NATO Adopts New Strategy to Counter “Russia’s Nuclear Threat” – Report

The German newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag has quoted NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as saying that the alliance’s new military strategy was adopted this week in response to what he described as “Russia’s nuclear threat”. Stoltenberg noted that “sometimes, it’s necessary to hammer out new military concepts” to maintain NATO’s security. READ MORE: NATO Concerned Over Norway’s Insufficient Defence Spending … Continue reading “NATO Adopts New Strategy to Counter “Russia’s Nuclear Threat” – Report”

Purple Powerhouse: Why The Good Old Jamun Is the Uncrowned Star of Desi Summers!

A love for mangoes is perhaps the only thing that unites every Indian and elicits no debates, irrespective of where they hail from. I’m sure many would agree that summer blues seem to melt away into obscurity with every juicy bite which relaxes not just your heart but perhaps also the soul. But this is … Continue reading “Purple Powerhouse: Why The Good Old Jamun Is the Uncrowned Star of Desi Summers!”

NFF Lauds Bill Recognising Football As ‘National Asset’ In Nigeria

By Taiwo Adelu London, 25 May, 2019 (AltAfrica)-President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has described as ‘the real next level’ for Nigerian football development, the passage by the Senate of the Federal Republic on Wednesday of the NFF Bill, which automatically repealed the long –standing NFA Act and recognized football … Continue reading “NFF Lauds Bill Recognising Football As ‘National Asset’ In Nigeria”

GOKADA, Nigeria’s motorcycle startup aims global, secures $5.3 million funding

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-GOKADA, Nigeria’s on-demand bike-hailing startup has secured $5.3 million in a Series A funding led by  Rise Capital, a venture capital firm with interest in tech-driven startups in emerging markets. The round is intended to support the company’s vision as it seeks to expand its operations and push for growth. GOKADA will … Continue reading “GOKADA, Nigeria’s motorcycle startup aims global, secures $5.3 million funding”

Nigerian state approves death sentence for kidnapping, life imprisonment for rape

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Frequent acts of violent crime have grown to form a major threat to Nigeria’s national security. These include instances of militancy, insurgency and banditry. Banditry includes cattle rustling, armed robbery and kidnapping for ransom. Kidnapping has remained the most virulent form of banditry in Nigeria. It has become the most pervasive and … Continue reading “Nigerian state approves death sentence for kidnapping, life imprisonment for rape”

Nigerian billionaire, Benedict Peters strikes it big in Zimbabwe

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)– Zimbabwe economy may be in taters, consumer prices have surged at their fastest pace since a hyper inflationary spiral a decade ago Inflation accelerated to 20.9% in a couple of months ago, from 5.4% in the previous month. The price of food, which contributes a third to the inflation basket, … Continue reading “Nigerian billionaire, Benedict Peters strikes it big in Zimbabwe”

Tense US-China Relations Could Pose Risks for Russian Economy – Moscow

“This will affect the global economic growth rate, and we greatly depend on it, because if the Chinese economy slows down, the demand for hydrocarbons and other commodities will also slow down. This will hit Russian exports”, Akimov said on the sidelines of the annual conference Digital Industry of Industrial Russia that was held from 22-24 May in the Russian high-tech hub … Continue reading “Tense US-China Relations Could Pose Risks for Russian Economy – Moscow”

A Survey of Arab Youth Highlights Gaps between Policies and Aspirations

by James M. Dorsey Results of a recent annual survey of Arab youth concerns about their future suggest that Arab autocracies have yet to deliver expected public services and goods, explain autocratic efforts to promote nationalism, and indicate that jobs and social freedoms are more important than political rights. The survey provides insights that should … Continue reading “A Survey of Arab Youth Highlights Gaps between Policies and Aspirations”

Apapa gridlock: LASMA Begins Enforcement of Presidential Order

London, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) is to begin ‘’Operation Totality Enforcement’’ to ensure timely implementation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that trucks parking on Apapa roads should vacate with 72 hours. Mr Chris Olakpe, the Chief Executive Officer of LASTMA, made the disclosure on Friday in an interview with … Continue reading “Apapa gridlock: LASMA Begins Enforcement of Presidential Order”

