'It is making losses and deserves to die!' By Nsikan Ikpe   For continuously making losses since 2011, South Africa;s Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni has called for the immediate scrapping of South African Airways, SAA. Speaking at an investment summit in the US,...
How Coastal Countries can Curb Piracy in W/Africa Waters, by Lokpobiri *As Pirates Hack Vessel in Ghana, Abduct 3 Korean Crew in Nigerian Waters By Nsikan Ikpe   Nigeria's Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the current...
  Dim days for the ANC as Ramaphoria sours By Nsikan Ikpe   Ahead of next year's 'confirmation polls' for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, there is mounting concern that the government may soon be pushed to raise Value Added Tax, VAT rates...
  Lourenco shows the way, starts fight from his own doorsteps By Nsikan Ikpe   Since assuming the mantle of office in the Southern African nation of Angola, President Joao Lourenco has left no one in touch that he is intent on waging...
Session on #Botswana flags off monthly #FocusNationAfrica project By Tajudeen Hamzat   A forum convened by The Difference Newspaper and the CRIMMD Free Public Library, Lagos has made a case for greater intra-African trade and synergy among the peoples of Africa. The event...
It is no more speculation, China wants the African pie! By Nsikan Ikpe   In rapid succession in the past few months, China has opened two centres of the Confucius Institute in Botswana. And the foray into the Southern African nation of Botswana...
Analysts suggest African leaders should exercise caution By Nsikan Ikpe   Concern is mounting across Africa over China's intensified romance with the mother continent under the auspices of the 'Belt and Road Initiative,' The Difference can report. This is coming after the Asian...
World body translates 17 goals into Yoruba By Tajudeen Hamzat   In furtherance of its commitment to leaving no one behind in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations in collaboration with Oyo State Government and the UN...
Was it a diversionary move or did he mean it? By Tajudeen Hamzat   American President Donald Trump's offer to help end "vicious and violent" conflicts in Africa is raising questions as to exactly what he is talking about and how he...
Appreciating the power of tenacity By Akpo Ometan   For decades, the North Korean leaders called the bluff of virtually the most influential leaders and nations of the world. To be sure, their methods were in the main obnoxious, if not reprehensible,...

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