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Pascal Affi N'Guessan, 67, once a close associate of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, officially announced Saturday that he will be a candidate for the presidency in the upcoming October elections in an attempt to close the chapter on the blood-drenched and 2-decade crisis in the country.
“I’m saddened by the death of the third president of Tanzania and that is a big loss for us as a country. Let’s pray for him and more information will follow later,” said President John Magufuli in a short televised speech.
Marcel Amon-Tanoh, a longtime ally of President Alassane Ouattara and until recently his foreign minister, declared on Wednesday he would run in Ivory Coast’s presidential election in October, breaking with the ruling party.
Spain does not reject the setting of conditions on disbursement of European Union funds to help countries recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Monday.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a global finance expert and Nigerian-nominated candidate for the position of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General, has said during her tenure as the finance minister of Nigeria, “we saved billions of dollars that were channeled to other priorities”.
German students studying in the United States have appealed to their government for help after being threatened with expulsion from the country under new pandemic-era rules.
Six candidates are vying to become the next head of the World Trade Organisation, an institution which faced mammoth challenges even before the pandemic-driven global economic crisis struck.
United States Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen Biegun, on Wednesday rejected reports that he was seeking to meet North Korean officials during a visit to South Korea this week but reiterated that Washington is open to resuming talks.
Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.
The Ghanaian president has apologised to Nigeria over the demolition of its embassy building in Accra, the Nigerian presidency said.
Serbians started casting ballots on Sunday in the first national elections in the European continent since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the ruling Progressives and Socialists as the only party targeting double-digit results.
Following an extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Policy Committee, the Danish government presented a new model for easing both border restrictions and travel guidelines, according to a foreign ministry press release on Thursday.
India prepared to hold funerals on Thursday for some of the 20 soldiers killed in brutal hand-to-hand fighting with Chinese troops in a disputed mountainous border region, as the nuclear-armed rivals sought to defuse tensions.
Fuel shipped from Iran began arriving at Venezuela’s gasoline stations on Saturday, just hours before President Nicolas Maduro announced higher prices at the pump that are set to end more than two decades of almost-free gasoline.
Sudanese authorities said Wednesday that three former senior aides to ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir have caught the novel coronavirus in prison.
Popular Media personality, Toolz Oniru-Demuren, and rapper, Falz, have berated the former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, over her ‘Yahoo boys’ comment.
Members of Parents Teachers Association, PTA, Grace High School, Gbagada, Lagos, have protested the school’s directives that students, who are preparing for the forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, lodge in hotels to meet up with the timing of the exam.
Deceased Nigerian reggae legend, Majek Fashek, will be buried in New York, United States, his son, Randy, who is the first of his three children with his ex-wife, Rita, said in a video on Monday.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has charged the Implementation Committee of the Report of the Ministerial Taskforce on National Stadium Surulere, Lagos to carry out their assignment with dispatch, even as he assured that the edifice would be restored to it’s original blueprint.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has set up a Focal Group on the newly approved Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF). The Focal Group is an assemblage of youth leaders and groups from diverse fields, entrepreneurial experts and individuals with youth development and finance experience.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Tuesday has granted pardon to 17 inmates of Sokoto Correctional centre.
Following the worsening security situation in the country, especially in the Northern flank, President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Governors of the North East and Security heads at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
La Liga giants Barcelona are looking to sign Manchester City playmaker Bernardo Silva in the summer transfer window, according to reports from The Telegraph.
Rwanda uses robots to protect doctors, who treat COVID-19 patients through minimising contact, Health Minister Daniel Ngamije said on Thursday.
Dutchman Clemens Westerhof is determined to clear his name of the match-fixing allegations levelled against him by his former assistant in Super Eagles, Johannes Bonfrere.