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Trump says defending NATO ally Montenegro could lead to world war III

President Donald Trump, who rattled U.S. allies at a NATO meeting last week, voiced concern in a television interview broadcast Tuesday night that sending troops from the alliance to defend an “aggressive” Monte­negro could result in World War III. Trump was asked about Monte­negro, which joined NATO last year and has

Nigeria joins SA, to take country pavilion at intra-Africa trade fair

Godsgift Onyedinefu     Nigeria has joined South Africa in committing to take a country pavilion at the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) that takes place in Egypt this December. Nigeria  has become the second country to announce plans to take a country pavilion at the Intra-African Trade Fair. Speaking at the third engagement session of

Nigeria’s intra-African trade accounts for 1% African Import  in 2017

Jude Johnson The Executive Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC),  Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, has noted that Nigeria's contributions to intra-African trade and imports is very poor compared to its size of economy. Awolowo disclosed this on Monday, during the Intra-African regional Trade session in Abuja organised in collaboration with Afreximbank. He stated that

Brookings experts react to the Trump-Putin meeting and NATO summit

Thomas Wright, Alina Polyakova, Constanze Stelzenmüller, Steven Pifer, Pavel K. Baev, Amanda Sloat, Célia Belin, Kemal Kirişci, and Tarun Chhabra   Wright, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe; Senior Fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy: The summit today, and the visit to Brussels and the U.K. that preceded it, revealed that the president is now

China overloading poor nations with debt, says top US official

Joe Bavier, Ed Cropley and William Maclean   China is saddling poor nations with unsustainable debt through large-scale infrastructure projects that are not economically viable, the head of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) said on Monday. The criticism of Beijing - targeted by President Donald Trump in a trade war that

Algeria chases Nigerian migrants, others back to dersert to die- UN

•Resumes deadly migrant expulsions in desert Lori Hinnnant  Algeria's government has resumed expelling migrants into the Sahara Desert to die, leaving 391 people to wander through some of the world's most hostile terrain in the middle of summer, a UN migration official said Saturday. The migrants, from 16 different countries including Nigeria, were

Deepening military ties solidify China’s ambitions in Africa

Salem Solomon Editor’s note: This is one in a series of articles looking at Chinese involvement in Africa. Also read about infrastructure deals and business opportunities. FILE - Chinese People’s Liberation Army personnel attend the opening ceremony of China’s military base in Djibouti, Aug. 1, 2017. In late June, top military officials from Mali, Sierra Leone, South

Mauritanian general to take over Sahel anti-terror force

Mauritania's deputy chief of staff General Hanena Ould Sidi will take charge of the five-nation "G5 Sahel" force following a series of deadly jihadist rebel attacks, official sources said. The decision to remove Malian commander General Didier Dacko from the post was reached July 2 at a G5 meeting of Mauritania,