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AU outlines military coups, terrorism as priorities for Africa in 2022

Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairperson of the AU Commission, described the 35th ordinary session as “fruitful”. The post AU outlines military coups, terrorism as priorities for Africa in 2022 appeared first on Peoples Gazette. Get updates news from www.globaltimesng.com

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Buhari receives ‘graphic details’ on attempted coup

President Muhammadu Buhari received a full briefing on the coup attempt to depose Guinea-Bissau President Umaru Sissoco Embalo on Sunday. The coup attempt, however, was thwarted by loyalist forces. Buhari was informed on the margins of the African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government, which was taking place in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. A […]

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AfDB President: Buhari’s leadership crucial to Africa’s development

Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank has asserted the importance of Nigeria’s leadership in developing the African continent. He added that achieving the desired development requires commitment and positive contribution of the most populous black nation. The former minister of Agriculture via a post on his Twitter page on Saturday noted that as the […]

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Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Embalo survives attempted coup

Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo survived an attempted coup on Tuesday but said many members of the security forces had been killed repelling the attack. He linked the attempted coup to drug trafficking. Earlier, heavy gunfire rang out near a government compound where Embalo had been chairing a cabinet meeting. The situation was unclear for […]

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Enforce preventive measures against coups, Falana tells ECOWAS

A senior advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to enforce preventive measures against coups in the sub-region. In less than 18 months, four coups have taken place in the West African region. The latest of the recurring coups is Burkina Faso, where military officers took […]

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Former President Obasanjo Gets Fresh Appointment

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has been given fresh appointment by the African Union. It was gathered that the former president was appointed a High Representative for the Horn of Africa region. Naija News reports that Obasanjo was appointed by the Chairperson of the AU, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat. Part of Obasanjo’s responsibility will […]

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Catholics Drag President Buhari To African Union Over Nigeria’s Insecurity

A Catholic rights organization, CitizensGo, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to the African Union (AU) over Nigeria’s heightened insecurity issues. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the religious body said it asked the AU to penalize President Buhari for the seeming laxity of his government in addressing the situation. The statement by CitizensGo Campaign Director […]

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Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops dismays some Somalis

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Somalia in the waning days of his presidency triggered dismay on Saturday from some Somalis, who appealed to the incoming U.S. president to reverse the decision. “The U.S. decision to pull troops out of Somalia at this critical stage in the successful fight against al-Shabab […]

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AU calls for calm over Sarahawi, Morocco tension

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) and the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa has called for calm over growing tension between the Western Sahara and Morocco, arising from a dispute on the buffer zone. Ramaphosa in a statement on Thursday urged the two countries to ease tensions and negotiate. […]

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I have fulfilled my promise – Buhari tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has fulfilled his pledge to rid Nigeria of the wild poliovirus. Global Times Nigeria had earlier reported that the World Health Organisation on Tuesday declared Nigeria and the rest of Africa polio-free via an online event across the continent and beyond. Meanwhile, speaking at the event, Buhari said he promised Nigerians […]

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