Category: Foreign

Nigerian Candidate Wins United Nations General Assembly Presidency

By Wale Tayo Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, has emerged president of the 74th UN General Assembly. Muhammad-Bande, sole candidate for the position, emerged through acclamation at the 87th plenary meeting of the Assembly in New York on Tuesday. He is the second Nigerian to hold the office after Joseph Garba, […]

Djibouti nationalises Port de Djibouti

James Galad. Port de Djibouti SA which owns 66.66 per cent majority shares in the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) has been nationalised by Djibouti. Djibouti cited an order from the president “to protect the fundamental interests of the nation and the legitimate interests of its partners” as reason for taking full control of the company. […]

OPEC, Russia Ignore US President’s call to Raise Oil output

Barkindo, Secretary of OPEC Key OPEC’s player, Saudi Arabia and Non-OPEC biggest oil-producer, Russia, ignored US President Donald Trump on Sunday over his call for more oil output to reduce prices. “I do not influence prices,” Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told reporters as OPEC and non-OPEC energy ministers gathered in Algiers for a meeting […]

British PM Theresa May Visits Nigeria, 2 Other African Nations

George Michael. British Prime Minister Theresa May is to visit Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya from Monday for the first time in order to forge new trade links for post-Brexit Britain. Ms May becomes the first British leader to visit sub-Saharan Africa in five years, making a three-day trip that includes meetings with the presidents […]

US Mourns As Senator John McCain Dies At 81

By Charles Beatles. The United States of America, USA was over the weekend thrown into mourning mood as, John McCain, the US ranking senator and celebrated war veteran died at the age of 81. The distinguished senator is known for his works in restoring diplomatic relations with Vietnam, and for his belief in conclusive prosecution […]

ANC to decide Jacob Zuma’s fate Today

The highest decision-making body of South Africa’s ruling party, ANC, is set to meet to decide on the fate of President Jacob Zuma, on Monday. In the meeting dubbed D-Day by local media, Zuma is expected to finally resign after weeks of pressure to do so. On Sunday, Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of the […]

Playing Politics with Cholera

African journalists, Yousra Elbagir criticizes the Sudanese government’s failure to get to grips with a cholera outbreak. After 10 months, Sudan’s Ministry of Health finally confirmed that there have been 265 deaths and more than 16,000 infected cases of “acute watery diarrhoea” in 11 of the country’s 18 states. A half-admission that came only after the disease pierced the bubble of Sudan’s capital, […]

Burkina Faso: Dealing with Uncertainty and Insecurity

As Burkina Faso grapples with increasing threats of terrorism there are fears that the country may lose control of its troubled Northern region to extremists following persistent attacks on troops and civilians in the region. By Reuben Nwankwo Apprehension is gradually creeping into Burkina Faso in the wake of U.S. State Department warning to Americans living in […]

London fire: A tale of two tower blocks

By Charles Beatle, Tripoli London is increasingly becoming a city of high-rise living. There are more than 700 tower blocks, ranging from brand new luxury developments to the post-war council-owned buildings seen as a quick-fix to cure problems caused by crumbling and unsanitary 19th Century hovels. About 8% of Londoners now live in tower blocks. Some flats are bought for millions, others are relatively lowcost social […]