Among the most cherished musician of the time was Ukeleke Onwubuya alias Ras Kimono for his song Under pressure. Ras Kimono was a force, the source of solace amid the ocean of despair. Ukeleke Onwubuya, popularly known as Ras Kimono, died on Sunday 10th June 2018. Ras Kimono was born in Asaba area in Delta State in North Western Nigeria, and this is where Ken Saro Wiwa was also born. Ras Kimono is a musician who displayed some intellect.
June 12, 2018 14:11 UTC
At the same time, the boycott is surgically precise in its targets, cutting to the heart of Morocco's political economy. It is in its focus on this intersection where this boycott movement makes a novel contribution to north Africa's protest culture. New challengesWhile boycotts solve some of the problems of protest movements across north Africa, however, they also create new challenges. This is a difficult line to walk and communicate for any political movement, and becomes a particular challenge for one without a clear leadership structure. - Max Gallien is a PhD candidate in international development at the London School of Economics, specialising in the political economy of north Africa.
June 12, 2018 13:52 UTC
The 2018 Fifa World Cup is upon us, and although South Africa didn't qualify for the tournament, there is a strong African contingent in Russia. Of those 32 teams, five African teams will be vying to make history by becoming the first African side to win the prestigious trophy. EgyptFrancois Lenoir / ReutersNickname: Pharaohs 🇪🇬CAF ranking: 5thWorld ranking: 45thThe Pharaohs will surprisingly be making only their third appearance in the World Cup. The team will also be looking to make a lasting impression to the world, as Morocco is also bidding for the 2026 Fifa World Cup. Best World Cup finish: Group Stages (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006)Best player: Wahbi KhazriEric Gaillard / Reuters5
June 12, 2018 12:45 UTC
In one of the major deals over the weekend, the ambitious extension of the West Africa Gas Pipeline (WAGP) from its source in Nigeria to Morocco was signed in a joint declaration in Rabat. This agreement lays out the next phase for the completion of a gas pipeline deal that was initiated in 2016. “The Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco on Monday in Rabat, Morocco, signed 3 agreements, which include a regional gas pipeline that will see Nigeria providing gas to countries in West Africa sub-region that extend to Morocco & Europe,” the Nigerian presidency twitter handle said. “The Nigeria Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP), designed to be 5,660km long, will reduce gas flaring in Nigeria and encourage diversification of energy resources in the country while cutting down poverty through the creation of more job opportunities,” it also read. The Pipeline DreamThe pipeline dream started in 2016 when the minister of foreign affairs announced a partnership with the Moroccan government to construct a gas pipeline that will connect Nigeria, Morocco and other African countries to Europe.
June 12, 2018 11:09 UTC
President Akufo-Addo with the Chiefs from Nzema East, Ellembelle, Jomoro, Ahanta West, Kwesimintsim, Effia, Takoradi, Sekondi, Essikado-Ketan and ShamaThe chiefs in the Sefwi area of the Western Region have reiterated their support for the creation of the Western North Region. They indicated that the initiative would help fast-track the needed development in the northern parts of the Western Region. This came to light when President Akufo-Addo interacted with the chiefs in the northern parts of the Western Region as part of his three-day working visit to the area. He noted that the creation of the Western North Region was purely for developmental purposes. The areas likely to form the Western North Region include Aowin-Suaman, Bia East District, Sefwi Wiawso Municipality and the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai Municipal, all in the northern part of the region.
June 12, 2018 11:03 UTC
John Boadu, acting General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic PartyACTING GENERAL Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has pledged to ensure the construction of one permanent office in each of the 275 constituencies nationwide for the running of the party. Mr. Boadu made the pledge as he rounded up his campaign tour of the Central Region, as he seeks to become the substantive General Secretary of the NPP. According to Mr. Boadu, who at the time of filing this report was in the Ashanti Region campaigning, the construction of the offices would be done by the end of his four-year tenure as the party’s General Secretary. Similarly, Mr. Boadu intimated that the regions shall have permanent party offices. Whilst in the Central Region, Mr. Boadu and his team visited each of the 23 constituencies in the region where they interacted with delegates comprising mainly constituency executives and MMDCEs.
June 12, 2018 10:41 UTC
A SUNYANI Circuit Court presided over by Alexander Graham last Friday slapped a 28-year-old mason, Mohammed Issah, with 25 years for robbery. Issah was jailed on two counts of robbery and possession of firearms without authority. In all, he was jailed 25 years for robbery and two years for possessing firearms. The victim obliged and handed over everything on him including the bag containing the money, his Techno mobile phone and ignition key. Items including a locally manufactured pistol, a pair of scissors, a bag containing GH¢1,320, a Techno mobile phone and a motorbike ignition key were retrieved from him.
