Nigerian students to have access to interest-free loans for higher education

Nigerian students in higher institutions of learning will be able to gain more access to financial assistance after a ‘Students Loan Bill’ was cleared by both houses of Nigeria’s Parliament. The bill, sponsored by House of Reps leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, called the Student Loan Bill, will enable students to have access to interest-free loans. Under…

DRC, Rwanda agree ceasefire at talks – Angola

An agreement has been struck which could mean the adoption of a ceasefire in the violence-torn east of DR Congo as soon as late Friday, Angola’s Foreign Minister Tete Antonio has said. The Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi had been meeting Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta in Luanda on Wednesday as tensions soared…

US piles pressure on Rwanda over violence in eastern DR Congo

Blinken and Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs minister engaged in private talks on the margins of the G20 Summit in Bali. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called on Rwanda “to take steps to facilitate de-escalation” in eastern DRC where Congolese forces are engaged in a battle with M23 rebels that are allegedly being supported by…

Africa Tops World in Undiagnosed Diabetes – WHO Analysis

World Health Organization (Geneva) Brazzaville — Only 46% of people living with diabetes in the African region know their status, raising the risk of severe illness and death, potentially worsening the situation in the region which already has the world’s highest mortality rates due to the disease, a new analysis by World Health Organization (WHO)…

Parties to Ethiopia’s conflict agree to facilitate humanitarian access: AU

By Xinhua Senior commanders of the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have agreed to facilitate humanitarian access in conflict-hit parts of northern Ethiopia, the African Union (AU) said Saturday. The parties to the conflict have agreed to promote unhindered humanitarian access for all in need in Tigray and neighboring regions, and…

Rwanda cuts 126,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over last nine years

Rwanda has cut 126,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over the last nine years owing to strategic climate resilience investments made across the country, this is according to the latest official data presented at the ongoing 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Egypt. The data on green investments released by the Rwanda…

Senegalese optimistic about Sadio Mane’s return before World Cup begins

Sadio Mane’s absence in the upcoming FIFA World Cup has been term unimaginable and shocking by Senegalese. His absence has shuttered hopes, especially among football enthusiasts who were hoping to see him fly the country’s flag in Doha. To the football supporters, it is a nightmare and the worst is yet to come for the…

Kenya deploys military to DR Congo to fight M23 rebels

Kenya deployed troops on Wednesday to the Democratic Republic of Congo to battle the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels in the country’s troubled east in a joint operation by a regional bloc, President William Ruto announced. The Kenyan soldiers will make up part of the East African Community (EAC) force, an assemblage of military units…

Nigeria ranks 103 out of 121 countries with serious hunger levels

Nigeria has been ranked in the 103rd spot out of 121 countries by the Global Hunger Index as having serious hunger levels. This is the second consecutive year that Nigeria has been ranked as having one of the worst hunger problems globally. Continued violence in the most populous African nation is affecting millions of farmers…

Kagame says path to peace in eastern DRC lies in diplomatic processes

Rwanda President Paul Kagame said Monday that the means to a peaceful end of hostilities in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo lies in diplomatic processes which were launched in Kenya’s capital Nairobi and Luanda, the capital of Angola. Rwandan President Paul Kagame. /AP He made the remarks following Sunday’s phone talks with the…