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Over the past week, there were lots of important stories from around the African continent, and we served you some of the most topical ones.

Here is a rundown of the backstories to some of the biggest news in Africa that we covered during the week:

1. ‘Come clean on secret subsidy payments,’ Atiku tells Tinubu

Nigerians were rudely shocked last Wednesday when Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Wale Edun announced that the government is still paying subsidy for fuel after President Bola Tinubu had pronounced the end of the subsidy regime in his inaugural speech on May 29, 2023.

The unilateral removal of fuel subsidy brought with it a rise in the cost of living with fuel price shooting up and the cost of food items rising beyond the reach of the common man.

However, Edun, while presentating the Accelerated Stabilisation and Advancement Plan (ASAP) report, alluded to the fact that fuel subsidy will gulp N5.4 trillion in 2024 after the initial denial that government had completely deregulated the product.

“At current rates, expenditure on fuel subsidy is projected to reach N5.4 trillion by the end of 2024. This compares unfavourably with N3.6 trillion in 2023 and N2.0 trillion in 2022,” Edun had said.

The report painted a clear picture that despite the surface removal of fuel subsidy, the government was still paying it.

The revelation drew lots of criticism from Nigerians including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who told Tinubu to come clean and tell Nigerians the truth about the subsidy payments.

Atiku, who made his views known in a statement on Wednesday, accused the Tinubu government of lacking in transparency and accountability while deceiving Nigerians in handling the affairs of the country.

President Bola Tinubu, at his inauguration on May 29, 2023, announced the abolishment of the subsidy on PMS, popularly known as fuel.

“Ever since, it has been a bragging right of Tinubu and officials of his administration.

“It is curious that since April 2024, fuel queues have mounted at many filling stations across Nigeria, and the infamous ‘black market’ has sprouted in several states. How much PMS is being imported and distributed, and at what cost? What is the implicit subsidy?

“If the subsidy regime had been characterised by opaqueness, what would we say of a situation where the subsidy is still being paid under the cover without Nigerians in the know?

“Like millions of Nigerians, I was shocked to learn through media reports that
the “government is still supporting downstream consumption.

“Now we know that expenditure on fuel subsidy may reach N5.4 trillion in 2024, compared to the N3.6 trillion spent in 2023, the same year that Tinubu claimed to have abolished fuel subsidy,” Atiku said.

Though the government came out to debunk the report from the Minister, insisting that it is no longer paying for subsidy, the question on the lips of Nigerians have been who is lying to the masses.

Nigerians want to know what the conflicting statements from the Minister and the government which were at variance with the situation on ground.

Why is the Tinubu government engaging in trial-and-error economic policies that have refused to yield positive results for the country?

And as Atiku pointed out, why would the government still engage in subsidy payments yet lie about it?

So many questions are begging for answers here.

2. Less talk, more work, please

For the umpteenth time, President Bola Tinubu reiterated his resolve and commitment to improving the quality of life of Nigerians with his now famous “bold reforms” and policies which he embarked upon since assuming office as Nigeria’s president a year ago.

While commissioning some projects in Federal Capital Territory on Monday,

Tinubu, said he has been “having sleepless nights” working hard to improve the lives of Nigerians under his watch.

“I reaffirm my administration’s dedication to enhancing the quality of life for all Nigerians. What is unfolding in the Federal Capital is a testament to what can be achieved by the government’s Renewed Hope Agenda of quality transformation of the FCT, and indeed Nigeria,” Tinubu said.

But the downtrodden Nigerian masses are not convinced with their President’s level of commitment to taking the country out of the woods due to what they are currently going through.

Under Tinubu’s watch, cost of living has escalated to the extent that common commodities have gone out of the reach of the people.

Inflation has skyrocketed, multinational companies are closing down and leaving the country in droves, insecurity has gone up unabated and the people are going through unbearable hardship and hunger.

