Presidents of Guinea, Ivory Coast seeking third term

The governing party in Guinea has asked President Alpha Conde to seek a controversial third term in office. It follows months of protests against extending the 82-year-old’s rule.time in office at elections due this year. And after weeks of speculation, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has announced that he too is seeking a third term. … Read more Presidents of Guinea, Ivory Coast seeking third term

Nigerian private school teachers feel the brunt of shutdown

Teachers in private schools across Nigeria are among those feeling the brunt of the coronavirus shutdown. Most of them have had to take pay cuts with some are still waiting to get paid as schools are closed in March. CGTN’s Kelechi Emekalam tells us more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on … Read more Nigerian private school teachers feel the brunt of shutdown

Zimbabwe President vows to ‘flush out opponents’

In tonight’s edition: Zimbabwe labels opposition party as ‘terrorist’. Emmerson Mnangagwa was addressing his government’s clampdown on protests which saw scores of opposition members and government critics arrested. And secondary schools reopen in Nigeria with only two weeks to go before exams. And finally virtual tours bring tourists a taste of Rwanda as its tourism sector … Read more Zimbabwe President vows to ‘flush out opponents’

Made in Africa: Ancient art by the craftsmen of Benin

The ancient #Benin Kingdom was founded in the early 13th century AD in what is now #Nigeria. The art of bronze casting was introduced by the ruler of Benin empire called the Oba, or king. #Africa Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google … Read more Made in Africa: Ancient art by the craftsmen of Benin

Bilal Fawaz’s Heartbreaking Story | Child trafficking & modern slavery before pursuing boxing

►SUBSCRIBE http://bit.ly/SSBoxingSub Kelvin Bilal Fawaz tells his emotional story. From being illegally trafficked as a 14-year-old into Great Britain from Nigeria, facing modern slavery to winning titles as an amateur boxer. After a 16-year battle with the Home Office – he has recently been given a 30 month right to stay and is planning on … Read more Bilal Fawaz’s Heartbreaking Story | Child trafficking & modern slavery before pursuing boxing

Nigeria’s schools still closed, impact on children uncertain

The disruption of schooling in Nigeria is raising concerns over the future of millions of children. Schools were shut four months ago, and cannot reopen as coronavirus cases are rising. Only a few schools have been able to offer online learning, which means that most children have not been able to continue their lessons. Al … Read more Nigeria’s schools still closed, impact on children uncertain

Voices from the Belt and Road: COVID-19 rap song alerts to needed precautions when returning to work

The Lagos-Ibadan Railway project starts from Lagos, the commercial hub and port city of Nigeria, and ends in the country’s northeastern city of Ibadan. The construction of the project has been affected due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, local workers remain hopeful and composed a rap song to remind people of some precautions when returning … Read more Voices from the Belt and Road: COVID-19 rap song alerts to needed precautions when returning to work

Grief over killing of aid workers in Nigeria

Family and friends mourned the deaths of four aid workers and a private security guard killed by Islamic militants in northeast Nigeria. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters … Read more Grief over killing of aid workers in Nigeria

CCECC Open Day in Nigeria: Working together for connected future

An open day event will be held by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), which is affiliated with China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC), on July 24 to brief international audiences on the progress of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project and the life of workers there from a 360-degree multifaceted perspective. Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more CCECC Open Day in Nigeria: Working together for connected future

African summit ends with no deal on Mali crisis

It’s another attempt by leaders in West Africa to resolve the political crisis in Mali. Five Presidents all met in Bamako amid ongoing calls for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. In Nigeria, Islamic extremists have released a video showing the killing of five aid workers who were abducted last month. We get some analysis … Read more African summit ends with no deal on Mali crisis

Nigeria battles a rising tide of e-waste

Nigeria produces more electronic waste than any other country in sub Saharan Africa and much of that is imported – arriving each day in shipping containers filled with untested appliances that are often dead on arrival. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation … Read more Nigeria battles a rising tide of e-waste

West African leaders on high-stakes mission to end Mali standoff

West African leaders have arrived in Bamako on a high-stakes mission aimed at defusing Mali’s weeks-long political crisis that has raised concerns of further instability in a country grappling with multiple crises, including an escalating conflict. The visit on Thursday by the presidents of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal comes days after a … Read more West African leaders on high-stakes mission to end Mali standoff

United Nations Daily Briefing (23 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: SG/Climate Change SG Policy Brief/Arab States Security Council/Syria COVID-19/Jordan UNICEF/separated children WHO/African health workers Nigeria/humanitarian COVID-19/Syria South Sudan unrest Briefing by Reem Abaza, President of the General Assembly. Highlights: GA Decision on High-Level Week of its 75th session UN Lecture at the University of Buckingham. … Read more United Nations Daily Briefing (23 July 2020)

Nigeria: Jihadists kill five aid workers abducted last month

Armed extremists in Nigeria’s northeast have murdered four aid workers and a security guard. The killers released a video in which they accused their victims of working for an infidel organisation. We speak to our correspondent. Also, South African restaurants already reeling from the effects of coronavirus restrictions are protesting a curfew and alcohol ban … Read more Nigeria: Jihadists kill five aid workers abducted last month

Zimbabwe journalist arrested: Hopewell Chin’ono was charged with inciting violence

In this edition, a fierce critic of president Emmerson Manangawa was arrested and charged with inciting violence. Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono is accused of encouraging attendance at an anti-government protest. Also, despite the documented abuses of  some Islamic schools in parts of Nigeria, some poorer parents say they don’t want the institutions to close, as they are often … Read more Zimbabwe journalist arrested: Hopewell Chin’ono was charged with inciting violence