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East Africa spends 8 percent of revenue to service debt

East African countries are now spending almost eight per cent of their revenues to service $29.42 billion loans borrowed in the past 10 years.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo urges China to support Africa’s infrastructure deficit with $100bn

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on the government of the Peoples Republic of China to earmark at least $10 billion annually to support infrastructure provision in Africa for a period of 10-years.

China Bank, UBA sign $100m loan for SMEs in Africa

United Bank for Africa (UBA) and China Development Bank (CDB), the world’s largest development finance institution, has announced the signing of a $100 million seven-year loan agreement to finance the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Africa.

Emmanuel Macron appeals to China for partnership in climate, Africa

French President Emmanuel Macron appealed to Chinese leaders Monday to form a partnership on climate change and African development during a visit in which he also is expected to press Beijing for better market access.

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Philippe Coutinho set for Barcelona return

Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho has returned to training ahead of this weekend’s La Liga match against Atletico Madrid after missing two weeks with a thigh problem, the club announced on Tuesday.
Gianni Infantino, Pedro Sánchez and Luis Rubiales in La Moncloa

Spain FA chief thanks country’s premier for World Cup plan backing

The president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has thanked the country's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, for his backing of a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.

Christian Chukwu: Include more home-based Super Eagles players in AFCON team

Christian Chukwu, former Super Eagles coach, has restated his call for the massive inclusion of home-based players in the Super Eagles, especially now that the country has qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: Why Goodluck Jonathan delayed unveiling his book

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has disclosed why former President Goodluck Jonathan delayed unveiling his book “My Transition Hours”.
A protestor gestures during a traffic slow down operation on the fourth day of action by the "yellow vest" (Gilets Jaunes in French) movement against high fuel prices which has mushroomed into a widespread protest against stagnant spending power under French President, in Rennes western France, on November 20, 2018. - Hundreds of thousands of people blockaded roads across France on November 17, 2018 wearing high-visibility yellow vests in a national wave of defiance aimed at centrist President Emmanuel Macron. (Photo by SEBASTIEN SALOM GOMIS / AFP)

French police dislodge fuel protesters as movement wanes

French police moved to dislodge protesters blocking roads and fuel depots on Tuesday as the government took a harder line on the so-called "yellow vest" movement against environmental taxes on fuel.