Nigerians are unanimously asking President Tinubu to do less of talking and rather concentrate on working more to return the confidence that has been lost in his government.

3. Invitation to anarchy? Zambian opposition party threatens civil disobedience

Worried by alleged oppression by the Zambia government which uses the nation’s security forces to intimidate opposition parties, the Socialist Party (SP), threatened to embark on civil disobedience by bypassing a “no-rally” order placed by the Zambia Police Service.

The SP which was angered by the cancellation of its planned political rally which was scheduled to take place at Kitwe’s Changanamai Grounds in the Copperbelt on Saturday, vowed to go against the police order and go ahead with its rally.

In a statement by SP’s Party General-Secretary, Dr Cosmas Musumali, the party said despite applying to the police in Kitwe District seeking permission to hold a rally at Changanamai Grounds in Riverside on June 8, but were denied by the police authorities.

“SP President Dr Fred M’membe is going to speak to the nation on pertinent issues affecting the country, such as the high prices of commodities, political intimidation and violence,” Musumali stated.

“We went ahead thinking that after so many attempts to speak to the people of Zambia as a political party on issues that need answers, we would be allowed. But we are being told that we cannot go ahead because the situation in the country is volatile.

“We have read and we have heard from the ruling party UPND that they are not going to allow any rally. This is dictatorship of the worst order. Under the PF, as a party, we were allowed at least two rallies.”

The political situation in Zambia succinctly mirrors what are obtainable in many African countries where the government in power does everything to muscle and silence the opposition or any dissenting voice that seem to deviate from its leadership style.

And typically, they always seem to have their way as the security agencies, more often than not, play to the dictates of the ruling government.

A clear case of he who pays the piper dictates the tone!

“We do not need police permission to go ahead with this rally. We are going to proceed on June 8, 2024, at Changanamai Grounds in Kitwe. Our members and supporters are welcome as SP President Fred M’membe will deliver a message of hope,” Musumali concluded.

4. When love hurts as Achraf Hakimi’s ex-wife gives up

The estranged wife of Moroccan international football star, Achraf Hakimi, Hiba Abouk, has given up on love after she confessed that she has been hurt and disappointed several times by all the men who come into in her life.

Abouk who is coming to terms with the reality of her messy split from the Moroccan international after she discovered that all his assets were in his mother’s with little or nothing left for her, cried out in a podcast broadcast on Friday, saying she is no longer interested in love and relationships following her failed marriage to the PSG footballer.

In the podcast, Abouk, a 37-year-old Spanish-Tunisian actress also branded her marriage to the footballer a failed project, after their union had been blessed with two children.

“All men have been a disappointment. I’m a little hater on this subject,” the mother of two said.

Abouk and Hakimi made the headlines in 2023 following their messy divorce after Hakimi was indicted by the French police on charges of rape and sexually assaulting a French woman.

In the heat of the scandal, many African men had applauded the footballer for taking the steps of transferring his assets to his mother.

Many cited the examples of former Ivory Coast and Arsenal player, Eboue, who lost everything to his ex-wife after their divorce.

Apart from Emmanuel Eboue, examples abound of many African players have also lost their life earnings to their wives after their divorce.

5. Despite Tinubu’s vow, Nigeria still goes a-borrowing

Despite a stern vow from President Bola Tinubu that the era of Nigeria going cap in hand to borrow money from the international community, the country once again, accessed a $500 million loan from World Bank to rejig its power sector.

The loan which has jerked up the country’s burgeoning debt profile, came following the increase in charges for high-volume consumers in Africa’s most populous country.

According to the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE), “the loan was included in the government’s borrowing plan for the month following the fulfilment of certain objectives.”

The BPE, in a statement on Friday, said the goal of the concessionary loan “is to help distribution businesses, who have had difficulty growing their capacity more than ten years after Nigeria turned over control of its electrical industry to private companies, perform better financially and technically.”

