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Africa’s choice of spoon when dining with the European Union

Reading Time: 4 minutes Twenty-seven European countries under their European Union, EU invited five African countries under the African Union, AU to a two-day feast to showcase their legendary ‘partnership’ which is the oldest in contemporary history. The feast was from February 17-18, 2022. I was not enthusiastic about the event because there is always a catch, and I Read More…

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Super Eagles advance to knockout stage with best group phase record

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Channels TV. Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Wednesday in Garoua advanced in style to the knockout phase of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. They beat Guinea-Bissau 2-0 at the Stade Roumde Adjia to become the only side at this 33rd edition of the competition to win all their three group Read More…

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Cameroon rally past COVID-hit Burkina Faso to win AFCON opener

Reading Time: 2 minutes Garoua (Cameroon), Jan. 9, 2022 (NAN) Hosts Cameroon on Sunday had to rely on two penalties to pull up a comeback win against Burkina Faso in the opening match of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Yaounde on Sunday. Captain Vincent Aboubakar converted two penalties as hosts Cameroon came from behind to beat Read More…

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UN: Air strike kills three in Eritrean refugee camp in Ethiopia

Reading Time: 2 minutes NAIROBI, Jan 7 (Reuters) – An air strike hit a refugee camp in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region, killing three Eritrean refugees, including two children, the United Nations said on Thursday. The strike on Wednesday hit Mai Aini refugee camp near the southern Tigrayan town of Mai Tsebri, the United Nations said. “Three Eritrean refugees, two Read More…

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Africa steps up Omicron variant detection as COVID-19 cases rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WHO. African countries are stepping up measures to detect and control the spread of the Omicron variant. This became necessary as weekly new COVID-19 cases in the continent rose by 54 per cent due to an upsurge in southern Africa, said the World Health Organisation in a statement released on Thursday. According to Read More…

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What Nigeria must do to win at COP26

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Sani Ahmad Usman, Oliver Clarke/PXHERE. The 26th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties, popularly known as COP26, takes place between 31st October and 12th November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. It is happening at a time when the world has just experienced one of the warmest Read More…

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Senegal and Rwanda set for vaccine production sites

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: AfDB/Twitter. IMF Boss speaks of strategic use of $650 billion SDR In the picture above: African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina, alongside IMF, Managing Director, Kristilina Georgieva, and WTO, Director General, Ngozi Okonji-Iweala, at the dialogue with international institutions and G20 #CompactwithAfrica meeting hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. All is set Read More…

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Macron hosts summit on financing Africa’s post-pandemic recovery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes. In picture above: French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari for a dinner with leaders of African states and international organisations on the eve of a summit on aid for Africa, at Elysee Palace in Paris on May 17. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes French President Emmanuel Macron hosts African leaders and Read More…

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Nigeria urges U.S. to move Africa Command headquarters to continent

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo, Pool/REUTERS/Jens Meyer. In picture above: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks after security forces rescued schoolboys from kidnappers, in Katsina, Nigeria, December 18, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo The United States should consider moving its military headquarters overseeing Africa to the continent, from Germany, to better tackle growing armed violence in the Read More…

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America and a Lost Africa

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Yann Arthus-Bertrand/Corbis. America lost Africa for four years under Donald Trump. The Joe Biden Administration can regain it. Essentially, the United States should resist the temptation to compartmentalise the world into neatly convenient areas of descending strategic interest to it. The Trump Administration was a past master at that game. Its ideological war Read More…