Sierra Leone’s government includes opposition in cabinet

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has rolled out names of his cabinet including some members of opposition. Veteran politician and lawyer Charles Francis Margai was named as Attorney General and Justice minister. Mr Margai was one of 16 candidates who contested the March 7 first round presidential election. He backed Brig (Rtd) Bio in… Continue reading Sierra Leone’s government includes opposition in cabinet

China’s trade surplus with US surges in Q1

China’s trade surplus with the United States surged by a fifth in the first three months of the year, rising  19.4 percent year-on-year to $58 billion in January-March, with exports up 14.8 percent and imports 8.9 percent higher. However, for March the surplus fell to $15.4 billion from February’s $21 billion, while it was also down… Continue reading China’s trade surplus with US surges in Q1

Top brass of African armies converge in Abuja for summit

Top brass of African armies will converge in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital from Monday 16 April  till Thursday 19 April for  the African Land Forces Summit. The summit  is being held by the Nigerian army in conjunction with US Army African Command(USARAF). It has as its theme:“Unity Is Strength: Combating Africa’s Security Challenges” Chief of Army Staff,… Continue reading Top brass of African armies converge in Abuja for summit

Trump says US missiles imminent in Syria

US President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that “missiles will be coming” in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria, raising the stakes in an increasingly perilous face-off with Russia. With punitive US military action seemingly imminent, Russia scrambled to deflect blame from its ally Bashar al-Assad and, according to a monitor group, Syrian forces… Continue reading Trump says US missiles imminent in Syria

South Africa pay tribute to Winnie Mandela

Thousands of South Africans paid tribute on Wednesday to Winnie MadikezelMandela at a memorial service in Soweto, the township at the forefront of the battle against apartheid and where she is revered for her role in the struggle. Mourners, many clad in the green and yellow colours of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), danced… Continue reading South Africa pay tribute to Winnie Mandela

Trump, Duterte’s ‘bromance’ prospers in Philippines

US President Donald Trump and Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte may or may not have discussed the controversial issue of human rights during their first formal meeting on Monday, but they undoubtedly hit it off. Trump and Duterte’s representatives were at odds on whether the topics of human rights violations or extrajudicial killings were discussed during… Continue reading Trump, Duterte’s ‘bromance’ prospers in Philippines

Chinese shoppers spend record $25.3b in one day

Chinese shoppers spent a record $25 billion online on this year’s “Singles Day” promotion run by e-commerce giant Alibaba, up nearly 40 percent from last year, figures showed on Sunday. At the peak, 256,000 payments were being processed per second on Saturday, the firm said, more than 90 percent of them placed via mobile. The… Continue reading Chinese shoppers spend record $25.3b in one day