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Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Wins EU Support for WTO Bid as U.S. Backs Korean Rival

By Jonathan Stearns EU governments endorse Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala over Yoo Myung-heeSpotlight shifts to Geneva for final phase of race to lead WTO The European Union endorsed Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organization, bolstering her bid as the U.S. backs the only other contender in the final phase of the race. All

China’s Global Image Plummets After Coronavirus

A new survey shows that international opinion of China has dropped as governments continue to apply diplomatic pressure. By Amy Mackinnon, Darcy Palder and Colum Lynch Public attitudes toward China have turned sharply sour over the past year, according to a new report published on Tuesday by the Pew Research Center, amid widespread

Nigeria Launches Community Policing Initiative

By John Campbell In the face of apparently soaring levels of crime and violence, the Nigerian government has launched a community policing initiative. Abuja has set aside N13 billion (about $35 million) to fund the launch and is recruiting some 10,000 constables, according to Nigerian media. The Chief of Police for Ekiti

Africom Continues to Combat Terrorism in Africa amidst COVID-19

By Justin Cronje The United States, primarily through its Africa Command (Africom) continues to combat terrorism and extremism on the continent in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, especially as it sees terrorism expanding along Africa’s east coast. The US Department of State recently held a special digital briefing with commander of US

Nigeria May Impose Visa Ban on US, Others–Immigration Boss

By Eniola Akintuotu The Nigerian Government may reciprocate the visa restriction imposed on its citizens by the United States and other countries, the Nigeria Immigration Service has said. This Comptroller-General of the NIS, Mohammed Babandede, said this while explaining the new visa policy that was launched by the President, Major General Muhammadu