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Illegal trade: South Africa gives expelled Lesotho diplomats 72 hours to leave

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The South African Government has given 12 Lesotho diplomats and their spouses 72 hours to wind up and leave the country following their expulsion over alleged illicit peddling of duty-free alcohol. Lesotho's Foreign Affairs and International Relations ministry...

Burundi President to begin two-day visit to Kenya tomorrow

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By Kwanta Douglas - President Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundian is scheduled to begin a two-day state visit to Kenya May 31, as he continues to open up to the rest of East African nd the rest of the world. During...

Libya, Algeria discuss security cooperation

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Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah met with Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum in Tripoli to discuss security cooperation between the two countries. “The meeting, which was held at the Prime Minister’s Office, discussed enhancing coordination and political consultation on...

Buhari to Nigerien President: We’ll continue to assist our close neighbours

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President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that Nigeria will continue to assist its close neighbours in diverse ways as required. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said Buhari gave the assurance when he hosted...

Buhari hosts Nigerien President, Mohamed Bazoum

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday hosted his Nigerien counterpart, Mohamed Bazoum, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the visiting Nigerien leader, who is on two-day official visit to Nigeria, was received by President...

Morocco, France discuss bilateral ties, regional issues

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Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita and his French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian on Thursday discussed issues aimed at strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries. Therepresentatives of both countries also discussed issues of regional importance during a...

Uganda, Egypt sign agreement on intelligence sharing to fight terrorism

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Egypt and Uganda have signed a memorandum of understanding on intelligence sharing to fight terrorism in eastern and northern Africa. Abel Kandiho, Uganda’s military intelligence chief, said the agreement would see both countries share resourceful intelligence on a regular basis. He...

France opens archives on Rwanda genocide

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Wednesday signalled he was ready for a new phase in ties with France after a landmark report acknowledged French responsibility over the 1994 genocide, as Paris ordered the opening of key archives. The 27th anniversary...

Kenya, UK eye peace after travel ban fight

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Kenya and the United Kingdom are set for reconciliatory talks after a spat over Covid-19 risk levels triggered a tit-for-tat travel blockade from each of them. The two countries Wednesday announced that a joint committee would be formed to review...

Biden team set to review Kenya, Trump trade talks

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The Biden administration will review bilateral trade negotiations and targets that ex-President Donald Trump regime made with Kenya last year over a potential free trading deal. The new US administration wants to make sure that the negotiations for a bilateral...

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Nigerian Fast, Heresy, and Common Sense, By Leonard Karshima Shilgba

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“Cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression…Yet they seek me daily, and delight to...

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