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ETHIOPIA’S DIBABA SHINES AT WORLD INDOORS AS AMERICA’S COLEMAN BEATS RECORD

Christian Coleman looked every inch the natural successor to Usain Bolt as the fastest man in athletics, sweeping in a blur to a majestic 60 metres victory at the world indoor championships on Saturday. A night of remarkable drama at Arena Birmingham saw Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba win her second gold …

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Sierra Leone police to enforce transport restriction on election day

Police in Sierra Leone have announced a ban on unaccredited vehicular movement during general elections to be held next week (March 7). According to a press release signed by the police chief, Richard Moigbe, the police had agreed with all registered political parties and other stakeholders to undertake the measure. …

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Cameroon state-run CRTV plead for a stronger security.

State-owned Cameroon Radio Televison (CRTV) in the restive South West region has reported of security threats from persons believed to be separatists. According to a letter written by CRTV regional station manager, workers needed reinforced security especially in the wake of a threatening call to an official at Mt. Cameroon FM. The …

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South African parliament passes EFF land expropriate motion.

A motion by South Africa’s radical opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on land reform has been passed by the country’s parliament. The motion sponsored by the EFF’s leader Julius Malema calls for a constitutional amendment that allows for land expropriation without compensation. It received backing from the ruling …

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Nigeria frees Cameroon separatists reportedly extradited.

Nigerian authorities have released two Cameroonian separatists who were detained by the police last week. Five members of the Ambazonia separatist movement, a Cameroonian group seeking independence from the Francophone country, were detained at an Abuja police station last Wednesday. Before then, they had been detained at a secret facility …

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Mugabe hosts private party for his 94th birthday.

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe celebrated his 94th birthday on Saturday with a private black-tie party hosted by his family, three months after he was ousted from power. Mugabe’s birthday was previously a major public event in Zimbabwe, marked by an outpouring of fawning congratulations and tributes in official media …

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