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African Continent, U.S.Square Up for Tussle Over African Bank Chief’s Controversial Acussations

The U.S. and Nigeria are facing off in a dispute over whether allegations against the head of the African Development Bank should be investigated a second time, exposing a fault-line between the West and the continent over the issue. The spat between the world’s biggest...

African Leaders call for global end to racism, condemn US Police Killing in Minneapolis

In highly unusual move, U.S. diplomats in Uganda and Kenya issue public pronouncements expressing distress over the death of George Floyd.

U.S, Steven Mnuchin demand probe of Akinwumi Adesina over whistleblower complaint

The United States Department of Treasury has called for an independent probe of allegations levelled against Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Bloomberg reports that Steven Mnuchin, US treasury secretary, rejected the findings of an investigation by the AfDB ethics board which...

Nigeria needs foreign policy review to meet global expectations- Experts

Nigeria’s foreign policy like those in other places is expected to achieve great benefits for Nigeria and her citizen but this expectation, by the judgment of many informed Nigerians, is yet to be fully realised. Nigeria’s foreign policy inter alia has failed to work out...

With $2 billion commitment at WHA, I am optimistic Nigeria, Africa would benefit from China’s two sessions – Amb Baba Ahmad Jidda

China's two sessions of the year, the country's most important political event, opened on Thursday after a two-month delay due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Against the backdrop of epidemic prevention and control as a new normal, the two sessions will demonstrate to the world that...

Nigeria’s TETFund partner US Morgan state university to admit 50 Ph.D. students Annually

Nigeria’s TETFund has signed new agreement withUS Based Morgan state university to grant 50 Ph.D. students Annually, Naija247news has learned. MSU’s Board of Regents Approves Five-Year Agreement, Bolstering University’s Potential Ph.D. Output and Leadership Among HBCUs in Producing Graduates With Doctoral Degrees President David...

Trump, Buhari meeting: A chance to reset U.S Africa’s Diplomacy

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump next week. His visit comes less than four months since Trump made the comment about “shithole” countries in Africa. Trump’s comments were followed by a swift denial and a lukewarm attempt to...

Nigeria, U.S agree on $496mln counter insurgency aircraft trade deal after Trump, Buhari phone chat

Vows to send ventilators to Nigeria to help stop coronavirus spread President Donald Trump called President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday and promised to help Nigeria fight the deadly coronavirus. He promised to send ventilators. “President Muhammadu Buhari had a phone conversation with the US President Donald Trump...

Africa’s Debt relief plea, China’s historical opportunity

G20 likely to endorse debt moratorium this week-sources African nations pushing for broad debt relief China now Africa’s largest bilateral creditor Beijing finds itself in an unfamiliar role (Adds comment from Chinese foreign ministry) By Joe Bavier, Cheng Leng and Andrea Shalal JOHANNESBURG/BEIJING/WASHINGTON, April 13 - S upport...

African ambassadors complain to China over ‘discrimination’ in Guangzhou

JOHANNESBURG, April 11 (Reuters) - African ambassadors in China have written to the country’s foreign minister over what they call discrimination against Africans as the country seeks to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus. Several African countries have separately also demanded that China address their...
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