Daily Archives: February 19, 2018

Without City Jobs, Tech-savvy Kenyan Youth Head Back to Farm

When Francis Njoroge graduated with an engineering degree in Nairobi, he expected to earn a six-figure salary. Instead he found himself working as an electrician on a three-month contract, for 20,000 Kenyan shillings (about $200) …

Nigeria Convicts 205 Boko Haram Suspects in Mass Trials

More than 200 people have been convicted in Nigeria on charges related to their involvement with militant Islamist group Boko Haram, the justice ministry said Monday.

The convictions of 205 people in mass trials mark …

Buhari: Nigeria to Sell Assets Seized in Anti-graft Probes to Boost Treasury

Nigeria will sell all assets seized by the government in anti-graft probes and use the funds to bolster the treasury, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday.

Nigerian state coffers have in past years been ransacked …

South African Opposition Slams New President in Maiden Speech

South Africa’s opposition has harshly criticized new President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first State of the Nation Address, questioning whether the new president has a concrete plan to address the nation’s many challenges.

A day after taking …

Pope Backs Down After Defending Nigerian Bishop Rejected by Locals

A Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis had fiercely defended has resigned after a five-year, sometimes violent, standoff with rebel priests and faithful who rejected him as an ethnic outsider, the Vatican said on Monday.

The …