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Egyptian diplomat appeals to Nigeria over African Free trade treaty


Former Assistant Secretary-General, Organisation of Africa Union, OAU, and Secretary-General, Africa Society, Ambassador Ahmed Haggag, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently reconsider, favourably, the African Continental Free Trade Area Treaty.

Similarly, Head, Egyptian Council and Supreme Court of Media Regulations, Makram Ahmed, has emphasised the commitment of the Republic of Egypt towards correcting the negative image of the African continent before the world, particularly via the training and reorientation of young African journalists.

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They spoke to Vanguard in separate interviews at the opening ceremony of the 51st Training Course for Young African Journalists put together by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the African Union of Journalists,…

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VP Howard-Taylor to Address the 2018 Inaugural African Women Summit for Peace and Development in Nigeria


Monrovia, Liberia – Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has accepted to serve as keynote speaker at this year’s Inaugural African Women Summit for Peace and Development scheduled for April 21, 2018, in Abuja Nigeria.

This followed an official invitation by the Coalition of Wives of presidents and Vice presidents in Africa-COWAP, organizer of the summit to the Vice President.

She would address the summit on the topic ‘The role of the Women as a catalyst for sustainable development leveraging on innovative technology’.

VP Howard-Taylor, who is also expected to receive an award consistent with her campaign for the girl child, will share the speaking platform with the former President of Malawi Joyce Banda and the Director of Kenya Law school professor Plo Lumumba.

The Liberian Vice…

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Summit of U.S military, African land forces open in Nigeria | The New Times


ABUJA – A conference co-hosted by the U.S. military and aimed at boosting cooperation between military forces of countries fighting extremist groups opened in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Monday.

Top military officers from at least 30 African countries and some

top military chiefs from the United States and Europe attended the opening session of the sixth African Land Forces Summit, with the theme “Unity in Strength: Combating Africa’s Security challenges.”

The military leaders exchanged notes on threats in Africa, from al-Shabab in the east to Boko Haram in the west.

At the opening, Nigeria’s defense chief Abayomi Olonisakin urged Africa’s army chiefs to develop and adopt a united approach to confront various emerging security threats on the continent.

Olonisakin noted that a…

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Midem African Forum Held Successfully in Lagos, Nigeria


With a view to assisting the African music market achieve its full potential, global music community, Midem, had a stopover recently launch the Lagos edition of Midem African Forum.

The four city African roadshow, which took place on Friday April 6 at Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, was held in partnership with Trace, SACEM, 6060 Music Group, Spotlight Management, and Cream Entertainment.

Kicking off the Forum were two thematic sessions that delved into the African music industry without boundaries.

The first panel moderated by Sam Onyemelukwe (MD Trace Nigeria), was themed, ‘Building Connections to Allow Music Travel’. It was an interactive session with panelist Ade Bantu (musician, activist and CEO Afropolitan vibes), Oye Akideinde (GM Operations, Boomplay ), Yoel…

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Emulate, Sustain Legacies Of Winnie Mandela, Labour Urges African Leaders — Leadership Nigeria Newspapers


Trade unionists in Africa have urged African leaders to emulate and immortalize the memory of the late Winnie Madikizela Mandela, an anti-apartheid freedom fighter and former wife of Nelson Mandela who was laid to rest at a massively attended funeral at the week end in her township of Soweto.

Mrs Mandela died at Easter at the age of 81 in South Africa.

Addressing the eighth African Regional Executive Committee, in Dakar, Senegal last Thursday, the Vice President (Africa) of the Geneva-based Industriall global union, Comrade Issa Aremu said sustaining the legacies of Winnie Madikizela Mandela amounts to “throwing apartheid permanently into the dust-bin of history”, failing which he said “Africa risks resurrection of the evil of apartheid which Winnie courageously…

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Remembering Winnie Mandela: A ‘candle in the wind’


A trade union leader, Issa Aremu, has urged African leaders to immortalise the name of the late Winnie Madikizela Mandela, an anti-apartheid freedom fighter and former wife of Nelson Mandela who was laid to rest at the weekend in her township of Soweto. 
 
Aremu, while addressing the eighth African Regional Executive Committee in Dakar, Senegal, said that sustaining the legacies of the late freedom-fighter amounts to “throwing apartheid permanently into the dust-bin of history.”

Aremu, a Nigerian labour…

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