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Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo pulls plug on three-year IMF aid programme

 Ghana’ president Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday said the country will not extend its three-year aid programme with the International Monetary Fund beyond April 2018. The IMF had urged it to do so to give it time to complete the programme’s goals. President Akufo-Addo’s announcement is a surprise turnaround after government officials said last month that Ghana was […]

Benin, Liberia and Nigeria lead Africa in ranking at maiden global robotics competition (SEE FULL RANKING)

 Benin and Liberia were ranked highest among the 40 African countries that participated in the just ended FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition held in the United States capital, Washington DC. The six-round maiden international robotics event saw 163 national teams including 6 continental teams made up of students from around the world competing with the common goal of increasing […]

Commentary

Kenya’s whirlwind weekend underscores elections uncertainties

 Kenya experienced a remarkable, if seemingly coincidental, series of events this weekend. Nine people were beheaded by suspected al-Shabaab militants. The Secretary of Internal Security died suddenly. President Uhuru Kenyatta appeared to accuse the judiciary of meddling in the elections. And the opposition leader Raila Odinga was briefly hospitalised. All just a month before Kenya heads […]

Kenya’s 2017 elections will be like none before. Here’s why.

 Kenya’s 2017 elections are set to be the country’s most interesting yet. The political landscape has shifted, and whatever else these elections turn out to be – violent, peaceful, confusing − they are going to a different kettle of fish to previous polls. The most obvious reason for this is devolution. After the 2010 constitution was […]