Barack Obama in South Africa honoring anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.

JOHANNESBURGH, South Africa — Former President Barack Obama delivered his first major address since leaving office at 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in partnership with the Motsepe Foundation in front of an estimated crowd of 15,000 — at an event in South Africa honoring anti-apartheid leader at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The Nelson…

Gambia hands presidential security to police, first time in 37 years

REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA — For the first time in over three decades, The Gambian Government, announced that it has handed security of the presidency over to the police force. The decision was communicated by the presidency during a meeting between the presidency and the top heirachy of the Gambian police force earlier this week….

Obama arrives in Kenya, meets Kenyatta and Odinga

KENYA — Former U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya, on Sunday for the first time since leaving office in 2017. The trip marks his fifth visit to Kenya as a private citizen. Obama attended a meeting at State House in Nairobi with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, his Deputy William Ruto and his half-sister Dr…

Brazil’s Petrobas to sale $1.3 bn of African venture stake

RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil — The Brazilian state-owned oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA is set to sale of its stake in its African subsidiary for about 1.3 billion dollars. According to local paper newspaper Valor Econômico, Petrobras owns 50% of Petrobras Oil & Gas BV, or Petrobras Africa. Brazilian financial company, BTG Pactual SA holds…

Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight found dead at age 39

PHOENIX, Arizona — Former UCLA Bruins and professional basketball player Billy Knight was found dead on a Phoenix roadway early Sunday. Knight’s body was found at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, and he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter by the Phoenix Fire Department. Officials have found no signs of foul play in his death, according to the…

China to announces it will provide $20 Billion loan for Arab States at Forum

BEIJING, China — Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the eighth ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Beijing. The CASCF which was established 14 year ago, has facilitated China’s cooperation and communication with the Arab states. During his speech, President Xi announced that China along with…

Eritrea and Ethiopia are set to re-establish diplomatic and trade ties

ASMARA, Eritrea — After long years of hostility, Eritrea and Ethiopia are set to re-establish diplomatic and trade ties. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaia Afwerki made the announcement during a landmark meeting in the latter’s capital Asmara. If there is peace between Ethiopian and Eritrean people, the horn of Africa region…