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Sudan: US sanctions Russian officials and entities linked to Yevgeny Prigozhin

The US treasury has decreed sanctions against several Russian officials and entities linked to Yevgeny Prigozhin, a close associate of Vladimir Putin, who has already been pinned in the 2016 US elections on social networks.   This time, Washington is sanctioning eight targets: three Russians and five companies, all suspected of helping Yevgeni Prigozhin to […]

Libyan Parties urged to show restraint, deescalate tensions

The governments of France, Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates have expressed deep concern over fighting in Libya and urged all parties to immediately de-escalate tensions, which are hindering prospects for UN political mediation. n a joint statement issued Thursday, the five countries said at this sensitive moment in […]

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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 […]

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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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