Monday, June 27, 2022


Prince Charles pays tribute to genocide victims in Rwanda

Prince Charles laid a wreath on Wednesday at a memorial to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda during the first visit to the country by a British royal.  The Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla paused in silent tribute at...

Vodafone Germany to recycle 1m old mobile phones from Africa

Vodafone Germany on Tuesday said it would recycle more than one million old mobile phones from Africa. The Dutch firm’s Closing the Loop would help in the endeavour to gather old phones primarily from Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon and transport...

UN chief condemns latest attack on peacekeeper in Mali

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday strongly condemned an attack in Kidal, a city in northern Mali, against a convoy of UN peacekeepers that claimed the life of a blue helmet. The Guinean peacekeeper was killed by an improvised explosive...

The war in Ukraine could last ‘for years’ – NATO chief

The war in Ukraine could last “for years”, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned in an interview published Sunday by German daily newspaper Bild, while reiterating calls for Western countries to provide long-term support to Kyiv. “We must be prepared for...

‘I am good’: Biden falls from bike but is unhurt

US President Joe Biden took a tumble as he was riding his bicycle near his beach home in the state of Delaware Saturday morning, but was unhurt. A video from a White House pool report showed the 79-year-old president immediately...

Zambia marks first anniversary of founding leader Kaunda’s death

Zambia held a national ceremony on Friday to mark the first anniversary of the death of the country's founding leader Kenneth Kaunda. Hakainde Hichilema, the Zambian president attended the ceremony held at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross along with...

One-third of Sudan’s population faces acute food insecurity – WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) says one-third of Sudan’s population, or 15 million people, are facing acute food insecurity, according to a new assessment. WFP, in the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment (CFSVA) released on Thursday, showed that the...

UN General Assembly elects Korosi of Hungry President 77th session

The UN General Assembly, on Tuesday, elected Csaba Korosi, a top Hungarian diplomat, as President of the 77th session. Korosi will replace the current President of the General Assembly, Abdullah Shahid of Maldives, who presided over the 76th session. Spokesperson for...

Mali junta decrees two-year delay before democracy

Mali's military leaders have confirmed there won't be a return to civilian rule for two years. The interim President, Colonel Assimi Goïta, has signed a decree fixing the length of the transition period. The army initially seized power in 2020 and...

Kremlin denies blame for mounting food crisis as Putin meets AU leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin met African Union leaders on Friday and the Kremlin said he would tell them that Moscow was not to blame for the growing food crisis affecting their continent. State TV showed Putin greeting Senegalese President Macky...

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Active mobile lines in Nigeria hit 160million in April – NCC

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) says active mobile telephone lines in Nigeria rose from the 149 million in March to 160 million in April, indicating an increase...