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PHOTOS: NSA hands over two aircraft from presidential fleet to NAF


The National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd), has handed over two aircraft in the Presidential fleet to the Nigerian Air Force. Monguno handed over the two aircraft, Augusta AW101 Very Important Personality Helicopters to the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, in the presence of the Chief of ...

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Ghana removes statue of ‘racist’ Mahatma Gandhi


Ghana will be removing a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from its main university after complaints over “racist comments” from the Indian freedom fighter. The Ghana Foreign Ministry made the announcement on 6 October after a group of lecturers and students campaigned for the Indian nationalist leader’s statute to be removed, ...

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Photos Of Hurricane Matthew: Scenes of destruction in Haiti


At least 26 people killed, including 22 in Haiti, as powerful hurricane lashes Caribbean on the path to the US. Hurricane Matthew has left a trail of devastation in the Caribbean, particularly in Haiti, where thousands of homes have been flattened and at least 22 people killed. Some 80 percent ...

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Hundreds of migrants arrive in sicily


Hundreds of migrants have arrived at the Italian port of Messina. A total of 368 were plucked from the water in the straits of Messina off Sicily on Wednesday. They were travelling on three small vessels and three inflatable boats. The Italian coastguard says they carried out six separate rescue ...

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International community slams fresh call for war in South Sudan


Nairobi (AFP) – The international community on Thursday hit out at a call from South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar for renewed war with the government, raising concerns about heavy fighting in recent weeks. Machar, the former vice president, last month urged “a popular armed resistance” against his rival Salva ...

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Cold war: Russia suspends US joint nuclear energy research


Russia said Wednesday it was suspending joint research on nuclear energy projects with the United States as Moscow’s standoff with the West shows no sign of abating. The move came after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered a halt to an agreement with the US on weapons-grade plutonium disposal ...

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Guterres to succeed Ban Ki-Moon at UN


Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres was poised to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a decisive straw poll by the Security Council on Wednesday. Guterres, who served as prime minister from 1995 to 2002 and was the UN’s refugee chief for 10 years, won backing from ...

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Nigeria pays ECOWAS $54m community levy


The Economic of West African States has said Nigeria paid $54m as part of its obligation to the Community Levy for 2015 to implement programmes and projects in the sub-region. The group’s Commissioner for Finance, Mr Allieu Sesay, said this at the Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in ...

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