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African press review 21 March 2014

We begin in South Africa where the press continues its reactions to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report about the squandering of 1.3 million euros on so-called security upgrades at ...

Nigeria appoints new defence minister to fight Boko Haram
07/03/2014 - African news explained

Nigeria appoints new defence minister to fight Boko Haram

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan shuffled his cabinet this week after a number of defections from his People's Democratic Party (PDP).

French President François Hollande with Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja
28/02/2014 - France - CAR - Nigeria

Hollande goes to CAR after promising Nigeria anti-Boko Haram solidarity

French President François Hollande left Nigeria for the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday morning.


African press review 21 February 2014

The Nigerian central bank governor is in hot water and the markets are not happy. Official Zimbawe prepares to pay tribute to Mugabe but Zanu-PF appears divided over salarygate. 

Nigerian Central Bank governor suspended
21/02/2014 - African news explained

Nigerian Central Bank governor suspended

Nigerian markets have plummeted following President Goodluck Jonathan's suspension of Central Bank Governor Lamido Sanusi, accusing him of financial recklessness and inconsistencies.


African press review 14 February 2014

Jonathan reshuffles ahead of election. Nigeria searches for missing oil money. Satanism spreads in Joburg. And what are Alomo Bitters?


African press review 7 February 2014

Nigerian police question a Niger Delta militia leader. Not everybody wants Goodluck Jonathan to serve a second term. SA media accused of being mischief and sensationalist.

Allegations against the Nigerian police in relation with the anti-gay law
20/01/2014 - African news explained

Allegations against the Nigerian police in relation with the anti-gay law

Canada has cancelled a state visit by the Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan citing its disapproval of Nigeria's decision to enact a Same Sex Marriage Prohibition law last week.

Nigerian fires military leaders
17/01/2014 - African news explained

Nigerian fires military leaders

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan dismissed his military service chiefs on Thursday.


African press review 25 December 2013

Branson calls for Uganda boycott, Kenya's government loses support, Nigeria's government is accused of extravagance and Egypt wants its antiquities back.