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G20 leaders have backed reforms to overhaul the World trade organization (WTO) that regulates international trade disputes. The reform was backed on Saturday amid growing global trade tensions. The final communique of the G20 came ahead of talks between U.S President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping aimed at defusing a trade war. The […]

Internally displaced persons living in Kuchigoro camp in Abuja, Nigeria marked World AIDS Day on Saturday, with a play highlighting the dangers of multiple sexual partners, sex for money, and the need for getting regular testing. “It’s an awareness campaign. We are here to celebrate the World AIDS Day and the theme for the World AIDS Day is ‘know your status’. […]

Burundi’s ambassador to the United Nations, Albert Shingiro has called out the African Union Commission (AUC) for interfering in the country’s political affairs, after the latter issued a statement on an ‘untimely judicial initiative’ in the East African nation. Burundi issued an international arrest warrant on Friday against its former president Pierre Buyoya, as well […]

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba announced his retirement on Wednesday, calling time on a 20-year career in which the bullish centre forward won four Premier League titles and the 2012 Champions League. Ivorian Drogba, who had been playing in the United States for Phoenix Rising, had two spells at Chelsea, scoring 164 goals in 381 […]

Ahmed Salkida, a Nigerian journalist known for his reporting on terrorism in the Lake Chad region says the Nigerian Army has twice killed one Boko Haram leader. The Army reported a breaking news on Saturday claiming to have killed one Baban Hassan, a social media chief for a faction of terrorist group, Boko Haram. But according to […]

A Nigerian governor has sued an online portal and its publisher over viral videos that shows him purportedly receiving dollar bribes from contractors in the state. Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of north-central Kano State through his lawyers filed the suit at a High Court, the portal in question, Daily Nigerian, reports. The suit filed is among others: […]

Members of the Kenyan Defence Forces, KDF, deployed to fight al-Shabaab militants in parts of the country have been accused of gross rights abuse. The Star media portal on Friday reported widespread outrage in the town of Mpeketoni located in the country’s Lamu County where residents accuse the soldiers of dehumanizing treatment in a bid to enforce […]

The U.S. military will withdraw hundreds of troops focused on counterterrorism operations in Africa over the next several years to support the Pentagon’s increased focus on countering threats from China and Russia, officials said on Thursday. Earlier this year, the U.S. military put countering China and Russia at the center of a new national defense […]

South African telecommunications company, has reaffirmed its interest in the Ethiopian market, saying it could exploit the opportunities here, using its Kenyan associate company, Safaricom. According to Vodacom’s CEO, Shameel Joosub, Ethiopia which announced in June that it will open its state-run telecoms monopoly to foreign investors, is “probably the most attractive” potential new market for Vodacom. “But […]

Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni has instructed the police and army to beef up the security of investors in industrial parks, following recent attacks on Chinese construction workers. The president, who met the Chinese ambassador to Uganda, H.E Zheng Zhu Quiang on Tuesday, said the urban crime problem that has plagued his government in the past […]

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