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Video: Africa has suffered enough, doesn’t want to be place of cold war – AU President at UNGA, Macky Sall

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The Chairman of the African Union and President of Senegal, Macky Sall at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly argues for the interest of Africa amidst the crisis that has bedeviled the world with the Ukraine war and the Covid-19 pandemic amongst others.

Sall argued that “Africa has suffered enough of the burden of history that it does not want to be the place of a new cold war but rather a pole of stability and opportunity open to all its partners on a mutually beneficial basis”

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Strike continues as Nigeria’s Labour Minister, Chris Ngige, walks out of meeting with striking lecturers

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Nigeria’s minister for Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, walks out of a meeting with stakeholders in a gathering to resolve the eight months and counting strike action by Nigeria’s Academic Staff of University Union, ASUU,

University lecturers have been at loggerhead with the Federal government of Nigeria over the full implementation of a 2009 agreement (PDF) during the reign of late ex-president Umaru Yar’ Adua.

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Video: Protesters vandalize French embassy in Burkina Faso as reactions trail coup

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Unrest has continued in Burkina Faso’s capital city, Quagadougou following a coup that ousted Lieutenant-Colonel on Friday, protesters on Saturday hit the French embassy and vandalise its building in the troubled West African.

The Friday coup was led by one of his trusted allies, Captain Ibrahim Traore, eight months after he had overthrown the democratically elected President Roch Kabore in January and there has fear of a counter coup as shootings eusued at the capital on Saturday.

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