June 12, 2018 10:18 UTC
Editorials EDITORIAL: NLC must be transparentAn SGR tunnel in Kajiado. FILE PHOTO | NMGIt will take the co-operation of communities affected by the construction of the standard gauge railway (SGR) to complete the project on time. A group of land owners in Kajiado North last week told Parliament of a new compensation dispute involving the National Land Commission (NLC) that could again derail the project. The land owners are aggrieved by alleged discrepancies in compensation arising from NLC officials either understating or inflating payments for property compulsorily acquired in the area. In some cases NLC officials reportedly coerced residents into signing agreements, leading to low compensation.
June 12, 2018 02:15 UTC
In meetings with oil & gas companies under our coverage, it was evident that strong oil prices and stability in the Niger Delta have bolstered investor confidence, while the impact of the proposed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) on oil & gas producers was a central discussion point. Nigerian oil & gas sectorThe oil & gas sector is benefitting from oil prices at c. $80/bl, increasing upside potential and profitability for producers, and the current situation in the Niger Delta. Lastly, it is expected that the proposed PIB will remove pioneer status on oil & gas assets and other loopholes which reduce the government’s oil & gas tax collection. Temilade Aduroja, Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas and Cement Analyst, Renaissance CapitalTemilade joined Renaissance Capital in September 2014. She is our oil & gas and cement analyst for Sub-Saharan Africa.
June 11, 2018 16:07 UTC
For one thing, there are the practical issues: South Africa ultimately gave up six nuclear weapons. “His family has invested decades in the creation of the North Korean nuclear arsenal. Bell said that this issue would be more pronounced in any North Korean denuclearization, which would need to be multilateral from the start. The South Africa model may not be as dangerous, but it doesn't fit, either. More on WorldViewsWhy North Korea called John Bolton ‘human scum and a bloodsucker’ in 2003
June 11, 2018 14:53 UTC
CBN plans to start a bi-weekly auction of the Chinese currency to deposit banks and merchant banks. Although Nigeria-China trade has grown exponentially over the last few decades, the trade relations have remained disproportionately in favour of China. Below is the Ventures Africa Weekly Economic Index, for the week ending 8th of June 2018. In the week under review, the Naira’s value declined slightly against the Dollar in the parallel market. It was sold at N361/$ on Friday 8th of June 2018, a decrease from the value recorded on the 1st of June 2018.
June 11, 2018 14:22 UTC
Conflict, poverty, distance to school, overcrowding & lack of teachers among the many challenges children face to complete their educationMultimedia available hereAMMAN, 11 June 2018 – An estimated 8 million school children across the Middle East and North Africa are sitting their year-end school exams. Children in the region face a host of challenges to stay in school and complete their national exams. “Wherever they live across the region, nothing should stop children from finishing and certifying their education through national exams,” said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. In Lebanon, UNICEF provides support services for children with special needs who are sitting their national exams. In Libya, UNICEF supports formal and informal education for children in conflict-affected areas, including assistance for end-of-year exams.
June 11, 2018 14:15 UTC
News Why Turkana leaders want Uhuru to suspend oil pilot schemeAn Administration Police vehicle escorts trucks loaded with crude oil, at Kalemngorok on the Lokichar-Kainuk road, June 03, 2018. FILE PHOTO | NMGTwo Turkana leaders have asked the government to suspend the Early Oil Pilot Scheme to first secure the region from the clutches of armed bandits. The request by the two leaders comes only a week after President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off transportation of oil from Turkana to the Mombasa refinery. They say these issues are likely to disrupt oil transportation. “The attacks are no longer about cattle raids but political incitement to displace some communities in the scramble for natural resources,” claimed Ms Emanikor.
June 11, 2018 08:48 UTC
By AFRICAREVIEW.Com and AgenciesAtlantic pipeline dealNigeria and Morocco agree to go ahead with a proposed pipeline transporting gas to the North African kingdom along the Atlantic coast. New Madagascar governmentMadagascar's new unity government to be unveiled, one week following the naming of the Premier Christian Louis Ntsay. SA workers strikeSouth African civil servants go on strike after failed wage negotiations with the government. Migrants at risk
June 11, 2018 06:54 UTC
South Africa and Mozambique to collaborate in oil and gas dealMonday, 11 June 2018 06:15The countries aim to explore more natural resources in the region. (Image source: Adobe Stock)Jeff Radebe, minister of energy in South Africa, has lined up a visit in Mozambique to discuss opportunities in building a Rovuma gas pipeline to Maputo between north and south of Mozambique, the gas being crucial for the supply of three regasification terminals that South Africa aims to buildRadebe said that South Africa’s intention to strengthen oil and gas deal with Mozambique further aims to explore more natural resources in the region, as Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa hold large gas reserves, with South Africa exploring more potential for shale gas. As reported by APA News, both the African nations plan to develop the oil and gas industry, to boost the region’s energy economy. As Mozambique has about 85 trillion cf of gas reserves, the country is also aiming to export gas to the international markets, especially to Germany, Britain, France and Italy, said the source. Radebe further encouraged South African investors to collaborate with local authorities to build infrastructure projects and produce more liquefied natural gas and gas-based products.
June 11, 2018 06:11 UTC