South Africa:We Won’t Be Intimidated By U.S. Threats to Withdraw Aid – Deputy Minister

[News24Wire] South Africa will not be intimidated by the US’s recent threats to cut aid to countries that vote against them at the United Nations, said International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers.

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After taking Afrin, Turkey looks for new targets in Syria

FOR President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the timing of Turkey’s victory in the Afrin region of northern Syria could not have been better. After a two-month offensive against Kurdish militants, Turkish troops took control of the enclave’s main town on March 17th. The next day Turkey celebrated the anniversary of the battle of Gallipoli, the only big Ottoman victory of the first world war.

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Nigeria:U.S. Emerges Second Largest Global Oil Producer

[Leadership] The United States is positioned to become the second biggest oil producer in the world behind Russia and ahead of Saudi Arabia as its daily output continue to rise with reports putting the daily production at more than 10 million barrels per day,

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Rwanda:African Union Rallies Members Ahead of Landmark Trade Deal

[New Times] The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has urged African countries to ratify and implement the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, saying it will fast-track the continent’s much-desired economic growth.

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