Russian vodka brand NEFT expands business operations in Africa, launches its ‘NEFT Beyond Vodka’ in Nigeria

It was all glitz and glam as Russian vodka brand, NEFT, a premium vodka, officially introduced its award-winning NEFT Beyond Vodka in Africa with Nigeria being the flagship country at Shiro Restaurant, Lagos on Friday, 17th September 2021. Guests arrived at the occasion dressed to the nines in the all-black or all-white themed event. Deyemi… Read More Russian vodka brand NEFT expands business operations in Africa, launches its ‘NEFT Beyond Vodka’ in Nigeria

Former Algerian interim president Abdelkader Bensalah dies at 80

Algeria’s former interim president Abdelkader Bensalah, who ruled the country during an unprecedented political crisis in 2019, died on Wednesday aged 80, the presidency said. Bensalah was named interim president after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika stepped down in April 2019 following mass street protests to reject his plan to seek a fifth term, and demand political… Read More Former Algerian interim president Abdelkader Bensalah dies at 80

Morocco’s designated PM Aziz Akhannouch announces new coalition government

Morocco’s designated prime minister, Aziz Akhannouch, said on Wednesday the three biggest winners of this month’s parliamentary election, the liberal RNI and PAM parties and the conservative Istiqlal, had agreed to form a new cabinet. King Mohammed on September 10 designated Akhannouch, the leader of RNI, to form a new government after his party came… Read More Morocco’s designated PM Aziz Akhannouch announces new coalition government

South African court resumes trial of former President Jacob Zuma

A South African court on Tuesday resumed a trial that has dragged out for years over a $2 billion arms deal involving ex-president Jacob Zuma, whose legal team was expected to make a plea to remove the prosecutor. The trial over the 1990s deal was meant to start in May, after being been repeatedly stalled… Read More South African court resumes trial of former President Jacob Zuma

Former Egyptian military ruler Hussein Tantawi dies at 85

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the former head of the military council that ruled Egypt temporarily after the 2011 uprising, has died at the age of 85, Egypt’s presidency said on Tuesday. Tantawi – a decorated veteran of wars against Israel in 1956, 1967 and 1973 – was defence minister for nearly 21 years. He led… Read More Former Egyptian military ruler Hussein Tantawi dies at 85

Sudan authorities foil attempted coup, accuse loyalists of former President Omar al-Bashir

Sudanese authorities said they had foiled an attempted coup on Tuesday, accusing loyalists of ousted president Omar al-Bashir of trying to reverse a transition towards democracy since he was overthrown in 2019. In a brief statement on state TV, the army said the situation was under control. The streets of the capital Khartoum appeared calm,… Read More Sudan authorities foil attempted coup, accuse loyalists of former President Omar al-Bashir

Tunisian President Kais Saied announces transitional rules, introduces new electoral law

Tunisian President Kais Saied said on Monday he had instituted transitional governing rules and would introduce a new electoral law, in a speech that came eight weeks after he seized executive power in a move his foes called a coup. Addressing supporters in Sidi Bouzid, the crucible of Tunisia’s 2011 revolution that brought democracy and… Read More Tunisian President Kais Saied announces transitional rules, introduces new electoral law

Rwandan court convicts ‘Hotel Rwanda’ movie hero Paul Rusesabagina on terrorism charges

A Rwandan court on Monday found Paul Rusesabagina, a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, guilty of being part of a group responsible for terrorist attacks. “They should be found guilty for being part of this terror group – MRCD-FLN,” judge Beatrice Mukamurenzi said of 20… Read More Rwandan court convicts ‘Hotel Rwanda’ movie hero Paul Rusesabagina on terrorism charges