Presidency chronicles Buhari’s interventions on coronavirus

By Sunday Odeh The Presidency has released a statement detailing the various efforts by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in the fight against coronavirus which is ravaging Nigeria as well as other countries of the world. The statement was released by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina. We hereby reproduce More...

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By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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South Africa: ‘Our children are dying, but President Ramaphosa doesn’t care’

In our series of letters from African journalists, South African filmmaker and writer Serusha Govender reports on the growing anger fuelled by a spate of child murders. Passing by Cape Town’s Parliament Square More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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Uganda’s Kanungu cult massacre that killed 700 followers

Judith Ariho does not shed any tears as she recalls the church massacre in which her mother, two siblings and four other relatives were among at least 700 people who died. Exactly 20 years ago, in south-western More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
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Ethiopia’s Ambo city: ‘From freedom to repression under Abiy Ahmed’

Under Ethiopian Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed, the city of Ambo has turned from being a symbol of freedom into a symbol of repression, as the security forces try to curb the growth of ethnically More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
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Letter from Africa: Ethiopia’s lost Armenian community

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe takes a trip to Ethiopia to find out about a lost community. My search for the last Armenians of Ethiopia began in Piassa, the bustling commercial More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, February 28th, 2020
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Siasia to raise N36.4m to appeal FIFA lifetime ban

The Ambassador, Dr Zhou Pingjiang delivering an address during a meeting with parents and guardians of Nigerian student studying in China to brief them on the progress report of China’s efforts to tackle and resolve More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
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One year on, Algeria’s protest movement is soul-searching

A protester’s placard reads: “Not easy but achievable” Around a year ago, on 22 February 2019, Algerians thronged the streets to protest against then-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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Coronavirus: A Cameroon student on how he recovered

When Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, a 21-year-old Cameroonian student living in the Chinese city of Jingzhou, contracted the coronavirus he had no intention of leaving China, even if that were possible. “No matter what More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Omar al-Bashir: Will genocide charge against Sudan’s ex-president stick?

Sudan’s announcement that it plans to hand ousted long-serving President Omar al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) was dramatic and surprising, but it also takes the country into uncharted More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, February 14th, 2020
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Nigeria’s roads: ‘My son died in a car accident – now I control traffic’

During her free time, Nigerian Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem controls traffic in the capital, Abuja, eight years after her son was killed in a hit-and-run accident. On the day I met her she was clad in her blue More...