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Earthquake hits Japan, 3 dead

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday, killing three people, halting factory lines in an industrial area and bursting water mains, government and company officials said. No tsunami warning was issued. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said authorities were assessing damage and their top priority was the

Trump pledges security guarantees to North Korea

President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit on Tuesday with the US president pledging unspecified “security guarantees” to the North and Kim recommitting to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” They coupled the summit agreement with lofty promises by Trump to handle “a

Trump invites Buhari to Washington

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will be the guest of US President Donald Trump on 30 April in Washington, the White House announced on Sunday. According to the statement, Trump will discuss issues such as promoting economic growth and fighting terrorism with Buhari. “The relationship of the United States with Nigeria is deep

Buhari visits Theresa May in London

President Muhammadu Buhari has visited British Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street in London. The three-pronged focus of the Buhari administration resonated through the conversation, between Buhari and Theresa May. “We campaigned on three major issues, to secure the country, revive the economy and fight corruption,” said the President. “We

Buhari to leave for London tomorrow

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja tomorrow for an official visit to Britain, ahead of  the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings on 18 April. Malam Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media said President Buhari will hold discussions on Nigeria – British relations with Prime Minister Mrs Theresa

Breaking: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies at 81

Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela‚ a stalwart in the fight against apartheid‚ has died at the age of 81. Her PA‚ Zodwa Zwane‚ confirmed the struggle veteran’s death on Monday afternoon. “It is with profound sadness that we inform the public that Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away at the Netcare Milpark Hospital‚ Johannesburg‚ South

Botswana: Another African president, A retired General steps down

Retired army general Ian Khama Saturday stepped down as president of Botswana, and handed the diamond-rich country to his deputy, Mokgweetsi Masisi, after a decade at the helm. Khama's resignation makes him the third African Head of State to have stepped down from office this year, following the footsteps of Robert

China’s quest for techno-military supremacy

Xi Jinping's China seems destined to challenge US technological supremacy in key fields such as AI, supercomputing and quantum information science. By Adam Ni Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to transform China’s military into the world’s most powerful force by 2050. And he could be on track to do it. On the opening day

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