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British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy, Baroness Northover Visits Angola

Baroness Northover visit to demonstrate UK’s support for economic diversification in Angola The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Angola, Rt. Hon Baroness Lindsay Northover, visits Angola next week to underline the UK’s continued support for economic diversification in the country. This is the third such visit in seven months to Angola by Baroness Northover- demonstrating the UK’s commitment to increased trad ...

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IMF Completes Third ECF Review for Ghana, Approves US$116.2 Million Disbursement

During the review, adjustments were made to the program to ensure that it remains on track and to enhance its prospects of success The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on  September 28, 2016 completed the third review of Ghana’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement.[1] Completion of the review enables the disbursement of SD ...

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Nigeria Ready To Serve In Reformed UN Security Council – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has  declared that he had a very successful outing at the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA71). He stated this  at  the end  of his five-day activities in New York. While reviewing the gains of his UN trip, Buhari said he canvassed clearly Nigeria’s position on Climate Change, development in developing countries, youth development, statehood for the Palesti ...

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Chibok Girls: Buhari Invites U.N As Negotiator

As a show of commitment to swapping the abducted schoolgirls from Chibok with Boko Haram fighters in custody, President Muhammadu Buhari has told the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, that Nigeria would welcome intermediaries from the global body. Speaking during a bilateral meeting with the UN scribe at the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly in New York, President Buhari said the Nigeri ...

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South Sudan: Buhari Calls On Warring Leaders To Honour Peace Agreement

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on leaders of parties to the lingering conflict in South Sudan to honour the terms of the August 2015 Peace Agreement signed by them. Speaking at the meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the Situation in South Sudan held on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA71), in New York on Monday, the President descri ...

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At Least 29 Injured as explosion Rocks New York

At least 29 people were injured by the explosion which  rocked Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan Saturday nght,The New York Times has reported. The blast  believed to be a terrorist act was  suspected to have come from  a homemade improvised device. Mayor Bill de Blasio who described the  incident  as  “an intentional act”   also said “Whatever the cause, New Yorkers will not be intimidated”. A second devi ...

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Group Launches Project to Tackle Statelessness in Nigeria

By Abdullahi Mohammed In its bid to end statelessness in Nigeria, the West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) with support from the United Nations High Commission on Refugees is launching a project “Reducing risk of Statelessness in Nigeria through research, advocacy and empowerment/sensitization of National authorities, Civil Society Organizations and other stakeholders” to support efforts towards the re ...

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Brazil President Dilma Rousseff Impeached By Senate

Brazil's Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party. Ms Rousseff denies the charges. Sixty-one senators voted in favour of her impeachment and 20 against, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove her from the presidency. Acting President Michel Temer will serve out Ms Rousseff's term ...

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Solutions to Africa’s Problems Remain With Africans, Says Liberian VP

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Vice President of Liberia, Joseph Nyuma Boakai ‎has said that Nigeria's intervention in Liberia's conflict had shown that solutions to Africa's problems was with Africans. ‎He said when he paid a courtesy visit to the Sultan Sa'ad Abubakar at his Palace in Sokoto on Sunday that Nigeria sacrificed so much to restore peace and unity during the conflict in Liberia. "I believe that the ...

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Buhari Seeks Unity In Guinea Bissau

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to political leaders in Guinea Bissau to embrace unity and avoid any act that could plunge the nation into further crisis. Speaking while receiving Mr. Modibo Toure, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Guinea Bissau at the State House on Monday, President Buhari decried the lingering political crisis in the West African country. “They must accept ...

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UK’s New Prime Minister, Theresa May Takes Over

(BBC) The UK's new prime minister Theresa May has vowed to create a country that works for all not just the "privileged few". Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, the former home secretary said it would be her mission to "build a better Britain". She promised to give people who were "just managing" and "working around the clock" more control over their lives. Mrs May is the UK's second female prime minister, ...

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Stop the fighting in South Sudan, uphold international law, says ACT

The renewed fighting in South Sudan has raised serious concerns around safety and security of the people of the new, and increasingly fragile country. The situation has rapidly deteriorated over the last couple of days, with a reported death toll of nearly 300 people, and armed violence erupting in Juba and surrounding areas. South Sudan, which has just marked five years of independence has experienced a po ...

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