Thursday, June 17, 2021


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Post COVID-19: IMF to inject $33bn into Nigeria, other African countries

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, has assured African leaders of 33 billion dollars from the expected Special Drawing Rights, SDR, of 650 billion dollars.

7 members of former Italian guerilla group detained in France

Seven people who had been convicted in Italy for terrorist acts as members of the Red Brigades, a former Italian far-left guerilla group, have been arrested in France.

French minister to meet with young Nigerians in creative industry 

Franck Riester, French Minister of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness to Nigeria will meet with young Nigerian entrepreneurs in cultural and creative industry to provide support for the sector.

Macron, Putin to mix football and diplomacy at World Cup final

French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday during his trip to Moscow to watch the World Cup final, a presidential aide told AFP.

Fela Kuti’s memories flood Twitter following Macron’s visit to New Afrika Shrine

Some Nigerians have taken to twitter to share fond memories of Afrobeat legend, late Fela Anikulapo, Kuti following the historic visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to the New Afrika Shrine.

France seeks to send ‘signal’ with mobile phone ban in schools

French lawmakers began debating Thursday a ban on mobile phones in public schools, one of President Emmanuel Macron's campaign pledges which critics say will do little to counter classroom disruptions or limit cyberbullying.

Macron warns against meddling in Lebanon at Hariri support meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday warned regional powers against meddling in Lebanon at a international meeting aimed at fending off pressure on the...

Macron announces billion-strong fund for African SMEs

France is setting up a billion-euro ($1.2 billion) fund for small- and medium-sized African businesses, President Emmanuel Macron announced Tuesday. Macron, visiting Burkina Faso at...

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