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  • Blinken will travel to China to bolster relations amid global turbulence

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to China in the coming week as the President Joe Biden administration tries to ensure that the US-China relationship stays the course, even as the US expresses strong concerns about China’s support for Russia, accordiing to a report by CNN. This is Blinken’s second trip to the country as top US diplomat. He…

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  • US agrees to withdraw troops from Niger

    The United States will withdraw its soldiers from Niger as the West African nation is increasingly turning to Russia and away from Western powers. The US Department of State agreed to pull out about 1,000 troops from the country that has been under military rule since July 2023, US media reported late on Friday. he US built a military base…

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  • Iran’s military response will be ‘immediate if Israel attacks, says foreign minister

    Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has disclosed that its country  will response once Israel takes any further military action, stressing that its action would “immediate and at a maximum level”, as fears rise of an escalation of the conflict in the Middle East.  “In case the Israeli regime embarks on adventurism again and takes action against the interests of Iran,…

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  • Algeria signs Hosting agreement for Intra-African Trade Fair 2025

    The Host Agreement Signing Ceremony for the Intra-African Trade Fair 2025 (IATF2025) took place in Algiers on 15 April 2024. The Ceremony, which was hosted by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the African Union and the AfCFTA Secretariat, and the Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, paves the way for the fourth edition of the…

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  • German chancellor urges Xi Jinping to press Russia to end Ukraine war

    Germany’s chancellor, Olaf Scholz, said he has urged Xi Jinping to press Russia to end its “senseless” war in Ukraine and that the Chinese president has agreed to back a peace conference in Switzerland. A report by theGuardian stated that Scholz said after a meeting with Xi in Beijing  recently that “China’s word carries weight in Russia”. “I have therefore…

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  • UK’s wealth not from white privilege, colonialism, says Kemi Badenoch

    The business and trade minister, United Kingdom, Kemi Badenoch, has hinted that it would be wrong to attribute the UK’s wealth and economic success to its colonial history or racial privilege Addressing financial services bosses at TheCityUK’s international conference in London, the business secretary said the UK’s past exploitation and oppression of other countries and groups of people could not…

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  • China’s rise to global power not accidental, says University Don

    A linguistics and Asian Studies expert, Dr Adetoro Banwo, has said that China’s rise to global power was not accidental, saying that it was fueled by pragmatic policies that prioritise the well-being of its people alongside continuous reforms. Banwo, who lectures at the Department of Linguistics, African and Asian Studies, University of Lagos, said Nigeria could learn a valuable lesson…

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  • How Iran launched a historic strike attack on Israel

    By Innocent Raphael Iran has just launched the largest ever drone strike in the world, and the biggest missile attack in its history. Iran’s use of hundreds of drones and missiles to directly target Israel on Saturday night and Sunday morning set a number of major political and military precedents. It was the single largest drone attack ever carried out…

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  • Iran launches drone attack against Israel as Biden rushes to White House

    Drones understood to be heading towards Israel as Biden returned from Delaware on Saturday to meet with national security team. Joe Biden was rushing back to the White House on Saturday afternoon from a weekend trip to Delaware as Iran fired dozens of drones against Israel. The drones were understood to be heading towards Israel, just a few hours after…

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  • Kristalina Georgieva to serve second term as IMF Managing Director

    The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday selected Kristalina Georgieva to serve as IMF Managing Director for a second five-year term starting on October 1, 2024. The Board’s decision was taken by consensus. In line with the selection process it had established on March 13, 2024 (See Press Release No. 24/86), the Board held several discussions,…

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