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  • Tinubu reacts to attack on former president Trump

    By Kunle Sanni President Bola Tinubu has reacted to the recent shooting incident involving former President Donald Trump at a rally ahead of the US presidential elections scheduled for November 5, 2024. In a statement issued on his X account, Tinubu described the attack against Trump as distasteful, noting that the incident goes beyond the bounds of democratic norms. He…

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  • Rwanda’s 99% man who wants to extend his three decades in power

    There is very little room for improvement for Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame in Monday’s election after getting almost 99% of the vote last time round. The scale of his victory in 2017, along with his 95% in 2003 and 93% in 2010, raised some questions about how truly democratic the elections were. Criticism that the former refugee and rebel leader…

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  • Gunman shoots spectator during Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania

    Donald Trump says he has been shot in the ear at a political rally, describing a “whizzing sound” and feeling a “bullet ripping through skin” A male attacker was shot and killed by a member of the Secret Service after the apparent assassination attempt on Trump at the event in Butler, Pennsylvania. The attacker killed one spectator at the rally,…

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  • China hits back at Nato over Russia accusations

    China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has hit back at Nato’s “groundless accusations” that Beijing is helping Russia in its war on Ukraine. He has also warned the Western alliance against stirring up confrontation. Mr Wang’s comments, made in a call with his Dutch counterpart, came hours after leaders of Nato member states gathered in Washington DC and issued a declaration…

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  • US reportedly foiled Russian plot to kill boss of German arms firm supplying Ukraine

    Plan to assassinate Rheinmetall’s Armin Papperger believed to have been at a relatively advanced stage US intelligence services have foiled a Russian plot to assassinate the chief executive of Germany’s leading arms manufacturer, which was an apparent attempt at retaliation over the company’s role in providing a large amount of armaments for Ukraine, according to reports on Thursday. The plot…

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  • USAID launches N115bn program to boost Nigeria’s energy sector

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the launch of a N115 billion program aimed at supporting Nigeria’s energy reform and clean energy transition. The announcement was made by USAID’s Mission Director in Nigeria, Ms. Melisa Jones, during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Ministry of Power in Abuja. The MoU aims…

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  • Kenya’s President Ruto fires almost entire cabinet after protests

    Kenyan President William Ruto has fired almost his entire cabinet after weeks of anti-government protests, he announced Thursday. Only Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi have been left in their posts, the president said. The decision was taken “upon reflection, and a holistic appraisal” of his cabinet, he told reporters from State House Nairobi. “Even with…

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  • Burkina Faso junta adopts draft law to criminalise homosexuality

    Burkina Faso’s military junta said it has adopted the draft of an amended family code that criminalises homosexuality. The West African nation has been among just 22 out of 54 countries on the continent that allow same-sex relations, which are punishable by death or lengthy prison terms in some states. Burkina Faso has been under military rule since two successive…

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  • Belarus, Nigeria to strengthen economic, educational ties

    By Kunle Sanni President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has expressed his country’s eagerness to enhance economic collaboration with Nigeria, focusing on key sectors such as agriculture, food processing, industry, and education. In a recent meeting with Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, President Lukashenko emphasized the importance of bilateral relations, highlighting potential areas for cooperation. “We know your needs and…

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  • Rwanda rejects UK reimbursement request for $300 million asylum deal

    The Rwandan government announced it will not reimburse over $300 million received from the United Kingdom since 2022 under a deal to deport asylum seekers deemed to have arrived illegally in the UK to Rwanda. This decision comes after newly-elected British Prime Minister Keir Starmer declared his intention to scrap the controversial agreement. A Rwandan government spokesperson, Alain Mukuralinda, clarified…

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