Niger's government has formally resigned to make way for a new cabinet after the re-election of President Mahamadou Issoufou, according to a statement from the government's secretary-general read on public radio on Saturday.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says that African mobile phone operator MTN fuelled the country’s Boko Haram insurgency by failing to disconnect unregistered SIM cards.

The Director of the Berlin Institute for Population and Development, Reiner Klingholz has told DW that Africa is "by far the worst educationally qualified continent."  

Students of one of Nigeria’s oldest universities, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, have expressed concern about increased cases of illness among students.

The UNEP Climate Change Coordinator for Africa, Dr. Richard Munang has thrown a big challenge to universities across Africa to address the problems the countries on the continent are battling with, such as food security, climate change and creation of jobs for the youth.

Dr. Munang was delivering a public lecture at the University of Nairobi as part of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) 50th anniversary celebrations activities.

The governing CCM party presidential candidate John Magufuli has won the presidential election gaining 58.46% of the total votes cast, the Tanziania’s electoral commission announced.

“I duly declare John Pombe Magufuli to have been duly elected president of the United Republic of Tanzania,” the head of the electoral commission, Damian Lubuva, declared.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday descended heavily on university lecturers by warning them against academic corruption and inciting students to destabilize the syastem.

President Buhari issued this warning at 31st Convocation and 40th Anniversary of the University of Ilorin, adding that his administration would not accept such conducts by institutions and lecturers.said corruption goes beyond money or concerning only politicians.

University of Ilorin in Nigeria has conferred on the president of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama  an Honorary Doctor of Law (LL.D) Degree of the University at its 40th anniversary celebration.

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