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US charges Russians with cyberattacks on Ukraine, French elections, Olympics

Six Russian military intelligence officers have been charged in the United States with carrying out cyberattacks on Ukraine’s power grid, the 2017 French elections and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the Justice Department announced Monday.The six GRU agents were also accused of staging a malware attack called “NotPetya” that infected computers of businesses worldwide, causing… Read More »

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EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

The EU on Thursday hit members of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle with sanctions over the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Kremlin meddling in Libya’s civil war.Six senior Russian officials including the head of Russia’s FSB domestic spy agency and the tycoon nicknamed “Putin’s chef” will be banned from travelling to the… Read More »

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Rwanda to grow medical cannabis, strictly for export

The Rwanda Development Board said several companies have tendered bids to begin mass production, as the tiny East African nation seeks a slice of the multi-billion-dollar medical cannabis market. “We have interested investors that we are going to work with for the next few days now that we have guidelines in place to see how… Read More »

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Ghana president visits post-coup Mali after sanctions lifted

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, who also heads the West African economic bloc ECOWAS, arrived in Mali on Sunday for an official visit after the group lifted sanctions placed on Bamako following an August military coup.The 15-nation ECOWAS ended its sanctions after Mali agreed to a transitional government on October 5 in the wake of the… Read More »

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Trump calls Joe Biden ‘wacko’

Donald Trump on Wednesday labelled his opponent Joe Biden “a wacko,” as the president seeks to revive his reelection campaign in the face of weak polling data while he is confined to the White House to recover from Covid-19.“He’s been a wacko for years, and everyone knows it,” Trump tweeted. “Notice how all of the… Read More »

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Novichok-type nerve agent found in Navalny samples: watchdog

The global chemical weapons watchdog said on Tuesday that samples taken from Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who claims he was poisoned by the Kremlin, contained a Novichok-type nerve agent.The findings by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirm similar results by a military laboratory in Germany, where Navalny was treated in… Read More »

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Trump returns from COVID-19 treatment, hails supporters

In an apparent show of recovery from COVID-19 infection, United States President Donald Trump, yesterday, drove in a convoy amid cheers to supporters outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre before returning to his presidential suite.The American leader also said he “learned a lot about COVID-19” during his stay.Earlier in a press briefing, White House… Read More »

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Institutional reforms, political will key to gender inclusion: Sirleaf, UN, World Bank, others

·          Panelists say Kwara a model for women empowerment ·          Gender inclusion good for growth: AbdulRazaq Mainstreaming gender inclusion in governance requires institutional and legal reforms and deliberate efforts by political leaders to give women a fair chance to contribute their own quota to development, according to panelists at the 1st Kwara State Gender Conference held on Thursday.… Read More »

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INDIA CONGRATULATES NIGERIA ON 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY

India has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari and the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the occasion of the country’s 60th Independence anniversary. A letter delivered by the High Commission of India in Nigeria from the Honorable President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, on behalf of himself and the Government and people… Read More »