Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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    Nigeria shouldn’t bring its problem to AU, says Obasanjo on AfCTA

Nigeria shouldn’t bring its problem to AU, says Obasanjo on AfCTA

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the African Free Continental Trade Area (AfCTA) agreement will not be hindered by Nigeria’s reluctance to sign up to the process.Obasanjo spoke in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the opening session of the stakeholders’ dialogue on continental trade and strengthening the implementation of the AfCTA.The dialogue was organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari off to AU summit

PHOTOS: Buhari off to AU summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday departed Abuja to attend the 30th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police and Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, were among those who saw Buhari off to the airport.Here are some pictures:[...]

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    Osinbajo in Addis Ababa for AU summit

Osinbajo in Addis Ababa for AU summit

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is representing Nigeria at the 29th ordinary session of the assembly of the African Union.Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice president on media and publicity, confirmed the development on his Twitter handle on Monday.The summit is themed "Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth".Akande said the acting president is expected back in Abuja later [...]

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    UNECA: Africa loses $80bn anually to illicit financial flows

UNECA: Africa loses $80bn anually to illicit financial flows

The ongoing 31st ordinary session of the AU executive council in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has heard that Africa loses an estimated $80 billion in a year due to illicit financial flows.Abdella Hamdok, the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), released the figure on Friday when he spoke on a range of issues.He said financial outflows [...]

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    Buhari: It’s time to silence guns of war in Africa

Buhari: It’s time to silence guns of war in Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged his counterparts on the continent on the need to put an end to wars and other forms of conflicts in Africa.According to Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Buhari said this in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, while speaking on the African Union’s vision to reduce preventable conflict-related deaths in the continent [...]

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    Buhari: I’ll soon redeem $100m pledge to MJTF

Buhari: I’ll soon redeem $100m pledge to MJTF

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said Nigeria will fully redeem its pledge of $100 million  for the multinational joint task force.According to Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Buhari said this at a high-level meeting of the African Union peace and security council in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Adesina quoted Buhari as saying the pledge would be [...]

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    Ebola: US to send 100 medics to Africa

Ebola: US to send 100 medics to Africa

The United States government on Monday announced that it would deploy 100 medical personnel to help in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.Reuben Brigety, US ambassador to the African Union (AU), stated this in Addis Ababa during an information-sharing session on Ebola at the AU Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC).Brigety said the U.S would deploy 25 medical [...]

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    Eaglets beat Congo in Kinshasa

Eaglets beat Congo in Kinshasa

The march of Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets to the 2015 U-17 African Junior Championship in Niger in February got off to a bright start when they defeated hosts DR Congo 1-0 in the second round first leg qualifier in Kinshasa on Saturday.Victor Osimhen's 13th minute strike was all the Nigeria youngsters needed to win the match.The result was a bit kind [...]

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    Kerry arrives in Africa with agenda heavy on security, peace

Kerry arrives in Africa with agenda heavy on security, peace

Secretary of State John Kerry starts a five-day visit to Africa today with a focus on security that includes reining in the conflict in South Sudan.Kerry at a meeting today in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, agreed with East African foreign ministers that a peacekeeping force must be swiftly deployed in South Sudan.“A legitimate force, that has the ability to make [...]

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    Kerry in Ethiopia on regional peace mission

Kerry in Ethiopia on regional peace mission

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as a first stop of his three-country Africa visit to discuss various issues bordering on peace and security.Kerry, who arrived in Addis Ababa on Wednesday night, responded to a few issues raised by newsmen via email.He said: "In Ethiopia, I will co-convene the Fourth Session of the U.S.-AU High-Level [...]

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