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President Buhari To Launch Financial Framework For SDGs

Africa News

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to launch Nigeria’s Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Friday on the margins of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly taking place in New York, the United States of America. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the President’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina titled, ‘President Buhari to Launch Nigeria’s Integrated National Financing Framework for Sustainable Development in New York’.

William Ruto Sworn In As Kenya’s President

Africa News

William Ruto was sworn in as Kenya’s fifth President of Tuesday, in the presence of about 60,000 people packed at a stadium in Kenya's capital to witness Ruto's inauguration following his election win last month. He was sworn in by Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi, in the presence of Chief Justice Martha Koome. This is coming a week after the Supreme Court upheld an election that dashed the hopes of the nation’s most prominent political families and handed power to a man who began his career as a roadside chicken seller. The 55-year-old took the oath of office on a copy of kenya's constitution, five weeks to the day since the August 9 poll, assuming the reins of a country gripped by drought and a cost-of-living crisis.

Dozens Killed In Burkina Faso IED Blast

Africa News

At least 35 civilians have been killed as a convoy of vehicles conveying supplies in Burkino Faso’s restive northern region struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). According to Rodolphe Sorgo, the governor of the northeastern Sahel region, the explosion, which wounded 37 others, occurred as the military-escorted convoy traveled along the road from Bourzanga to Djibo on Monday. "One of the vehicles carrying civilians hit an improvised explosive device. The provisional toll is 35 dead and 37 injured, all civilians," a statement said by governor Rodolphe Sorgho said.

UAE: FG Advises Nigerians On New Visa Policy

Middle East & Asia News

The Federal Government (FG) has advised Nigerians traveling to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the country’s new visa policy on the non-issuance of tourist visas to persons under 40 years old except for those applying for family visas. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Francisca Omayuli in response to the viral video which circulated on social media where at least 20 Nigerians were held at the UAE airport and their passports seized.

Sri Lanka Elects New President

Middle East & Asia News

Sri Lankan MPs have elected prime minister and acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe as the country's new president following the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapakas. The six-time prime minister polled 134 votes in a three-cornered parliamentary vote, with his main opponent Dullas Alahapperuma getting 82 and leftist Anura Dissanayake just 3, giving him an absolute majority on first preferences.

Sri Lanka's President Flees As Protesters Storms Palace

Middle East & Asia News

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his official residence on Saturday shortly before angered protesters stormed his compound and nearby office in the capital of Colombo. Thousands of anti-government protesters from all over the country marched to Colombo demanding his resignation after months of protests over the mismanagement of the country's economic crisis.

Police Arrest Suspect Who Killed Four In Memphis Shooting Spree

US & Canada News

The suspect responsible for causing terror and widespread apprehension across Memphis on Wednesday has been arrested by Police. Ezekiel Kelly, 19, is in custody after Memphis police issued an alert Wednesday evening to be on the lookout for an armed and dangerous man who police said was on a shooting rampage across the city. He drove around the city shooting at people during an hours-long rampage that forced frightened people to shelter in different places. The rampage began at 12:56 a.m. Wednesday and continued to about 8:30 p.m. There were at least eight crime scenes: the seven shootings and the carjacking of a Dodge Challenger in Southaven, Mississippi, Davis said. Four people have been killed during the senseless shooting while three others were injured. As the shooter terrorized Memphis, public bus service was suspended and a downtown stadium where a minor-league baseball game was underway was placed on lockdown.

Argentine VP Survives Assassination Attempt

US & Canada News

Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has survived an assassination attempt outside her home after an assailant pointed a handgun that jammed, the country's president said. According to, President Alberto Fernández, the pistol did not discharge when the man tried to fire it. "A man pointed a firearm at her head and pulled the trigger," the president said in a national broadcast following the incident. He said the firearm was loaded with five bullets but "didn't fire even though the trigger was pulled." - He said.

Colombia Swears In Ex-rebel, Gustavo Petro As President

US & Canada News

A former member of Colombia’s M-19 guerrilla group, Gustavo Petro has been sworn into office on Sunday after winning the presidential election in June. Gustavo Petro who is now Colombia’s first leftist president promised to unite the polarised country in the fight against inequality and climate change, and achieve peace with rebel groups and criminal gangs.

Ukraine: There Is Consequence For Unleashing Nuclear Head – US Warn Putin

Europe News

The United States has warned the Russian Federation that it would respond in appropriate proportion when it unleashes its nuclear arsenal on Ukraine. The US National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan made this statement yesterday while speaking to NBC. The NSA boss disclosed that the Government of the United States has informed Moscow of what he described as “catastrophic consequences” that it may likely face in the event of unleashing nuclear head. Vladimir Putin had on Wednesday made a nuclear threat following the unabated war between Russia and Ukraine that started in February this year.

Heavy Flood Kills 9, Others Missing In Italy

Europe News

Floodwaters triggered by heavy rainfall have swept through several towns in a hilly region of central-east Italy, leaving about 9 people dead and several missing, according to state radio. The 40cm of rain fell within just two to three hours after torrential rain in late hours of Thursday night. The water has submerged the streets of several towns in the region's capital, Ancona, on the Adriatic coast, and Pesaro-Urbino provinces. Among those missing is a mother and daughter plus four people. Dozens of others are reported to have saved themselves by climbing on to rooftops and trees to await rescue on Friday, in scenes described as being akin to an “apocalypse”. Fifty people are being treated in hospital.

Queen Elizabeth II: King Charles leads procession

Europe News

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II began moving in a procession through central London on Wednesday from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where the late monarch will lie in state for four days until her funeral on Monday. The Queen’s coffin is being transported on the George Gun Carriage, which carried King George VI’s coffin from Sandringham Church to Wolferton Station in February 1952. The gun carriage was also used during the funeral of the Queen Mother in 2002. William and Harry have joined their father King Charles III for the Queen's coffin procession as it makes its way to Westminster Hall. The most senior members of the royal family are taking part in the procession, a roughly 40-minute walk, in silence, from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, including the new monarch King Charles III and his sons, Prince William and Harry, the Duke of Sussex.