Kagame Secures Fourth Term as President of Rwanda

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has been re-elected for a fourth term in a decisive victory, extending his 24-year rule by another five years. With most of the votes from Monday’s election counted, Kagame has secured 99.15% of the vote, according to partial results announced by the electoral commission, with approximately 79% of ballots tallied. Kagame,…

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Trump Selects J.D. Vance as Running Mate

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has announced Senator James Donald “J.D.” Vance as his choice for Vice President for the 2024 Republican ticket. Trump made this announcement on the opening day of the Republican National Convention. “After lengthy deliberation and considering the tremendous talents of many others, I have decided that the person best suited…

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is Meta Lifts Restrictions on Trump’s Facebook and Instagram Accounts

Meta announced on Friday that it is lifting certain restrictions previously imposed on former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. The company stated that the decision was made to ensure that Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has equal access to the platforms as Democrat President Joe Biden. “Our responsibility to allow…

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Zelensky ‘Confident’ Ukraine Will One Day Enter NATO

President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday he was confident Ukraine would eventually join NATO after the alliance said the Russian-invaded country had an “irreversible” path to membership. “We have strong wording regarding the irreversibility of Ukraine’s movement towards NATO. Every step truly brings us closer to membership,” Zelensky told a news conference at a NATO summit…

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Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso Forge Alliance, Dismiss ECOWAS

The three West African nations—Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso—currently governed by military regimes, have signed a treaty signaling their commitment to a unified path independent of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which has been advocating for their return to democratic rule. The confederation treaty was finalized on Saturday during the inaugural summit…

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EU Awards 142 Postgraduate Scholarships to Nigerians

The European Union has awarded postgraduate scholarships to 142 young Nigerians through its Erasmus educational program, according to the EU Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms. Samuela Isopi. During an orientation program in Abuja for the awardees, Ms. Isopi announced that the beneficiaries have been admitted to various European universities to study courses such as…

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Nigeria Clinches Right To Host African Energy Bank Headquarters

AEB is a global multilateral institution aimed at financing Africa’s hydrocarbon resources and supporting energy transition and net-zero commitments. This development is expected to reshape Nigeria’s oil and gas ecosystem and position the country as a key player in Africa’s energy landscape. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Oil, Heineken Lokpobiri, announced this in…

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Israel Orders Evacuation of Khan Younis

The Israeli army has issued a mass evacuation order for Palestinians in much of Khan Younis, indicating a potential new ground offensive in Gaza Strip’s second-largest city. According to AP News, this move suggests that Khan Younis will become the latest focus of Israeli raids as they target regrouping Hamas militants in previously invaded areas…

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Highlights: Biden-Trump Debate Kicks Off 2024 Presidential Election

The 2024 U.S. Presidential election season began last night with a highly anticipated debate between President Joe Biden, representing the Democratic Party, and former President Donald Trump, representing the Republican Party. This historic debate, the first where a sitting president faced off against a former president, was hosted by CNN in Atlanta. Voter Concerns Key…

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Powerful 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Peru

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Arequipa, Peru’s second most populated city, resulting in injuries but no reported fatalities. David Aponte, Chief of Disaster Risk Management and National Defense at the Ministry of Health, reported three minor injuries on local radio station RPP. Subsequently, the Ministry of Health confirmed that five additional injured individuals were…

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