Can African countries choose their own allies?
04 April 2023 | 2:28 pm
South Africa is reluctant to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and they are currently hosting a joint maritime drills with Moscow. A continental power house — South Africa insists that they have a right to conduct their foreign relations in line with the country’s interests.
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2 Mar 2021
Zimbabwe's Vice President Kembo Mohadi resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations. Local news outlets have been notified of phone recordings allegedly of Mohadi soliciting sex from women, including a subordinate in his office. Meanwhile in Nigeria, families face an anxious wait ahead as Zamfara state officials say they are negotiating with the kidnappers of 317 schoolgirls. And rights activists in Morocco are encouraging women to talk to organisations to break the silence and raise awareness about sexual violence and domestic abuse in the country.
6 Mar 2021
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo receive COVID-19 vaccine
9 Mar 2021
The step-daughter of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris made her New York Fashion Week debut as a model in the Proenza Schouler show on Thursday. Ella Emhoff snaged a modeling contract with IMG models after her fashion-forward appearance at the inauguration in January.
18 Mar 2021
Police in Washington were tipped off by an intelligence bulletin that the subject "may be carrying an AR-15" rifle. The suspect was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon and large-capacity ammunition feeding device.
7 Apr 2021
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has flagged off the 27th edition of national MSMEs clinic in Gombe state.
29 May 2021
A constitutional court in Mali has decided to make Assimi Goita the country's new interim president. Goita led a military coup earlier this week while serving as the interim vice president.
7 Jun 2021
US Vice President Kamala Harris's plane returns to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, soon after takeoff following a technical problem. Harris was departing the United States for Guatemala, her first international trip as vice president.
7 Jun 2021
The US vice president is set to talk migration, corruption and investment with Guatemalan and Mexican leaders. Washington is also expected to announce new measures to curb human trafficking.
12 Jun 2021
Despite backlash from some Democratic and Republican lawmakers at home, US Vice President Kamala Harris maintained that Washington needed to tackle the "root causes" of migration.
25 Jun 2021
It will be Harris' first visit to the border as vice president. The area has seen a surge in migration in recent months, drawing sharp criticism from Republicans.
23 Aug 2021
The US vice president's visit to Singapore and Vietnam is seen as a test of the Biden administration's ability to reassure key allies of its resolve. The trip comes as US forces withdraw from Afghanistan.
26 Aug 2021
Rodrigo Duterte is the ruling political party's vice-presidential nominee for next year's election. Critics say it's an attempt by the strongman to hold on to power after his presidential term ends.
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Bola Tinubu became Nigeria's president Monday during a period of unprecedented challenges for Africa's most populous country, leaving some citizens hopeful for a better life and others skeptical that his government would perform better than the one he succeeded.
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More people have applied for and been granted German nationality than at any time in the last 20 years. This is good news as the government wants to attract qualified professionals to the labor market.
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Edgars Rinkevics has ascended from foreign minister to president following a parliamentary vote. He will be the first openly gay politician to hold the largely ceremonial role.