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Daily Podcast – April 20, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Ramaphosa says transformation of SA economy nonnegotiable Nigeria's Buhari orders corruption probe over humanitarian funds And, Ndlozi says Zuma is 'beyond repair'
 
 
Nigeria's Buhari orders corruption probe over humanitarian funds
CORRUPTION
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered an investigation into corruption allegations against a senior civil servant related to the use of funds intended for handling a...
 
 
13 Apr 2017
 
Nigeria in talks to release remaining captive Chibok girls – president
VIOLENCE
Nigeria's government is in talks to release the remaining captive Chibok girls, the president said on Thursday, a day before the third anniversary of the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Islamist...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
Nigeria's Buhari acts to fill vacant ministries
POLITICS
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has submitted the names of two ministerial nominees to the Senate, the upper house said on Wednesday, moving to reassert his authority after returning from...
 
 
15 Mar 2017
 
Nigeria's Buhari chairs first cabinet meeting since coming back
POLITICS
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari chaired his first cabinet meeting on Wednesday since coming back from medical leave last week. Buhari has had no public appearances outside the presidential...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
Muhammadu Buhari 'to return to Nigeria on Friday'
POLITICS
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country on Friday after extended medical leave in the UK, according to a presidency statement. The 74-year-old, who took power in...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
Fighting rising piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘The Gulf of Guinea, which has been Africa’s main maritime piracy hotspot since 2011, could become the world's most piracy-affected area.’ This was a key observation made by American and African...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
Trump and Africa: Making China great again
SAIIA
If the first two months are anything to go by, 2017 will be an unusual year for Africa as two of its largest trading partners – China and America – are undergoing major political and economic...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
Barack Obama: an enduring legacy for advocates of democracy in Africa?
THE CONVERSATION
American President Donald Trump’s February 13 calls to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma are his first signals of interest in sub-Sahara Africa. Trump reportedly...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
US: Readouts of U.S. President’s Calls with South African President Zuma and Nigerian President Buhari ; Power Africa Coordinator at workshop for Nigerian Power
STATEMENT
Readout of the U.S. President’s Call with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 15, 2017 President Donald J. Trump spoke...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
Boko Haram in 2016: a highly adaptable foe
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Last year marked the seventh year since Boko Haram re-merged following a heavy-handed crackdown on the group in July 2009. Since then, the outfit has employed violence in Nigeria and the...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Muhammadu Buhari extends medical leave in UK
POLITICS
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has asked parliament to extend his medical leave, deepening suspicions that his health is far worse than officials are publicly admitting. The 74-year-old, who...
 
 
Kenya’s opposition needs more than a coalition to win the polls
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
If the last couple of years have taught us anything about democracy in Africa, it is that coalitions are the key to electoral success for opposition parties. Look at Nigeria, where opposition...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
Compensate camp bomb victims, HRW tells Nigeria
REFUGEES
Nigerian authorities should provide compensation to victims of the recent bombing of a refugee camp in Rann, Borno State, a rights group has said. In a statement, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
Four Gambia ministers resign from Jammeh's government
POLITICS
The Gambia's ministers for finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government, according to ministry sources and state television. The...
 
 
 
                       
 
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