Latest News February 18, 2016
news From All Africa
- Nigeria: Confusion As Sacked Heads of Agencies Defy Hand Over[Daily Trust] Jos -Five of the 26 heads of government agencies sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari Monday have failed to vacate office 48 hours since the directive was issued, Daily Trust has learnt.
- Zimbabwe: Lavish Mugabe Birthday Party Plan Despite Famine[Nation] Harare -Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe will be turning 92 on Sunday, February 21 and he will throw a massive birth party with a budget of close to $1 million Ksh102m).
- Tanzania: Zanzibar Political Rift Widens After Rerun Standoff[East African] The political crisis in Zanzibar following a cancellation of the October election results could worsen following a boycott of the planned rerun by the majority of political parties.
- South Africa: UCT Gets Interdict Against Students[News24Wire] The University of Cape Town has got a court interdict against 16 students, including Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s son, following violent campus protests.
- Nigeria: P-Square Sacks Elder Brother[Vanguard] Two years after they were rumoured to have broken up, Nigerian pop duo, P’square are back in the news again as one-half of the singing duo, Peter Okoye yesterday moved against their management company owned by their elder brother, Jude Okoye.
- Nigeria: Buhari's Foreign Trips Yielding Fruitful Results for Economy – Minister[Leadership] The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said on Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips were yielding fruitful results for the nation’s economy.
- Zimbabwe: Athlete Washed Away in Atlantic Ocean[News24Wire] UK and Portuguese coastguards have called off a search for a 21-year-old Zimbabwean rower washed overboard as he and his crew attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean in record time.
- Nigeria: President's Foreign Trips Already Bearing Fruits – FG[Leadership] The Federal Government on Wednesday said the foreign trips embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari in recent weeks were already recording results.
- Nigeria: Nigeria Can't Win War Against Insurgency Alone – U.S.[Leadership] The United States yesterday stated that Nigeria cannot fight insurgency and win the war without necessary assistance from developed countries.
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