Russian flags flood Niger after coup

August 9, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigerien tailor, Yahaya Oumarou, carefully ran cuts of white, blue and red fabric under his sewing machine, assembling them into the three horizontal bands of Russia’s flag. The flags have been in demand since President Mohamed Bazoum was toppled late last month in a military takeover, leading to some Russian support among crowds that celebrated the coup. It echoes similar Read More

Oil prices rise as Saudi, Russia announce output cut for August

July 3, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

Oil prices rose on Monday after top exporters Saudi Arabia and Russia announced supply cuts for August, overshadowing concern over a global economic slowdown and the potential for further increases to U.S. interest rates. Saudi Arabia yesterday said it would extend its voluntary cut of one million barrels per day (bpd) for another month to include August, the state news Read More

What Russia military revolt against Putin means – Report

June 25, 2023 Associated Press 0

A short-lived revolt by a rebellious Russian mercenary commander ended with his troops beating a retreat, but the extraordinary challenge to President Vladimir Putin’s two-decade hold on power could have long-term consequences for his rule and his war in Ukraine. Putin’s image as a tough leader had already been badly bruised by the Ukraine war, which has dragged on for Read More

2022: How Russia killed 136 children in Ukraine – UN

June 23, 2023 NAN 0

The United Nations has accused Russia of killing 136 children in 2022 during its war of aggression against Ukraine, an internal report seen by the Deutsche Presse-Agentur in New York on Thursday showed. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said he was “appalled” by the killings. The report also stated that 80 children were killed by Ukrainian forces. The Russian army was Read More

League of African Ambassadors hails African leaders’ move to end Russia- Ukraine conflict

June 22, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The League of African Ambassadors and High Commissioners, a non-governmental platform has commended African leaders over their moves to resolve the lingering Russian- Ukraine war. The group whose membership is open to serving and retired ambassadors or high commissioners of African descent globally said the move is an indication that African countries are beginning to find their voice in global Read More

Moscow bans Obama, 499 other Americans from entering Russia

May 20, 2023 CNN 0

Former United States President Barack Obama, late night television host Stephen Colbert, and CNN’s Erin Burnett are some of the “500 Americans” Russia has banned from entering the country. Russia on Friday announced it was banning “500 Americans,” many prominent figures of US executive power, from entering the country “in a response to the regularly anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the Read More

Putin’s warplane bombs Russia City

April 21, 2023 BBC 0

The defence ministry in Moscow has said a Russian fighter jet accidentally bombed the city of Belgorod near the border with Ukraine. Regional Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said the blast had left a huge crater about 20 metres (60 ft) wide in the city centre. Two women were injured and several buildings were damaged, he said. A Su-34 fighter-bomber jet accidentally Read More

Nuclear plant: US fires warning shot at Russia

April 19, 2023 CNN 0

The US has sensitive nuclear technology at a nuclear power plant inside Ukraine and is warning Russia not to touch it, according to a letter the US Department of Energy sent to Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy firm Rosatom last month. In the letter, which was reviewed by CNN and is dated March 17, 2023, the director of the Energy Department’s Read More

Detained US Journalist appears in Russia court

April 18, 2023 BBC 0

A Russian court has rejected the appeal of US journalist Evan Gershkovich against his pre-trial detention. He appeared in court in Moscow on Tuesday – the first time he had been seen in public for weeks. He was arrested in the city of Yekaterinburg while working for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) newspaper and charged with spying. Mr Gershkovich stood Read More

Finland shuns Russia’s Putin, joins NATO

April 3, 2023 Admin III 0

Finland will become the 31st member of Nato on Tuesday, the Western military alliance’s secretary general has announced. The application was prompted by the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, with which Finland shares a long border. Turkey had delayed the application, complaining that Finland was supporting “terrorists”. Sweden applied to join Nato at the same time last May, but Turkey Read More

Popular Military blogger killed in Russia bomb blast

April 3, 2023 VOA News 0

Well-known Russian military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky was killed by a bomb blast in a St. Petersburg cafe on Sunday in what appeared to be the second assassination on Russian soil of a figure closely associated with the war in Ukraine. Russia’s state Investigative Committee said 19 other people were wounded in the blast, and it had opened a murder investigation. Read More

