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France hosts biggest French dinner in Nigeria

Godsgift Onyedinefu The French Embassy in Nigeria, on Thursday held a grand french dinner for 100 people as part of activities to celebrate the 2019 International Francophone Week. The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jérôme Pasquier, speaking at the event in Abuja, said that the dinner was organised to commemorate the Goût de

DRC Election: France casts doubt at the emergence of opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi

•Says runner-up is apparent winner France on Thursday challenged the outcome of Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, saying the declared victory of opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was "not consistent" with the results and that his rival Martin Fayulu appeared to have won. In remarks made just hours after the provisional results

Six Suspected Jihadists Killed in French Airstrike in Mali

At least six suspected members of a jihadist group were killed overnight in a French airstrike in southeastern Mali, a French military spokesman said Thursday. A surveillance drone followed eight "members of an armed terrorist group" as they crossed the border on motorcycles from Niger into Mali, Colonel Patrik Steiger said. A

Buhari finally speaks on Ganduje bribery videos

Speaking for the first time on the bribe-taking videos of Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, President, said security agencies were vetting the video and that action would be taken on the matter soon. The President’s response on the Ganduje videos followed a remark by a Kano student in France, who lauded

Col. Ali allegedly siphons billions of naira from customs

Godsgift Onyedinefu The League of Maritime Editors have raised daring allegations of massive corruption in the port system against the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Rtd Col. Hammed Ali, officers of the Strike Force (SF) created by his office and others at the nation’s ports and border stations. The

Does the world even need the UN?

•Angela Merkel, Xi Jinping,  Justin Trudeau absent at 2019 UNGA  Annalisa Merelli  (Quartz Editorial) The world’s biggest diplomatic festival, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), is about to kick off in earnest. But with high-profile absentees that include Angela Merkel, Xi Jinping, and Justin Trudeau, and governments raising doubts about the UN’s

Malians go to polls marred by security crisis

Malians vote on Sunday in a crucial election runoff that has been marred by allegations of fraud and a tense security situation. The presidential runoff is likely to see Ibrahim Boubacar Keita return to office despite criticism of his handling of the country's security crisis and allegations of election fraud. It is

China Battles France for Business in Former African Colonies

China Battles France for Business in Former African Colonies Pauline Bax. and Olivier Monnier Fast-growing economies of Ivory Coast, Senegal lure Chinese Chinese loans to Ivory Coast rise 1,400 percent in 2010-2015 When Ivory Coast put out a tender to build a bridge over the lagoon in its commercial hub of Abidjan, 10 out of

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