May Leaves, But Brexit Remains By Thomas Raines

London, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-‘Please do not waste this time.’ When EU leaders agreed to extend negotiations with the UK back in April, Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, cautioned exhausted British parliamentarians to refocus on finding a way forward. Six weeks later and with European elections conducted, Britain is leaderless and Brexit … Continue reading “May Leaves, But Brexit Remains By Thomas Raines”

Enjeux et acteurs de la sécurité en Afrique

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Turkish Troops Learning in Russia to Operate S-400 Despite US Threats – Minister

“A group of our military has been sent to Russia in order to learn operating S-400s and they have already started their studies”, Akar said, as quoted by the Turkish NTV broadcaster. The statement comes after NBC News reported that Washington had requested Turkey reject the deal with Moscow by the end of the first week of June, warning there would be negative consequences, including sanctions. … Continue reading “Turkish Troops Learning in Russia to Operate S-400 Despite US Threats – Minister”

SputnikPro Holds In-Person Session for Young Journalists in New Delhi

Deputy Director of Foreign Language News Production Tatyana Kukhareva gave a presentation before the future mass media workers; Olga Dycheva, head of the editorial center in New Delhi, moderated the module. They talked about the technologies used by the multimedia information agency; during the question and answer session, they discussed the main trends in the development of the media landscape and the fake news … Continue reading “SputnikPro Holds In-Person Session for Young Journalists in New Delhi”

Like father like son: Ghana’s Ayew emulates dad, named captain ahead of Africa Cup of Nations

London, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah on Friday named Andre Ayew as the new captain while the nation’s football federation said former captain Asamoah Gyan had been made ‘general captain’ for the Africa Cup of Nations squad. Gyan said Monday he would quit the national team, angered by Appiah’s plan to strip him … Continue reading “Like father like son: Ghana’s Ayew emulates dad, named captain ahead of Africa Cup of Nations”

Nigeria: Fayemi’s Supreme Court Victory, Triumph of Law, Says S/West APC

By RAZAQ BAMIDELE London, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The All Progressives Congress (APC), South West Nigeria has described the Supreme Court victory of the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, as the triumph of supremacy of the Nigerian constitution, rule of law and a new dawn in the independence of the judiciary. The Supreme Court … Continue reading “Nigeria: Fayemi’s Supreme Court Victory, Triumph of Law, Says S/West APC”

Nigeria: Don’t Sweep General Alikali’s Murder under Carpet, MURIC Warns FG

By RAZAQ BAMIDELE London, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A faith based human rights group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has decried the shoddy manner in which the case of the gruesome murder of General Muhammad Idris Alkali (rtd) is being handled, warning that the case must not be swept under the carpet. In a statement issued … Continue reading “Nigeria: Don’t Sweep General Alikali’s Murder under Carpet, MURIC Warns FG”

BASKET – Organisation de l’Afrobasket féminin 2019 : Fiba-Afrique «courtise» le Sénégal

A deux mois de la 23e édition de l’Afrobasket féminin (du 16 au 25 août prochain), le nom du pays hôte n’est toujours pas connu. Si le Nigeria, Madagascar et la Tunisie ont déposé leur candidature, la Fiba-Afrique pense toujours à confier l’organisation au Sénégal. Justement la Fédé basket a enfin candidaté en déposant le … Continue reading “BASKET – Organisation de l’Afrobasket féminin 2019 : Fiba-Afrique «courtise» le Sénégal”

CAN 2019 – Révélation de Aliou Cissé sur le coach d’Algérie : «Avec Bemladi, on a grandi dans le même quartier à Paris»

Le sélectionneur de l’Equipe nationale du Sénégal, Aliou Cissé, dans un entretien avec Cafonline, visité par votre site wiwsport.com, annonce déjà les couleurs de la rencontre Sénégal-Algérie comptant pour la 3e journée de la poule C de la Can Egypte 2019 (du 21 juin au 19 juillet). Aliou Cissé qui dévoilera sa liste le 31 … Continue reading “CAN 2019 – Révélation de Aliou Cissé sur le coach d’Algérie : «Avec Bemladi, on a grandi dans le même quartier à Paris»”

