President Buhari signs Nigeria’s record $29.8 billion budget into law

President Buhari signs Nigeria’s record $29.8 billion budget into law


President Buhari signs Nigeria’s record $29.8 billion budget into law

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari signed the country’s record 9.12 trillion naira ($29.8 billion) 2018 budget into law on Wednesday, a presidency spokesman said, capping months of delays now typical for spending plans under the current administration. Nigeria’s parliament, the National Assembly, passed the budget last month. The total sum is higher than the 8.6 trillion

DR Congo’s parliament to consider legal protection for ex-presidents

DR Congo’s parliament to consider legal protection for ex-presidents


DR Congo’s parliament to consider legal protection for ex-presidents

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament will, at President Joseph Kabila’s request, hold a special session to consider legislation providing legal protection for former presidents, lawmakers said. The announcement could be a further sign that Kabila intends to step down after an election in December despite speculation that he is trying to circumvent term limits

Ghana: Football bribes documentary sends shockwaves through West Africa

Ghana: Football bribes documentary sends shockwaves through West Africa


Ghana: Football bribes documentary sends shockwaves through West Africa

A new documentary from an acclaimed investigative journalist claims to show Ghana’s football boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi, and hundreds of local and international referees and officials taking cash bribes and gifts. A much-awaited 90-minute film produced by acclaimed Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has uncovered the extent of bribes used in Ghanaian football. A team of undercover

Opposition marches in Zimbabwe in support of free, open elections

Opposition marches in Zimbabwe in support of free, open elections


Opposition marches in Zimbabwe in support of free, open elections

  Thousands of opposition supporters marched Tuesday in Zimbabwe’s capital to demand electoral reforms ahead of the July 30 vote, the first since Robert Mugabe stepped down last year. The march was Harare’s largest street demonstration since the massive one in November leading to Mugabe’s departure. Speakers warned they would demonstrate again if President Emmerson