Saturday, December 4, 2021

DIPLOMACY

US top diplomat, Blinken heads to Nigeria over calls to rethink ties

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By Jacob Kubeka - Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Nigeria, on Thursday, amid ongoing turmoil and human rights concerns that have prompted calls for a rethinking of the US relationship with Africa's most populous country. The senior US...

Osinbajo outlines benefits of Nigeria-Cote D’Ivoire Bi-National Commission

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By Jacob Kubeka - Nigeria's Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has advised that Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire must continue to build closer economic ties and integrate, especially within the ambit of regional integration agreements like ECOWAS and the African...

Chinese President XI Jinping writes Buhari, seeks stronger ties with Nigeria

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By David Iorja (ABUJA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will use the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Nigeria to promote strategic partnership to new heights.   ‘‘Nigeria is an important strategic partner of...

Sierra Leone President addresses controversial Guinea visit

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Sierra Leone President, Julius Maada Bio has dismissed criticism of his state visit to Guinea earlier this week, claiming that the tour was necessary for his country's national security. President Bio spent part of Monday in Conkary, Guinea's city, conducting...

Guinea: Ex- UN diplomat Mohamed Béavogui named PM

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Guinea’s military president Colonel Mamady Doumbouya appoints former diplomat as prime minister in the transitional government. Mr Mohamed Béavogui, who once served as United Nations Assistant Secretary General, was named on Wednesday through a presidential decree read on state broadcaster RTG. Béavogui, as...

Angela Markel, Buhari in phone call

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By Jacob Kubeka (ABUJA) - President Muhammadu Buhari was in a telephone call today with outgoing German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, who initiated the chat to pay compliments and say thank you to the Nigerian President. It will be recalled that President...

Kenyan Minister Raychelle Omamo arrives Ethiopia for talks

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Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo has arrived Addis Ababa on Thursday as part of a continued round of shuttle diplomacy by Addis Ababa in the midst of an ongoing violence in Tigray. A dispatch from the Ethiopian Embassy...

Sudan, South Sudan to reopen borders after 11 years

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Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to open their borders after 11 years of negotiations. According to President Salva Kiir's administration, this came following a meeting between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The diplomatic meeting...

Ethiopia rejects Sudan’s mediation plan on Tigray dispute

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Ethiopia has rejected Sudan's efforts to mediate between Tigrayan rebels and Ethiopian Ethiopia rejects Sudan's mediation plan on Tigray dispute's government. Addis Ababa's response follows allegations that Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok is planning to start a mediation plan between...

EU commissioner to hold Belarus border crisis talks in Lithuania

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Ylva Johansson, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, was to meet in Lithuania on Monday to discuss enacting new measures to address the rising number of illicit border crossings along the bloc's borders. According to the European Commission, Johansson will...

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Falana drags Cameroon to African Commission over unfair trial of 47...

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By OLA MODUPE, Lagos Human rights lawyer Femi Falana SAN has dragged the government of Cameroon to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights...

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