President Bola Tinubu, hours after presenting the 2024 appropriation bill to the National Assembly has arrived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to attend the COP28 Climate Summit which is scheduled to hold from 1st to 2nd December 2023. The president upon arrival met with His Majesty, King Charles III. The President noted that meeting with the Common Wealth Monarch was productive, and he is optimistic about the positive impact the joint efforts will have on the planet’s future.
The regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which has contended with a series of coups among its members since 2020, has condemned the attempted coup in the capital city of Sierra Leone which was thwarted in the early hours of Sunday. ECOWAS expressed its utter disgust over a "plot by certain individuals to acquire arms and disturb the peace and constitutional order”.
Football legend and Liberian leader George Weah conceded defeat to opposition leader Joseph Boakai after a tight presidential run-off, saying it was "time to put national interest above personal interest". The latest and nearly complete results showed Boakai leading with nearly 51 percent of the votes in Liberia, Africa's oldest republic founded by freed American slaves.
The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has declared that the country will grant visa-free travel to Africans to boost free movement of people and trade. President Kagame made the declaration on Thursday in Kigali, the country’s capital, while promoting Rwanda as a tourist destination at the 23rd global summit of the world travel and tourism council (WTTC). “Let there be no mistake about it. Any African can get on a plane to Rwanda whenever they wish and will not pay a thing to enter our country,” Kagame said.
Russia's agriculture minister on Friday said Moscow has begun free shipments of grain totaling up to 200,000 tonnes to six African countries, as promised by President Vladimir Putin. "The first two ships have already left Russian ports of Somalia and Burkina Faso. We expect them to arrive in late November to early December," Dmitry Patrushev said in a statement.
Furthermore, he noted that additional shipments to Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Mali, and the Central African Republic would be dispatched shortly. Putin At a summit with African leaders in July, Putin pledged to provide complimentary grain to the six countries.
There was incident in Niger Republic yesterday as the deposed President, Mohammed Bazoum has attempted escape from custody of the military junta but was foiled according to report. Mohamed Bazoum was the President of Niger Republic who was toppled from office through a military junta in July, 2023 that nearly throw Nigeria and Niger into a war through ECOWAS decision.