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August 5, 2022

U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak public health emergency

The United States has declared a state of public health emergency over the monkeypox outbreak

Monkeypox
July 7, 2022

Khalid al-Barnawi, Ansaru factional leader who bombed UN Headquarters, among 64 Boko Haram assets set free from Kuje prisons

The nation’s State Security Service (SSS) in April 2016 described Mr Al-Barnawi’s capture as “a major milestone in the counterterrorism fight of this service.”

Khalid al-Barnawi and Kuje Prison
June 9, 2022

Türkiye, Venezuela announce plans for closer ties

Türkiye and Venezuela have signalled their intention to forge closer partnership as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President Nicolás Maduro signed several agreements in Ankara.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President Nicolás Maduro signed several agreements in Ankara
November 24, 2021

China issues U.S. stern warning over Taiwan’s invitation to democracy summit

China says it firmly opposes the invitation and that the U.S. is “playing with fire” and would only end up getting itself burnt.

U.S. President, Joe Biden and Taiwan U.S. Rep. Hsiao Bi-khim
October 11, 2021

Climate Change: Madagascar prays for rain as country faces famine

In some villages, the last proper rain was three years ago, while in others, eight or even 10 years ago.

August 17, 2021

Bangladesh ignores U.S request to host Afghans

Bangladesh has brushed aside a request from the U.S. government to provide temporary relocation shelter to Afghans fleeing their country.

July 27, 2021

Buhari regime, Biden administration relationship ‘very cordial’: Envoy

The cooperation between President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime and U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is “very cordial,” says the federal government.

Buhari and Joe Biden
July 22, 2021

22-year-old arrested for hacking celebrities, politicians’ Twitter accounts

The U.S. authorities have arrested a 22-year-old man for hacking into at least 130 Twitter accounts, mostly belonging to politicians and celebrities.

Twitter
June 10, 2021

‘Twitter ban has no place in democracy’, U.S. government officially responds to FG

“Freedom of expression and access to information both online and offline are foundational to prosperous and secure democratic societies.”

Biden, Buhari