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Dozens detained as Kazakhs protest against former president, China

Police detained dozens of protesters in Kazakhstan Saturday for rallying against Chinese economic expansion and former strongman president Nursultan Nazarbayev, who is still a powerful force in the former Soviet nation.
Kazakhstan's ruling party nominated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as its candidate for a snap presidential vote in June after he was backed by the country's founding leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, setting the stage for a smooth handover of power in the Central Asian nation.

Kazakh ruling party nominates Tokayev for presidency

Kazakhstan's ruling party nominated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as its candidate for a snap presidential vote in June after he was backed by the country's founding leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, setting the stage for a smooth handover of power in the Central Asian nation.

The people’s revolt in Algeria and Sudan

Young people are leading a people’s revolution in Algeria and Sudan, both developments remind us forcefully of the wages of mis-governance, the power of the people to seize control of their own destiny, and the role that the youth can play in a country’s development process.
Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Nur-Sultan, in honour of the country's longtime president who resigned in a surprise move earlier this week.

Kazakhstan renames capital to honour ex-leader

Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Nur-Sultan, in honour of the country's longtime president who resigned in a surprise move earlier this week.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

Kazakhstan swears in new president

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev assumed the post of Kazakhstan’s president on Wednesday following the surprise resignation of veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev after three decades in power.
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev writes during a televised address to inform of his resignation in Astana, Kazakhstan March 19, 2019.

Kazakhstan’s president resigns after three decades

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Tuesday unexpectedly resigned after three decades in power, saying his oil-rich Central Asian nation now needed “a new generation of leaders”.

Kazakh president invites Pope Francis to attend World Religions Congress in October

Kazakh President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, on Thursday, invited Pope Francis to participate in the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Astana in October, the senate’s press service said.

Police seize $28.6m in cash seized from ex-Malaysian premier’s flat

Malaysian police said on Friday that cash worth 114 million ringgit (28.6 million dollars) and over 400 luxury handbags were seized from several apartments as part of an anti-graft probe into a state fund founded by former premier Najib Razak.

Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi congratulates Vladimir Putin on re-election

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi of Egpyt on Monday congratulated incumbent Russian leader Vladimir Putin on winning a re-election and expressed hope that bilateral ties would develop.

I want immigrants to come in from everywhere – Donald Trump

Following a visit last week by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, the US president allegedly told senators in a private meeting that the US should accept more people from Norway instead of “shithole countries” in Latin America and Africa.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin submits documents to run as independent candidate

President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Wednesday submitted documents to the Central Election Commission, CEC, to be nominated as a candidate in the March 2018 presidential elections, a Sputnik correspondent reported Wednesday.

Saudi’s Khalid al-Falih calls for more work to cut global oil inventory

Saudi Arabian oil minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday that more work was needed to reduce global oil inventories.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.