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AU, UN-ECA underscore continental free trade area for Africa’s development

The African Union (AU) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA) on Thursday stressed the need to keep the momentum going in the...

Over 40 African leaders, UN chief to attend AU summit

Heads of states of more than 40 African nations and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend the 30th AU summit, an Ethiopian official said...

Italian police arrest 33 people in sting against Chinese mafia group

A mafia-style Chinese crime syndicate that controlled the distribution of Chinese goods around Europe was busted with 33 arrests, Italian police said on Thursday. “The...

President Museveni accuses UN of “preserving terrorism” in eastern Congo

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganza on Wednesday accused the UN of “preserving terrorism” in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo where U.N. peacekeepers have been...

Trump in ‘excellent health’ – White House doctor

Dr Ronny Jackson, U.S. President Donald Trump’s White House physician, has declared the president to be in “excellent health”. “The examination went exceptionally well. The...

Federal Reserve fines five banks to wrap up mortgage servicing charges

The Federal Reserve fined five large U.S. banks a combined 35.1 million dollars to settle cases of mortgage servicing flaws dating back to 2011,...

Zambia closes main passport offices to curb cholera spread

Zambia has closed its main passport offices in the capital, a hub which is always thronged with people, as part of measures to curb...

Bird flu hits Japan for the first time

Japan’s agriculture ministry on Wednesday reported a suspected case of bird flu in Kagawa prefecture, western Japan, potentially marking the country’s first bird flu...

Women-only parking spaces spark controversy in China

A Women-only extra-wide parking spaces for women have sparked debate on sexism on social media in China. The parking spots at the Jiande and Tonglu...

Trump wins ‘Press Oppressor’ award

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a Journalists’ and press freedom campaign organisation based in the U.S., has named President Donald Trump as the...

Trump postpones “Fake News Awards” to Jan. 17

U.S. President Donald Trump has postponed the announcement of his “Fake News Awards” of the Year 2017 to Wednesday, Jan. 17, citing high interest. “The...

3 ministers sacked over insurgency

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Interior and Commerce were sacked on Thursday by the Somalian Prime Minister Hassan Khaire as the country battles an...

Weah visits his opponent and asked him to nominate appointees

Liberian President-elect and former footballer, George Weah, has offered his privilege members of the opposition party to nominate candidates to be appointed in his...

1 killed, 16 injured as truck hits school bus

One student was killed and 16 others injured when a truck collided with a school bus in Central China on Tuesday. The out-of-control truck hit...

Lawmaker faces probe after Twitter rant against Muslims

Police said they received several hundred complaints after a high-profile lawmaker of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party lashed out at “Muslim hordes...

It’s official: Weah is Liberia’s President-elect

The National Elections Commission (NEC) on Friday formally declared international football icon, George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), as President-elect of...

Change is on, says Liberia’s president elect

Former football superstar, George Weah, took to his Facebook page to react to provisional results of Tuesday’s presidential runoff polls in Liberia. “My fellow Liberians,...

Former army chief Chiwenga sworn in as Zimbabwen Vice President

Thursday, Zimbabwe was sworn in new Vice President, Gen Constantino Chiwenga (retd.). The retire military chief masterminded how former President Robert Mugabe was usted. The...

7 jailed over telecom fraud in China

Seven people were on Thursday sentenced to prison for involvement in a telecom fraud linked to the death of a high school student in...

China waives visas nationalities from 53 countries

China on Thursday waived visas for visitors from 53 countries  to Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei for up to six days, state media said on...

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Nigerian Government worried on increasing Coronavirus among top government officials

The Federal Government has expressed concern over the high rate of positive cases of the coronavirus disease, especially among top government officials. Mr Boss Mustapha,...

Nigerian Government bars food serving aboard domestic flights

Nigeiran Government has barred serving food on domestic flights amidst Coronavirus pandemic, even as it plans to reopens airspace after couple of months lockdown. The...

575 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

575 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, July 6. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 123...

COVID-19: NCDC releases rules for conducting upcoming elections

The Health body responsible for disease prevention and control in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released a new set of...

EFCC denies Magu’s arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says its acting Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, is only facing an investigative panel and is not being detained...

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