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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

Spy poisoning: allies back UK, blast Russia at UN security council

•UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats •Russia behind attack with ‘military-grade nerve agent’- Nikki Haley •Its a false-flag conspiracy theory- Moscow’s envoy replies Julian Borger, BBC Russia has claimed at the UN security council that it never made or even researched novichok nerve agents, which the UK says were used in the Salisbury attack on a former

French Embassy to hold education fair

Babatunde Abiodun  The French Embassy in Nigeria will be holding the 6 the edition of the French Education Fair on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the National Universities Commission, Abuja between 10 am and 5 pm and on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the French School (Lycée Français Louis Pasteur) in Lagos, at the same. The event

EU to meet Iran to back nuclear deal in message to Trump

 By Robin Emmott, John Irish BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - European powers will reaffirm on Thursday their support for the Iran nuclear deal that Donald Trump has rejected, EU diplomats said, on the eve of a deadline for the U.S. president to decide whether to reimpose oil sanctions lifted under the agreement. At a meeting

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