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Nelaon Mandela's widow, Graça Machel, center left, greeting Barack Obama on Tuesday - EFE

Barack Obama rebukes Donald Trump in address marking Nelson Mandela’s 100th posthumous birthday

Obama’s speech to a cheering crowd of thousands in South Africa countered many of Trump’s policies, rallying people around the world to keep alive the ideas that Mandela worked for including democracy, diversity and tolerance.
President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir (R) shakes hands with arch-rival South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar (L) during peace talks at Uganda's statehouse in Entebbe where they were received by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (C) on July 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SUMY SADURNI

UN set to impose arms embargo on South Sudan

The United States circulated a revised draft resolution on Thursday that diplomats said is likely to be adopted, imposing a ban on arms sales to South Sudan until May 2019.
Babatunde Fashola- Minister Works, Power and Housing

Babatunde Fashola: Nigeria needs massive injection of infrastructure

Minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that a nation with a growing population like Nigeria requires massive injection of infrastructure, saying that engineering would play a critical role in its quest for development and prosperity.

Minister: Israel will not ‘rule out’ ties with Syrian government

Israel will not dismiss the possibility of future relations with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday.

Sierra Leone launches corruption inquiry into ex-president Ernest Koroma’s government

President Julius Bio of Sierra Leone has inaugurated a commission to investigate accusations of widespread corruption under his predecessor Ernest Koroma, the government said.
Victor Bockarie Foh

Ex-Sierra Leone VP Victor Foh arrested over corruption charges

Sierra Leone’s former Vice President Victor Foh and former Mines Minister Minkailu Mansaray were arrested on Thursday on charges of alleged corruption, a spokesman for the West African country’s anti-corruption commission said.
Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu

Former Charles Taylor’s deputy convicted in US

A jury in Philadelphia has convicted Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu, former number two to Charles Taylor in the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), according to Front Page Africa, a Liberian daily newspaper.

In defence of the Fulani in our midst

State of the nation: In the last two weeks, over 200 persons in Plateau State were reportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen, 45 villages were ransacked and sacked and those villages we are told have been taken over by Fulanis, and the original owners have had to flee from their homes

General Buratai: Why we chose Borno for Army Day celebration

Lt. General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has said that choosing Borno State for the 2018 Army Day celebration was borne out of total conviction that Boko Haram terrorists had been sufficiently degraded by the troops.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir, Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir and South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar talk after signing a peace agreement aimed to end a war in which tens of thousands of people have been killed, in Khartoum, Sudan June 27, 2018

‘Permanent’ cease-fire begins in South Sudan’s civil war

A cease-fire has begun at midnight in South Sudan as a weary nation wonders whether this latest attempt to end a five-year civil war will hold.
Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, also spelled Nyussi, is a Mozambican politician serving as the fourth President of Mozambique, in office since 2015.

Mozambique’s leader wants Renamo to disarm immediately

Mozambique's president on Monday called for the immediate disarmament of the opposition Renamo's armed wing in a bid to conclude the peace process initiated before the death of its leader.

South Sudan foes in new peace talks to end deadly war

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar were set to hold a new round of peace talks on Monday after a first meeting last week faltered.

Senator Shehu Sani: Comrade Oshiomhole can salvage APC

An aggrieved senator of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Shehu Sani, has thrown his support behind a former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole, to succeed as the party chairman.

South Sudan’s Salva Kiir, Riek Machar to hold new talks on Monday

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar are to meet in Khartoum on Monday for only their second round of talks in nearly two years, the Sudanese foreign ministry said.

South Sudan: We have had enough of Riek Machar

South Sudan's information minister said Friday the country's rebel leader could not rejoin government, dealing a blow to hopes that the latest talks in Ethiopia might bring peace.
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed hosted a private dinner to President Salva Kiir & Dr Rieck Machar together. The two met for the first time in two years. Twitter | Fitsum Arega | @fitsumaregaa

South Sudan’s warring leaders meet for 1st time since 2016

South Sudan's warring leaders met face-to-face for the first time in almost two years on Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, shaking hands but making no public comments.

South Sudan rebel leader Machar arrives in Ethiopia for talks

South Sudan’s rebel leader, Riek Machar, arrived in Ethiopia on Wednesday for a meeting with South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir, as part of talks to negotiate an end to a five-year-old civil war, a rebel spokesman and an Ethiopian official said.

Ex-PSC chief faults exclusion of Humphrey Nwosu from June 12 awardees

Former chairman, Police Service Commission, PSC, Chief Simon Okeke, has faulted President Buhari’s exclusion of the former chairman, National Electoral Commission, NEC, Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, from those honoured over June 12, 1993 presidential election.

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Ex-Minister Okonjo-Iweala: Why ex-President Jonathan government didn’t save despite oil boom

A former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has linked the failure of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to save for the rainy day, despite oil boom, to the insistence of state governors that funds in the Excess Crude Account must be shared.

Governor Ortom alleges plot to blackmail him

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has raied the alarm about further plans by some persons to launch smear campaigns against him on various conventional and social media platforms.

My wife is adulterous – Man tells court

A man, Olalekan Babalola, on Thursday, sought the dissolution of his 13-year-o marriage at an Agege Customary Court, Lagos, alleging that his wife, Olushola Babalola, is adulterous and deceitful.

NSCDC generates N4 million revenue in Oyo in six months

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Command in Oyo state says it generated about N4 million as revenue from registration of private guard companies between January and June 2018.
Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA)

Church kicks against disarming Christians in Plateau

The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Plateau District Church Council, has kicked against disarming and arrest of Christians in possession of Dane guns, sticks, and leaving herdsmen who allegedly possess and carry arms openly to unleash terror on innocent citizens.