Former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s ambition to head the World Trade Organization got a big boost today, with the declaration of support by the European Union. An EU official made this known on Monday, sending a signal of trust in Africa.Okonjo-Iweala already has Africa’s backing. She and South Korean […]

Pope Francis has prayed for an end to violence in Nigeria during a devotion held at St Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Rome. Pope Francis prayed that the country would experience peace. “I follow with particular concern the news coming from Nigeria about the recent violent clashes between law enforcement […]

Attackers armed with guns and machetes killed at least eight children Saturday in a raid on a school in southwestern Cameroon, the United Nations said. No group claimed responsibility for the attack on the bilingual school in Kumba, but the area has been caught up in violence between Anglophone separatists […]

The death toll in the collapse of a three-story church building in eastern Ghana rose to 21, rescue officials said on Friday, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble. “The deceased include 12 women and nine men,” the National Disaster Management Organisation said in a statement, upping the toll […]

The United Nations’ Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for an end to police brutality in Nigeria, condemning violent clashes that claimed multiple lives and caused many injuries. This position was contained in a communiqué by his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric. According to the statement, the Secretary-General has been following recent developments […]

The United States has shutdown its Consulate General in Lagos as #EndSARS protest turns violence in the State.pmnewsnigeria reports A statement from the US Embassy in Nigeria said the Lagos Consulate General Office would remain shut today and and Wednesday. According to the US Embassy, multiple demonstrations were ongoing across […]

Seven civilians were killed and five others wounded in two improvised bomb explosions in Afghanistan on Friday, authorities confirmed. In western Ghor province, a minibus carrying civilians tore apart after the vehicle touched off an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), provincial police spokesman, Mahruf Ramish, told Xinhua. “Two children, two women […]

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