Trump revels in nomination for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

2 min read US President Donald Trump revelled Wednesday in his nomination by a right-wing Norwegian politician for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. “Thank you!” he said in one of a flurry of tweets and retweets celebrating the nomination, which cited Trump’s role in brokering an agreement to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Norwegian member of parliament Christian Tybring-Gjedde…

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Liberia’s Taylor denied coronavirus jail move

< 1 min read Judges have rejected a bid by Liberian ex-president and convicted war criminal Charles Taylor to be moved from a British jail, where he claimed he risks dying from coronavirus. Taylor is serving a 50-year sentence at Frankland prison near Durham in northeastern England after being convicted in 2012 by a court in The Hague of fuelling civil conflict in Sierra…

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Niger exports fuel to Nigeria as Egypt, Algeria build 13 refineries

5 min read Neighbouring Niger Republic, which started commercial oil production in 2011, now exports petroleum products to Nigeria, as Egypt and Algeria lead African operations with 13 refineries. Both countries (Egypt and Algeria) have combined capacity of 1.4 million barrels per day. For decades, Nigeria’s three major refineries have been grounded to near-zero capacity utilisation with all of its refined fuel imported…

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Lupita Nyong’O Mourns Chadwick Boseman With Emotional Tribute

3 min read Oscar award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’O has joined millions across the world to mourn the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman. Lupita who worked with Chadwick in Black Panther, playing King T’Challa’s love interest Nakia, mourned her co-star on Tuesday. She shared a photo of her and Chadwick on Instagram saying she is still trying to come to terms with his death. According…

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What I told Trump about Christian massacre allegation – Buhari

2 min read President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday stunned guests when he revealed what transpired between him and President Donald Trump over the American leader’s allegation that the Nigerian government was supervising the killing of Christians under his administration. President Buhari said he, during the visit in 2018, defended himself telling the American President that the problem between cattle herders and farmers was a…

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