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Indonesia beefs up security ahead of Sunday’s presidential inauguration

Indonesian authorities have beefed up security ahead of the inauguration ceremony of President Joko Widodo and his vice president-elect Ma’ruf Amin on Sunday, an official on Friday said.
Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap and Wife, Nenny, after receiving the Primaduta Award from President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, Indonesia, during the 34th Trade Expo Indonesia

Trade between Indonesia, Nigeria, 13 others hits $1 billion – envoy

The Indonesia Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap, has disclosed that the volume of trade between Indonesia, Nigeria and 13 other African countries, has reached $1 billion.
Indonesia’s chief security minister Wiranto was stabbed by an attacker allegedly “exposed to Islamic State radicalism” as he was stepping into a vehicle on Thursday, police said, adding that a local police chief was also injured.

Suspected ISIS terrorist stabs security minister

An attacker allegedly “exposed to IS radicalism” stabbed Indonesian security minister Wiranto as he was stepping into a vehicle Thursday, leaving two deep wounds, police said.
Fifa installed the five-man team, headed by Amr El-Ganainy, on August 20 to take charge of affairs in Egypt after officials in the past administration resigned following the nation’s poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Indonesia slapped with FIFA fine over match crowd trouble

Indonesia’s national football association has been fined by FIFA over crowd trouble during a World Cup qualifier against Malaysia, the organisation said Wednesday.

Indonesia sinks 40 foreign boats in illegal fishing crackdown

Indonesia has sunk 40 foreign boats in the past two days as part of a crackdown on illegal fishing, the country’s fisheries ministry said on Monday.
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Indonesia president urges delay in law banning sex outside marriage

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday called for a delay in passing a new law that would outlaw gay and pre-marital sex after the controversial plan sparked a public outcry.

China, US clash over ‘Belt and Road’ in Afghan resolution

China and Russia clashed with the U.S. and other Security Council members Monday over China's insistence on including a reference to Beijing's $1 trillion "belt and road" global infrastructure program in a resolution on the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan.
The Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap, has said Nigerians have not been blacklisted as far as its immigration rules were concerned.

Nigeria, Indonesia’s largest trading partner in Africa – envoy

The Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap, has disclosed that Nigeria is Indonesia’s largest trading partner in sub-Saharan Africa.
A firefighter extinguishes a fire in a forest at Rambutan village, in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra province, on September 11 , 2019. – Malaysia has stepped up pressure on neighbouring Indonesia to tackle huge blazes tearing through its rainforests and smothering Southeast Asia in smog, as fires typically started to clear land for crops send diplomatic tensions soaring. (Photo by ABDUL QODIR / AFP)

Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears

The number of blazes in Indonesia’s rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on global warming.

Why Robert Mugabe spent his last days in Singapore

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe spent his final days in Singapore at one of Asia's best hospitals, more than 8,000 kilometres away from his homeland.
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Indonesian president announces relocation of new capital

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday announced the relocation of the new national capital to replace sinking and traffic-clogged Jakarta.

Rape: Man to face castration

An Indonesian man named Muh Aris bin Syukur from the city of Mojokerto in East Java was sentenced with chemical castration for the rape of nine children in a landmark ruling for the country.
Several demonstrators have been injured and dozens detained as Indonesian authorities crack down on separatist protests in the West Papua region, according to witnesses, but the police strongly deny anyone was wounded.

Witnesses: Dozens wounded, detained in West Papua crackdown

Several demonstrators have been injured and dozens detained as Indonesian authorities crack down on separatist protests in the West Papua region, according to witnesses, but the police strongly deny anyone was wounded.
Locals shout at riot police as they chase protesters down Nathan Road in Mong Kok in Hong Kong on Aug 17, 2019. (Photo- Reuters-Thomas Peter)

Protests: Indonesia blocks internet in Papua

Indonesia has cut off internet access in eastern Papua to prevent provocative posts online from fuelling violence, after protesters torched buildings, a market and a prison over mistreatment of students and perceived ethnic discrimination, Reuters reports.
The Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap, has said Nigerians have not been blacklisted as far as its immigration rules were concerned.

Nigerians not barred from visiting Indonesia – envoy

The Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap, has said Nigerians have not been blacklisted as far as its immigration rules were concerned.
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Indonesian leader reaffirms plan to move capital from sinking Jakarta

The Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, on Thursday reaffirmed that the country’s capital would be moved to Borneo island from sinking and traffic-clogged Jakarta.
A villager looks for her belongings at her damage house in Pandeglang, Banten province on August 3, 2019, after a strong earthquake hit the area. Indonesian authorities lifted a tsunami warning after a powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake earlier struck off the southern coast of heavily populated Java island. SAMMY / AFP

Five dead, several injured after powerful quake rocks Indonesia

Five people died and several were injured after a powerful undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s heavily populated Java island, triggering a brief tsunami warning, the national disaster agency said Saturday.
Ethiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved.

Boeing gives $100m to help 737 Max crash families

Boeing is giving $100m (£80m) to help families affected by the two crashes of the company's 737 Max planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

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Mikel Arteta expects difficult January transfer window

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the club do not have much room to manoeuvre in the January transfer window and may have to offload players before they can add to the first-team squad.

Qatar supports Nigerian Armed Forces, Police with $1 billion

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Interpol has issued a notice to police forces around the world about various scams that have sprung up which take advantage of the Corronavirus (COVID-19).

Interpol raises the alarm over fake coronavirus vaccines

The International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has alerted Nigeria, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, and 190 other countries of threat from organised criminal groups during the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, including fake vaccines and the theft of supplies.
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Senator Omo-Agege: Why National Assembly cannot produce new constitution for Nigeria

Deputy President of Senate Ovie Omo-Agege has declared that the National Assembly has no power to replace the current constitution with new one.
England, Nigeria and Canada are in a three-way tussle for the services of Fikayo Tomori, with the Chelsea centre-half’s impressive displays putting him on Gareth Southgate’s radar.

Newcastle United target Fikayo Tomori loan move

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle are considering making a loan move for Tomori, however the Magpies expect to face competition from other clubs domestically and from overseas.