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Moscow, South Korea welcome possible meeting between US, North Korean leaders

Russia and South Korea on Friday welcomed the announcement of a potential meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expected to take place by May.

US, Russia trade blame as diplomats fail to meet in Africa

They could have run into each other sipping coffee in the lobby, perhaps at the bar at Ethiopia's finest hotel. But US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov don't plan to meet, and now both countries are trading accusations about who's to blame.

China: US tariffs ‘wanton attack’ on international trade

The new tariffs imposed by the U.S. on aluminium and steel imports, due to an alleged threat to national security, are a “wanton attack” on the multilateral trade system, a Chinese commerce official said Friday.

Be wary of Chinese loans – US warns African countries

The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, yesterday, told African countries to be wary of Chinese government and its loan facilities.

Russia eyes Zimbabwe’s diamonds and platinum

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday met with Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa and discussed possible military co-operation as well as plans to boost economic ties.

Embattled White House promises quick tariff decision

President Donald Trump’s team played down talk of a trade war Wednesday as it fought to limit a financial market sell-off, promising a quick decision on contentious tariffs that prompted a popular economic advisor to the president to quit.

China calls on US, North Korea to engage in dialogue ‘sooner rather than later’

China supports the recent thaw in the Korean conflict and calls on the U.S. and North Korea to engage in dialogue “sooner rather than later,’’ Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, said on Thursday.

Gambia apologises to Thailand for sex tourism slur

The Gambia on Tuesday apologised to Thailand after its foreign minister said the Asian country was a haven for sex tourists, sparking a strongly worded protest from Bangkok.

Sierra Leone ruling party candidate claims ‘president’s legacy’

The ruling party candidate seeking to succeed President Ernest Bai Koroma as Sierra Leone's president claimed Monday he was his boss's "biggest legacy" to the country as election campaigning wrapped up.

Africa: A continent without democrats

In the past two decades, there have been many electoral transitions across the continent indicative of a pattern of democratic consolidation. In reality, however, mercenaries of democracy, dictators and a military culture dominate African politics.

Iran says only way to end Syria war is to support government

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that the only way to end the conflict in Syria was to support its government.

Theresa May sets out vision on trade with EU post-Brexit

Britain's prime minister has warned neither side will get exactly what it wants once the UK withdraws itself from the European Union.

We are ready for trade war – China tells Donald Trump

China, the world’s second biggest economy fuelled fears of a trade war when it warned Sunday that it is ready to hit back at the United States if it harms its economic interests.

Iran: No missile talks unless West gives up its nuclear weapons

Iran's armed forces spokesman said on Saturday that there can be no talks on the country's missile programme without the West's destruction of its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.

Dozens dead in attacks on Burkina military headquarters, French embassy

Dozens of people were killed Friday in twin attacks on the French embassy in Burkina Faso and the country's military headquarters, an assault that coincided with a meeting of regional anti-jihadist forces.

Zimbabwean activists challenge legality of Emmerson Mnangagwa’s presidency in court

Zimbabwean activists have reportedly dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy, Constantino Chiwenga, to the country's constitutional court, challenging their rise to power by forcing former president Robert Mugabe to resign.

Prince William to visit Palestinian Territories, Israel

Prince William will be the first senior British royal to make an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Kensington Palace announced on Thursday, as part of a tour which will also take in Jordan.

Russia expresses concern over US decision to keep Guantanamo prison open

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday expressed concerns over the U.S. decision to keep the infamous detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, located in Cuba, open.

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Manchester United are reportedly closely monitoring the situation of contract rebel Saul Niguez, although may face competition from Manchester City for the Atletico Madrid midfielder.

Saul Niguez could be Manchester United’s next signing – report

Manchester United are targeting Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez again after losing out on Jadon Sancho, according to The Daily Star.
Ghana international Thomas Teye Partey was in action as his Atletico Madrid side succumbed to a 1-0 loss to city rivals Real Madrid in La Liga action in Spain on Saturday.

Arsenal to step up pursuit of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey

Arsenal are prepared to step up their pursuit of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, a report from The Daily Star claims.
Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the payment of N148.8 million to offset the backlogs of arrears and monthly allowances of various batches of serving and past corps members in the state.

Borno resettles 2,800 IDPs 6-years after insurgents’ attack

Borno State Government, says it has resettled 2,800 displaced persons at Ajiri community in Mafa Local Government Area of the state.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

NAIC, AFAN partner to insure 40m farmers against flood, other disasters

The Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) says it is partnering with All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) to insure over 40 million farmers across Nigeria against flooding and other disasters.
Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka says it was fun inflicting a humiliating defeat on Lionel Messi after Friday night’s 8-2 win over Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Leon Goretzka: It was fun embarrassing Lionel Messi

Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka says it was fun inflicting a humiliating defeat on Lionel Messi after Friday night’s 8-2 win over Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.