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Climate Change: Obama Sends $500m To Green Climate Fund

With just three days left in office and amid promises by the incoming Trump administration to defund international climate action, President Barack Obama transferred $500 million to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a key mechanism for climate change adaptation and renewable energy projects in the Global South. The move follows ...

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Gambia President-elect, Barrow loses 8-year-old son To Dog Bite

Habibou Barrow, son of Gambia’s president-elect, has died after being bitten by a dog. According to Freedom Newspaper, a Gambian online publication, the dog attacked the younger Barrow in Manjie-Kunda, near Banjul, capital of the country. The newspaper quoted a source as confirming the report. “I can confirm to you ...

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ECOWAS Will Take All Necessary Actions In Gambia, Says UN Envoy

UN office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) says ECOWAS has decided to take all necessary actions to enforce the results of the December 1, 2016 presidential election in the Gambia. Mohamed Chambas, head of UNOWAS, disclosed this while briefing the UN security council on the political and security ...

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Buhari To Attend Inauguration of Ghana President-Elect

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday, attend the inauguration ceremony of Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra, media office has said According to a statement signed by the president media and publicity, Femi Adesina  President Buhari will join other Heads of State and Government to witness the swearing-in of the ...

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Nigerian Shot Dead In South Africa

Unknown assailants have shot and killed Monday Okorie, a Nigerian trader, based in Potchefstroom, North West Province of South Africa. Ikechukwu Anyene, president of The Nigeria Union in South Africa, disclosed this to NAN on Thursday, saying the tragic incident occurred on Tuesday. Anyene said the victim was an indigene ...

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Economic Slump: Angola President Fires Minister of Finance, Manuel

The President of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos, has fired the country’s finance minister, Armando Manuel following a slump in the country’s economic situation stemming from crashed crude oil prices. Manuel was sacked on Monday, two months after the Angolan government pulled out of talks with the IMF over emergency ...

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S’Africa Overtakes Nigeria as Africa’s Biggest Economy

In dollar terms, South Africa is once again the biggest economy on the African continent, a position it reclaimed from Nigeria. This was attributed to the appreciation of the rand, South Africa’s currency, and the devaluation of the Nigerian naira following the introduction of a flexible foreign exchange regime. Using ...

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Indonesia Executes Three Nigerians, One Local, Despite Protests

Indonesia executed four convicted drug traffickers, three of them Nigerians, in the early hours of Friday, leaving the fate of 10 others uncertain. The Africans and an Indonesian man were shot by firing squad during a thunderstorm shortly after midnight on Nusakambangan Island in Central Java, as the government ignored ...

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Al Shabaab gunmen Kill Rising female journolalist in Mogadishu

Gunmen suspected of belonging to Somalia’s Islamist al Shabaab group shot and killed a rising female journalist working for state-run radio today Sunday, June 5, near Mogadishu’s Banadir junction.  24-year-old Sagal Salad Osman worked for state-owned station, Radio Mogadishu as newscaster for children’s programme. Assailants armed with hand guns shot ...

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Biya’s Car Breaks Down At Cameroon National Day Parade

The Celebratory parade to mark Cameroon’s 44th National Day quickly turned into an embarrassing situation for President Paul Biya on Friday when his official car broke down. Following a rendition of the national anthem, 83-year-old Biya, who was said to have made a grand entrance onto the ceremonial ground guarded ...

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