SÉCURITÉ EN AFRIQUE

Voici près de 15 ans, la Déclaration de Paris sur l’efficacité de l’aide au développement (2005) a converti l’appropriation en priorité. «Les pays en développement définissent leurs propres stratégies de réduction de la pauvreté, améliorent leurs institutions et luttent contre la corruption». Le contexte de son apparition était le suivant : l’Aide publique au développement … Continue reading “SÉCURITÉ EN AFRIQUE”

Kremlin Will Not Interfere in Dispute Over New Church in Russia’s Yekaterinburg

“Well, the survey has shown what it has shown. We cannot interfere in how further decisions will be made. Still, let’s agree that this is the prerogative of the regional and city authorities”, Peskov said, asked whether the Kremlin agreed that the poll had been conducted in an agitated society. The spokesman also expressed hope that all problems … Continue reading “Kremlin Will Not Interfere in Dispute Over New Church in Russia’s Yekaterinburg”

Theresa May becomes latest Brexit casualty, quits as British PM

 London, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)–Theresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party and named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close. She made the announcement after a meeting with Graham Brady, the chair of the backbench 1922 Committee – which … Continue reading “Theresa May becomes latest Brexit casualty, quits as British PM”

Turkish Weapons Could Become Key Obstruction for Haftar’s Offensive on Tripoli

While the offensive of the Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Field Marshal Halifa Haftar in Tripoli against the armed groups controlled by the Government of National Unity (PNU) is well underway, more and more international and regional players intervene in the Libyan crisis. Initially, the intervention would seem to be aimed at exerting political … Continue reading “Turkish Weapons Could Become Key Obstruction for Haftar’s Offensive on Tripoli”

Gaslighters of God

And Elohim Created Adam by William Blake, c. 1795 A number of evangelical Christians tell us that Donald Trump’s presidency is heaven sent, which indicates that they know God’s will and can even speak for God. In reality, they are using God to gaslight their followers and other citizens into believing that Trump’s presidency is … Continue reading “Gaslighters of God”

La Pologne veut poser les bases d’un nouvel avenir pour l’Europe

Par Andrew Korybko – Le 2 mai 2019 – Source eurasiafuture.com Dans un article d’opinion publié dans Politico, Morawiecki, le premier ministre polonais, a développé un projet en cinq points, afin de fonder un nouvel avenir pour l’Europe, à l’issue des élections du parlement européen fin mai. Rencontre le 14 février 2018 de Mateusz Morawiecki, premier ministre … Continue reading “La Pologne veut poser les bases d’un nouvel avenir pour l’Europe”

Nigeria:Lagos-Ibadan rail project’ll be in April 2020 —CCECC

London, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Executive Director, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, Mr Jacques Liao, has given the assurance that the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan rail project, which is at 79 per cent completion, will be concluded in April next year. Liao, who made this disclosure while interacting with journalists at the corporate headquarters of the company … Continue reading “Nigeria:Lagos-Ibadan rail project’ll be in April 2020 —CCECC”

Israel offers to assist Nigeria confront security challenges

By Taiwo Adelu  London, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, H.E Mr Shimon Ben-Shoshan has hinted that Israeli government is ready to discuss with Nigeria on the solutions to myriad of security problems confronting the country Mr. Ben-Shoshan made this know during an interview with newsmen in Abuja, Nigeria at the Music … Continue reading “Israel offers to assist Nigeria confront security challenges”

Nigeria: PDP abandons court case against Kwara governor-elect

By RAZAQ BAMIDELELondon, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Kwara State High Court is to strike out the suit seeking to disqualify the state Governor-elect AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the request of the petitioner. ADEKUNLE Oluwafemi Abraham said in a notice of discontinuance of Suit No. KWS/73/2019 that he “hereby wholly discontinues” the case against the defendant.The application is … Continue reading “Nigeria: PDP abandons court case against Kwara governor-elect”

Nigeria: Make Justice Hallmark of Your Administration, Cleric Tells Oyo State Governor-elect

By RAZAQ BAMIDELE  London, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Chief Imam of University of Ibadan Central Mosque, Professor Abdul Raman Oloyede has charged the Oyo State governor elect, Engineer Seyi Makinde to make justice hallmark of his administration with a view to entrenching good governance.  The Don gave the advice while delivering a lecture on “Good Governance in … Continue reading “Nigeria: Make Justice Hallmark of Your Administration, Cleric Tells Oyo State Governor-elect”

