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Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday discussed arrangements about removing Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism in the coming weeks.

Sudan, France reiterate importance of stability, security in Chad

Sudan and France have reiterated the importance of working to achieve stability and security in Chad to consolidate the pillars of stability in the West African sub-region.

Riot: French embassy urges citizens to leave Pakistan

The French embassy in Pakistan on Thursday advised all French nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country, after violent anti-France protests paralysed large parts of the country this week.
French President Emmanuel Macron is seen on a screen as he addresses the nation about the state of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak as a fast-spreading third wave of COVID-19 infections threatens to over-run hospitals in France, March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

France orders schools closed, widens coronavirus restrictions

President Emmanuel Macron extended movement restrictions to cover the whole of France and said schools would close for three weeks as he sought to push back a third wave of COVID-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals.
This image shows vials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, named Sputnik V. (Russian Health Ministry - Handout-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel discussed potential Sputnik V vaccine cooperation with Vladimir Putin

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed possible cooperation on vaccines with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a joint video conference on Tuesday, Macron’s office and the Kremlin said
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Interethnic Relations Council via a video conference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia March 30, 2021. Sputnik-Alexei Druzhinin-Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian president accuses Ukraine of provoking clashes with separatists amid tensions

President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of provoking armed confrontation with pro-Russian separatists and failing to honour earlier agreements over its wartorn east, the Kremlin said in a readout of a telephone call with France and Germany’s leaders.
French President Emmanuel Macron, tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen on a screen as he attends by video conference a round table for the National Humanitarian Conference (NHC) at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Paris, France, December 17, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Pool

France to reopen embassy in Libya after nearly seven years

France will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli next Monday to show its support for the North African country's new unity government, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday after meeting the head of the interim presidency council.
FILE PHOTO - Vials labelled Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

France suspends AstraZeneca coronavirus jabs

President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that France was suspending the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, pending a review of its safety by the European Medicines Agency.
French President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed that conservative billionaire politician Olivier Dassault died on Sunday in a helicopter crash.

French billionaire Olivier Dassault dies in copter crash

“Olivier Dassault loved France. Captain of industry, lawmaker, local elected official, reserve commander in the air force: during his life, he never ceased to serve our country, to value its assets. His sudden death is a great loss. Thoughts on his family and loved ones,” Macron said on Twitter.
French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed that rich Western countries transfer 3-5 percent of their stock of Covid-19 vaccines to Africa, in an interview with the Financial Times published on Thursday.

French leader suggests West sets aside 3-5% of vaccines for Africa

French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed that rich Western countries transfer 3-5 percent of their stock of Covid-19 vaccines to Africa, in an interview with the Financial Times published on Thursday.
A French lab will start producing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in March, while another will begin making the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech in April, Industry Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher said Wednesday.

French labs to produce Moderna, Pfizer coronavirus vaccines

A French lab will start producing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in March, while another will begin making the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech in April, Industry Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher said Wednesday. President Emmanuel Macron pledged Tuesday...
French President Emmanuel Macron, tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen on a screen as he attends by video conference a round table for the National Humanitarian Conference (NHC) at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Paris, France, December 17, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Pool

Emmanuel Macron gambles by saying ‘non’ to lockdown

French President Emmanuel Macron has gambled by not imposing a third national lockdown to contain Covid-19 — against expectations and the advice of his most senior scientific advisers.
Iran’s foreign ministry has rejected any new negotiations or changes to the participants of Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, after French President Emmanuel Macron said any new talks should include Saudi Arabia.

Iran rejects new talks or parties in nuclear deal

Iran’s foreign ministry has rejected any new negotiations or changes to the participants of Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, after French President Emmanuel Macron said any new talks should include Saudi Arabia.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to the French Bakery and Pastry Federation members next to the traditional epiphany cake, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France January 13, 2021. Francois Mori-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

France to tighten legislation on incest – president

France will tighten its laws on incest, President Emmanuel Macron said in a series of tweets on Saturday, after publication of a book accusing a top French political commentator of abusing his stepson sparked outrage across the country.
FILE PHOTO- French President Emmanuel Macron stands outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 28, 2020. REUTERS-Charles Platiau

French leader rules out apology for colonial abuses in Algeria

French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out issuing an official apology for abuses in Algeria, his office said Wednesday, ahead of a major report on how France is facing up to its colonial past in the country.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

AfDB president named champion of Africa’s Great Green Wall climate-adaptation initiative

The appointment was made at a forum held in the margins of the One Planet Summit 20201 to mobilise support for the ambitious project to plant an 8,000 km swathe of trees and other vegetation across the Sahara and Sahel regions of Africa. The green wall will act as a barrier against desertification and aims to create over 10 million green jobs in the region.
Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is under control, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping forces said on Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections.