With the new loan, Nigeria’s debt profile has continued to rise, running into trillions of naira and continues to pile up pressure for the country.

Successive administrations seem not to learn from the past as they tend to always run to these international agencies to borrow money, thereby leaving the country at the mercy of their creditors.

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Over the past week, there have been many important stories from around the African continent, and we have served you some of the most topical ones.

Here is a rundown of the backstories to some of the biggest news stories in Africa that we covered during the week:

Congo’s President Tshisekedi finally constitutes cabinet but challenges remain

A new government was announced by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Wednesday, bringing an end to over five months of extreme uncertainty. With President Felix Tshisekedi’s reelection in December, there had been a protracted standoff. However, this impasse ended on Wednesday with the announcement of the appointment of the new cabinet. Ten days after a coup attempt was thwarted, the government was formed.

Some of the appointments have been tagged as crucial to the country’s political set-up. For instance, Guy Kabombo Muadiamvita’s appointment as defence minister is targeted at a pivotal role given the coup attempt less than two weeks ago and the conflict that is raging between the Congolese army and Rwanda-backed M23 (March 23 Movement) rebels in the mineral-rich east of the country. He also appointed Judith Suminwa to be the first female prime minister of the DRC last month and named his former chief of staff, Vital Kamerhe, who was found guilty of corruption, as speaker of parliament earlier this month. He has lowered the number of ministers in the new government from 57 to 54, defying pressure to save expenses.

Having been declared winner of a disputed presidential election, which some, including the influential Catholic Church, had challenged. Tshisekedi pledged to transform his nation into “the Germany of Africa” at the start of his first term in office in 2019, expecting to boost the nation’s economy and generate jobs for the populace in a resource-rich but impoverished nation. Although he failed to reform such a large country in his first four years in office, he now has a second shot after emerging victorious in a wild election.

Until a few years before the 2018 election, Mr Tshisekedi had no experience in high-level DRC politics. His relationship with Étienne Tshisekedi, the late opposition leader, made him more well-known but a recently reported coup attempt linked with some American citizens might further compound political stability. The country remains a hotbed of insecurity – due to the significant internal displacement and the rise in violence, war, and instability in the eastern DRC, 25.4 million people—more than 25% of the population—are severely food insecure. Acute malnutrition affects an estimated 2.8 million children worldwide, according to the World Food Programme.

With 2.34 million square kilometres as the second-largest country in the continent and arguably the most blessed with natural resources, it is paradoxical that the DRC isn’t in the league of economic powers in the country nor the East African subregion, with Rwanda, Kenya, and most recently Tanzania raising their economic flags high.

South Africa: ANC’s 30-year parliamentary dominance ends

In a historic election outcome, the African National Congress (ANC) party has lost its parliamentary majority, setting South Africa on a new political trajectory for the first time since the 30 years ago end of the apartheid system of white minority rule. The once-dominant ANC earned about 40% of the vote in Wednesday’s election, far short of the majority it had consistently secured more than 60% of the vote in every election held since 1994 bringing apartheid to an end and placing it under Nelson Mandela’s leadership.

Apart from evident social political and economic decline like the energy crisis which has ravaged its macroeconomic being the most industrious country in the continent, the ANC has also been on a long internal strife and division history. The first instance occurred in the 1930s due to the Conservatives’ victory in the late 1920s, which split the party’s leaders over whether or not to work with the Communist Party. However, there were signs of discontent within the party before the 2007 national conference, after Thabo Mbeki’s constitutional limitation from running for a third term as president of South Africa. The choice of the country’s next president in 2009, hotly contested by Jacob Zuma, the ousted vice president at the time, would have been greatly influenced by Mbeki’s ability to win a third term as party president.

uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), a new party formed by former president and ANC leader Jacob Zuma, managed to win 14.71%, taking votes away from the ANC, while the Democratic Alliance (DA), the largest opposition party, obtained 21.63%. According to the country’s electoral commission, which has counted 99.9% of the votes, the ANC received 40% of the popular vote during the May 29 election, followed by the Democratic Alliance (DA) at 21.8% and the Marxist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) with 9.5%.

