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Africa, China Relationship: It’s a win-win situation for everyone, says Ramaphosa

African countries welcome the win-win relationship with China and value the support China provides to them, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday. Speaking upon his return from China where he paid a state visit and attended the 2018...

No debt crisis in Africa, AFDB President

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), denied the alleged debt crisis in African countries during an interview on the sidelines of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit. Western nations accused China of hoodwinking poor African...

China to implement eight major initiatives with African countries

President Xi Jinping on Monday said China will implement eight major initiatives with African countries in the next three years and beyond, covering fields such as industrial promotion, infrastructure connectivity, trade facilitation, and green development. Xi made the announcement in...

John McCain was ‘a warrior, a statesman, a patriot’, says Obama

Former President Barack Obama remembered Sen. John McCain on Saturday as a feisty, irreverent and principled patriot who fought for his beliefs but always understood that democracy would not work if politicians stray from the truth or hew to political orthodoxy. Obama said McCain "embodied so...

Boxer takes down hijacker on Lufthansa flight to Paris

A former French professional boxer turned into a hero on a Lufthansa flight from Munich to Paris, stopping a person who was threatening to hijack the plane in his tracks. Tarik Sahibbedine first noticed something wasn't right when a passenger...

U.S Senator John McCain, Dead at 81 after battle with brain cancer

U.S Senator John McCain, the iconic Republican senator, two-time presidential candidate, decorated Naval bomber pilot, and former prisoner of war in Vietnam, died at his Cornville, Arizona home surrounded by his family late Saturday afternoon after a battle with...

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump to Visit Africa

By John Campbell   On the margins of her speech on abusive use of social media, U.S. First Lady Melania Trump's announced that she will be making a trip alone to Africa in the coming autumn. There were no details as...

Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, dead at 80

Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in...

Views From Abroad: Deadly Lack of Security Plagues Nigeria as Buhari Seeks Re-election

New York Times President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, center, flanked by service chiefs and other senior military officers, spoke during the Army Day celebration in Dansadau, in the northwestern state of Zamfara, in 2016.CreditAgence France-Presse — Getty Images By Emmanuel Akinwotu GUSAU, Nigeria...

CPJ Condemns Premium Times Reporter’s Arrest, Urged Nigerian Police To Release Him Unconditionally

 The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has joined others to condemn the arrest and detention of Premium Times reporter Samuel Ofundipe by the Nigerian Police. In a statement, on Wednesday, CPJ urged the Nigerian Police to immediately release the detained...
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Coronavirus: Nigeria’s cases rise by 553 in one-day record

  Nigeria has recorded 553 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the highest daily rise since the outbreak...
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At last, 286 stranded Nigerians in China Arrive in Abuja, quarantined

    After several weeks of sending a ``Save-Our-Souls’’ to the Federal Government, the 286 Nigerians stranded in China as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown...

Brendan Rogers says he had coronavirus

  Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says he "had no strength" after contracting the coronavirus in March. "I could hardly walk and it reminded me of...

Four years after, Pres. Buhari reconstitutes NNPC six-member board

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has got a new board following the expiration of the tenure of board members appointed in 2016 by...

Trump threatens protesters with ‘vicious dogs’ and ‘ominous weapons’

  Instead of quelling some of the outrage expressed by demonstrators near the White House who were protesting the killing of George Floyd, President Trump...