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  • Crowning of new kings will boost Olubadan status — Balogun

    September 10, 2017 6:15 AM 16

    Chief Mukaila Balogun, the Osi-Balogun Afijagba in Oyo State, says the recent elevation and crowning of 21 high chiefs and baales as kings will boost the status of the Olubadan stool. Balogun told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan that the development would not desecrate the Olubadan stool as some people believe but enhance its status

  • Ibadan Chieftaincy: Ladoja Challenges Gov Ajimobi On Law Review

    September 10, 2017 4:21 AM 26

    The recent elevation and coronation of 21 Baales and High Chiefs of Ibadan land to the status of kingship by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State may have renewed the feud between the governor and Rashidi Ladoja, former governor of the state, Sunday INDEPENDENT investigations and interactions with stakeholders have shown. Consequently, the exercise has polarised

  • Swazi reed dance charms President Zuma and his deputy

    September 10, 2017 2:23 AM 3

    LOBAMBA-(MaraviPost)-Botswana President Ian Khama ribbed his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma on Tuesday after the leaders attended a parade of thousands of Swazi maidens during the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal Residence in the royal capital, Lobamba. President Khama was speaking as he handed over the rotating chairmanship of the Southern

  • Somalia: AU, UN Meet Over Peace, Security Situations

    September 9, 2017 2:17 PM 3

    The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday convened their 11th consultative meeting at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. The meeting deliberates on peace and security situations in Africa, particularly on the situations in Somalia, South Sudan and the Lake Chad Basin

  • Bhagani: A tale of Zimbabwe’s orphan

    September 9, 2017 4:26 AM 4

    Bhagani village in Bulilima constituency, Matabeleland South, is an area teeming with beautiful brick and mortar homesteads. While there are grass-thatched huts, as in other rural settings, many of homesteads in the ward 21 area have tiled or corrugated roofing. But behind the beautiful homesteads, is a village that is hurting. A village that feels central

  • WATCH: Kenyan scholar says SA must take charge

    September 8, 2017 4:43 PM 4

    JOHANNESBURG - Kenyan scholar, Professor Patrick Lumumba says South Africa must take charge of its own destiny. Speaking at this year’s Onkgopotse Tiro lecture, he’s urged authorities to jail corrupt government leaders and seize their assets to set the correct tone in the fight against corruption. He also lamented the fact that the country is still mired

  • President to take bloated entourage to UN summit

    September 8, 2017 3:02 PM 4

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is taking a bloated entourage of more than 70 people, including his family, to the United Nations summit scheduled for September 19 to 23, which has raised the eyebrows of the United States embassy in Harare, the Zimbabwe Independent has learnt. Diplomatic sources this week said the US embassy queried the inclusion of Mugabe’s

  • Mugabe says Zimbabwe's economy recovering despite currency woes

    September 8, 2017 2:42 PM 29

    HARARE, Sept 8 (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe said on Friday that Zimbabwe's economy, hobbled by foreign currency shortages and a widening budget deficit, was slowly rebounding and would be driven by mining and agriculture. Without giving details, Mugabe told a meeting of the ruling ZANU-PF's Soviet-style central committee that the former British

  • Ethiopian court jails Nigerian for smuggling cocaine

    September 7, 2017 9:42 PM 1

    ADDIS ABABA, Sep. 7 (Xinhua) -- An Ethiopian court on Thursday sentenced a Nigerian national, who was caught hiding cocaine in stomach, to seven years in prison. Emeka Raphael, 36, was arrested by Ethiopian authorities on August 18 in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport while he was transiting from Brazil to Nigeria. The airport scanner had detected

  • SADC deploys force to Lesotho

    September 7, 2017 6:37 PM 21

    Maseru - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has deployed a standby force to Lesotho to avert any coup attempt and forestall any further trouble in the unstable kingdom after this week’s assassination of Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander Khoantle Motsomotso. Members of the SANDF are already in Lesotho having started arriving on Wednesday