President Buhari will depart Abuja on Wednesday, June 22. He will be on the way to Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), being held from June 20 to 26, 2022.
While receiving the visiting Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. State Department, Victoria Nuland, alongside the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, Vice President Osinbajo explained why more U.S. support and concerted efforts are needed to tackle terrorism in Nigeria and the Sahel region.
If Kyiv gets longer-range rockets, Putin added, Moscow will “draw appropriate conclusions and use our means of destruction, which we have plenty of, in order to strike at those objects that we haven’t yet struck.”
As Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tells it, when Russia invaded 100 days ago, no one expected his country to survive. World leaders advised him to flee.
The Agence Francaise de Développment (AFD) says it has committed two billion dollars to support projects in Nigeria in the last 14 years.
Nigeria will lend a helping hand to South Sudan in fighting insurgency, and restoring cohesion to the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has promised.
The U.S. announced new military aid for Ukraine and a renewed diplomatic push in the war-ravaged nation as the country’s Secretaries of State and Defense completed a secrecy-shrouded trip to Kyiv.
French President Emmanuel Macron appeared to comfortably win reelection Sunday in a runoff, polling agencies projected, offering France and the European Union the reassurance of leadership stability in the bloc’s only nuclear-armed power as the continent grapples with the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pressed the West for more powerful weapons as he prepared to meet with top U.S. officials in the war-torn country’s capital Sunday, while Russian forces concentrated their attacks on the east, including trying to dislodge the last Ukrainian troops in the battered port of Mariupol.
In sub-Saharan Africa, Wagner has gained substantial footholds for Russia in Central African Republic, Sudan and Mali. Wagner’s role in those countries goes way beyond the cover story of merely providing a security service, experts say.