will discuss 59 projects valued at $67 billion it plans to execute across Africa with deal makers at its flagship investment conference, underway in South Africa The deals, which span 29 countries, range from regional infrastructure development to investments in energy, financial services, urban housing and … Continue reading “AFDB plans $67bn investments across Africa”

Two years after, South Africa begins trial of eight police officers charged with murder of Nigerian, Ibrahim Badmus

London, Nov. 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Eight South African police officers were on Monday arraigned before a Pretoria High Court for the alleged murder of a Nigerian, Ibrahim Badmus, in 2017 The officers – two women and six men were arraigned on Monday before the court on murder and torture charges, more than two years after Ibrahim … Continue reading “Two years after, South Africa begins trial of eight police officers charged with murder of Nigerian, Ibrahim Badmus”

England drops Raheem Sterling from camp after clash with Liverpool teammate, Gomez

London, Nov. 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Raheem Sterling has been dropped by England manager Gareth Southgate for Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro after the hostilities between Manchester City and Liverpool spilled over into the England camp. Liverpool beat Sterling’s City 3-1 on Sunday to move nine points clear of the defending Premier League champions at the … Continue reading “England drops Raheem Sterling from camp after clash with Liverpool teammate, Gomez”

Namibia 2019 election: Citizens in six African countries to vote in Ghana

London, Nov. 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Namibians residing in five other African countries are to move to Ghana where they are expected to vote in the presidential and national assembly elections this week Namibian citizens in six African countries to vote in Ghana during 2019 electionsREAD ALSO: KENYA SIGNS AGRICULTURE EXPORT DEAL WITH CHINA A notice from … Continue reading “Namibia 2019 election: Citizens in six African countries to vote in Ghana”

Ghana to open first sky train station in 2020 after $2.3b agreement

London, Nov. 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The concession agreement for the construction of the first sky train in Ghana-The Accra Sky Train Project has been signed on the sidelines of the ongoing African Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. READ ALSO: STAKEHOLDERS UNVEIL A $950 MILLION FUND TO BOOST COFFEE PRODUCTION IN AFRICA Ghana to open first … Continue reading “Ghana to open first sky train station in 2020 after $2.3b agreement”

Kenya signs agriculture export deal with China

London, Nov. 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Kenya has signed an agreement with China that will allow it to export agricultural products to China. The deal comes in the backdrop of the first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE) being held in Shanghai. Kenya signs agriculture export deal with China READ ALSO: STAKEHOLDERS UNVEIL A $950 MILLION FUND … Continue reading “Kenya signs agriculture export deal with China”

Stakeholders unveil a $950 million fund to boost coffee production in Africa

London, Nov. 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Africa produces some of the highest-quality and much-loved coffee in the world but its contribution to the global coffee trade has declined significantly since the 1970s when nearly a third of all coffee was produced on the continent. It is against this backdrop that the The Inter African Coffee Organisation (IACO) … Continue reading “Stakeholders unveil a $950 million fund to boost coffee production in Africa”

Border closure: Nigerian company, injects $13.4m to boost local rice production

London, Nov. 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A Nigerian company, Tiamin Rice Mill Limited is taking advantage of Nigerian border closure with Neighbouring west African country to expand its local rice production capacity. Tiamin Rice Mill Limited  says it has invested a total of $13,370,500 to boost its production capacity from the current 320 tonnes to 1,520 tonnes … Continue reading “Border closure: Nigerian company, injects $13.4m to boost local rice production”

Nigeria: Kwara gets $161m road projects

London, Nov 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Works are to commence soon on the N58 billion contract for the construction of the Bida-Sachi-Patigi Road and the Napenko Bridge which links Kwara with two other States, Niger andKogi The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who made this known over the weekend during the 2019 Igbomina Day … Continue reading “Nigeria: Kwara gets $161m road projects”

Africa gets first mega factory to produce lithium ion- rechargeable battery

London, Nov. 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A mega factory where lithium ion, rechargeable battery will be produced in commercial quantity to serve Africa, a continent dealing with energy crisis is to be cited in South Africa Prior to now, rechargeable batteries like lithium-ion batteries are produced and imported from mega-factories in the northern hemisphere, the resultant high … Continue reading “Africa gets first mega factory to produce lithium ion- rechargeable battery”

Its turn by turn premiership: Klopp takes control as magnificent Liverpool demolish city 3-1

