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UN General Assembly: Trump Says “Rocket Man Is On A Suicide Mission”

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U.S. president Donald Trump has told world leaders to protect their countries just like he is protecting America.   In his address to the seventy second united nation’s general assembly, trump said it’s only when this happens, that a better world is guaranteed. He said the world should rise in unison against...

Hurricane Maria Nears The Caribbean

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Maria is expected to become a dangerous major hurricane as it nears the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. The US National Hurricane Center says, The category one hurricane will rapidly strengthen over the next 48 hours and will hit the islands late on Monday. It is moving roughly along the...

UN General Assembly Begins

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U.S. President, Donald Trump says more countries should get involved in overcoming the world's challenges. In his opening remarks on Monday at the seventy second un general assembly in new york the U.S. president called on the united nations to focus more on people and ensure that no nation is overburdened...

Sanctions Will Accelerate Nuclear Programme - North Korea

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North Korea has warned that more sanctions and pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme. In a strongly-worded statement, the foreign ministry called a new round of restrictions imposed by the United Nations as "the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility". The foreign ministry statement, carried by North...

North Korea To Be 'Destroyed' If Behaviour Continues - US

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The US ambassador to the UN warned North Korea will be destroyed if it continues its "reckless behaviour" and forces the United States and its allies to defend themselves against any attack.  Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, said on Sunday the UN Security Council has run out of...

Lucia Topolansky Becomes Uruguay First Female Vice President

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Lucia Topolansky, senator and wife of ex-president Jose Mujica, has become Uruguay’s first female vice-president. Topolansky took over after the resignation of Jose Sendic amid corruption allegations. She escaped prison, spent 13 years in jail, and survived torture. Topolansky will also head the senate and the Uruguayan congress's general assembly. Uruguay has been...

Pope Francis Slams Climate change Skeptics

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Pope Francis has warned that history will judge world leaders who do not act as he blasted climate change skeptics in the wake of hurricane “Irma and Harvey”.  The catholic pontiff said the recent storms meant the effects of climate change could be seen with “your own eyes”. The pope who has...

Election In Africa: A.U. Pushes For More Youth Participation

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The African union AU, is pushing to enhance meaningful and positive participation of youths in efforts to reducing incidents of violence and other irregularities during elections. The acting head of the African governance architecture  secretariat of the AU Ambassador Sallah Hammad said this during the opening of the west and central African youth consultation...

ECOWAS Fights Cyber Crime

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The Economic Community Of West African States, the European union and the African union have resolved to work together to fight cyber crime as a means to foster unity on the continent. The collaboration was announced during the opening of a-3-day conference in Abuja on Monday with focus on harmonizing the...

Putin Takes Jab At U.S Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson

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Russian president Vladimir Putin took a jab at Rex Tillerson on Thursday, joking that the U.S. secretary of state had “fallen in with the wrong company” since he had awarded him a Russian state honor for his contribution to Russian-U.S. relations. Hopes of detente in Moscow’s relations with Washington under Donald...

US Wants North Korea Leader’s Assets Frozen

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The United States has asked the United Nations Security Council to freeze the assets of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un and slap an oil embargo on the country in response to pyongyang’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test. U.s draft resolution circulated on Wednesday also called for the banning of textile...

UN On Economic Dangers Of Small Arms In West Africa

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The deputy country director of UNDP, Mandisa Masholugu says both ECOWAS and relevant agencies of the United Nations must increase advocacy on the economic dangers posed by the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in Africa. He said this at the regional symposium held to launch the survey project report...

NLC Rejects Morocco As ECOWAS Member

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...


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