Nigerian military denies employing former Boko Haram fighters
The Defence Headquarters has dismissed the alleged recruitment of de-redicalised Boko Haram ex-fighters into the Nigerians military. The Acting Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
Colombia protest leaders push Duque on dialogue
Protest leaders in Colombia on Thursday urged President Ivan Duque to include them in negotiations aimed at ending demonstrations that have rocked his right-wing government.
General strike as hundreds of thousands protest Colombia's government
Hundreds of thousands of Colombians took to the streets of the capital Bogota on Thursday amid a general strike to protest the policies of President Ivan Duque's right-wing government.
UN assembly condemns US embargo on Cuba, for 28th time
The UN General Assembly condemned the nearly 60-year-old US embargo on Cuba Thursday for the 28th year in a row, calling for an end to it by a vote of 187 to three.
FIFA plans to invest $1 billion in women’s football
FIFA president, Gianni Infantino is raising the stakes. At the FIFA Football Conference in Milan yesterday, soccer’s supremo again promised to invest $1 billion in the women’s game over the next four years.
Thousands protest in Colombia against killings of activists
Thousands rallied across Colombia Friday to protest the killing of hundreds of human rights activists since the signing of a historic peace deal with FARC guerrillas.
Chile beat Colombia on penalties to reach Copa semis
Champions Chile maintained their hopes of a third straight Copa America victory after beating Colombia on penalties on Friday to reach the semi-finals. Chile could have won the game in normal time but had two goals ruled out for marginal decisions in a scoreless draw, before Alexis Sanchez stroked home the winning spot-kick. It was…
Flying Eagles set for Qatar as FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off
The stage is set for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, where 24 countries will fight to determine the best youth football-playing nation on earth. The competition, which kicks off today and ends on June 16, is attracting much attention because of the quality of youngsters that participated in their various continental championships.…
Venezuela's Maduro warns of military escalation with Colombia
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro warned Wednesday of a possible "military escalation" with neighboring Colombia after Bogota accused Caracas...
‘Millions of Nigerians may miss homes by 2050’
Hundreds of millions of people in developing countries, including Nigeria, will lose their homes against their will in the next 30 years. A ground-breaking study by Prindex, a joint initiative of the Global Land Alliance and Overseas Development Institute (ODI), asked adults across 33 countries whether they fear losing the right to use their homes…