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Donald Trump links Mexico border wall plan to Israel’s ‘successful’ separation barrier


Donald Trump attempted to draw parallels between Israel’s separation barrier and his much-touted border wall pledge on Sunday after both presidential nominees met the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. In Trump’s hour-long meeting with Netanyahu at his Trump Tower penthouse, the two reportedly discussed “at length Israel’s successful experience with …

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Ghana President John Mahama links migration to frozen chicken


Ghana’s President John Mahama has said Africa needs a fair chance to trade with the rest of the world instead of sympathy or overseas development assistance, the local CitiFM website reports.  It quotes an excerpt of Mr Mahama’s speech at the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, in which he touched …

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Nigeria’s president invites the UN to negotiate with Boko Haram over the Chibok girls


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has invited the UN to negotiate with Boko Haram to end their seven-year Islamist insurgency and secure the release of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok. He said he was willing to swap Boko Haram fighters in custody for the girls. But he said it was …

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African Leaders: Day 1 at the UN General Assembly


Heads of State, Heads of Government and representatives of the 193 UN Member States are participating in the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations which opened with a summit for refugees and migrants on September 19, 2016. The world leaders are addressing the Assembly in the General Debate which …

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Nigeria is broken and affected by economic downturn – Buhari tells UN


President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that Nigeria as at now is a broken country that is affected by an economic downturn, hence the resolve by his government to diversify the economy. Buhari was delivering his address at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly session in New York. We continue to …

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Gabonese president ‘opens arms’ for peace talks with opposition


Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba has again expressed readiness to meet with opposition leaders to sustain peace after the post-election violence. The president’s spokesperson, Alain-Claude Bilie-By-Nzé, announced that Ali Bongo wants to meet with them to avoid further deaths. “President Bongo is ready to meet all candidates in the last …

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