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Erdogan says saddened by Sarraj’s decision to step down

Ankara, Sept. 18, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that it was sad to hear about the resignation of Fayez Sarraj, the head of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA). On Wednesday evening, Sarraj announced his intention to step down and...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at age 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the pioneering Supreme Court justice who became the second female on the nation’s highest court, the leader of its liberal wing and a pop culture icon known as Notorious R.B.G. She was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton to fill...

U.S. democratic senators unveil $350bn funding package to counter China’s rise

Washington, Sept. 18, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) Nearly a dozen U.S. Senate Democrats have sponsored new legislation to fund efforts to counter China’s edge in areas such as manufacturing, technology and science. “The proposal includes over 350 billion dollars in new funding to synchronise and mobilise all...

Trump will not visit UN General Assembly during upcoming session – White House

Washington, Sept. 18, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) U.S. President Donald Trump has abandoned his plans to deliver a speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in person, the White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, said. Meadows added that Trump would address participants of the 75th Session...

China’s female peacekeepers promote gender equality, women’s rights – official

Beijing, Sept. 18, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) China’s female peacekeepers play a crucial and unique role in promoting gender equality and women’s rights, a Chinese military official said on Friday. They are very important in preventing and resolving conflicts as well as promoting peace and development, Luo...

Somali president appoints new prime minister

Mogadishu, Sept. 18, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has appointed Mohamed Roble as the country’s new prime minister to replace Ali Khaire, who was impeached by parliament in July. Farmajo, who made the announcement, directed Roble to form a new government to lead the...

Afghan president approves inclusion of mother’s name on ID cards

Kabul, Sept. 18, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday approved the inclusion of a mother’s name in the country’s national identity cards. For years activists have fought for the change, which experts see as an important step towards gender equality. The father’s name is...

Ghana’s Real GDP Plunged 3.2% y/y in Q2-2020

Earlier in the week, Ghana Statistical Service published the country’s GDP report for Q2-2020. According to the report, the Ghanaian economy contracted for the first time since Q2-2016 amid the negative impacts of the COVID-19 induced global lockdowns as well as declines in key...

Nigerian-Ghanaian trade dispute: NANTS frowns at protracted diplomatic dialogue

By Emmanuella Anokam Abuja, Sept. 17, 2020 The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) says it has lost confidence in the ability of protracted diplomatic dialogue to solve the sour bilateral trade relationship between Nigeria and Ghana. NANTS President, Dr Ken Ukaoha made this known on...

Obama to release memoir in November, after U.S. election

Washington, Sept. 17, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Former U.S. President Barack Obama plans to release in November the first volume of a memoir covering his political rise, the 2008 election and his first years in the White House. The 768-page book, entitled A Promised Land, will be...
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