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US removes Eritrea from Counter-terror Non-Cooperation List

Eritrea is being removed from the United States government's list of countries deemed not to be cooperating fully with U.S. counter-terror efforts. The reclusive East African nation is no longer listed on the announcement that will be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday. Still listed on the U.S. announcement are Iran,

Trump to deploy more US troops to Middle East

United States' President, Donald Trump has approved plans to deploy around 1,500 U.S. forces to the Middle East, along with Patriot missile batteries and other assets in a bid to counter Iran in the Persian Gulf region. Trump confirmed the move on Friday, May 24, telling reporters at the White House

China denounces U.S. ‘rumours’ about Huawei’s ties to Beijing

China on Friday denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for fabricating rumours after he said that the chief executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd lied about his company’s ties to the Beijing government. The U.S. placed Huawei on a trade blacklist recently, effectively banning U.S. firms from doing business

In Africa, all Jihad is local

Hilary Matfess  Last month, after an attack on members of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s military was claimed by the Islamic State, observers quickly voiced concerns that the militant group was making inroads into Africa. A U.S. Africa Command spokesperson said that there are “meaningful ties” between the Islamic State

FG protests new US visa policy

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Federal Government has engaged the United States (U.S.) government to make the issue of visa issuance less difficult for genuine Nigerian visitors to America. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this on Tuesday in Abuja while fielding questions from journalists on the negative impact the issue of

U.S Assures Nigeria Timely Delivery Of A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United States Department of Defence (US DOD) has assured the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) of its readiness to channel all efforts towards on-schedule delivery of the 12 units of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft, which were recently paid for by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN). This assurance was given

5 missing after two U.S military aircraft crash in japan

Rescue operations were underway Thursday for five US marines missing after two American military aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, the Japanese defence minister said. One crew member has already been rescued and is thought to be in a stable condition, Takeshi Iwaya told reporters. A spokesman

U.S opens diplomatic mission in somalia after 28 years

The United States (U.S) has renewed a “permanent diplomatic presence” in Somalia, the State Department said, 28 years after the U.S. embassy was closed as a civil war raged in the country. Somalia has been trying to recover from the conflict that engulfed the country in 1991, when clan warlords overthrew

US places order for Nigeria’s super Tucano Aircraft

The United States Department of Defence said it has placed a $329 million contract with the Sierra Nevada Corporation to manufacture 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). The planes are needed to combat Boko Haram insurgency in the north east of the country. The contract was announced

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