Saturday, September 14, 2019

September 14, 2019

10 Amazing Facts About Nigeria, you should know

10 Amazing Facts About Nigeria, you should
Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa and one of the fastest growing economy in the region, with the recent criticisms and negative reactions faced by Nigerian internationally, it should be noted that Nigerians are outstanding and smart people, below are 10 amazing facts about Nigeria, you should know:

1.    Nigeria has the highest rate of private jet owners in Africa: Nigeria has a lot of private jet owners in the country who are mainly politicians, pastors and business moguls in the country, the richest black man in Africa is from Nigeria and host of man other prominent businessmen. The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) estimates that there are already up to 600 business jets in Africa. According to them, although China leads the way globally, Nigeria is the second-fastest-growing market in the world and is home to more private jets than even South Africa.

2.    The Dufuna canoe is the second oldest water going vessel ever unearthed and the oldest in Africa, it is between 8 000 to 8 500 years old and was uncovered in Northern Nigeria.

3.    The first Black African to win gold at the Commonwealth games and at an international sports event was Emmanuel Ifeajuna, a Nigerian high-jumper. He broke all records of the time by clearing a height of 6ft and 8in
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4.    When there was a coup in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2003, Nigeria restored the elected President back to power.

10 Amazing Facts About Nigeria, you should
5.    Of the 3 South African Presidents who ruled after apartheid, two of them once lived in Nigeria under asylum. Both Nelson Mandela (60s) and Thabo Mbeki (70s) lived in Nigeria before becoming President of South Africa. We gave financial support, human support, boycotted an Olympics and our politicians, musicians and activists campaigned relentlessly.

6.    A Nigerian family, The Imafidon family, have officially been named the smartest family in the UK.

7.    60% of Nigerians in the US have college degrees. This is far above the American national average of 30%.    

8.    Nigeria spent over $3 Billion and lost hundreds of soldiers to end the wars in both Liberia and Sierra Leone which the world ignored because they have no oil.

9.    Amina was a warrior queen who ruled Zaria Emirate in Kaduna state, Northwestern Nigeria 400 years ago in 1610.

10.    The World’s fastest supercomputer was designed by a world renowned inventor and scientist, Philip Emeagwali, a full-blown Nigerian whose patency was awarded in 2015.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

September 12, 2019

Crime Stats: South Africa witness increase in murder and sexual offence

Crime Stats: South Africa witness increase in murder and sexual
Murder, sexual offences and other contact crimes rose in the past financial year, the Portfolio Committee on Police heard on Thursday.
As the police presented the annual crime statistics, MPs heard that there were 21 022 murders in the 2018/19 financial year - 686 more than the previous year and an increase of 3.4%.

Sexual offences increased by 4.6% to 52 420 offences - 2 312 more than the year before.
There were 18 980 attempted murders - an increase of 746 cases or 4.1%.
Assault with the intention to commit grievous bodily harm increased by 2.2% or 3 670 cases, to 170 079 cases.
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There were 162 012 common assault cases - an increase of 3.7%.
Robbery with aggravating circumstances increased by 1.2% to 140 032 cases - 1 668 more than the year before. This category includes hijackings, cash-in-transit robberies and robberies at commercial and residential properties. Robberies at residential properties was the only sub-category that increased.
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Common robbery increased by 2% and arson increased by 5.5% to 4 083 cases - 214 more than the year before.
There were 113 089 cases of malicious damage to property - an increase of 1 597 cases or 1.4%.
In total, contact crimes - the categories listed above - increased by 2.6% on average.
The briefing continues.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

September 08, 2019

15 facts about Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe

15 facts about Robert Mugabe of

Robert Mugabe was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then served as President from 1987 to 2017. He was a revolutionary and the longest serving leader of Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia). Below are the facts about Robert Mugabe that many may not know about him:

1.      Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924 in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).

2.      Mugabe married two wives in his lifetime, first to a Ghanaian Sally Hayfron when he was in Ghana, she died in 1992, and however he got married to Grace Marufu in 1996.

3.      He had a son with Sally Hayfron but he died at the age of 4. He has two sons and one daughter with Grace Marufu making of four children total.

4.      Mugabe had a good influence in his childhood as he was supervised by a Jesuit Father O'Hea, who taught him that all people are equal and directed toward educational fulfillment.
5.      After completion of his college education in St. Francis Xavier College, Katuma in 1945, he chooses the teaching profession and taught in Ghana, Southern and Northern Rhodesia.

