Africa articles

Friends deserted me – Jonathan

Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan said Sunday that some of his friends deserted him shortly after he conceded defeat to his rival General Muhammadu Buhari in the March election. Jonathan publicly conceded defeat to Buhari on March 31, a decision which was commended by local and foreign commentators and doused tension in the country. “Some hard

S’Africa strike season looms after attacks on migrants

South Africa’s annual season of labour strikes often turns violent, but a recent wave of deadly xenophobic attacks has heightened fears that this year’s protests could fuel further aggression towards migrant workers. Each winter, weeks of angry demonstrations erupt in cities across the country as employees down tools and flock into the streets during pay

Liberia finally declared Ebola-free

Liberia was declared free from Ebola on Saturday after 42 days without a new case, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said, but it urged vigilance until the worst-ever recorded outbreak of the virus…

Judge Jails American For Operating Mobile Phone In Court

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court in Lagos has remanded an American, Megan Chapman, in the court’s holding cell for about 20 minutes for operating her mobile phone during proceedings. Chapman, who is the Co – Executive Director, Community Legal Support Initiative, was walked out of the court by the angry judge and

MultiChoice objects to reduction in DStv subscription

A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed May 21, 2015 to rule on an application filed in objection to the suit seeking to restrain Multichoice Nigeria Limited from increasing subscription fees on the Digital Satellite television being operated by it. Two Lagos-based legal practitioners,  Osasuyi Adebayo and Oluyinka Oyeniji, had filed the class action