Thursday, June 17, 2021


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Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia deadlocked on Nile dam in new talks

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have failed to reach agreement at a new round of talks hosted by the African Union to regulate the flow of water from the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam built by Addis Ababa, the three countries said.

Ethiopian prominent singer shot dead

The fatal shooting of a prominent Ethiopian singer in the capital Addis Ababa sparked tensions in the city on Tuesday, with calls for demonstrations circulating online.

COVID19: No Nigerians abroad requesting for evacuation – Onyeama

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says his ministry has not received any request from Nigerians aboard for their evacuation in view of the global Novel Coronavirus, COVID19, pandemic.

AU’s executive council endorses AfDB President Adesina for second term

The Executive Council of the African Union, AU, has supported Dr. Akinwumi Adesina’s candidacy for a second term as the President of the African Development Bank, AfDB.

Auno Attack: Buhari bows to pressure, leaves Addis Ababa for Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari has cut short his official trip in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and flew back to Nigeria to simpathise with the victims of Auno attack in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Buhari observes minute of silence for victims of Auno attack

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday expressed his support for those in the Diaspora to vote during elections in Nigeria.

ECOWAS leaders order study on impact of Nigeria’s land border closure

The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government has constituted a committee, headed by President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso, to study and make a full report on Nigeria’s land border closure with her neighbours.

Buhari to attend AU summit in Addis Ababa

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Friday to attend the Thirty-third (33rd) Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Nigeria’s Pius Adesanmi killed in Ethiopian airplane crash

A popular Nigerian professor and columnist based in Canada, Pius Adesanmi, was onboard the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed in the early hours of Sunday, SaharaReporters can confirm.

Clashes, looting in eastern Ethiopia

Residents in the volatile Somali region of eastern Ethiopia on Sunday reported riots, looting and ethnic attacks, as the US embassy in Addis Ababa...

South Sudan foes agree ‘permanent’ ceasefire within 72 hours

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar agreed Wednesday to a "permanent" ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of a deal to end their country's devastating war.

‘Several killed’ in blast at Ethiopian PM’s rally

Several people were killed Saturday in a blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first rally in the capital attended by tens of...

AU summit: Buhari tells leaders to establish single market in Africa for jobs creation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday canvassed for the speedy establishment of a single, unified market in Africa to increase trade, create more jobs and...

Africa still in shock at Trump’s vulgar comments on Africa, says Mahamat

Chairperson Moussa Mahamat said on Thursday African leaders and citizens are still in shock at vulgar comments about the continent attributed to U.S. President...

Buhari posts 4 ambassadors to United Nations, African Union

Professor Tijjani Bande, a former director-general of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies is Nigeria’s new ambassador to the United Nations. His appointment, along...

Nigeria’s AU commission candidate promises to end conflicts in Africa

The Nigeria’s AU commission candidate has pledged to eradicate conflicts on the continent if she wins. Fatima Mohammed, who is also ECOWAS candidate for the...

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