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US slams plan to extend South Sudan president’s term

The United States on Thursday condemned a bill proposed by South Sudan’s government to extend by another three years President Salva Kiir’s tenure as well as the tenure of his two deputies, parliament and state governors. The bill seeks to amend the Constitution to extend Kiir’s tenure to 2021, lawmakers said earlier this week. Deputy […]

Nigerian star Davido lands top honors at 2018 BET Awards

Nigerian-born pop star Davido won Best International Act at the BET Awards and urged greater collaborations between US and African artist and musicians. As he picked up his trophy, Davido, 25, thanked his audience in Nigeria and said that Africa as a continent “has been so blessed.” “My continent has been so blessed to influence […]

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US Deputy Secretary to Visit Morocco & Algeria

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Morocco and Algeria as part of a tour that will also lead him to Netherlands and Denmark to gather support for counter-terrorism efforts. The visit, slated for June 25-29, is aimed at examining “a range of US priorities, including joint efforts to maintain an enduring […]

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US, Canada, Mexico to host World Cup 2026

The North American bid has won the hosting rights for the 2026 World Soccer Cup on Wednesday on a pledge of a record $11 billion in profits for world soccer governing body, FIFA. The combined bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada defeated its only challenger, Morocco, by a vote of 134-65. The USA-led […]

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DRC: US, Sweden call for new probe into murders of UN experts

The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday called for a “full investigation” into the death of two UN experts killed in March in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Michael Sharp of the United States and Zaida Catalan, a dual national of Sweden and Chile, disappeared on March 12 and their bodies were discovered […]

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Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote to invest up to $50bn in US, Europe

Dangote Group, controlled by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $20bn to $50bn in the United States and Europe over the next seven years in various industries, including renewable energy and petrochemicals, Bloomberg reports. Dangote, whose cement unit is Nigeria’s biggest listed company, will start investing outside the African continent by 2020. In […]

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U.S. Government issued travel alert ahead of elections in Kenya

The U.S. State Department has warned its citizens of possible unrest that could turn violent, ahead of general elections slated for Aug. 8 in Kenya. A year ago, Police in Nairobi used tear gas and water cannon to break up rallies urging resignation of supervising body in run-up to August vote. Authorities face pressure to […]

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Egypt Holds Back Resolution Targeting Israel at the UN

Egypt delayed the tabling of a draft resolution, demanding an end to illegal constructions of Israeli settlements on Palestinian lands, for voting by the UN Security Council on Thursday after President al-Sisi spoke with US president-elect Donald Trump and agreed on giving the incoming administration an opportunity to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict. A Western diplomat […]

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Rwanda’s Opposition Leader to Run for President in 2017

The Rwandan opposition leader of the Democratic Green party, Frank Habineza, announced his intention for standing as a candidate in next year’s presidential election. He made the announcement this weekend after a meeting with party leaders in the capital, Kigali. “I have accepted your request to represent you as the presidential candidate for the upcoming […]

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Nigeria: Exxon Mobil Closes Doors in Lagos over Workers’ Protest

U.S. oil giant Exxon Mobil’s headquarters in Lagos has been shut down, after protesters besieged the company’s offices, protesting the sacking of 150 Nigerian workers. The standoff is coming on the heels of a similar development on Wednesday in Upkenekang Community in Akwa Ibom, where angry youths disrupted the operations of the company over the […]

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