news From All Africa
- Africa: Newspaper Ownership – Political Influence Trumps the Promise of Profits
[The Conversation Africa] The Financial Times, one of the great global journalism institutions, has been sold by the Pearson Group to the Japanese media company Nikkei.
- Africa: Why Central Banks With Shareholders Might Not Be Such a Bad Idea
[The Conversation Africa] The ownership structure of central banks has been the subject of considerable change during the past 80 years. Today most central banks in the world are publicly owned, while this was not the case before World War 2. Yet an eclectic number of central banks with private shareholders still remain. Little has been written about them.
- Nigeria: Troops Rout Boko Haram in Buratai's Hometown
[Leadership] For about the fourth time since February 2014, Boko Haram terrorists moved against Buratai, the hometown of the new chief of army staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, last night, which is also the location of a military camp.
- Kenya: Driver in Crash That Caused Public Fury Due in Court
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The driver of a Range Rover involved in a fatal road accident with a saloon car in Limuru on Monday will be arraigned in court on Wednesday.
- South Africa: Man Tells of Leap From Burning Car
[News24Wire] A commercial fishing equipment sales rep had a lucky escape after the company car he was driving caught alight without warning on Tuesday afternoon.
- Africa: Obama's Speech At AU Headquarters 'Had Little Meaning'
[Deutsche Welle] US President Barack Obama ended a five-day two-nation tour of Africa on Tuesday with a keynote speech at African Union headquarters in Ethiopia. But rights groups have criticized his visit to Ethiopia.
- Africa: Why Child Migrants Are Playing Grown Up in Italy
[IRIN] Rome -A leafy street in Rome is transformed into a hive of activity every lunchtime as Eritrean migrants queue up to collect a plate of food outside the Baobab cultural centre run by the local diaspora community.
- Nigeria: Nigerian Senator, Shehu Sani, Backs Serial Rapist, Bill Cosby
[Premium Times] Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, has shown “love” to American actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, accused of sexually assaulting over 40 women.
- South Africa: Desmond Tutu Readmitted to Hospital
[Al Jazeera] South African Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu has been hospitalised with a persistent infection just a week after being discharged following treatment for the same ailment, according to his foundation.
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