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UNAIDS appoints new executive director

Winnie Byanyima has been appointed as the new Executive Director of UNAIDS and will also double as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari links insecurity to illicit funds

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the intelligence community in Africa to tighten the loop against illicit financial flows, just as he attributed rising security challenges to sponsorship by those who profit from illegal financial activities.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: AfCTA will go on without Nigeria

A former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said on Monday that the African Free Continental Trade Area (AfCTA) Agreement will not be hindered by Nigeria’s reluctance to sign up to the process.
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African Union unveils calendar for All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA)

The African Union Commission, AUC, has formally unveiled the 2019 All Africa Music Awards, tagged; 6TH AFRIMA, calendar of events at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Egypt hosts African leaders discussing Sudan protests, Libya crisis

African leaders are meeting in Egypt on Tuesday where they will address developments in Sudan and Libya, in the first emergency summits since the two nations were rocked by popular protests and an invasion on the capital respectively.

Sudan probes ousted Omar al-Bashir after ‘large sums of cash found at home’

Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating deposed President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering, the Reuters news agency said, citing a judicial source.
VP Osinbajo after the wreath laying ceremony at the Kigali memorial centre.

Rwanda: VP Osinbajo says ‘never again’ to genocide in the world

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that many world leaders are committed towards ensuring that there will never be a repeat of the type of genocide that happened in Rwanda.

African labour ministers hail Nigeria’s economic plan

The Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the Buhari administration was commended at the weekend in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by the African Ministers of Labour, Employment and Social Affairs.

Attacks on foreigners in South Africa irk ex-AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Dr Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, ex-Chairperson of African Union Commission, has expressed disappointment that her country, South Africa, was experiencing attacks on foreign nationals.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019 by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) shows damages in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Déborah NGUYEN / WFP / AFP) /

‘Women, babies trapped in trees’ after deadly Mozambique storm

Rescue workers in Mozambique are racing against time to save hundreds of people clinging onto roofs and trees around the devastated city of Beira, days after a powerful cyclone triggered flash floods, submerging entire villages and wiping out communities across southeastern Africa.

Nigeria’s auditor-general appointed into AU board of auditors

Anthony Ayine, auditor-general of the federation, has been appointed as a member of the African Union (AU) board of external auditors.

Former Ethiopia premier to lead AU Observation Mission to Nigeria

Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegne, will be leading the African Union (AU) Elections Observation Mission to Nigeria for the February 16, presidential and National Assembly elections.
Ali Bongo

Gabon: Half a century ruled by Bongo family

Since independence in 1960, Gabon has had only three presidents including a father and son from the Bongo family who between them have held power for more than five decades.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo: Nigeria’s delay in ratifying African free trade agreement regrettable

The Nigerian government’s continued delay in ratifying the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is regrettable, former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Sunday.
President Buhari Unveils Buhari Unity Band in State House on 15th Nov 2018-1

Muhammadu Buhari: Africa must unite against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari calls on every African, especially the younger generation, to collaborate on every front towards ensuring that corruption becomes a thing of the past on the continent

4 Nigerian SMEs for intra-African trade fair in Cairo

Four Nigerian SMEs sponsored by the Association of Professional Nigerians in Egypt (APNEG) to participate in the inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) taking place in Cairo December 11-17

Solomon Dalung: Federal government to open youth dialogue against corruption

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has said the ministry will soon hold a national youth dialogue to make Nigerian youths join the fight against corruption.
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ECA: Nigeria to host Africa Trade Forum 2018

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), on Wednesday said Nigeria is set to host the Africa Trade Forum 2018.

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Stakeholders lament deplorable state of federal roads, urge government intervention

Some stakeholders have lamented the deplorable state of federal roads in their respective areas, saying the situation is adversely affecting the socio-economic lives of the people.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country will present a regional cooperation plan to create security in the Gulf when he attends the United Nations General Assembly this week.

US eager to use Saudi Aramco attack for billion-dollar deals – Iranian leader

The U.S. seeks to use the recent drone attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities to its utmost advantage by striking billion-dollar deals and attaining a permanent presence in the Middle East, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.
If Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, so desires, he has the ability to seriously damage Trump’s Presidency with a few choice disclosures.Photograph by Alexey Vitvitsky - Sputnik - AP

Ukrainian leader begins US visit amid Donald Trump’s call controversy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, on Monday commenced a three-day visit to the U.S. amid a controversy over a recent phone call between the Ukrainian leader and U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Xavi Hernandez open to managerial role in England as Barca alternative

Barcelona legend Xavi has revealed that he would welcome the chance to manage in the Premier League, should a return to Camp Nou fail to materialise.
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Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim in spotlight amid awful start to season

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim insists he is unfazed by the speculation over his future as the 2017 French champions go into a midweek derby against Patrick Vieira’s Nice still without a win this season.