Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II dethroned
The Kano State Government has announced the dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and announced Ado Bayero as the new Emir of Kano. The government said Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was removed because of insubordination to the government of Kano and its people.
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South Sudan ends 6-year war with formation of coalition government
South Sudan has heralded a new era with the formation of a coalition government after rival factions reconciled. However, the government has a herculean task ahead of it.
Again, they forgot Abuja's birthday
On 3 February 1976, military head of state Murtala Mohammed announced that Nigeria’s Federal Capital would in the future move to a location in the central part of the country. That location was Abuja. But today, as has been the case for some years now, nobody in government remembers to mark the date. The multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, takes an analytical look at this issue in the latest instalment of ‘Inside Stuff.’
Sudan and rebels agree plan to end Darfur conflict
The government and rebel groups agreed to discuss power-sharing and returning millions of people who were displaced. The agreement was hailed as an "important step" towards achieving lasting peace in Darfur.
Italian education minister resigns over lack of funding
Lorenzo Fioramonti has been threatening to quit since just after the coalition government formed. He had called for billions to be spent to improve schools and universities, but that money was not forthcoming.
South African Airways gets $272 mln lifeline as it enters business rescue
South African Airways (SAA) was set to enter a business rescue process on Thursday, with a 4 billion rand ($272 million) lifeline from government and banks announced by a minister.
Bolivia: Morales warns of coup d'etat over police mutiny
Bolivia's president has hit out at police units in four regions for rebelling against the government amid mass protests. Evo Morales could struggle to get through his fourth term without the support of security forces.