Voters in South Africa choose 400 members of the National Assembly, which is composed of province legislature representatives. Parties are given seats in the parliament through party-based voting. The winning party will subsequently be granted the highest authority in the nation when the parliamentarians choose the president. The ANC’s current leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, 71, will need to negotiate a coalition to retain dominance, which will begin a protracted period of talks and uncertainty over the country’s political direction. This is in contrast to the party’s hero, Nelson Mandela, who freely formed a power-sharing coalition to bridge distrust with rival parties in the early years of South Africa’s democracy.

Inside US-Africa sanctions rampage

The United States during the week announced penalties on two businesses in the Central African Republic that were connected to both illegal mining operations and the Wagner mercenary group in Russia. Washington claimed the firm and its businesses had “established a vast security and business network” in the African nation, accusing Wagner of supporting what it called Russia’s “malign activities” there.

According to the statement, all of the companies’ interests and assets within the nation, as well as any possession or control by Americans, are barred by the sanctions. We have levied sanctions on numerous international organizations and individuals who support the Wagner Group.

Wagner has served in the military and politics in several West African nations, most notably Mali and Libya in more recent times. 500 civilians are alleged to have died in May 2023 in Mali as a result of the mercenary group’s operation against al-Qaeda militants who were destroying Moura. International politics surround Wagner’s increasing engagement in West Africa; China dominates the continent regarding international economic relations, while Washington and Russia vie for Africa’s soul.

Five Ugandan governmental figures, including the Speaker of Parliament and the most recent Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, were also sanctioned by the US during the same week. This action in Kampala increases the demand to act about the officers’ integrity and human rights record.

The US remain keen to reinstall its waning influence in the continent and has ushered an array of recent diplomatic activities. It recently also accused Russian military personnel of entry into its military air base in Niger, according to a senior US defence official cited by Reuters.

Despite the odds, AfDB hints at better growth for African economies

Although many African countries are currently experiencing stress, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has hinted that the continent’s economy is expected to develop faster than 3.1% in 2023, reaching 3.7% this year and 4.3% the following year. The bank hopes to increase infrastructure investment with support from the IMF. The AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina at an annual meeting of the bank. “African economies are experiencing great resilience despite the challenges posed by climate change, geopolitical tensions, global inflation, and rising debt, among others.”

Trade, manufacturing, agriculture, and the continent’s human resources make up Africa’s economy but Twenty-one African nations were categorized as either extremely vulnerable to external debt distress as of June 2023, or as having already experienced it. There are still a lot of concerns related to financial distress in the area. Many countries, including Ghana, Zambia, and Chad, have started debt restructuring programs to restore budgetary space and guarantee sustainability. Across the continent, growth is still uneven. West Africa is predicted to develop at a pace of 3.3% this year, while East Africa is predicted to grow at a rate of 1.8% in 2023. It is projected that by 2050, the combined GDP of West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, and Southern Africa will amount to $29 trillion.

The area has many development-related obstacles. The most current economic assessment for the region projects that Sub-Saharan Africa will grow by 2.5% in 2023, down from 3.6% in 2022. The region’s economy is negatively impacted by the rise in conflict and violence, and climate shocks are likely to worsen matters.

Africa can lead the way in achieving inclusive growth by putting money into developing its people. With a predicted net rise of 740 million people by 2050, the region will have the highest increase in the working-age population of any region during the next three decades. In the upcoming decades, up to 12 million young people in the region will enter the workforce annually, yet as of right now, only 3 million new formal wage employment are generated.

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Behind the News: All the backstories to our major news this week

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Over the past week, there were lots of important stories from around the African continent, and we served you some of the most topical ones.