6.      He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and English at Fort Hare University in South Africa and also in 1953 he got a Bachelor OF Education through a correspondence course from South Africa.

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7.      Robert Mugabe associated himself with Marxist- Leninist ideology before 1980s and claims to be socialist after the fall of Soviet Union in 1991.

8.      Mugabe was imprisoned from 1963-1974.

9.      In 1980 electoral campaign, Mugabe survived two assassination attempts in the same month and four days interval.

10.  Robert Mugabe was sworn into office as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe on 17 April 1980.

11.  Mugabe was declared president of Zimbabwe on 30 December 1987, making him the strongest man in Zimbabwe.

12.  Mugabe announced his intentions to run for Zimbabwe Presidency in 2018, but unfortunately he was deposed before the election.
13.  Robert Mugabe was appointed World Health Organization (WHO) goodwill ambassador but it was revoked by WHO due to international condemnation.

14.  Mugabe and his wife negotiated a deal before his resignation, under which he and his kins are exempted from prosecution, his business interest will remain untouched and he is set to receive a payment of at least $10 million, which he got after he resigned.

15.  He died on 6 September 2019, at the age of 95 at Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019

Sudan Crisis: Historic Transition to Civilian Rule in Sudan

Sudan's military rulers and protest leaders on Saturday are scheduled to sign a landmark deal reached after a bloody uprising which is meant to pave the way for civilian rule.
The ceremony will make official a constitutional declaration inked on August 4 between the country's Transitional Military Council and the opposition coalition of the Alliance for Freedom and Change.
The deal brought an end to nearly eight months of upheaval that saw masses mobilise against president Omar al-Bashir, who was ousted in April after 30 years in power.
The deal brokered by the African Union and Ethiopia was welcomed with relief by both sides, with protesters celebrating what they saw as the victory of their "revolution" and generals taking credit for averting civil war.
While the compromise meets several of the protest camp's key demands, its terms leave the military with ample powers and its future civilian government with daunting challenges.
With Saturday's official signing of the transitional documents, Sudan will kick off a process that will include important immediate first steps.
The composition of the new transitional civilian-majority ruling council is to be announced Sunday, followed two days later by the naming of a prime minister.
On Thursday, protest leaders agreed to nominate former senior UN official Abdalla Hamdok as prime minister.
The veteran economist, who stepped down last year as deputy executive secretary of the UN's Economic Commission for Africa, is to be formally selected on August 20, a statement said.
The cabinet is to be unveiled on August 28, with the newly-appointed ministers due to meet the sovereign council on September 1 for the first time.
Elections must be held after the 39-month transitional period that began on August 4.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019

East African Federation: The Future of East Africa

East African Federation is a planned union by countries of East African community - Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda into a federal union and a single country.  The federation will allow a free flow of it's citizens to every corner of the country and a single currency will unite them.

Around September 2018, a constitutional drafting committee was established for a constitution for the region.
The capital of the federation will not be in any of the country's capitals but will be in "Arusha", situated in Tanzania and the official language will be English while Swahili will be their lingual franca.
The East African Federation has a land mass of about 2,467,202 square kilometers (952,592 sq mi), it will be the largest country in the African Continent and 10th largest in the world.  And with it's 178,978,883 population as at 2018, would be the second most popular black African nation (second only to Nigeria) and eight in the world. 
The Single currency that has been planned for the federation is the East African Shilling and most of it's members are supposed to have adopted the currency before 2023. It's GDP (PPP) estimate would be around US$472.238 billion and will be the fifth largest in Africa and 43rd in the world. 
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The idea of forming an East African Federation can be traced back to the founding fathers during the struggle for independence between for British colony of Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika and Zanzibar. After a failed attempt by Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya and Uganda's Milton Obote to form a federation, Tanganyika went ahead to form a federation with Zanzibar to what is known as Tanzania today. 
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The new push for federation started again in 2010, when EAC (East African Community) launched it's own common market for goods, labour and capital within the region with the goal of a common currency by 2013 and a full political federation in 2015, which has seen major extensions till this day. With South Sudan's admission into the community making them six members state in 2016, we look forward to a new federation for East African Community. 

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