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Nigeria suspends Twitter indefinitely as face-off drags

Posted: June 5, 2021 at 3:49 pm   /   AFRICA, Article, U.S., WORLD

On Friday, the Nigerian government announced an indefinite suspension of Twitter over what it described as “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.” The country’s information minister, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement shared via its Twitter page. “The Minister said the Federal Government […]

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Twitter Picks Ghana, ‘Champion of Democracy’ As Africa HQ

Posted: April 19, 2021 at 1:07 pm   /   AFRICA, Article, WORLD

Twitter’s decision to choose Ghana as its Africa headquarters exemplifies the country’s economic growth, political stability, and the championing of democracy and free speech in the continent. Recently, Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter, announced the launch of the company’s first-ever African office in Ghana. “Twitter is now present on […]

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African Countries

Peril Of China’s ‘Death-Trap Loans’ To African Countries

Posted: December 4, 2019 at 4:47 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

Africa has become a pristine destination for many African countries seeking loans to fix infrastructural deficits and other developmental challenges—a trend with many downsides than prospects.  Africa is not new to colonialism. Though in different forms—African countries share a similar history of slavery, subjugation and attendant pilfering of human and natural resources in the hands […]

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Migrants Fleeing South Africa

Migrants Fleeing South Africa Face Uncertain Future

Posted: September 20, 2019 at 3:29 am   /   AFRICA, Article

About 315 Nigerian migrants fleeing South Africa xenophobic attacks arrived at the Murtala International Airport, Lagos, the country’s economic hub on Thursday, with many expected to arrive in coming days. Caracal Reports correspondent who interacted with some of the returnees captures their struggles for a dream start to live again.   A snippet of joy here, […]

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Violence Against Women

Protest In South Africa Over Violence Against Women

Posted: September 13, 2019 at 6:34 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES

Thousands of activists, clad in dark dresses, moseyed through the streets of South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to protest the growing incidents of violence against women in the country. The protesters wielded various placards with inscriptions showing growing distaste for the country’s worrying rate of gender-based violence. According to the country’s police, about 4,000 activists […]

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Election Victory

Tribunal Reaffirm Nigeria’s Buhari Election Victory

Posted: September 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

Re-election victory of President Muhamadu Buhari was reaffirmed on Wednesday by election tribunal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria. The Tribunal while dismissing the petition filed by the opposition candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his party, rule that the evidence presented by the opposition lacks substance. So far, the President’s victory is likely to hold for now, […]

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Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe’s Liberator

Posted: September 9, 2019 at 4:21 am   /   AFRICA, Opinion

One man, many views; Robert Mugabe is someone that is not easy to define. To some, he was a hero who championed Zimbabwe’s independence struggles from colonial warlords. To others, mostly the west, he was a tyrant and dictator who held his people hostage for years and sunk the country into perennial economic woes.  The […]

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DRC Sees Ebola Surge As 3 Cases Are Confirmed

Posted: August 13, 2019 at 3:06 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

The Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) risks plummeting image in the international community as fears over its lingering Ebola crisis thicken among surrounding countries. DRC’s battle with Ebola is showing no sign of thawing after another Ebola victim, one-year old girl, was confirmed dea recently. The recent death makes it the third to be confirmed in […]

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Africa Tackling Climate Change, Deforestation

Posted: August 4, 2019 at 1:23 am   /   AFRICA, Article

On July 30th, residents of Cross River State in South-Southern Nigeria thronged the streets to participate in ‘Green Carnival’ geared towards the planting of one million trees. The Carnival declared by the State Governor, Ben Ayade was aimed at engaging the growing rate of deforestation and global warming.  Cross River chalks up over 50 per […]

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Why the world must sustain Nelson Mandela’s legacies

Posted: July 25, 2019 at 5:41 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

Last week, the world marked this year’s edition of Nelson Mandela International Day, to commemorate the legacies of the apartheid hero. The celebration itself comes with a burden: the world must consciously fight to ensure the legacies he left behind are sustained. July 18, every year is always memorable. Its significance, unarguably, owes much to […]

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