The commercial capital of Northern Nigeria is central to winning elections in the country. It has the second largest number of registered voters ... after Lagos, at 5.9 million. However, unlike Lagos, turnout is higher, and Kano regularly produces the highest number of votes in elections.
Stung by the victory of arch-enemy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the ANC presidential elections in mid-December, some leaders of the ANC faction ... loyal to ex-president Jacob Zuma have announced that they are quitting the ruling ANC party to form a new far-left, party called the Radical Economic Transformation Movement (RETMO).
The American aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, has been summoned to a court today in Texas, having been accused of having allegedly let fly a 737 ... MAX aircraft with defective software. Two of those aircraft crashed, one in Indonesia in 2018 and the other in Ethiopia a year later.
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Kenya’s national workers union COTU and the opposition are protesting a move by President William Ruto’s government to continue with tax ... increases on key commodities and services affecting ordinary citizens at a time the majority of Kenyans are experiencing tough economic times.
Kigali says it has taken defensive measures in response to a recent violation of its airspace, while Kinshasa assures that its plane occupied ... Congolese skies. As a result, a new chapter in the ongoing tensions between DRC and Rwanda has started.
As Nigeria prepares for next month's presidential election, allegations have emerged that a cabal within the presidency is undermining the campaign ... of the ruling party's candidate, Bola Tinubu. The recent scarcity of petrol and shortage of redesigned currency have fuelled these claims. How this will impact the outcome of the poll?
Move over Belt and Road Initiative. China’s overseas development finance footprint continues to dwindle in the post-pandemic era, according ... to a new study from the Global Development Policy Centre at Boston University. The trend has concrete ramifications for Africa, where China is banking on smaller projects while shifting its attention away from oil and gas in favour of the telecom, transport and power sectors.
Tanzanian opposition stalwart Tundu Lissu has been arrested countless times, pumped full of bullets in an assassination attempt and lived largely ... in exile for more than five years. But the 55-year-old lawyer, who returned home briefly to run for the presidency in 2020, is back on Tanzanian soil again from exile in Belgium to "write a new chapter" for the country.
Lagos represents the largest state in terms of votes... but historically has the lowest turnout. That is set to change as determined supporters ... of Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar work to build their ground game. Will Lagos Godfather Bola Tinubu weather the storm? And will the PDP's national crisis be replicated in Lagos? Part two in our series of battleground states in Nigeria.