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Saturday, May 8, 2021
U.S. Africa Command commander, U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend directed the formation of Joint Task Force- Quartz to oversee Operation Octave Quartz, a mission designated to reposition forces from Somalia. “I directed the activation of a joint task force, JTF-Quartz, built around the headquarters of Special Operations Command-Africa, to oversee...
The Nigerian Government has reopened four land borders after 16 months of closure that halted economic activities with neighbouring nations along these routes. This decision was taken at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting Wednesday in Abuja following the recommendation of a committee that four of the nation’s land borders...
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that improvement in relations between Nigeria and South Africa will speed up the process of development on the African continent. Speaking in concurrence with the Chairman of the African National Congress (ANC) and South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, who...
President of African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina; Chair of the Graça Machel Trust, Graça Machel; and a musician, businessman and former Culture and Tourism Minister of Senegal, Youssou N’Dour, have reaffirmed the need to engage the civil society organisations (CSOs) towards building back Africa following the devastating effects of...
The world has continued to celebrate a Nigerian-born researcher and medical doctor, Onyema Ogbuagbu, for his crucial role in the development of a novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. The latest of such jillion of accolades was coming from the United States Embassy in Nigeria. The Embassy showered encomiums on Ogbuagbu for his...
African Development Bank (AfDB) has urged the continent to accelerate industrialisation for the transformation of African economies. The multilateral development bank has been at the forefront in promoting smart industrial policies and mobilising infrastructure development funding for Africa. To this end, the bank has described Industrialising Africa as one of its...
President Muhammadu Buhari and his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, have joined Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, in mourning the passing of the former president, Jerry Rawlings, who died at the age of 73. Rawlings was confirmed dead on Thursday at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, two weeks after he buried his mother,...
African Energy Chamber has released its Energy Outlook for 2021, assessing Africa’s competitiveness compared with other frontiers, while highlighting the countless opportunities that continue to emerge and exist across the entire energy value chain. The report explored the forces shaping up continent’s energy market after the historic shocks of 2020,...
Zimbabwean socialite and businessman Genius ‘Ginimbi Kadungure’ has died on the spot early Sunday morning in a head-on car accident along Borrowdale Road, in Harare, capital of the South African nation. New Zimbabwe's Alois Vinga gathered from sources that Ginimbi, who owns Pioneer Gas and PIKO Group, was speeding when...
President Emmanuel Macron of France and many other world leaders have congratulated Joe Biden as the President-elect of the United States of America. Macron, in a statement, said: "The Americans have chosen their President. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! "We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let's work together!" To...