Here is a rundown of the backstories to some of the biggest news in Africa that we covered during the week:

1. ‘Operation Show Your Workings,’ Tinubu bares fangs as he orders ministers to present scorecards

Ahead of his one year anniversary in office, Nigerian President, Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, showed that he is ready to match words with actions when he ordered the 47 ministers in his cabinet to present their performance records to Nigerians.

While inaugurating the ministers on November 1, 2024, Tinubu had vowed that he would not hesitate to sack any of them who fails to perform to the expectations of Nigerians.

The President had harped upon the appointees that they would only be allowed to stay in their positions based on performance, which would be evaluated every quarter, at the start of a three-day cabinet retreat for ministers, presidential advisers, permanent secretaries, and top government workers.

“If you are performing, nothing to fear. If you miss the objective, we’ll review it. If no performance, you leave us. No one is an island and the buck stops on my desk,” the President had emphasized.

In an interview in April, Hadiza Bala-Usman, the President’s Special Advisor on Policy Coordination, had reiterated the stance of Tinubu on the ministers staying on their performance.

“For the first quarter that has just ended, we have initiated the assessment process. The ministers have all been asked to submit their performance based on the deliverables,” she had said.

“Based on what is out there in the public space. They would write to say, ‘Based on every deliverable you have given me, this is what I’ve done within the first quarter of the year.’

“Through the Citizens Delivery Tracker app, Nigerians will also say, ‘this is what we’ve seen the minister do’ and they would aggregate it.’’

But beyond the assessment of the ministers in Tinubu’s cabinet, a vast majority of Nigerians have not been impressed with their performances. If a poll conducted by a renown media outfit during the week is anything to go by, 70% of them would not be retained due to their poor performance.

But would Tinubu stick to his vow? That is left to be seen if it was another blow of hot air typical of African politicians.

2. ‘Tough times don’t last’, Tinubu tells hungry Nigerians to sacrifice more

Despite the unbearable economic hardship, hunger, high cost of living, loss of jobs, insecurity and escalating inflation in the country, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has once again told Nigerians to have patience with his administration as, according to him, the present situation is only a temporary sacrifice for a better tomorrow.

The plea which is now becoming a regular swan song from the President and his appointees, was repeated on Saturday at an event in Kaduna.

In an address read by Vice President Kashim Shettima,
Tinubu promised that his administration is doing everything possible to see that the sacrifices of Nigerians in these difficult times are not in vain.

“I want to also use this opportunity to call on Nigerians to be more patient with the economic hardship being faced. It is a temporary sacrifice that will come to an end soon,” the President said.

But Nigerians at the receiving end of his government have other things to worry about. Parents are daily cracking their brains on how to put food on the table for their families.

They worry on how to pay their children’s school fees and take care of other bills and not the regular rhetoric of making sacrifices while those in the corridors of power enjoy from the common wealth of the nation.

Nigerians can vividly remember during his electioneering campaigns where Tinubu had promised to cut the cost of governance and make the ordinary Nigerian enjoy the dividends of democracy.

But that has not been the case in the past one year as things seem to spiral out of control and what they hear every other day is for them to continue making sacrifices while the ruling class feed fat at the detriment of the poor masses.

One is tempted to ask: when will the sacrifices begin to yield fruits?

3. Help from abroad as Biden promises to protect African democracy

During the week in review, Kenyan President William Ruto was a guest of American President, Joe Bidden and as is the norm with African leaders, presented an arm list of requests to Biden.

And just as the west would always play the big eye, Biden played ball by promising to help the black continent to strengthen its democracy as well as establishing new collaborations with in the areas of technology, security, and debt relief.

“We may be divided by distance, but the same democratic values unite us,” Biden said in a brief speech.

Responding, Ruto said that during a visit to Kenya, Biden had promised to help change the face of democracy in the continent.

“We agreed on the significant opportunity for the U.S. to recalibrate its strategy and strengthen its support for Africa radically,” Ruto said.

