VIDEO: The Stream discusses the spate of attacks on Africans in India

“They see us as cannibals; they see us as prostitutes; they see us as drug addicts,” says Mina Wumbey, a Ghanaian student in Hyderabad, referring to how she feels stereotyped as an African in India. Wumbey told The Stream that not all Indians are racist, but in her experience “the majority” are.   “If you……

Niger Forces Kill 57 Members Of Boko Haram: Defence Ministry

Niger Military Killed Boko Haram Members Niger security forces killed 57 members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram who attacked a village in the southeastern Diffa region overnight, the defence ministry said in a statement. The ministry said fifteen soldiers and two civilians were wounded during the attack by heavily armed men in Gueskerou village,…

Money laundering: Guilt-racked INEC official knows fate April 27

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday fixed judgment for April 27 in the trial of an INEC official, Christian Nwosu, who pleaded guilty to the charge of money laundering. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke and three officials for money laundering. Allison-Madueke,……

Portuguese president calls for common position in EU to fight terrorism

Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, on Friday, called for common position in the European Union (EU) to fight terrorism. Rebelo de Sousa made the call after news that four people were killed in Sweden after a truck drove through a crowd in Stockholm, what authorities described as terrorist attack. The president said on the……

South African opposition, rights groups march against Zuma

Thousands marched in major South African cities to protest against President Jacob Zuma on Friday, demanding he quit after a cabinet reshuffle triggered the latest crisis of his presidency. Zuma’s sacking of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in the reshuffle last Thursday has outraged allies and opponents alike, undermined his authority and caused rifts in the……

SCOAN/LSG Satire: Whose report should we believe?

The continued trial of trustees and two engineers of the Synagogue Church for all Nations, Scoan – Messrs Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun, and their companies, Hardrock Construuction and Engineering Company and Jandy Trust Limited, before Justice Lateef Lawal Akapo, on 111 count charge for their involvement in the collapsed six-storey building is seen by……

Update On #Meningitis Outbreak

Hajia Binta Mora, Chairperson, Kwara chapter of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has urged the Federal Government to intervene for states ravaged by outbreak of meningitis, to arrest the menace. Mora gave the advice in Ilorin on Thursday at a one-day seminar on Health and Wellness organized by the chapter as part of…

Court refuses to order AGF to investigate EFCC chairmen

An FCT High Court, Jabi, has struck out an application seeking an order to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), to investigate former EFCC chairmen for alleged corruption. Justice Abba-Bello Muhammad, struck out the application after listening to the submission of the applicants’ counsel, Mr Frank Tietie. Plaintiffs in the matter with suit number……

South Africa’s ANC stands by Zuma, reject calls for president to quit

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) backed President Jacob Zuma after calls for his resignation from various groups after he dismissed a respected finance minister. ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said on Wednesday that the party had accepted the “irretrievable breakdown of the relationship” between Zuma and former finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as the reason……

Forte Oil emerges worst performing stock in Q1, declines by 43.39%

Forte Oil Plc has recorded the highest price loss in percentage terms to emerge the worst performing stock on the Nigerian Stock Exchange for the first quarter ended March 31, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Data obtained from the exchange on Tuesday indicated that the stock dropped by 43.39 per cent to close……

NUPENG Strike: IPMAN assures of availability of fuel in Akwa Ibom

The Independent Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) in Akwa Ibom has assured consumers that petrol would be available in the state in spite of the three-day warning strike to be embarked upon by NUPENG. The Chairman of Association, Mr Ubong Isong, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in……