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President Talon of Benin meets with Secretary Pompeo to strengthen ties. No meeting with Trump focused on impeachment trial

President Patrice Talon of Benin met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington D.C. on Tuesday and both countries agreed to strengthen ties. There was no White House meeting with President Trump.

Democracy under threat in Benin Republic, letter to African Union, ECOWAS says

A Nigerian law firm has sent a letter to the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States, and to the Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari, warning about threats to democracy in Benin Republic .

IMF board approves disbursement of additional $22 million to Benin, part of $154.2 million loan secured in 2017

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved the disbursement of additional $22 million to the West African country of Benin, part of the $154.2 million loan it secured in 2017 under...

Buhari admin glad over Nigeria’s border closure with Cameroon, Benin and others, citing billions of dollars in benefits

Two months into closure of Nigeria’s land border to curb smuggling activities, especially rice, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is betting on same measure to rekindle the agriculture sector.The government’s directive will save...

President Buhari asks judges to create special courts to speed up trials and quickly jail Nigerian criminals

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on judicial officers to work towards the creation of special courts to assist in the speedy administration and dispensation of justice in the country.Speaking Monday in Abuja at...

The faces of all African leaders at Russia-Africa summit in Sochi as officials welcome them with cake

A sea of African leaders has arrived in the Federal Republic of Russia for the Russia-Africa summit starting on Wednesday.In an earlier statement, President Vladimir Putin of Russia welcomed African leaders to economic forum...

Experts warn climate change could increase malaria deaths in Africa

Central Africa is fighting to maintain momentum in its battle with malaria in the face of other health challenges, climate change and other threats, according to a new report.The report, issued at...

My tribute to Robert Mugabe (1924-2019) – By former Nigerian VP Atiku Abubakar

Robert Mugabe was a hero of the African liberation struggle. No man is perfect and he had his flaws, but nobody can take this fact away from him: That he loved his country and its people,...

Anger as thousands of waterfront residents are evicted in the west African country of Benin

The recent forced eviction of thousands of residents of Wxlacodji beach community in Cotonou, the capital of the West African country of Benin, has triggered outrage and condemnation.Formerly known as Dahomey,...
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BREAKING: Nigeria National Assembly issues statement following backlash over attempts to trash Vice President Osinbajo

The attention of the leadership of the National Assembly has been drawn to reactions to some...
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BREAKING: COVID-19 drives Sub-Saharan Africa toward first recession in 25 years, World Bank says

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4%...

BREAKING: About 2000 people died from COVID-19 in U.S. on Wednesday

About 2000 people died from COVID-19 in the United States on Wednesday, a day after a similar number of deaths was...

BREAKING: President Buhari’s special adviser Maryam Uwais counters attempts by Senate President and House Speaker to trash Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investments has released a strongly worded statement countering some attempts by...

BREAKING: Chad asks IMF for $115 million to respond to COVID-19 economic sabotage

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is considering an urgent request made by Chad for a disbursement of...
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