Africa must be great again: Angola president has agreed to step down after more than 37 years in power.
How do you get so drunk in power and rule a country for that long? The position of President dates from Angola’s independence from Portugal. Agostinho Neto held the position when his People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) won control of the country from the Portuguese. When Neto died in 1979, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos succeeded him. Under Dos Santos’s leadership, Angola became a multi-party state, although controlled by Dos Santos. The most recent elections, held in 1992, reelected Dos Santos with 49% …Read More »
Organised by the Yeovil Community Arts Association, here is an opportunity to enter four very different categories of writing. Aspiring writers throughout the world are invited to enter this prestigious writing competition. Category 1 Novel Requirement : Synopsis and Opening Chapters (combined maximum 15,000 words) Judge : Brianna Beehler, teaches writing and is a literary critic in USA and England Prizes : 1st £1000 2nd £250 3rd £100 Entry Fee : £12 Category 2 Short Story Requirement : Maximum 2,000 words Judge : …Read More »
8 dies as Police opens fire on their country citizens when they attempted to recover bodies of their member killed during protest.- Congo
In the Democratic republic of Congo, the police opens fire on members of Bundi dia kongo (BDK) as they approached the morgue in the town of kimpese to recover the bodies of fellow members killed in protests last month. Jonas Lukoki, the provincial coordinator of the new civil society, told Reuters. ‘There were 12deaths, including three children’ Lukoki said. Another local activist in Kimpese said the police killed at least eight BDK memebers. Both activists said the protestors were unarmed’ President Joseph Kabila’s failure to …Read More »
African must be great again: President Barrow normalizes the working week from 4weeks, introduced by Yahya Jammeh
Gambia president has implied that there is no time for rest! You work everyday of the week but I would reduce the working hour. A day can make a lot of difference. Time is money. The Gambia’s new president has scrapped the four-day week introduced by his predecessor Yahya Jammeh. In a statement Adama Barrow said that public sector employees would now have to work a half-day on Fridays too. Four years ago, Mr Jammeh had said the country’s mainly Muslim population should use Fridays …Read More »
Africa must be great again: Thankfully Lagos State police command withdraws threats and agrees to protect protesters.
The nations reports that the commissioner met with the organizers of the protest and they agreed on terms. He pointed out that his concerns were strictly for the benefit of the protesters as he did not want hoodlums to hijack the protest. He said, ‘We spoke to news men and explained to them why we advised against the protest. A pro-government group wants to protest that same day and we do not want a situation where there would be friction. We also do not want …Read More »
This is good because the protest must hold for future’s sake! Speaking through his senior special assistant-media and publicity, Laolu Akande, who was a guest on Channels TV, Osinbajo the vice president of Nigeria said and I quote him, ”Presidency is not going to stop people from expressing their fundamental human rights. People have the right to protest. Whoever they want to support or oppose is their right. Government is not in the business of countering any protest” We commend the vice-president’s wise words, because …Read More »
Vanessa straightened her sleek black suit as she climbed out of her car. She was confident as she smiled and nodded as she passed by people on the way to her office. She was certain she was going to be promoted this time. She had put in the work and she had proven she could handle all that could and would be thrown at her. Besides, she thought confidently, her competitor was a mere Manager and she had been Director for a very long time. …Read More »
Apparently the Nigerian government plans to turn a peaceful protest into a war. The evil people are always afraid of something including a peaceful protest. The last president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebere Jonathan had a government of looters .. Now this new governent under Mohammed Buahari is one of clueless people, dictators and old men who promises they have turned a new leaf but they are actually still as corrupt as ever … Infact just a year into power and they have driven the Africa’s …Read More »
African leaders and Transparency: Is Zimbabwe’s presidents criticisms of the West just a thing of the mouth?
Judges in Zimbabwe are now required to wear red robes and horse hair wigs similar to judges during the colonial era. Alex Magaisa a lecturer at the university of Kent stated ; “Mugabe gives the impression that he hates the British but he is really fond of thier cultures and traditions” Arnold Tsunga believes the attire cost the country the money they don’t have and doesnot in any way improve the judiciary. He said , “It is an archaic and unnecessary pratice that has been …Read More »