AFRICA NEEDS CYBERSPACE CAPABILITIES TO DEFEND AGAINST THREATS, SAYS AU

Tue 23 April 2024: In light of growing cyber threats, the African Union (AU) has urged its member nations to strengthen their cyber defenses, Xinhua reported. The call was made during a cyber diplomacy-themed workshop that brought together representatives of diplomatic missions of the AU member states at the AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital […]

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TRINITY INTERNATIONAL BIBLE UNIVERSITY UNAUTHORISED TO ISSUE HONORARY DEGREES

  Actor Sello Maake kaNcube celebrates his honorary doctorate from the Trinity International Bible University. Tue 23 April 2024: The Department of Higher Education and Training has warned that Trinity International Bible University is not a registered private higher education institution and not authorised to offer any qualifications, including honorary degrees. In a statement, Higher […]

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SAUDI ARABIA TO LAUNCH NEW AIRLINE TARGETING AFRICAN MARKET

Mon 22 April 2024: Saudi Arabia is to establish a new airline based in Riyadh, which will target the African market. According to Al Eqtisadiah newspaper, the initiative has already received the green light from both Saudi regulatory bodies and the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC). The move aims to enhance tourism and investment ties between the […]

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SOUTH AFRICA TO OVERHAUL IMMIGRATION SYSTEM: OFFICIAL

Mon 22 April 2024: South Africa is in the process of making radical changes to its immigration regime, which will affect foreigners acquiring citizenship and applying for certain visas, Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi said. Motsoaledi made the remarks on Wednesday while briefing the media about the White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee […]

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PANDOR WELCOMES EGYPT INTO FAMILY OF BRICS NATIONS

Mon 22 April 2024: International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor, has welcomed Egypt into the family of BRICS nations. “This development further enhances the role the South plays in global matters,” she said on Friday.  The BRICS grouping of major emerging economies – Brazil, India, China, South Africa and Russia –  has admitted […]

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NIGERIA’S TUNDE ONAKOYA SETS 60-HOUR NONSTOP CHESS RECORD TO RAISE MONEY FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN

Sun 21 April 2024: Tunde Onakoya, a Nigerian chess champion broke the world record for the longest chess marathon by going unbeaten for more than 58 hours in Times Square, New York City, to raise funds for needy children. Onakoya, 29, began his marathon session on Wednesday, intending to earn $1 million for children’s education […]

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US AGREES TO WITHDRAW TROOPS FROM NIGER AMID RUSSIA’S PIVOT TO THE SAHEL REGION

Sun 21 April 2024: The West African nation of Niger is moving more and more toward Russia and away from Western powers, and as an outcome, the US will remove its military from the country. US media reported late on Friday that the US Department of State has decided to remove around 1,000 troops from […]

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TASTING INEQUALITY FROM CRADLE: NESTLE ADDS SUGAR TO BABY FOOD SOLD IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES

Sat 20 April 2024: In March, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that childhood obesity had increased 2.5-fold over the past 30 years, and the number of overweight children under 5 years of age had reached a shocking 37 million in 2022, with the majority of them living in countries with low and middle income. […]

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SAHEL REGION IN WEST AFRICA IS BECOMING A HUB FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING, UN WARNS

Sat 20 April 2024: Drug seizures have soared in the West African Sahel region, according to a new United Nations report, indicating the conflict-ridden region is becoming an influential route for drug trafficking. In 2022, 1,466kg (3,232 pounds) of cocaine were seized in Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso and Niger compared to an average of 13kg (28.7 […]

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EU APPROVES 116.9 MILLION DOLLARS AS PART OF A SECURITY BOOSTING EFFORT IN SOMALIA

Fri 19 April 2024: The European Union (EU) said it has approved 116.9 million U.S. dollars for stabilization efforts in Somalia. The funds, approved by the Political and Security Committee of the Council of the EU on Tuesday, will support the transition process for the Somali National Army (SNA) and for the military component of […]

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