French warplanes fly over Central African Republic amid rebel offensives

Rebels attacked two towns in the Central African Republic on Saturday as French warplanes flew over in an apparent attempt to deter an advance on the capital after a disputed election.
Two French soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northeastern Mali on Saturday, just days after three others died in similar fashion.

Bomb kills two French soldiers in Mali

Two French soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northeastern Mali on Saturday, just days after three others died in similar fashion.
French President Emmanuel Macron, tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen on a screen as he attends by video conference a round table for the National Humanitarian Conference (NHC) at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Paris, France, December 17, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Pool

Elysee: France’s Macron showing no more coronavirus symptoms

Macron can now end his quarantine after he self-isolated for seven days at the presidential retreat of La Lanterne, close to the Palace of Versailles, the office said in a statement.
Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa has tested negative for the coronavirus but will stay in self-isolation, his office said on Thursday (Dec 17), a day after he met French President Emmanuel Macron, who is infected.

Portugal’s premier to self-isolate over Christmas after lunch with French president

Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa will self-isolate for 14 days, spending Christmas at his official residence, after meeting earlier this week with French President Emmanuel Macron, who is infected with coronavirus.
A helicopter crash in the Alps left five people dead and a sixth in a critical condition, French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted Tuesday.

Five dead as helicopter crashes in France

The French Air Service (Service Aerien Francais, or SAF) helicopter with six people on board crashed at around 7:00 p.m., from an altitude of 1,800 meters in the town of Bonvillard in Savoie, according to BFM TV.
FILE PHOTO- French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in Biarritz, France August 25, 2019. Francois Mori-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

President Macron faces Egyptian human rights quandary as Abdel Fattah al-Sisi heads to France

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi begins on Monday a visit to France to underscore close ties, but with a renewed crackdown on political dissent at home, the trip has overshadowed French efforts to nurture their security and business relationship.
A demonstrator holds a placard reading "When will there be a vaccine against police violence" during a demonstration against the "Global Security Bill'', that right groups say would make it a crime to circulate an image of a police officer's face and would infringe journalists' freedom in the country, pasess in front of a hospital in Paris, France, December 5, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Violence erupts during Paris protest against Emmanuel Marcron’s security law

Scores of hooded anarchists launched projectiles at riot police, smashed up shop fronts, torched cars and burned barricades during a demonstration in the French capital on Saturday against police violence and a draft security law.

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Chad’s longtime President Idriss Deby has died of wounds suffered on the front line in the country’s north, where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, the armed forces said.

Africa youth parliament mourns Idriss Deby, hails AU mediation in Somalia

The Democracy Africa Youth Parliament has mourned the tragic death of President Idriss Deby Itno of the Republic of Chad, who died on Monday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police parade nine suspects for Minna armed robberies

Police in Niger on Thursday put on parade nine suspects arrested for armed robbery.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen waylay, kidnap commercial bus passengers in Oyo

Gun-wielding kidnappers have attacked an 18-seater passenger bus along Ibarapa road in Oyo State and marched the travellers off into the forest.
William Troost-Ekong has expressed his delight after Watford recorded their third consecutive win in the Championship with a hardfought victory at Stoke City on Friday night.

William Troost-Ekong: Watford pushing hard for Premier League return

William Troost-Ekong admits last weekend’s derby defeat to Luton Town motovated the team to go all out for a win against leaders Norwich City on Tuesday.
A patient with breathing problems is seen inside a car while waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmedabad, India, April 22, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India increases states’ oxygen quota amid surge in coronavirus cases

As the demand for oxygen grows in the worst-hit COVID-19 states, India’s federal health ministry has announced an increase in quota for several states, officials said on Thursday.

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Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made their first move to sign highly-rated Anderlecht Nigerian winger Paul Mukairu this summer.

Anderlecht want Paul Mukairu on permanent deal

Anderlecht have reportedly made a decision about Paul Mukairu and that is to keep the Nigerian player as the Belgian giants see him as their top striker in the nearest future.
The Federal Government will go the whole distance to put measures in place to address flooding on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has assured.

Warri-Itakpe rail line freight services to create more jobs

The federal government at the weekend stated that the freight services on the Warri-Itakpe standards gauge railway line would create more jobs for Nigerians and promote the ease of doing business in the country.

Refugee commission partners with netherland to fight illegal migration

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) has partnered with the Embassy of Netherlands to resolve issues of illegal migration.

FRSC: Tanker explosion claims 12 lives in Benue

The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) has confirmed the death of 12 persons in a tanker explosion accident that occured at Oshigbudu, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed the partnership between Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy as a real threat to their oppositions.

Big Sam: Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy best pairing in Premier League now

Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy are the best pairing in the Premier League currently, according to West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce ahead of their clash on Thursday.