Africa

Joe Biden will need to strengthen ties with Africa, says Navy SEAL admiral McRaven

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will need to "play the long game" by strengthening ties with the rest of the world, including the continent of Africa, William Harry McRaven, a retired United States Navy four-star admiral, said on Sunday. Speaking on "ABC This...

Rep. Karen Bass congratulates former U.S. diplomat on Africa Linda Thomas-Greenfield on UN Ambassador nomination

Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, on Monday, congratulated longtime friend and colleague Linda Thomas-Greenfield on her UN Ambassador nomination by President-elect Joe Biden. Thomas-Greenfield, who served as the top U.S. diplomat overseeing...

South African President to G20: Time to double your support for Africa amid a ravaging COVID-19 economic crisis

South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa told the G20 leaders during a virtual summit on Saturday that Africa was in need of more help amid a ravaging coronavirus pandemic that has killed tens of thousands of people on the continent...

African leaders congratulate Joe Biden on election victory

African leaders were not moved by President Donald Trump's refusal to congratulate Joe Biden, as they began offering their congratulations to the new American President-elect and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as early as Saturday afternoon. Even America's closest allies in...

Today News Africa endorses Joe Biden for President on behalf and in the interest of Africa

By our board of advisers Today, we formally endorse Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., the 47th vice president of the United States in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017 for President. We do this on behalf and in the interest of...

Leader of Nigerian Shi’ites Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky is not dead, spokesperson dispels rumors by ‘mischief makers’

The leader of Nigerian Shi'ites Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky is not dead, his spokesperson Ibrahim Musa said in a statement on Sunday, blaming 'mischief makers' for the rumors about his passing. The spokesman wrote: "The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has found...

57.4 million Americans have already voted representing 41.7% of total votes counted in 2016

At least 57.4 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project website, putting the 2020 elections on track to shatter records. Of the 57.4 million Americans who had already voted on Sunday morning, 39.5 million mailed in their ballots while 17.8 million voted in...

Vice President Mike Pence’s top advisers, including his chief of staff, test positive for coronavirus

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, and two other top aides have tested positive for coronavirus. Devin O'Malley, a spokesman for Mr. Pence said the Vice President and Second Lady both tested negative for the virus....

Nigerians in USA hold protest against bad governance and police brutality in their home country

Nigerians in the United States on Saturday held a protest against bad governance and police brutality in their home country, shed tears and lit candles for the peaceful protesters killed by security forces early this week in Lekki area...

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister erupts in anger after Trump’s Nile dam comments, says “Ethiopians have never kneeled to obey their enemies”

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says his country "will not cave in to aggression of any kind" after President Donald Trump suggested on Friday that Egypt could destroy a controversial Nile dam at the center of a long-running dispute...

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Biden to nominate Janet Yellen, Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey and Adewale Adeyemo to economic team

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday will nominate Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey, and...

Rights groups urge IMF to demand transparency for Egypt military’s firms before releasing more funding

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should demand the Egyptian government disclose financial information about military-owned businesses as part of required reporting on state-owned enterprises,...

Biden to nominate Janet Yellen, Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey and Adewale Adeyemo to economic team

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday will nominate Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey, and Nigerian-American Adewale Adeyemo alongside Janet...

IMF chief to G20 leaders: jointly build foundations for better 21st century global economy

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Sunday urged G20 leaders to jointly build the foundations for a better 21st century global amid...

Atiku: I received the news Nigeria has entered another recession with a “very heavy heart”

It is with a very heavy heart that I received the confirmation that for the second time in five years, Nigeria has entered into...
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