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IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu’s parents burial has re-united old alliances

The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) obviously still feeling triumphant over the success of the burial of the parents of their leader, Eze Israel and Lolo Kanu, have said that the burial has re-united old alliances and paved the way to unity among the Igbo and their neighbours.
Leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Riek Machar shakes hands with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir after a tripartite summit at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda, Nov. 7, 2019.

South Sudan president offers key compromise for peace

South Sudan's president said on Saturday he would return to a system of 10 states, a key opposition demand, paving the way for a unity government and an end to the country's civil war.
Commission chairman Pierre Claver Ndayicariye told journalists on Friday that the remains of 6,032 victims, as well as thousands of bullets, were recovered. Clothes, glasses, and rosaries were used to identify some of the victims.

At least 6,032 bodies found in Burundi mass graves

Commission chairman Pierre Claver Ndayicariye told journalists on Friday that the remains of 6,032 victims, as well as thousands of bullets, were recovered. Clothes, glasses, and rosaries were used to identify some of the victims.
FILE - The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths speaks to the press upon his arrival at Sanaa international airport in Yemen, March 24, 2018

UN to reduce aid to Houthi-controlled Yemen

A United Nations official has told VOA that the organization is reducing its aid to areas controlled by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in northern Yemen because of the group’s restrictions on humanitarian operations in a country that is said to have the worst humanitarian crisis in the world

African leaders grapple with failure to ‘silence the guns’

Seven years ago, amid extravagant celebrations marking the African Union's 50th anniversary, the continent's heads of state declared they would "end all wars in Africa by 2020."
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Sports minister affirms Nigeria’s readiness for Tokyo Olympics

The Minister of Sports and Youth development, Sunday Dare, says Nigeria is fully prepared for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan later in the year.
The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 election, Peter Obi, has described Dr. Arthur Nwankwo as a unique Igbo man and a true Nigerian who deployed everything available to him to the liberation of the people

Peter Obi: Arthur Nwankwo was a unique Nigerian

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 election, Peter Obi, has described Dr. Arthur Nwankwo as a unique Igbo man and a true Nigerian who deployed everything available to him to the liberation of the people and advancement of humanity.
Forensic team works at an exhumation site in the village of Yancolo as they search for human remains of the El Mozote massacre in the town of Cacaopera, El Salvador [Jose Cabezas-Reuters]

El Salvador general admits army carried out El Mozote massacre

A retired Salvadoran general on Friday acknowledged for the first time that the armed forces were responsible for a notorious 1981 massacre of nearly 1,000 people during the country's civil war.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured that Nigeria will soon see the end of the insurgence that has bedeviled the North-Eastern part of the country like she saw the end of the Nigeria-Biafra civil war.

President Buhari: Nigeria’ll end North-East insurgency, like it did civil war

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured that Nigeria will soon see the end of the insurgence that has bedeviled the North-Eastern part of the country like she saw the end of the Nigeria/Biafra civil war.
Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Provence, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma

Anglican bishops ask Justice Tanko to resign over Imo guber verdict

The Bishops of Anglican Church have rejected the Supreme Court judgment on the 2019 Imo State governorship polls, which sacked Emeka Ihedioha of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and replaced him with Hope Uzodinma of All Progressives Congress, APC, and called for the reversal of the judgment.

SMBLF: Nigeria under worse power play than civil war era

Southern and Middle-Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) said the country is today sadly under “worse irresponsibility of power” than it was 50 years ago when the first civil war broke out.
President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerian youths to be prepared for huge responsibilities as they will eventually take over the leadership of the country in the future. 4

PDP: President Buhari’s exclusion policy hurting national unity

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, warned that the policy of exclusion allegedly being implemented by President Muhammadu Buhari and his governing All Progressives Congress (APC) is impacting negatively on the unity of the country.
In this file photograph taken on November 1, 1967, Biafran prisoners and civilians wait at the federal camp of Nakurdi, a converted outdoor movie theatre in Enugu, after fighting between Nigerian federal army troops and the Biafran rebels, during the Biafran war. (AFP)

Fifty years on, Nigeria struggles with memory of Biafra war

Dikoye Oyeyinka, 33, has been billed as one of the most promising Nigerian writers of his generation.
Sidqi al-Maqt is freed from prison (Haim Horenstein)

Israel frees two prisoners after return of soldier missing since 1982

Two prisoners were released from Israeli detention on Friday, months after Syria returned the remains of an Israeli soldier killed during a 1982 conflict between the countries.
President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerian youths to be prepared for huge responsibilities as they will eventually take over the leadership of the country in the future. 2

President Buhari: We will hand over to Nigerian youths

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday advised Nigerian youths to brace up for leadership roles because “whether we like it or not, we will someday handover to Nigerian youths.”
Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum said on Thursday that Algiers and Rome shared convergent views over the necessity to reach a cease-fire in war-ridden Libya.

Algeria, Italy urge for cease-fire in Libya

Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum said on Thursday that Algiers and Rome shared convergent views over the necessity to reach a cease-fire in war-ridden Libya.

Vladimir Putin, Recep Erdogan call for ceasefire in Libya beginning Sunday

Russia and Turkey, two countries on opposing sides of Libya’s civil war, are appealing for a ceasefire in the north African country, beginning from Sunday.
The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on – going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.

Ralph Uwazuruike: Why I founded MASSOB

Protagonist of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, on Monday, gave an insight into why he founded the group. =

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