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NLC Rejects Morocco As ECOWAS Member

2 weeks ago /

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, is asking the national assembly and the Nigerian government to reject ECOWAS moves to accept morocco as a member. NLC president Ayuba Wabba who made the appeal in Abuja at a two day workshop of the organisation of trade unions of west Africa said the congress...

Houston Floods: Night Curfew Bid To Stop Robbery And Looting

3 weeks ago /

The US city of Houston is under a night-time curfew as it battles the impact of Hurricane Harvey. The storm has dumped record rainfall, leaving large parts of the Texas city underwater, homes destroyed and over 20 people reported dead. Houston mayor, Sylvester Turner, said the curfew was needed to head off...

India Rape Guru Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

4 weeks ago /

A controversial Indian Guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was on Friday sentenced to 10 years in prison. Singh's followers had set two vehicles on fire just ahead of sentencing. Violence after Friday’s verdict in Panchkula in northern Haryana state had left 38 people dead. The self-styled holy man was found guilty of sexually assaulting...

Kenya Bans Plastic Bags

4 weeks ago /

Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delays A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 or prison sentences of up to four years. The government says the...

Storm Harvey: Houston Battles 'Unprecedented' Floods

4 weeks ago /

The US city of Houston is in the grip of the biggest storm in the history of the state of Texas, officials say. A record 30in of rain (75cm) has fallen on the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, turning roads into rivers. The area is expected to have received a...

African Leaders Advised On Promoting Development

1 month ago /

African political leaders have been advised to look beyond personal gains while in office but work towards promoting unity on the continent. Speakers at the 2017 Nelson Mandela International roundtable on political development in Africa also challenged African leaders to adopt some of the attributes of the late South African leader...

North Korea Reveals Nuclear Plans

1 month ago /

North Korea appears to have revealed details of two as-yet untested missile systems in its press coverage of a factory inspection by the country's supreme leader Kim Jong-un. Photographs released by the state news agency to go with a report on Mr. Kim’s visit to a facility at the academy of...

Brazil Opens Vast Amazon Reserve To Mining

1 month ago /

Brazil's government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining. The area, covering 46,000 sq km (17,800 sq miles), straddles the northern states of Amapa and Para, and is thought to be rich in gold, and other minerals. The government said nine conservation and...

US Navy Commander Sacked

1 month ago /

The US Navy has dismissed vice admiral Joseph Aucoin as commander of the seventh fleet following a string of collisions involving warships in asia. Ten sailors are still missing after the USS john s McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday. Navy officials say human remains have since been...

Trump Says He Is Willing To 'Close Government' To Build Mexico Wall

1 month ago /

Donald Trump says he will close down the US government if necessary to build his wall along the Mexico border. The president told supporters at a "Make America Great Again" rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that the opposition Democrats were being "obstructionist". During the 80-minute speech, he also took aim at the media,...

Trump Rules Out Afghan Troops Withdrawal

1 month ago /

President Donald Trump has said a hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a vacuum for terrorists to fill. He said his original instinct was to pull US forces out, but had instead decided to stay and "fight to win" to avoid the mistakes made in Iraq. He said he wanted to...

Hunt For Barcelona Attacker Ongoing

1 month ago /

The hunt for the driver suspected of killing 13 people in last week's attack in Barcelona has been extended across Europe. Catalan officials say they have confirmed the driver's identity as 22-year-old Moroccan, Younes Abouyaaqoub. Authorities earlier said they could not rule out the possibility that he had slipped across the border...

Saudi Border To Open For Qatari Pilgrims

1 month ago /

Saudi Arabia will open its border with Qatar to allow Muslim pilgrims to attend the annual Hajj in Mecca beginning this month. The announcement came after the first high-level meeting between the neighbours since Saudi Arabia and three other states cut all links in June. They accuse Qatar of aiding terrorists -...

Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Dubs White Nationalists 'Clowns'

1 month ago /

The chief White House strategist, Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as "clowns" as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville continues. Mr Bannon once headed the far-right Breitbart News, seen as both a major channel for nationalism and key in helping Donald Trump win election. But he told The American Prospect:...

Outcome Of Kenyan Elections-Analysis

1 month ago /

President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected in a hotly contested election in the East African Country  Of Kenya. Kenyatta took fifty four point three percent of the votes while his main challenger Raila Odinga secured Forty Fourth point seven percent.   But the election was not devoid of violence. The presidential poll was...

South Korean president calls on U.S. allies to help prevent a war

1 month ago /

South Korean president Moon Jae-In has called on his U.S. allies to help prevent a war, amid worsening tension over the North’s nuclear threat. Moon told the visiting top us military official that there must be a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Gen Joseph Dunford said the US priority was diplomacy but...

Burkina Faso: Terror Attack Leaves 18 People Dead

1 month ago /

18 people have been killed and a number of others wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses say one Turkish citizen died but other nationalities are yet to be confirmed. A jihadist attack on...

Liberia’s President Sirleaf Praises Nigeria

1 month ago /

Liberia’s president, Ellen Sirleaf says Liberians will forever remain grateful to Nigeria for her display of big brotherly love to their country especially during the civil war. President Sirleaf who said this at the presidential villa  when she hosted a Nigerian delegation to a peace building carnival in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, thanked...

Burkina Faso Terror Attack Kills 18, Government Says

1 month ago /

Eighteen people have been killed and a number wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses said. One Turkish citizen died but other nationalities are yet to be confirmed. The attack is...

2 Shot Dead In Kenya Elections Protests

1 month ago /

There are signs of trouble as Kenya’s leading opposition candidate Raila Odinga has rejected preliminary results of the presidential election held on Tuesday. Already two people have been reported dead in the protests that have begun across the country. Is Kenya heading for another round of blood letting? Politics in the east African...