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Nigeria, Niger sign border frequency coordination agreement

Nigeria and Niger Republic have signed a bilateral agreement to coordinate frequency utilisation along their borders. This is contained in a statement signed by Reuben Muoka, the Director of Public Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Sunday in Abuja. The agreement seeks to ensure seamless deployment of services within the two countries. Signing […]

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Africa, Latin America understand roots of Ukrainian conflict – Russian

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, said on Friday that, Russia finds an understanding of the causes of the Ukrainian conflict with Asian, Latin American and African countries. Lavrov spoke at a meeting of the United Russia Party commission on international cooperation and support of compatriots abroad. According to him, three-quarters of the world’s countries, which retain their […]

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Burkina Faso’s PM suggests forming federation with Mali

Burkina Faso is seeking to form a federation with neighbouring Mali in order to unite efforts to overcome the common challenges facing the two nations. Forming the federation would also enhance their economic potential for joint influence, Burkina Faso’s Prime Minister Apollinaire De-Tambela revealed. Both neighbouring West African nations have been facing the same challenges […]

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Zimbabwe’s forex receipts reach record $11.6bln in 2022

Zimbabwe’s foreign currency inflows soared to a record $11.6 billion in 2022, supporting its robust economic activity, the country’s central bank announced in its 2023 monetary policy statement on Thursday. The current account balance for 2022 stood at a surplus of $305 million. It was driven by robust export performance and remittances. Annual inflation is […]

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FG deploys 2500 TAC volunteers to ACP countries

The Federal Government deployed no fewer than 2500 Technical Aid Corps volunteers to African, Caribbean Pacific (ACP) countries under its Directorate of Technical Aid Corps (DTAC) from 2015 to date. Geoffrey Onyema, Minister of Foreign Affairs announced this at the 22nd edition of the PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023), organised to project the achievements of […]

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China donates .3m textbooks to S/Sudan school

South Sudan’s Ministry of General Education and Instruction on Wednesday received 330,000 printed textbooks from the Chinese government for instruction to primary one learners. The textbooks are for  English, mathematics and science subjects. The donation came under the China-Aided Phase II Technical Cooperation Project of Education in South Sudan, “Today, we are thankful for receiving […]

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Chad opens embassy in Israel after renewing ties

Chad, on Thursday, inaugurated an embassy in Israel, four years after the establishment of official ties between the two countries. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office issued pictures of him inaugurating the new embassy in Ramat Gan, a suburb of Tel Aviv, at a ceremony alongside Chadian President Mahamat Deby. Netanyahu expressed hope that the […]

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Israel responsible for Isfahan drone attack – Iran’s Envoy

Israel bears responsibility for last week’s attack on a facility of the Iranian Defence Ministry in the city of Isfahan, the Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations, Saeed Iravani, said. “Early investigations suggest Israeli regime was responsible for this act of aggression,” Iravani said in a letter to President of the UN Security Council, Vanessa […]

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Gunmen kill Chinese national in Ethiopia

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead one Chinese national in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia confirmed on Tuesday. The incident happened on Monday evening when nine Chinese nationals were attacked in the Gebre Guracha town in the northern part of the Oromia region. Oromia is about 160 kilometres from Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian […]

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Norway discovers costly rare earths on its seabed

A study by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has discovered some seabed minerals and metals, ranging from copper to precious rare earth. While rare piles of earth minerals are in high demand, none is currently mined in Europe. This has left the continent dependent on imports in a market dominated by China. The high demand is […]

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