Nigeria’s Democracy @ 20: Imperatives of the Next Level

By Abdulwarees Solanke London, May 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-When Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari takes oath of office for a second four year term on May 29, 2019, Nigeria’s fourth experiment in democracy or democratization, indeed the longest in the country’s history, will clock 20 years of teeing off¸  witnessing six presidential inaugurations. Two terms of eight years of … Continue reading “Nigeria’s Democracy @ 20: Imperatives of the Next Level”

Political Class Voted to Wipe Away Our Democracy – Political Campaigner

In an interview with Sputnik, political campaigner Michael Swadling shared his predictions concerning May’s revised Brexit deal and named possible candidates to replace her at the post.  Sputnik: Will Theresa May be able to get her Brexit deal through parliament? Michael Swadling: There doesn’t feel like there’s any chance that this deal will pass through parliament. Theresa May has managed to alienate most … Continue reading “Political Class Voted to Wipe Away Our Democracy – Political Campaigner”

Ce qu’aurait pu être l’Algérie post-indépendance

« L’Angleterre n’a pas d’amis, elle n’a pas d’ennemis elle n’a que des intérêts permanents » Winston Churchill Ce qui se passe depuis le 22 février est à la fois porteur d’espérance mais aussi d’inquiétude Le peuple s’exprime de fort belle manière chaque vendredi. Cependant cette situation donne l’impression que jouer la montre en misant … Continue reading “Ce qu’aurait pu être l’Algérie post-indépendance”

Le jeu pour soigner les enfants atteints de paralysie cérébrale

En stimulant de façon concomittante les quatre membres, HABIT-ILE améliore les fonctions motrices, mais pas seulement : les fonctions cognitives sont aussi concernées. ShutterstockCet article est publié dans le cadre de la 31e conférence « European Academy of Childhood Disability » qui se tient du 23 au 25 mai à la Cité des Sciences de Paris et rassemblera plus … Continue reading “Le jeu pour soigner les enfants atteints de paralysie cérébrale”

Senate Committee Votes to Raise Defense Spending for Second Year in a Row to $750 Billion

The Senate Armed Services Committee advanced a major defense spending bill in a closed session this week, agreeing to the Trump administration’s $750 billion request and raising U.S. defense spending to levels not seen since the height of the Iraq War. If it passes the House and Senate, the bill would authorize the second major … Continue reading “Senate Committee Votes to Raise Defense Spending for Second Year in a Row to $750 Billion”

Finally, US charges Wikileak founder Assange with violating Espionage Act

London, May 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The United States Justice Department has charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with receiving and publishing what it calls one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States. The 18-count charge was announced Thursday by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney … Continue reading “Finally, US charges Wikileak founder Assange with violating Espionage Act”

TRANSFERT DU QG DU G5 SAHEL DE SEVARE A BAMAKO

La Force du G5 Sahel a-t-elle peur des terroristes ? C’est la question que l’on peut se poser, suite à la décision d’installer provisoirement son Quartier général (QG)  dans la capitale malienne, après l’attaque qu’elle a subie en juin 2018 à Sévaré, dans le Centre du pays,  où elle était établie depuis son lancement en 2017. … Continue reading “TRANSFERT DU QG DU G5 SAHEL DE SEVARE A BAMAKO”

Political Activist Dies of Heart Attack Watching Party’s Drubbing in Elections

New Delhi (Sputnik): A Congress Party activist in Madhya Pradesh died of heart attack on Thursday after learning of his party’s drubbing in the parliamentary elections on the day of the vote counting. Ratan Singh Thakur, president of Sheohar District Congress, complained of pain in the heart while working on getting information on party candidate Digvijaya Singh at a counting centre in the morning. READ MORE: Indian Stock Market Hits Record … Continue reading “Political Activist Dies of Heart Attack Watching Party’s Drubbing in Elections”

The Undercover Migrant

London, May 23, 2019 (AltAfrica) – It was close to midnight when the young man crawled into the desert. All around him was darkness. A hundred metres away, a handful of Tuareg rebels and people smugglers, who worked together ferrying migrants through this unforgiving stretch of the Sahara, were gathered around three trucks, drumming and … Continue reading “The Undercover Migrant”

