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The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Stony silence from Eritrea as Ethiopia basks in Nobel glow

While Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was praised for efforts to end years of bitter tension with Eritrea in his Nobel Peace Prize award last week, his Eritrean partner in the peace-making has conspicuously failed to offer his congratulations.
In this file photo taken on September 8, 2008, an Argentinian peacekeeper stands as a helicopter takes off from the flooded city of Gonaives some 200 kilometres north of Port-au-Prince. The UN Security Council ended 15 years of peacekeeping operations in Haiti on October 15, 2019, voicing regret that the country is still saddled with huge economic, political and social woes. PHOTO: YURI CORTEZ / AFP

UN ends 15-year peacekeeping operations in Haiti

The UN Security Council ended 15 years of peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Tuesday, voicing regret that the country is still saddled with huge economic, political and social woes.
Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement Sunday to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures adopted to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF.

Ecuador government, protesters agree deal to end deadly unrest

Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement Sunday to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures adopted to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walk together at Asmara International Airport, Eritrea, July 9, 2018 - Reuters

Ethiopian premier wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea

Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.

Turkey launches assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria yesterday with air strikes and artillery fire reported along the border.
Antonio Guterres

Antonio Guterres warns UN may not have enough money to pay staff next month

The United Nations may not have enough money for staff salaries next month if member states don’t pay what they owe, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday.
Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has urged the United States to remove Khartoum from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying sanctions imposed by Washington were causing tremendous suffering to the Sudanese people.

Premier urges US to remove Sudan from sponsors of terrorism list

Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has urged the United States to remove Khartoum from its list of state sponsors of "terrorism", saying sanctions imposed by Washington were causing "tremendous suffering" to the Sudanese people.

AfDB to phase out coal power stations across Africa

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB), has revealed plans by the bank to phase out coal power stations across Africa and switch to renewable energy.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit during the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations at United Nations Headquarters in New York. EPA

World leaders set to speak at UN, with Donald Trump in focus

World leaders will begin the annual days of speeches at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Tuesday, with U.S. President Donald Trump’s address expected to draw much of the focus.
Antonio Guterres

UN chief appoints Aliko Dangote, Akinwumi Adesina, 25 others to fight global malnutrition

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has appointed Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and 25 other persons as global leaders, who would champion the...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in New York announced robust plans and initiatives by his administration to reverse the negative effects of climate change in Nigeria.

President Buhari: Climate change is a human-induced phenomenon

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in New York announced robust plans and initiatives by his administration to reverse the negative effects of climate change in Nigeria.
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Donald Trump calls for end to religious persecution as he kicks off UN trip

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a call to nations around the world to end religious persecution on Monday as he began three days of diplomatic events at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
[FILES] This aerial picture shows smouldering peatland after a fire blaize. (Photo by ADEK BERRY - AFP)

Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
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Climate summit: Big companies pledge emissions slash

No fewer than 90 big companies in sectors from food to cement to telecommunications have pledged to slash their greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign to steer multi-nationals towards a low-carbon future, Reuters reports.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

Mike Pompeo: US backs Saudi Arabia’s ‘right to defend itself’

Following a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States supports Riyadh’s “right to defend itself” and said Washington would not tolerate Iran’s “threatening behavior.”
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

Nigeria’s Tijjani Bande takes over as UNGA president

Maria Espinosa, the President of the 73rd UN General Assembly, on Monday handed over to Nigeria’s Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who will lead the 74th session of the assembly in the next one year.
Tijani Muhammad-Bande, President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, was among several Muslims that attended a special church service in New York on Monday evening.

Tijani Muhammad-Bande joins other Muslims in church to usher in 74th UNGA

Tijani Muhammad-Bande, President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, was among several Muslims that attended a special church service in New York on Monday evening.
West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.

West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups

West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’