Kano State government dethrones Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II

The Kano State government has removed the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, from office. The Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, announced this on Monday at the State Executive Council meeting which held at the Government House in Kano. Alhaji explained that the state government took the decision to remove the traditional ruler… Read More Kano State government dethrones Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II

Dozens dead following attacks on villages in Burkina Faso

Unidentified assailants killed at least 43 people in raids on villages in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, in one of the deadliest such attacks of the past year, the government said. The attackers targeted at least two villages in the North region, near the border with Mali, the government said in a statement on Monday.… Read More Dozens dead following attacks on villages in Burkina Faso

Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah sworn in as Afghanistan president in parallel ceremonies

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was sworn in for a second term on Monday but his main rival refused to recognize the inauguration and held his own swearing-in ceremony as a rival president. Both Ghani and former chief executive Abdullah Abdullah say they are Afghanistan’s rightful leader following a disputed election last September, a stand-off that… Read More Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah sworn in as Afghanistan president in parallel ceremonies

Oil prices fall as Saudi Arabia slashes official selling price

Oil prices plummeted around 30% on Monday after Saudi Arabia slashed its official selling prices and set plans for a dramatic increase in crude production next month, starting a price war even as spread of the coronavirus erodes global demand growth. Prices fell by as much as a third following Saudi Arabia’s move after Russia… Read More Oil prices fall as Saudi Arabia slashes official selling price

Afghan presidential rivals delay parallel inauguration ceremonies to continue talks

Afghan President-elect Ashraf Ghani on Monday delayed his planned inauguration ceremony until the afternoon, as his rival Abdullah Abdullah also postponed a scheduled competing swearing-in ceremony. Both men have laid claim to Afghanistan’s leadership following a disputed election in September, a situation that threatens political chaos just days after the United States and the Taliban… Read More Afghan presidential rivals delay parallel inauguration ceremonies to continue talks