Britain must end “colonial administration” of the Chagos Islands in Mauritius”-UN

London, May 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to demand that Britain end its “colonial administration” of the Chagos Islands, which include the U.S. air base on Diego Garcia, and return them to Mauritius within six months. The 193-member world body approved a resolution supporting an advisory opinion in February by the … Continue reading “Britain must end “colonial administration” of the Chagos Islands in Mauritius”-UN”

Anger as Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

London, May 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world’s highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups and warnings of a blow to lucrative tourism. The southern African nation is home to an estimated 130,000 elephants. The lifting … Continue reading “Anger as Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting”

China Trade Week to attract more investors to Ghana

London, May 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)- Yofi Grant, says his outfit is seeking to use the China Trade Week to attract more investments to Ghana. The event is expected to bring about a hundred investors and six thousand visitors to explore business opportunities between China and Ghana. … Continue reading “China Trade Week to attract more investors to Ghana”

Investments in Nigeria’s telecom industry hit $70 billion-NCC

London, May 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the total investment in the Nigerian telecom industry is currently estimated at $70 billion. The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta made this known on Thursday in Lagos, during the Nigerian Telecom Leadership Summit 2019. The summit organised by NCC has the theme … Continue reading “Investments in Nigeria’s telecom industry hit $70 billion-NCC”

Nigeria: Ex-NIMASA Acting DG jailed for N136m fraud

London, May 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Justice Mojisola Olatoregum of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday convicted a former Acting Director-General of NIMASA, Calistus Obi, charged with N136 million fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had preferred an eight-count charge against Obi, who was also a former Executive Director of the agency. He … Continue reading “Nigeria: Ex-NIMASA Acting DG jailed for N136m fraud”

Controversy over Fulani radio as Leaders’ Forum rejects “Fulanisation” of Nigeria

By RAZAQ BAMIDELE London, May 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF), has rejected the Federal Government’s alleged plan to set up an AM Radio Station for Fulani herdsmen to broadcast in Fulfude, viewing the development as a step towards ‘Fulanisation’ of Nigeria. This call was contained in a statement jointly signed … Continue reading “Controversy over Fulani radio as Leaders’ Forum rejects “Fulanisation” of Nigeria”

Buhari Congratulates Fayemi as Nigeria Governors’ Forum Chairman

By RAZAQ BAMIDELE London, May 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated most warmly Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on his emergence as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). The President, in a statement from his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, expressed delight that Dr. Fayemi’s choice was by … Continue reading “Buhari Congratulates Fayemi as Nigeria Governors’ Forum Chairman”

Syrian Army Shoots Down Drone Launched Near Hama Airport (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Video uploaded on Twitter by bystanders showed the Syrian air defense systems in action. #Syria #IdlibDrone attack on #Hama airbase: Syrian Air defense system in action. pic.twitter.com/oYpbvXfw7u — MrRevinsky (@Kyruer) May 22, 2019 ​Once the drone was shot down, observers noted it appeared to be GPS-guided and similar to weaponized drones used by rebel forces to attack Russian airfields in Syria. #Syria: 1st photos showing … Continue reading “Syrian Army Shoots Down Drone Launched Near Hama Airport (PHOTOS, VIDEO)”

Sans surprise, l’accord de paix en Centrafrique “vole en éclats”

Au moins 34 civils ont été tués par un groupe armé mardi 21 février en Centrafrique. La veille, une religieuse franco-espagnole avait été retrouvée assassinée. Signé en février entre le gouvernement et les miliciens, un énième accord de paix n’aura duré que trois mois, déplorent des journaux burkinabés, rapporte la Revue de presse Afrique de RFI.

Centre d’entretien et de maintenance aéronautique : La recherche de partenaires, un défi à relever

L’étude sur le projet du Centre d’entretien et de maintenance aéronautique (Mro) devant être construit à l’Aéroport international blaise Diagne (Aibd) en 2021, a été présentée hier. Le ministre du Tourisme et des transports aériens, Alioune Sarr, a ainsi invité les acteurs à s’engager dès maintenant, à la recherche de partenaires stratégiques pour démarrer le … Continue reading “Centre d’entretien et de maintenance aéronautique : La recherche de partenaires, un défi à relever”