Turkey approves Finland Nato membership bid

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Finland will become the 31st member of Nato after Turkey’s parliament voted to approve its application. Turkey had delayed Finland’s bid to join the West’s defensive alliance for months – complaining the Nordic nation was supporting “terrorists”. Sweden, which applied to join Nato at the same time last May, is still being blocked by Ankara over similar complaints. Any Nato Read More

 Breaking: US basketball star freed from Russia prison in swap deal

December 8, 2022 Editor 0

Basketball star Brittney Griner has been freed Thursday December 8, 2022 after the Biden administration negotiated her release from a Russian penal colony in exchange for an arms dealer, according to a senior administration official. President Joe Biden signed off on the trade, which took place in the United Arab Emirates, even though it meant leaving behind Paul Whelan, an American corporate security executive who remains Read More

Last Soviet Union leader is dead

August 31, 2022 BBC 0

Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader who brought the Cold War to a peaceful end, has died aged 91. Mr Gorbachev, who took power in 1985, opened up the then-USSR to the world and introduced a set of reforms at home. But he was unable to prevent the slow collapse of the Soviet Union, from which modern Russia emerged. Tributes Read More

ILO governing body wants Russia to end aggression in Ukraine

June 15, 2022 Admin III 0

The 34th session of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has called on Russian Federation to immediately and unconditionally cease its aggression against Ukraine. It requested the ILO Director-General to prepare for consideration at the Governing Body’s 346th Session, in October–November 2022, detailed options for the possible relocation of the ILO’s Decent Work Technical Support Team and Read More

Will sanctions against Russia lead to global food disaster?

June 1, 2022 Frank Okechukwu 0

“There is really no true solution to the problem of global food security without bringing back the agriculture production of Ukraine and the food and fertiliser production of Russia and Belarus into world markets despite the war.” These blunt words by UN Secretary-General António Guterres describe the present global food crisis. As the U.S. and the G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Read More

Sustain sanctions against Russia, UK tells World leaders

May 13, 2022 Admin III 0

International sanctions against Russia should only be lifted when all of its troops have left Ukraine, the UK’s foreign secretary has said. Liz Truss told a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Germany that Russian President Vladimir Putin must face a defeat that prevents further aggression. “Putin is humiliating himself on the world stage,” she said, adding that he must Read More

Russia won’t deploy nuclear weapons to Ukraine – Foreign ministry

May 6, 2022 Admin III 0

Russia’s foreign ministry has rejected speculations about possible deployment of nuclear weapons to Ukraine, saying such a move “is not the Kremlin’s goal.” Foreign ministry spokesperson Alexei Zaitsev said there were clear guidelines for such deployment under Russia’s nuclear doctrine. He added that nuclear weapons deployment was not applicable to the realisation of the goals set within the framework of Read More

Concerns over Putin’s health heightens as Russian leader shakes during meetings

April 27, 2022 Admin III 0

Vladimir Putin’s health is again under the microscope after footage emerged appearing to show him trembling uncontrollably. The Russian leader has long been rumoured to be hiding a serious condition, perhaps Parkinson’s, amid the war in Ukraine. But new footage of a meeting between him and his Belarusian ally Aleksandr Lukashenko at the Kremlin shows Putin hold his arm to his Read More

UN chief Guterres to meet Russia’s Putin as Ukraine war escalates

April 26, 2022 Admin III 0

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow later on Tuesday but expectations from the meeting are said to be low after several failed diplomatic efforts so far. The talks between Putin and Guterres are expected to focus on the besieged city of Mariupol where, despite declaring a victory, Russian forces have failed Read More

From 3 miles, Ukrainian missile blows Russian tank up

April 22, 2022 Admin III 0

The moment a Russian tank was blown up by a Ukrainian missile fired from almost three miles away has been captured on camera. Footage of the anti-tank missile in action has been released by 128th Mountain Assault Brigade – a unit of the Ukrainian Army. The shaky video shows the Russian vehicle caught in the missile system’s crosshairs before the Read More