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Vice Chairman of the Chadian Electoral Commission CENI, Adam Mahmadu has sought the assistance of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in conducting elections in his country, lamenting that most of the countries it had expected support from had shunned its overtures.

Sudan's New Prime Minister, Hamdok Vows to Restore Peace

Africa News

Sudan's new Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok has vowed to solve the economic crisis, restore peace and tackle conflicts. He made the pledge on Wednesday after he was sworn in as the leader of the transitional government.

Anti-Corruption Fight: ECOWAS Charge Parliament For Whistle Blower Protection

Africa News

The ECOWAS Commission on Tuesday has charged ECOWAS parliamentarians to hasten laws that will guarantee the protection of whistleblower policy if the sub-region is to achieve the fight against corruption.

China Slams US With $75bn Tariffs On American Goods

Middle East & Asia News

China announced plans to impose retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion of American goods including soybeans, automobiles and oil – in response to Donald Trump's latest planned levies on Chinese imports that sent shock waves on global financial markets.

Indonesia Shuts Internet In Papua

Middle East & Asia News

Following violent protest and burning of a building in eastern Papua, the Indonesian government has shut down the internet access in Papua in order to prevent inciteful posts that may further fuel violence among protesters.

Arrival for 2019 Hajj Concluded with Record of 1.8M Pilgrims

Middle East & Asia News

According to the authorities of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it has concluded the first stage (arrivals) of pilgrims from across the world via land, sea and air with over 1.8 million people converging in the two Muslim holy cities of Makka and Medina.
During a press conference in Jeddah, on Wednesday, 7th August, 2019, the Director-General of Passports, Major General Suleiman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Yahya revealed that up till 12 noon of Wednesday, 7th August 2019, a total of 1,819,790 pilgrims had come to the Kingdom to perform the annual Hajj rites for the 1440 Islamic calendar, equivalent to 2019 AD.

Apple CEO Warns Trump Over US Tariffs On Chinese Imports

US & Canada News

Apple Inc's Chief Executive Tim Cook has warned the President of the United States Donald Trump over the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

North Korea Dares US, Fires Two Short Range Missiles

US & Canada News

North Korea has on Friday launched two short-range ballistic missiles off the eastern coast, after it disclosed that peace talks with South are over, making it the sixth missile launch.
This development indicates North Korea’s frustrations with the US over placed sanctions and inability to proceed with its nuclear weapon programme.

Esper Criticises China For Devaluation Of Its Currency

US & Canada News

U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper has criticized China, saying its military and economic strategy goes against the international rules-based order, this follows a growing trade war between the two countries.

Italy’s PM Conte Resigns

Europe News

Italian Prime Minister Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced his resignation amid tensions mounting in the country even as Matteo Salvini pulled out on the 14-month coalition. Addressing parliament, Mr Conte launched a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Mr Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain.

Boris Johnson Appoints Nigerian Into Cabinet

Europe News

Britain Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has appointed Nigerian Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch as Children and Families Minister. She has been the MP for Saffron Walden since 2017 after replacing Nadhim Zawahi. The appointment is coming as the new PM tries to constitute his new cabinet.

Johnson Fires Hunt as Foreign Minister, Appoints Sajid as Finance Minister

Europe News

Just few hours after his accession as British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has on 24th July 2019 announced the sack of foreign minister Jeremy Hunt. This is believed to be part of Johnson's plans to form his new cabinet.