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Lagos: Nigeria’s Economic Hub And A Hell-Hole For The Poor

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 3:25 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES

Nigeria’s rural-urban figures are swelling at the tick of every second, stretching the population strength of urban cities, like Lagos, notching up the cost of living and making life miserable for the poor residents.   About 6 pm on a cool evening, a group of children within the age range of 10-12 years packed themselves along […]

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Crisis

Africa And The Unending Migrant Crisis

Posted: May 18, 2019 at 12:16 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

Biting economy, conflicts, bad government policies, food crisis among other factors are driving many Africans off the shores of the continent, with the majority of migrants often risking their lives in search of greener pastures in Europe and other parts of the world. two weeks ago, about 65 migrants reportedly died after their boat capsized […]

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Ebola

DR Congo: Violence, Distrust And The Stalling Fight Against Ebola

Posted: May 6, 2019 at 8:14 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

Statistics of casualties arising from Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo are startling. Africa’s failure to overcome the outbreak so far has seen it evolve into the second-deadliest in recorded history, trailing an epidemic between 2013-2016 that killed about 11,300 people in West Africa as it surged through Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. On Saturday, DR Congo’s […]

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Climate Change

Fears Hold Sway In Africa Over Worsening Climate Change Disasters

Posted: May 1, 2019 at 10:47 am   /   AFRICA, Article, WORLD

Climate change disasters continue to ravage parts of Africa. Caracal Reports had in its recent reports examined the extent of the havoc wreck by a deadly Cyclone Idai on Mozambique, Zimbabwe and other neighboring countries on March 14th – killing about 900 people – and the need to intensify efforts against worsening atmospheric conditions in the affected regions.  […]

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Cyclone

No End In Sight As Africa Grapples With Aftermath Of Deadly Cyclone Idai

Posted: March 26, 2019 at 11:15 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES

On Monday, Mozambique’s Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia said the number of people in makeshift camps after a powerful cyclone Idai in Mozambique has risen by 18,000 to 128,000 but the death toll remains roughly unchanged at 447. “The loss of lives remains the same as yesterday,” Correia said. “The number of people saved […]

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Buhari

Nigeria 2019: Buhari Wins As Atiku Rejects Poll Results

Posted: February 27, 2019 at 9:22 am   /   AFRICA, Article

President Muhammadu Buhari has emerged winner of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections. The country’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission announced the election results on Wednesday morning. According to the election results released by the commission, Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) polled a total of 15, 191, 847 votes to defeat his […]

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Third Party

Nigeria: Third Party And The Disenfranchised Electorate

Posted: February 15, 2019 at 5:19 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

Mouthed as a last-gasp option to provide Nigerians the needed leadership, Nigeria’s supposed third party has proven a failure; a development many say makes the forthcoming general elections less significant. Sunday Elom is one of the registered 84 million Nigerians that will vote in tomorrow’s general elections. Elom like many other voters sees the forthcoming […]

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CAR

Optimism After New Peace Deal To End CAR Crisis

Posted: February 6, 2019 at 10:53 am   /   AFRICA, Article

Central African Republic (CAR) recently inked a peace deal with armed groups to halt the country’s growing crisis and many are hoping the new agreement would restore tranquility to a nation ravaged by war since 2013. Statistics about the Central African Republic are startling and unsettling. It’s difficult to imagine how a nation at the […]

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Saraki

Nigeria: 2019 Elections And Saraki’s Many Hurdles

Posted: January 31, 2019 at 3:29 am   /   AFRICA, Article

Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, faces arguably one of the toughest battles of his political career ahead of the forthcoming 2019 general elections, and analysts predict his relevance in Nigerian politics after the polls will be determinative of how well he gets over the hump. A war against years of ineffective governance or revolt against […]

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Tshisekedi

DR Congo: Felix Tshisekedi Sworn In As President

Posted: January 24, 2019 at 11:40 am   /   AFRICA, Article

The Democratic Republic of Congo has sworn in opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi as the newly elected President of the country. Thursday’s swearing-in ceremony marks the first time DR Congo would witness a peaceful power transition since its independence. The country DR Congo has not seen a peaceful transfer of power since independence from colonial Belgium […]

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