Team Nigeria wins 105 medals at Africa Youth Games

Team Nigeria to the third edition of the African Youth Games (AYG) which ended in Algiers, Algeria, on Saturday finished with a total number of 105 medals won from 19 sports. The team won 29 gold, 33 silver and 43 bronze medals, with weightlifting giving it the richest haul of a total of 18, comprising

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Ocean diamonds: Africa’s ‘blue economy’

Africa’s “blue world” is made up of vast lakes, oceans and rivers. The African Union (AU) calls the “blue economy” the “New Frontier of African Renaissance” and there’s been a lot of talk and forums focusing on it over the past year. The so-called “blue economy” is not confined to fishing and tourism; it also includes things like transportation,

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Africa ready to awaken the roar of the dragon

With South Africa hosting the BRICS Summit, there has never been a better time to champion the country and the broader continent’s agenda. BRICS serves as a timely reminder that as emerging markets make a greater contribution to the global economy than ever before, bilateral relations are also being reset to optimise new opportunities –

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Russia Is Not the Soviet Union

The American public and U.S. policymakers both have an unfortunate tendency to conflate Russia with the Soviet Union. That habit emerged again with the media and political reaction to the Helsinki summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s critics accused him of appeasing Putin and even of committing treason for not doing

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A Kenyan painter’s art questions China’s deepening reach in Africa

The officials in suits arrived uninvited at Michael Soi’s studio located in the fringes of the industrial area of Nairobi. They were four men and two women, Chinese, and instantly started rifling through the stacks of artwork in the space and tossing paint cans around. This was in 2015, a year during which China and

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South Sudan to Resume Oil Pumping in September

SMC- President Omer Al-Bashir, has received a written message from his South Sudan, Salva Kiir, dealing with the bilateral relations and resuming the pumping of oil from South Sudan. The message was handed over to President Al-Bashir by the Minister of Petroleum of South Sudan State, Ezekel Lol Gatkoth, Sunday noon at the Guest House,

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Uganda Calls On South Sudan Parties to Commit to the Khartoum Agreement

SMC- Uganda confirmed its support for the initiative of the Sudan’s President Omar AL-Bashir, to complete the peace talks in South Sudan, indicating that it supports the efforts of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and Sudanese mediation to bring security and stability to South Sudan. Speaking to the SMC, Uganda’s top adviser to Yoweri

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Citizens Die In Recruitment Campaigns Of Abdul Wahid Faction In Jebel Marra

SMC- A number of people in the areas of Jebel Marra have died following arrests carried out by the rebel faction Abdul Wahid among the citizens for recruiting them within the ranks of the faction. A number of escapees complained to the SMC that the faction’s military police carried out large-scale arrests among the citizens

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CISSA Praises Sudan Efforts to Achieve Peace And Stability in South Sudan

SMC- The 15th Conference of The Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) which took place in the Namibian capital Windhoek on Sunday praised Sudan’s efforts in bringing South Sudan parties together to achieve peace and stability, as well as its efforts to combat illegal immigration, organized crime and human trafficking. The conference took place with the attendance of 47 General Directors, deputies and senior leaders of

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