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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today regrettably announced the death of Ibrahim Isah, the Nigerian Ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire. According to NAN, Isah slumped and died, at the Poly-Clinique Internationale Sainte Anne-Marie (PISAM) in Abidjan yesterday, where he went to see his doctor.

The International Criminal Court has acquitted and ordered the immediate release of former President of Cote d'ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo from all charges against him. Gbabgo was charged alongside his right-hand man, Mr Charles Ble Goude of crimes against humanity, rape, murder and other forms of sexual violence, persecution and "other inhuman acts" allegedly committed in 2010, which left 3,000 people dead and 500,000 displaced.

Protesters Shuts Down Zimbabwe

Africa News

In a swift reaction to Saturday's announcement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe on a more than 100% rise in the price of petrol and diesel, irked commuters were stranded in Zimbabwe's two main cities on Monday 14th Jan 2019 as angry protesters burned tyres',  used rocks to barricade roads and blocked buses from carrying passengers.

Taiwan Court Revokes Conviction of Ex-leader

Middle East & Asia News

On Thursday, a top Taiwan court has ordered a new trial of former president Ma Ying-jeou. The former president who was sentenced by the high court for violating the communication security and surveillance Act in 2018.

Landslides Kills Two and Several People Missing

Middle East & Asia News

Settlers of a heavily populated Island of Java were stormed by a landslide which struck the western part of the Island on Monday 31st of December 2018.

A powerful earthquake of 6.9 magnitude hit the coast off southern Philippine island of Mindanao yesterday, at 11:39 am and small tsunami waves were possible along the coast of Indonesia and Palau, CNBC reports.

US and Israel Formally Quit UNESCO

US & Canada News

The United States of America (USA) and Israel have officially quit the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day (1st January 2019), the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago.

Kim Jong-un Offers to Meet Trump With Warnings

US & Canada News

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday that he wishes to renew a pledge to denuclearise and ready to meet US president Donald Trump, but warned he may have to take an alternative path if U.S. sanctions and pressure against the country continued.

Thousands of Nigerians will miss their visa appointment as the United State Embassy in Abuja FCT and its consulate in Lagos has shutdown indefinitely. Consequently, this may mean persons who have applied for study, tourist, business and immigrant visas or any travel document relating to USA will have to wait till further notice.

Theresa May Suffers Defeat, As UK Parliament Rejects BREXIT

Europe News

Lawmakers from the United Kingdom on Tuesday (15 January) voted down the Brexit withdrawal agreement negotiated with the EU over the planned departure of Britain from the bloc in March 2019.

World Apex Bank Chief, Resigns

Europe News

Jim Yong Kim, President of World Bank has revealed that he will be stepping down his position of the World apex bank effective 1st February 2019.  Mr Kim, 59, was not due to leave until 2022 after he was re-elected for a second five-year term in 2017.

Britain Calls In Its Navy Over Migrants Crossing Channel In Dinghies

Europe News

A British Navy ship patrolling the Dinghies channel on Friday 4th January 2019 in response to a wave of mostly Iranian asylum seekers risking the crossing from France in dinghies. It was Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) "Mersey" sent to fill in the gap until two Border Force cutters return from the European Union’s Mediterranean migrant crossings mission.