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South Africa’s telecom giant MTN signs UN women empowerment principles to advance gender equality in Africa

South Africa's mobile telecommunications giant, MTN Group, has signed the United Nations Women Empowerment Principles to advance gender equality and empower women. Headquartered in Johannesburg, MTN Group Limited, formerly M-Cell, is a South Africa multinational mobile telecommunications company...

FULL TEXT: Buhari’s speech at the United Nations September 2019

 Mr President, Ø Heads of State and Government, Ø Secretary-General, Ø Distinguished Delegates, Ø Ladies and Gentlemen. Firstly I wish to thank the General Assembly...

If Africa fails, the world fails, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari warns UN

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari told the United Nations General Assembly in New York that the success of our planet is dependent on the success of Aftica. A prosperous Africa would translate into a...

Full text: Buhari’s speech at UN General Assembly in New York

Madam President, Fellow Heads of State and Government, Mr. Secretary-General, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,

President Buhari’s Full Address At The UN General Assembly In New York

Ø    Mr. President, Ø    Fellow Heads of State and Government, Ø    Mr. Secretary-General, Ø    Distinguished Delegates, Ø    Ladies and Gentlemen,           On behalf of my country, Nigeria, I congratulate you Mr. President on your election and Mr. Gutteres on his first General Assembly outing as our Secretary-General.  I assure...

Anger, Condemnation, After Violent And Unlawful Eviction Of Otodo Gbame Residents By Governor Ambode Of Lagos

By Simon Ateba/Lagos Nigerians have continued to express shock, outrage and condemnation following the illegal and violent eviction of Otodo Gbame residents and the burning of their homes on the orders of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos between March 17...

Cameroonian Julie Owono, Kenyan Maina Kiai and South African-Ghanaian Afia Asare-Kyei appointed members of ‘Oversight Board’ for Facebook and Instagram content

Julie Owono, a digital rights advocate and Executive Director of Internet Sans Frontières from Cameroon, Maina Kiai, a human rights activist and Director of Human Rights Watch’s Global Alliances and Partnerships program from Kenya, and Afia...

FULL REMARKS as Pompeo and Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew detail new U.S.-Ethiopia ties in Addis

The United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew on Tuesday detailed new ties between the United States and Ethiopia, including more financial support. Bellow are their full remarks as released...

In the end, Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said, without education and strong economy insecurity can only expand

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo argued on Friday that without education and good economy, reducing insecurity was a mirage. “Improving human capital development especially education, and providing more opportunities for earning a...

RACISM: Full remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa on National Day of Reconciliation in South Africa

Programme Director, Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Sihle Zikalala, Ministers and MECs, Members of the National and...
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The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General made the remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 27...
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SEE how northern Nigerian women ‘worship’ their ‘kinglike husbands’ during COVID-19 lockdowns

For many singles and even some married couples, love and social distancing don’t really mix, but for arewa women the COVID-19...

WHO, UN Foundation and Illumination partner on health messages

The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Foundation and Illumination have partnered to launch a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that reinforces safe...

“I’m innocent” – President of African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina releases statement

The President of African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina released a statement on Wednesday, saying he was innocent of the "trumped up...

Over 300 migrants stranded in Mediterranean sea amid COVID-19 lockdowns

Thousands of irregular migrants are facing severe humanitarian conditions, due to the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, said the Migrant...

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