Niger coup: ECOWAS sanctions hurting Benin border

Agency Report Lines of hundreds of trucks stretch back many kilometres close to Benin’s northern border with Niger, their cargo wasting and their drivers going broke after weeks stranded at the closed... Read more »

US military asks public to help find missing fighter jet

By Okiki Adeduyite In a bid to locate a missing F-35 fighter jet, the US military has reached out to the public for assistance following the pilot’s ejection from the aircraft. The fighter... Read more »

N’Korea’s Kim leaves Russia, given drones as gift

Agency Report North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Russia on Sunday on his armoured train, Russian news agencies reported, wrapping up a six-day trip that has focused largely on military matters.Kim’s... Read more »

Mali, Niger, Burkina juntas sign mutual defence pact

Agency Report The military leaders of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger on Saturday signed a mutual defence pact, ministerial delegations from the three Sahel countries announced in Mali’s capital Bamako. The Liptako-Gourma... Read more »

Flooding, lightning kill eight in war-hit Yemen

Agency Report Flooding and lightning strikes in Yemen have killed eight civilians, an official and a doctor told AFP on Saturday, underscoring the threat of extreme weather in the war-ravaged country. The... Read more »

UN seeks $71m for Libya flood victims

Agency Report The United Nations is urgently seeking more than $71 million to assist those most in need after deadly flash floods swept Libya over the weekend. Hurricane-strength Storm Daniel slammed into... Read more »

Italy sends experts, ship to Libya after floods

Agency Report Italy began flying firefighting personnel and flooding experts to Libya Wednesday and also sent a ship to provide medical and logistical support following devastating floods, the defence ministry said. Pope... Read more »

Putin, Kim hold summit at Russian space centre

Agency Report Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for talks on Wednesday that could see them forge an arms deal that would defy global sanctions. Putin said... Read more »

More than 330 million children in extreme poverty globally- UNICEF

By Adetutu Sobowale The United Nations Children’s Fund has said 333 million children are still living in extreme poverty globally. The report from UNICEF and the World Bank indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more »

Niger junta deploys forces to border amidst ECOWAS threat

By Gift Habib Niger Republic’s coupists have deployed military personnel along its border with Benin, one of its neighbouring countries. This was according to a video which was posted on Monday by a... Read more »