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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI URGES MEMBERS OF THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICA STATE TO BE COMMITTED AS THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA AGREEMENT TAKES OFF JANUARY 1ST, 2021.

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged members of the Economic Community of West Africa State to be committed as the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement begins on the 1 st of January, 2021. President Buhari made the call at the 13th Virtual Extra-Ordinary Summit of the African Union Assembly of …

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UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD DEVELOPS CHEAPER COVID-19 VACCINE

The University of Oxford has developed a cheaper coronavirus vaccine with an easier mode of storage following Pfizer and Moderna. The UK prime minister Boris Johnson applauded the development adding that the UK government has pre-ordered a hundred million doses of the vaccine, which is enough to immunize fifty million …

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PERU ELECTS NEW INTERIM PRESIDENT

Peru’s congress has elected a new interim president after two days without a head of state as the country reels from an intense week of pro-democracy protests marked by accusations of police brutality. Francisco Sagasti, an industrial engineer and member of the only political party that voted against the ousting …

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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI CONDOLES WITH PEOPLE OF GHANA OVER THE LOSS OF THEIR FORMER PRESIDENT JERRY RAWLINGS

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Ghana over the passing of the country’s former President, Jerry Rawlings, at the age of 73. A statement by his spokesman Mr. Femi Adesina said that President Buhari believed the passion, discipline, and moral strength that the former Ghanaian …

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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI URGES INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND INVESTORS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE COUNTRY’S DIVERSITY IN HUMAN AND NATURAL RESOURCES FOR INVESTMENT,

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the international community and investors to take advantage of the country’s diversity in human and natural resources for investment, saying youth development, integration and employment remain priority for his administration. The president stated this when he received the Letters of Credence of the Ambassadors of …

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FORMER PRESIDENT MALIAN, MR. AMADOU TOUMANI TOURE DIES AT 72

    Former president of Mali, Mr. Amadou Toumani Toure who was overthrown in a coup in 2012, is dead.   According to a family member and a doctor, the former president died yesterday of a heart attack in Turkey.    The late president’s nephew Mr. Oumar Toure confirmed to …

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AUTHORITIES ARREST OPPOSITION LEADER PASCAL AFFI N’GUESSAN FOR CREATING RIVAL GOVERNMENT

Ivory Coast opposition leader and former Prime Minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan have been arrested by the country’s prosecutors for creating a rival government after President Alassane Ouattara’s third term re-election. A spokeswoman for Affi N’Guessan Genevieve Goetzinger said on Twitter he was arrested in the southeastern town of Akoupe while …

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PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN VOWS TO UNITE AMERICA

U.S President-elect Joseph Biden has vowed to unite the people in a deeply divided nation after he was declared the winner of the 2020 U.S presidential Elections against President Donald Trump. In his first address the democratic president-elect Joseph Biden said he intends to govern for everyone and praised the …

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TANZANIA COMMENCES PRESIDENTIAL AND PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

Polls commenced in Tanzania for the nation’s presidential and parliamentary elections following days of tension and unrest. Reports say President John Magufuli is seeking a second term but his ambition has been marked by violence and accusations of foul play. Over eight people were killed in a protest over ballot …

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HUMANITARIAN CRISIS WORSENS IN YEMEN

The United Nations warns That the humanitarian crisis in Yemen will get worse as tens of thousands of children are at risk of dying due to severe malnutrition. UNICEF released a statement saying over half a million children in southern Yemen are acutely malnourished. The six-year-long conflict in Yemen shows …

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