WATCH: Lady who accused Apostle Suleman of Impregnating her Speaks Out, Releases Screenshots of Alleged Video Calls

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Stephanie Otobo, the 23 year old singer based in Canada, who was arrested for allegedly blackmailing the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) Worldwide has spoken out concerning their alleged relationship. Recall that she had accused the clergyman of impregnating her, adding that he breached his promise to marry her. Stephanie, through her lawyer, Festus Keyamo, had threatened to slam a N500m lawsuit against Suleman. Stephanie … [Read more...]

From emergency relief to food security

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We must find sustainable ways of dealing with hunger, says Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme What is the most significant challenge in the transition from emergency relief to sustainable food security and nutrition? To move from a situation in which hundreds of millions of people depend on emergency relief for their survival every year to one where we achieve sustainable food security and nutrition for all, we must … [Read more...]

Addressing Migration Ahead of Taormina

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On Friday 3 February 2017, European Union leaders gathered in Malta to address the current crisis of migration from across the Mediterranean This is a critical issue for both the EU and for the Italian-hosted G7 summit coming up in Taormina, Sicily, on 25 and 26 May. The key question is how well have the EU and its members have used the G7 to control their migration challenge, through their hosting of past G7 summits and by complying with the … [Read more...]

#AMVCA2017: Best Looks from the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards!

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  Africa Magic hosted their annual Viewer's Choice awards last Saturday, and as usual, the celebrities wore their Sunday best outfits, but only a few slayed their way past the red carpet. Here are the ones we considered the best. BEST DRESSED LADIES Rukky Sanda Chioma Akpotha Dress by: Shakara Couture Ufuoma McDermott Dress by: Victoria Funmi Lakanu Label Idia Aisen Dress by: Agatha Moreno … [Read more...]

AMVCA 2017: Complete winners list

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Africa Magic had their 5th Viewer's Choice awards on the 4th of March, 2017. Film and television actors flocked from across the content to attend and receive their well-earned awards. Check out the list below: BEST SHORTFILM - OGO OKPUE - CAT FACE BEST SOUND TRACK/ORIGINAL SCORE MOVIE/TV SERIES - MICHAEL 'THE TRUTH' OGUNLADE - THE ENCOUNTER BEST SOUND EDITOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES) - GUY STEER – VAYA   BEST PICTURE EDITOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES) - … [Read more...]

Capital markets for development

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There is enough capital in the world to end poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries, but how can finance be channelled into the areas that need it most? Ethiopis Tafara, Vice President for Corporate Risk and Sustainability and General Counsel, IFC, says capital markets are the answer Ending extreme poverty for good and building shared prosperity across the developing world takes money. A lot of money. Take infrastructure, … [Read more...]

Healthy economies depend on healthy children

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Investments in child health yield broader social and economic returns that ultimately benefit everyone, writes Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF Winston Churchill once observed that healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have. And he was right. Because the ambitions of a society can only be realised through the ability of its people to realise their own ambitions. But were he speaking today, he might sharpen the focus … [Read more...]

Uprooting inequality to unleash growth

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Win-win policies that boost productivity and reduce inequalities are needed for inclusive growth, a key pillar of the Turkish presidency, says Angel Gurría, Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Almost seven years after the beginning of the global financial crisis, countries are still recovering from the ripple effects. A legacy of declining or stagnating productivity growth, rising inequalities, high … [Read more...]

An insurance policy against protectionism

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The G7 must spearhead the multilateral trading agenda developed at the last ministerial meeting in order to boost global trade and competitiveness, says Yonov Frederick Agah, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization With the onset of the global economic and financial crisis in 2008, fears of a return to the protectionist, beggar-thy-neighbour policies of the early 1930s quickly gained traction. Economic historians were quick to remind … [Read more...]

Once in a generation

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The cost of investment in climate change adaptation is small change compared with the cost of inaction, writes Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme and Under-Secretary General, United Nations The G20 Antalya Summit was only the 10th meeting of the G20 members, but it will probably be the most important one to be held in my lifetime. Coming on the heels of the historic Agenda 2030 agreement, which acknowledged … [Read more...]

Bringing power to Africa through partnerships

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Working with private-sector partners, governments and institutions, Power Africa is taking electricity to the most remote corners of the continent, writesAndrew M Herscowitz, Coordinator, Power Africa and Trade Africa “It was September last year that I heard that electricity is coming to my boma. We got very excited. We knew all the benefits that we will be getting from it, especially the light. Now, you can do everything you want at any time, … [Read more...]