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Johnson apologises over attending lockdown parties

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologised for attending a "bring your own booze" gathering at his official residence during the country's first coronavirus...

EU raises alarm over Russian mercenaries in Africa

The European Union has imposed sanctions on the Wagner Group, a Russian mercenary organisation accused of committing human rights abuses in the Central African...

Cost of production increases globally as Omicron variant causes panic

Global factory activity accelerated in November although crippling supply bottlenecks remained, putting a cap on output and driving up the cost of raw materials,...

COVID-19: Brazil imposes travel ban on southern African countries over new...

Brazil will shut its borders to travellers arriving from six southern African countries, the chief of staff to President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday,...

COVID-19: Belgium detects first case of new variant in Europe

Belgium detected Europe's first confirmed case of the new variant of COVID-19 on Friday, and at the same time announced measures aimed at curbing...

African govts must renew social relationship with the people – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that is vital for governments to renew its social compact with the citizenry so as to improve governance, development...

Post-Brexit: British boat seized by France amid fishing rights row

A British trawler has been seized by France and another has been fined, amid an escalating row over post-Brexit fishing rights. French maritime minister Annick...

AFDB reps meet with Osinbajo, pledge support for energy transition

The Africa Development Bank, AfDB, has expressed the bank’s commitment and support for a just energy transition, during a meeting last week between Nigeria’s...

Facebook to create 10,000 jobs in EU to build virtual universe

Facebook Inc (FB.O) plans to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union over the next five years, the social media giant said on Monday,...

EU pledges $1bn aid for Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

The EU pledged one billion euros in aid for Afghanistan on Tuesday "to avert a major humanitarian and socio-economic collapse", European Commission President Ursula...

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