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Joint CDD-Ghana Delegation in Nigeria to Observe Nigeria’s Elections

February 15, 2019//-A joint delegation from the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has arrived in Abuja, Nigeria for the Country’s February 16, 2019 Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Atiku Remains Best Option, Nigerians In U.S. Insist

February 13, 2019//-Few days after endorsing Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s presidential election, Nigerians in the United States of America said their decision was informed by the fact that Atiku remained the best option for Nigeria going forward.

Nigeria Has a History of Dodgy Elections: Will it be Different This Time?

President Muhammadu Buhari attends a campaign rally ahead of the 16 February elections. EPA-EFE/Stringer Ini Dele-Adedeji, SOAS, University of London February 13, 2019//-Nigeria is preparing for its general election. But will it be credible? Nigerian voters are well aware that the elections will not be won solely by votes or popular consensus. There are several […]

Armed Groups in South Sudan Released More than 3,000 Children Since 8 Years

New York, United States of America, February 12, 2019/ — Armed groups in warring South Sudan have released 119 One hundred and nineteen children were on Tuesday, bringing the total number of those freed since the conflict began in 2013 to more than 3,100.

WHO Seeks $ 43.5 Million Life-saving Aid for 388 000 People in Libya Crossfire

Cairo, Egypt, February 11, 2019/ — The World Health Organization (WHO) and health partners are appealing for US$ 43.5 million to provide life-saving interventions for 388 000 people inside Libya affected by ongoing conflict.

Haile Selassie; Rastafarian ‘god’ to Get African Union Statue

February 11, 2019//-A statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor is to be unveiled outside the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Clinton on a Mission to Douse Nigeria’s Political Tension

February 8, 2019//-In less than nine days to Nigeria’s presidential election, the US has dispatched ex-President Bill Clinton to meet with major contenders to negotiate a peace deal amidst political mudslinging and tension.

Ethiopia Pledges to Enhance Women’s Participation in Peacekeeping

 February 4, 2019/ –Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde has pledged that Ethiopia will continue its commitment to enhance the participation of women in the military, police and civilian services of the United Nations Peacekeeping.

UN Seeks $135M to Cushion Displaced As Boko Haram Violence Surges

Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 2019/ — United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), together with the UN Development Programme and other partners, today launched the 2019 Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP), an appeal for US$135 million to help hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the worsening Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad […]

Nigeria President ‘Sacks’ Acting Chief Judge

Abuja, Nigeria, January 26, 2019//-Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen just weeks before what’s set to be a tight presidential vote, in a move the main opposition party condemned as an “act of dictatorship.”

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