“My visit takes place at a time when democracy is perceived to be retreating worldwide.”

Ruto’s visit to the White House which was the first state visit by an African president since 2008, and the requests he presented to Biden, once again showed that Africa is still tied to the apron strings of the so-called super powers to take it upon themselves to send in help from abroad.

It is a thing to ponder why African leaders believe they can only only come out of the woods by depending on the Western countries to come to their aid in almost every aspect of life.

4. Ademola Lookman: From journeyman to history-maker

Nigeria’s Super Eagles forward, Ademola Lookman, on Thursday demonstrated the undying African spirit of resilience when he rose from an unrated player to an history maker by becoming the first Nigerian footballer to score a hat trick in a European cup final.

While the accolades have continued to pour in after his three goals ended Bayern Leverkusen’s unbeaten run in all competitions this season, what many do not know is that Lookman had struggled to carve a niche for himself in the round leather game.

From a normadic start to his career when he played “Sunday-Sunday” football, what Nigerians call “Jeun-Jeun” to having unstable stints with the likes of Everton, Leicester City, Fulham and RB Leipzig, the Nigerian striker finally came into his own after he decided to commit his international future to Nigeria instead of waiting in vain for the English national team.

It was after he decided to play for Nigeria that a turnaround came for Lookman and he has not looked back since then.

The Nigerian star also etched his name in history as he handed his Italian club, Atalanta, her first ever European Cup title, as well as becoming the first player to score a hat-trick in a European final for 49 years.

The Bergamo-based side which has long existed l in the shadows of nearby giants AC and Inter Milan, have now enjoyed a golden era under Gian Piero Gasperini, reaching the Champions League on four occasions, and now have silverware to show for it.

It is no surprise that English football pundits and commentators are now regretting their national team selectors overlooking the striker whom they now believe would have been a worthy successor to their venerable striker, Harry Kane.

Former Liverpool and England forward, Peter Crouch summed it all when he said if Lookman had been patient and bidded his time, he would be in the Three Lions squad for the 2024 Euros.

But how long could he have waited with the penchant of English managers using and dumping players of African descent?

The likes of John Fashanu, Reuben Agboola, Tammy Abraham, and a host of others readily come to mind.

Lookman did what he had to do and today, he rose from a bit part player to a history maker and an Afcon silver medalist all in one year!

5. God above all as Nigerian singer Banky W celebrates fourth cancer surgery survival

Nigerian singer and politician, Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has cause to be thankful to God after he survived a fourth surgery for a skin cancer that has refused to go away.

The popular singer who now professes to being a pastor, made his testimony known to the world when he took to his Instagram page to announce the success of the fourth surgery, a feat he attributed to the almighty.

“Final Score Christ 4 Cancer Tumors 0,” he wrote with a video of the surgery process to go with the post.

“Sometimes, your faith in God will not prevent the storms from coming… but it will carry you through them. Faith won’t always stop you from hurting, but it will help you heal, and it will help you deal.”

Going into the mode of his latest calling, Banky said he decided to share the testimony online to encourage others who are passing through tough challenges in life.

“God never said the weapons wouldn’t form, He promised that they wouldn’t prosper. He never said the enemy wouldn’t come… He promised that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of God would raise a standard against him.”

The much loved entertainer also reveal that he had treated a rare strain of skin cancer which resurfaced after it first appeared 10 years earlier before the disease escalated and spread to other parts of his body requiring surgeries at different stages.

While his fans and Nigerians are thanking God on his behalf, questions have continued to pop up on the fate of an ordinary Nigerian who may be suffering from such an ailment.

With the debilitating health facilities in the country, how would he raise the funds for such an expensive surgery?

It is on record that of the eight cancer treatment facilities owned by the federal government, only two are currently functioning and are always booked by the high and mighty.

So where then lies the fate of the masses who do not have the wherewithal of the Banky Ws?

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