Category Archives: Africa Politics

WTO: US moves to block Okonjo-Iweala’s selection

The United States is moving to block Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala selection as consensus candidate to lead the World Trade Organisation. Major news media organizations have earlier reported that key WTO ambassadors have given a node to the candidature of Okonjo-Iweala on Wednesday. However, the US it was learned is supporting the South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, who is Okonjo-Iweala’s

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Breaking: Okonjo-Iweala, is new WTO DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s ex-finance minister and nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, WTO,  has emerged winner of the highly competitive race. The former minister according to TheCable, polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her South Korea’s trade minister opponent, at the final stage of the race. She has broken many records,

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#ENDSARS: Please, apply dialogue not force – Ghana’s Akufo-Addo

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has urged the Nigerian government to go for dialogue with the #EndSARS protesters rather than force. He advised the President against violence which he described as not being the solution to the crisis arising from protests against police brutality and bad governance in Nigeria. Akufo-Addo said he had a conversation with the Nigerian President

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WTO: Okonjo-Iweala gets the support of 79 countries

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has expressed confidence in her quest to lead the crisis-wracked World Trade Organisation after all of Africa backed her candidacy, vowing she would champion reform. She expressed her confidence in the race after she received news that the 55-member African Union would officially support her candidacy over her sole remaining opponent, Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea for

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Boko Haram: MNJTF wants the Cameroonian military to help

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) is seeking the help of the Cameroonian military structures to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria. This appeal was made by the military leadership in a public statement delivered by the Chief of Military Public Information for MNJTF, Col. Muhammad Dole, on Saturday. The appeal was made by the Force Commander, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim

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Terrorists are taking advantage of the poverty in West Africa –ECOWAS Chair

The sitting Chair of the ECOWAS Authority and President of Ghana and Chairperson of the ECOWAS , Nana Akufo-Addo, says the operations of Al-Qaeda and the Boko Haram sects are of serious concern. In his recent statement, he made it clear that such operations of the insurgents were made possible by the growing poverty situation in West Africa. He also

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75 Nigerians rescued from the Sahara Desert

Nigerians numbering 75, of which 41 were women, including twin four-year-old girls, as well as four Togolese, three Ghanaians, and a Malian have been rescued in the Sahara Desert by the International Organisation for Migration(IOM). Those who left Nigeria the passed through the Nigerien transit town of Agadez, the main stepping-off point for African migrants trying to cross into Europe

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[BREAKING] Mali: No Agreements between Military and ECOWAS

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (2L) walks at the International Airport in Bamako upon his arrival on August 22, 2020 next to by Malick Diaw (L), the Vice President of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People. Talks between West African nations and Mali’s new junta ended on Monday without a deal on how the country should return

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Breaking: Mali's President Bows To Pressure, Resigns

The President of Mali Republic, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has resigned hours after been arrested by troops in the country saying that he action is to avoid bloodshed. Keita who appeared in a state television broadcast, midnight, to declare the dissolution of the government and national assembly, said he had no choice but to resign with immediate effect. Yesterday, Rebel soldiers

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Breaking: Mali’s President Bows To Pressure, Resigns

The President of Mali Republic, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has resigned hours after been arrested by troops in the country saying that he action is to avoid bloodshed. Keita who appeared in a state television broadcast, midnight, to declare the dissolution of the government and national assembly, said he had no choice but to resign with immediate effect. Yesterday, Rebel soldiers

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