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MUGABE SURRENDERS, AGREES TO GO ON EXILE IN SOUTH AFRICA

After a long negotiation, ousted President Robert Mugabe last night agreed to step down. A new government is to be formed within 48 hours, a twitter handle claiming to be speaking on behalf of the provisional government of Zimbabwe said, The Nation reports. Mugabe will then proceed on exile to South Africa. Fresh elections will be held...

OXFAM EXPRESSES HOPE FOR DEMOCRACY IN ZIMBABWE

International charity Oxfam has expressed hope that democracy in Zimbabwe would hold,after the country’s military took over. Stewart Muchapera, Oxfam’s media and communications adviser for Southern Africa, told Sputnik: “for now I think everything is calm and there is an air of opportunity. The situation remains calm and our hope is that the tenants of...

FG MONITORS INVESTIGATIONS ON KILLING OF 2 NIGERIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Federal Government says it is following police investigations on the death of two Nigerians in South Africa. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja on Wednesday, signed by the Spokesperson, Mr Tope Elias-Fatile, said their death occurred in two separate incidents. “The mission informs that the first incident involved Mr Ikechukwu Mmanwoke...

PUTIN CRITICISES RESTRICTION ON RUSSIAN MEDIA

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said Russia would respond in kind to what he said were Washington’s measures to restrict the freedom of speech of Russian media organisations operating on U.S soil. Putin, however, said that possible plans to retaliate by declaring U.S media operating in Russia as foreign agents may be “a little...

$100 BILLION EMBEZZLED IN SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia’s attorney general says at least $100bn (£76bn) has been misused through systemic corruption and embezzlement in recent decades. Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said 201 people were being held for questioning as part of a sweeping anti-corruption drive that began on Saturday night. He did not name any of them, but they reportedly include senior princes, ministers...

TRUMP PRESSES CHINA ON NORTH KOREA AND TRADE

On Thursday, the U.S. President Donald Trump pressed China to do more on the North Korean nuclear issue and said bilateral trade had been unfair to the United States. Trump, however, praised President Xi Jinping’s pledge that China would be more open to foreign firms. On North Korea, Trump said China could fix the problem quickly...

CHINESE COMPANIES AGREE TO DEVELOP LNG IN ALASKA

China’s top state oil major, Sinopec, one of
the country’s top banks and its sovereign wealth fund have agreed
to help develop Alaska’s liquefied natural gas sector. This is part of fall-outs of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit, the U.S. government said on Thursday. Alaska Gasline Development Corp (AGDC), the State of Alaska, Sinopec, China Investment Corp and...

26 ITALY-BOUND NIGERIANS GIRLS DIED IN MEDITERRANEAN SEA – GOVT

The Federal government has finally confirmed the identity of the 26 Italy-bound migrants who were drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the migrants are all teenage girls and they are all Nigerians heading for Italy in search of the greener pastures. Hundreds of others, it was learnt, survived. The...

NORTH KOREA CRIES OUT AGAINST SANCTIONS

North Korea on Wednesday said it was working to uphold women’s rights and gender equality but that sanctions imposed by major powers were taking a toll on vulnerable families. Han Tae Song, ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the UN in Geneva, also urged South Korea to return 12 waitresses “kidnapped”...

TRUMP WARNS NORTH KOREA: ‘DO NOT TRY US’

“Do not try us,’’ U.S. President, Donald Trump, warned North Korea on Wednesday at Seoul’s Korean National Assembly, seeking to convince Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. “The North Korean regime has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness … This is a very different administration than the U.S. has had in the...

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