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Burundi Opposition Leader Becomes New Parliament’s Deputy Speaker

Agathon Rwasa

Burundi opposition leader Agathon Rwasa on Thursday took up the position of deputy speaker in parliament after an election which his coalition had boycotted, prompting a political ally to say the move could cause a split in their alliance. 00 read more

Obama Closing Trip With African Union Address

U.S. President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama is closing his East African trip Tuesday, becoming the first sitting American leader to address the African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital. 00 read more

US President Obama begins landmark Kenya visit

President Obama

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya on a trip that will also include a stop in the Ethiopian capital, and a visit to the home of the African Union. 00 read more

Dozens of migrants feared dead as boat sinks off Libya

The vast majority of the migrants fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East depart from Libya [AP]

Up to 40 African migrants are believed to have drowned after their inflatable boat sank near the Libyan coast, survivors have told the United Nations refugee agency after reaching Italy. 00 read more

Rivers APC hails ‪President ‎Buhari‬ on a succesful U.S. tour and rejection of gay marriage

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage on their successful three days successful tour of the United States of America which ended with their return to the country … read more

Nigeria Boko Haram areas ‘to get $2bn in World Bank aid’

children receiving items

(BBC) – The World Bank has pledged $2.1bn (£1.4bn; €1.9bn) to help rebuild north-eastern parts of Nigeria, wracked by years of Boko Haram militancy, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says. 00 read more

Boosting US-Nigerian Ties at Heart of Obama-Buhari Meeting

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

When they meet at the White House Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama and his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari will no doubt discuss ways of beating Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. But their second, equally important priority is ending the strain … read more