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Russia signs agreement with Uganda to develop nuclear energy capacity

Russia has signed an agreement with Uganda to develop the East African country’s nuclear energy capacity. Under the deal which was signed in Vienna, Russia will develop nuclear technology in Uganda to supply its growing energy needs, with a focus on industrial, medical and other peaceful uses. Last year China’s National Nuclear Corporation signed a…

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Tensions in the Middle East escalate following drone attacks on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia

Tensions in the Middle East have escalated following drone attacks on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. The pre-dawn attacks on Saturday knocked out more than half of crude output from the world’s top exporter – five percent of the global oil supply – and cut output by 5.7 million barrels per day. Yemen’s…

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South Africa tenders an apology to Nigerians over xenophobic attacks

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has apologized to Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other African citizens. Ramaphosa’s apologies were conveyed to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja, by his Special Envoy to Nigeria, Mr Jett Radebe. Radebe, who apologized on behalf of his president for what he called “acts…

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UK will work with international partners on response to Saudia Arabia attack

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says Britain will work with its international partners on the “widest and most effective” response to an attack on Saudi Arabia. A Saudi-led coalition said the attack, which knocked out more than half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production and damaged the world’s biggest crude processing plant, was carried out with Iranian…

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Nigeria, Niger and Chad working on a joint trans-border agro ecosystem project

Nigeria, Niger and Chad are working on a joint trans-border agro ecosystem project aimed at the restoration of livelihoods and rehabilitation of the Lake Chad Basin. Director-General, National Agency for the Great Green Wall Dr. Bukar Hassan stated this to the News men after an international conference on desertification in New Delhi, India. He said…

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France Magistrates drop charges against Air France and Airbus

Magistrates in France have dropped charges against Air France and Airbus over a mid-Atlantic plane crash in 2009 that killed all two hundred and twenty eight 228 on board. The Airbus 330 aircraft flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris stalled in a storm and plunged into the ocean. On Thursday, the magistrates looking into…

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Western powers may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen – UN

United Kingdom, United States, France and Iran may be complicit in possible war crimes in Yemen over their support for parties to the conflict there, UN experts say a new report warns the countries they could be held responsible for aiding or assisting the commission of violations. The Western powers provide weapons and logistical support…

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United Nations intensifies efforts to contain Ebola Virus in Democratic Republic of Congo

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres says efforts to contain the Ebola virus must be stepped up as he visited a health centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 2,000 people have died since the outbreak began in the past year in the country’s east. Efforts to contain it have been hampered by armed…

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Former Gambian President, Dawda Jawara passes on at the age of 95

Dawda Jawara, the first president of The Gambia following independence from Britain, died Tuesday at the age of 95, officials said. Current President Adama Barrow, in online comments, described Jawara’s death as “a great loss to the country in particular and humanity in general”. Fisheries Minister James Gomez told AFP that “the former head of…

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