WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Biden-Harris transition unveils key national security and foreign policy personnel

Biden unveils his national security and foreign policy team in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 24, 2020.

Biden says he’s ready to meet with Trump if asked, has not yet received intel briefings

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday said he was ready to meet with outgoing President Donald J. Trump if asked.“Of course I would, if he asked,” Biden told reporters after he introduced his foreign policy and national...

Black media highlight selection of Thomas-Greenfield and Shuwanza Goff in Biden-Harris administration

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced several historic nominations and appointments to key cabinet and White House posts, including two black women and several people of color. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a 35-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, will be...

Incoming U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken indicates Trump’s “America First” policy is over

President Donald Trump's "America First" policy is over, incoming U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken indicated on Tuesday.In his acceptance speech in Wilmington, Delaware, following his nomination by President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Blinken said the United States needed to...

Biden: America is back, ready to lead the world

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday introduced key members of his foreign policy and national security team in Wilmington, Delaware, saying "America is back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it."Wearing a dark blue suit...

Read full remarks by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on cabinet picks

Thank you, Secretary Kerry. And congratulations Mr. President-elect on bringing together this extraordinary team. I have always believed in the nobility of public service, and these Americans embody it. Their lives and careers are a testament to the dedication, sacrifice, and commitment...

Rights group welcomes FIFA’s lifetime ban of Haiti football chief Yves Jean-Bart over sexual abuse of young football players

The International Federation of Association Football (Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA) has banned Haitian soccer federation president Yves Jean-Bart for life over allegations he had sexually abused children.Human Rights Watch described the lifetime ban for as an important step forward to...

DR Congo militia leader Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka gets life term for atrocities

A Congolese military court’s conviction of the militia leader Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka and two co-accused for serious abuses is a significant step in the fight against impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.On November...

Buhari: Nigeria will always be there for Chad

Nigeria will always be there for the Republic of Chad, as we are not only neighbors but brothers, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged.The President spoke at State House, Abuja, Tuesday, while receiving a Special Envoy from His Excellency, President...

IMF staff completes review mission to São Tomé and Príncipe

A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Geremia Palomba, held a virtual mission during November 13-23, 2020 to conduct the second review of São Tomé and Príncipe’s economic program supported by the IMF Extended Credit...

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IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Senegal

A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Ms. Corinne Deléchat, conducted a virtual mission from...

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...

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...

Ramaphosa to lead South African delegation at virtual G20 leaders’ summit

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation to the virtual G20 Leaders' Summit between Saturday, November 21, and Sunday, November 22, 2020....

IMF disburses $10 million to Somalia

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday completed the first review of the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement for Somalia....
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