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AfDB urges open borders to boost trade

By Temitope Ponle, Balaclava (Mauritius).   The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on African countries to open their borders to encourage the promotion of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).   Mr Lamin Barrow, Director-General, Nigeria Country Department,…
UN announces $10.5m new funding for flood response in Nigeria

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, has announced $10.5 million dollars in new funding for the flood response in Nigeria.   Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, disclosed this at a news conference at the UN headquarters…
Africa Union decries “repression” of Chad protests

A violent crackdown on anti-government protests in Chad killed at least three people on Thursday, prompting a denunciation of the “repression of demonstrations” by the Africa Union (AU).   “I firmly condemn the repression of demonstrations that led to deaths…