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President Buhari Travels For AU Summit, Others

Africa News

President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to Niamey, Republic of Niger today (Thursday) to attend the African Union (AU) Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification, and also to attend the Extraordinary Session on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) with the theme: ‘Industrializing Africa: Renewed commitment towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization and Economic Diversification.

EU Pledges €1 Billion Support For Climate Change Adaptation In Africa

Africa News

The European Union has announced €1 billion in support of climate adaptation in Africa. The sum is a starting point, he said. This was revealed in a statement by Frans Timmermans, the executive vice president of the European Commission. During his speech at COP 27 on November 16, in Sharm El-Sheikh, he laid emphasis on the event being an African COP and an adaptation COP. Timmermans said, the four members are France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark and that other countries could join.

Tragedy As Tanzanian Flight Crashes Into Lake Victoria

Africa News

A domestic passenger flight carrying 49 passengers this morning crash landed in Lake Victoria shortly before landing at Bukoba Airport due to bad weather, though no passenger is reported lost yet as a rescue operation is ongoing. According to the Tanzanian regional police commander, Williams Mwampaghale, “There was an accident involving a Precision Air plane which… crashed into water about 100 meters from the airport.”

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin Has Died At 96

Middle East & Asia News

Former President of the Peoples’ Republic of China Jiang Zemin is dead.State media announced that Jiang died in Shanghai on Wednesday, 30 November, at the age of 96.The former Chinese president Jiang Zemin led his country out of isolation following the crushing of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth.

5.6-magnitude Earthquake kills Dozens In Indonesia

Middle East & Asia News

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake that hit Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday at 1;21 p.m. have killed many people local officials revealed. Disaster management officials in Cianjur regency, near the epicenter of the quake, put out a statement announcing that dozens people had died and hundreds more were injured in the disaster, believed to be the deadliest this year in Indonesia, an earthquake-prone country. This marked a significant jump from figures released earlier in the day and reflected ongoing efforts to unearth victims from the rubble. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.6. quake was at a depth of 10 kilometres.

North Korea Test-fires Ballistic Missile With Range To Reach US

Middle East & Asia News

North Korea has fired what neighbouring countries said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a day after launching a smaller missile and warning of “fiercer military responses” to the United States (US) increasing its security presence in the region. Japanese Defence Minister Yasukazu Hamada, said the missile, which reached an altitude of 6,000km (3,730 miles), was capable of travelling as far as 15,000km (9,320 milles), giving it the range to reach the mainland of the US.

Musk Restores Trump’s Twitter Account

US & Canada News

Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter has restored the Twitter account of a former president of the United States of America (USA), Donald Trump, following a poll conducted by Musk on Twitter asking the users of the platform, if Trump’s account should be restored. The poll had over 15 million votes with 51.8 percent in favor while 48.2 percent were against the restoration of Trump’s Twitter account.

USA: Pelsoi Steps Down As Democrats Party Leader

US & Canada News

Nancy Pelosi, the first female speaker of the House of Representatives in the United States of America (USA) has said that she would step down as the Democrats Party’s leader in Congress. She also said she would remain in Congress but will not re-run for the position of Speaker of the House after several American news outlets forecasted that Republicans won the majority in last week’s midterm election, therefore, now making Democrats the minority in Congress.

FTX Investigates ‘Unauthorized Transactions’

US & Canada News

The crypto exchange company, FTX announced it was investigating and moving funds into offline storage after a series of “unauthorized transactions”. According to reports, more than $700 million in cryptocurrency vanished from the wallet of the defunct cryptocurrency firm. Soon after, the company via its official Telegram channel announced it was hacked and also advised users not to install any updates and delete all FTX apps.

NATO, US Investigate Claims Of Russian Missiles Hitting Poland

Europe News

G20 leaders have held an emergency meeting following an explosion in Poland which Ukraine is blaming on Russian missiles. US President Joe Biden says it’s unlikely that Moscow is responsible for the blast but he has promised to support an investigation. Two farmers were killed in the explosion in a village near the Ukrainian border. Two missiles are believed to have hit farmland around ten kilometres from the Ukrainian border. Polish President Andrzej Duda said “All day today Russia was attacking Ukraine with rockets but we do not have any conclusive evidence at the moment as to who launched this missiles.

A former Brazilian president, Luiz Lula da Silva defeated the incumbent president, Jair Bolsonaro in an election held where Mr Lula received 50.8 percent of total votes while Mr Bolsonaro received 49.2 percent. Mr Lula was first elected as Brazilian president in 2002, then re-elected in 2006 and was sentenced to jail in 2018 for corruption charges but later released in 2019 on technical grounds.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Delivers Maiden Speech

Europe News

The newly emerged UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made his first public speech after victory, he stated that the country is facing a "profound economic crisis" and noted that the mistakes were made by his predecessor Liz Truss. Sunak called for the need for trust in his government.“This government will have integrity, professionalism, and accountability at every level. Trust is earned and I will earn yours,” he said.“I fully appreciate how hard things are,” Mr. Sunak said. Also, the former Prime Minster, Liz Truss had tendered her resignation to the King after her final speech, while wishing Sunak success as he rules the country, the King was graciously pleased to accept Ms. Truss's resignation.