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PRESIDENT OF BURUNDI PIERRE NKURUNZIZA DIES AT THE AGE OF 55

The president of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza died yesterday at a hospital in Karuzi, eastern Burundi at the age of 55. Burundi authorities say that he died of a heart attack although there were speculations that the cause of death may be the coronavirus. The late  Burudi president came  in power …

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WORLD HEAVY WEIGHT CHAMPION ANTHONY JOSHUA SHOWS SUPPORT FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT

WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has shown his support for the Black Lives Matter movement by attending a protest march in his hometown. The boxing champion took to the streets of Watford last Saturday to campaign following the controversial death of African American George Floyd in …

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MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL PLEDGES TO DISBAND CITY’S POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Minneapolis city council has pledged to disband the city’s police department and replace it with a new system of public safety, a historic move that comes as calls to de-fund law enforcement are sweeping the US. Nine council members led by the city council president, Lisa bender, announced their …

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CHINESE PARLIAMENT APPROVES NATIONAL SECURITY LEGISLATION

China’s parliament has approved a decision to move forward with the national security legislation for Hong Kong which critics fear could undermine the city’s autonomy. The National People’s Congress on voted 2,878 to 1 in favour of the decision to empower its standing committee to draft the legislation, with six …

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BURUNDI’S OPPOSITION PARTY CRIES FOUL OVER ELECTION RESULTS

Burundi’s main opposition party the National Freedom Council, has filed a lawsuit in the country’s constitutional court challenging last week’s presidential election result, claiming there was evidence of fraud. According to the Burundi’s election commission the governing party candidate, Retired General Evariste Ndayishimiye, won the presidential election with 69 percent …

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PRESIDENT BUHARI URGES DEVELOPED COUNTRIES TO CANCEL THE DEBTS OF NEEDY COUNTRIES

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on developed countries and international financial institutions to cancel the debts of ”needy countries” especially in Africa to enable them reverse the devastations of COVID-19 to the human race. President Buhari restated the appeal for debt cancellation for African counties in a virtual meeting tagged …

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WORLD BANK APPROVES THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX MILLIONS DOLLARS TO STRENTHEN LIVELIHOODS IN THE LAKE CHAD

A sum of three hundred and forty- six million dollars has been approved by the World Bank to finance the International Development Association to help strengthen livelihoods in the Lake Chad Region, close the gaps in Infrastructure and access basic services caused by severe climate change. This was made known in …

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CITIZENS OF MINNEAPOLIS CRY FOR JUSTICE OVER GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH

Thousands of protesters gathered at the intersection where George Floyd to call for the prosecution of the four Minneapolis officers responsible for his death. The mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey called for charges against the white police officer who knelt on the neck of George  after being restrained. The mayor …

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ECOWAS CALLS ON PARLIAMENTARIANS TO INTENSIFY EFFORT IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

By Nneka Jackson Mbaka ECOWAS Parliamentarians have been urged  to intensify their commitment in promoting good governance and to continue the fight against corruption towards fulfilling ECOWAS agenda 2020. The Speaker of ECOWAS Paliament, Moustapha Cisse-Lo stated this at the Delocalised Meeting of the Joint Committee on Political Affairs, Peace, Security …

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EU DELEGATION PRESENTS IT EQUIPMENT TO NYSC

Youths have been identified as the backbone of democracy in the country.  The Head of the European Union Delegation to Nigeria Ambassador Ketil Karlsen stated this during the presentation of IT equipment used by the EU observers in the general elections to National Youth Service Corps members.  Ambassador Ketil Karlsen …

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