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S/African labour federation calls strike to protest poor economy, corruption

Pretoria, Oct. 5, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Monday called on all workers to stay away from work on Wednesday in protest against deteriorating economy and corruption. Cosatu general secretary, Bheki Ntshalintshali, said the work stoppage targets the government,...

Sudanese gov’t, armed groups sign final peace deal

Khartoum, Oct. 3, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) The Sudanese Government and armed groups, on Saturday, signed a final peace deal in South Sudan’s capital Juba to end armed conflicts. The signing ceremony was broadcast live by Sudan’s official TV. It was attended by South Sudan President Salva Kiir,...

S/Africa congratulates Nigeria at 60, extols its contribution to continental peace

By Fortune Abang Abuja, Sept. 30, 2020 South Africa has congratulated Nigeria on the 60th anniversary of its independence and applauded its contribution to peace in the continent. Mr Thamsanqa Mseleku, High Commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria, who acknowledged Nigeria’s contributions, extolled its leading role...

Mali: Again, ECOWAS to deliberate on grey areas as Jonathan briefs Buhari

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, Sept. 28, 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari says Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at the behest of their Chairman, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, may confer again to discuss outstanding grey areas in...

Black designers celebrated at Milan fashion week

Milan, Sept.28, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Black designers presented collections at Milan’s fashion week in a show aimed at raising awareness of the lack of diversity in the industry. The five designers are part of the Black Lives Matter in Italian Fashion group, a name inspired by...

Sudan rejects linking removal from U.S. terrorism list with Israel ties

Khartoum, Sept. 26, 2020 (Reuters/NAN) Sudan does not want to link its removal from a U.S. terrorism list with normalisation of relations with Israel, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Saturday. Being on the terrorism list has been hindering access to foreign funding for Sudan’s...

ECOWAS says Mali on track to normal after interim appointments

Moscow, Sept. 25, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional bloc considers the appointment of Mali’s interim president and vice president to be a step towards normalising life in the country after the recent coup, an official said. The ECOWAS Delegation...

Domestication of African Charter on democracy will guarantee regular, fair elections in Nigeria — ActionAid

By Angela Atabo Abuja, Sept. 24, 2020 ActionAid Nigeria, an NGO, on Thursday said the domestication of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG) in Nigeria would guarantee free, fair and credible elections in the country. Ms Ene Obi, Country Director, ActionAid, who was...

Nigeria’s president Buhari congratulates Guinea Bissau on 47th Independence, pledges Nigeria’s increased support for peace

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, Sept. 24, 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday pledged that Nigeria would continue to assist Guinea-Bissau in any way possible, saying ‘‘a peaceful and prosperous Guinea-Bissau is a win for West Africa and for Africa.’’ A statement by the President’s spokesman, Mr...

ECOWAS may lift Mali sanctions once interim president inaugurated – Envoy

Bamako, Sept. 24, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) ECOWAS might lift painful economic sanctions against Mali once an interim president is inaugurated on Friday, the bloc’s envoy said on Thursday. Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan, said this after landing in Bamako for talks as head of a delegation...
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