London, Nov. 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Liverpool laid down a significant marker in their bid to win a first league title in 30 years by beating champions Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield on Renault Super Sunday. The roof was lifted off Anfield as early as the sixth minute when Fabinho drilled the ball past Claudio Bravo from 30 … Continue reading “Its turn by turn premiership: Klopp takes control as magnificent Liverpool demolish city 3-1”

Nigeria: Amended Deep Offshore Act: Buhari’s ‘Coup’ Against Oil Companies

By Simon Kolawole London, Nov. 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-I don’t know about you, but I would say one of the most iconic images of the Buhari administration so far is the one released to the media on Monday, November 4. President Muhammadu Buhari — with a Hausa cap sitting comfortably on his head, a green pen … Continue reading “Nigeria: Amended Deep Offshore Act: Buhari’s ‘Coup’ Against Oil Companies”

Nigeria begins construction of railway wagon assembly plant in Ogun

London, Nov. 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday in Kajola, Ogun State, flagged off the construction of wagon assembling plant for railway system in the country as a means of localising rail technology in Nigeria. READ ALSO: SOUTH AFRICA ARREST 300 UNDOCUMENTED AFRICAN MIGRANTS While performing the ground breaking ceremony, Osinbajo said … Continue reading “Nigeria begins construction of railway wagon assembly plant in Ogun”

South Africa arrest 300 undocumented African migrants

London, Nov. 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-South African police arrested about 300 undocumented foreigners-African migrants in Johannesburg, said the police on Saturday. The police said the multisectoral law enforcement agents arrested the migrants on Friday in a hijacked 21-storey building in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. READ ALSO: ARSENAL HOLD TALKS WITH LUIS ENRIQUE TO REPLACE UNAI EMERY Hillbrow is … Continue reading “South Africa arrest 300 undocumented African migrants”

Arsenal hold talks with Luis Enrique to replace Unai Emery

London, Nov. 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Arsenal have held talks with Luis Enrique as a potential replacement for Unai Emery, according to reports in Spain. Emery is under increasing pressure at Arsenal following his side’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday, which has left the club eight points behind fourth place. The Gunners have also registered … Continue reading “Arsenal hold talks with Luis Enrique to replace Unai Emery”

Former Ghanaian president, John Mahama turned public gardener for 2020 election

London, Nov 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The world over, politicians are extra-ordinary people who do extra-ordinary things to try to convince people to vote for them But when elections approach, there’s nothing these set of people won’t try to sway public votes. RELATED: I DIDN’T CLEAR GUTTERS FOR VOTES-DUMELO Former President John Mahama was seen mowing some … Continue reading “Former Ghanaian president, John Mahama turned public gardener for 2020 election”

Rwanda targets over $102m from tea exports

London, Nov. 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Rwanda projects to generate $102 million (about Rwf93 billion) from tea exports in the 2019/2020 financial year, up from $83 million it earned in the year before. Rwanda targets over $102m from tea exports (Venture Tea)The National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) said that in order to generate such revenues, the … Continue reading “Rwanda targets over $102m from tea exports”

Ivanka Trump rounds off three-day Morocco visit with $6.2 million empowerment grant

London, Nov. 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ivanka Trump has rounded off her  three-day visit to Morocco, with a visit to the Palais des Congres in Rabat on Friday, November 8, giving $6.2 million in grants to nine beneficiaries.  The event was part of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP), which President Donald Trump established earlier … Continue reading “Ivanka Trump rounds off three-day Morocco visit with $6.2 million empowerment grant”

Ivanka Trump lights up Morocco with local Kaftans

London, Nov. 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)– Daughter and Advisor to US President Ivanka Trump warm herself to the heart of Moroccans during her three days visit to the North African country when she don beautiful local dress to the admiration of locals Ivanka Trump with Princess Lalla Meryem at the Royal Palace in Rabat, Morocco on … Continue reading “Ivanka Trump lights up Morocco with local Kaftans”

Better days for dads in South Africa as paternity leave law takes effect

London, Nov 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)–South Africa‘s newly amended labour laws that grant male parents leave when their children are born have come into effect. It means Working South African dads are now entitled to 10 days of paternity leave after the birth of their children. Last month South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the … Continue reading “Better days for dads in South Africa as paternity leave law takes effect”