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…

President Trump Participates in a Bilateral Meeting with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, England — Following his trip to Brussels for meetings with NATO, President Donald Trump participated in a Bilateral Meeting with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Both President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May answered questions on NATO, immigration, Brexit and President Trump’s upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin. Prior to his meeting…

Eritrea to reopen embassy in Addis Ababa during Afwerki’s visit

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Eritrea announced that it will reopen its embassy in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Monday July 16, after over two decades of closure. The ceremony will be part of President Isaias Afwerki’s three-day official visit to Ethiopia. Afwerki is expected in Addis Ababa on Saturday in a reciprocal visit to…

President Trump says NATO allies agreed to boost defense spending

BRUSSELS, Belgium — President Donald Trump capped off his two-day visit at NATO headquarters on Thursday by announcing that the United States allies have agreed to boost defense spending. “We took in $33 billion more,” Trump said, pointing to increased financial commitments. Trump also insisted that “everybody in that room got along,” referring to NATO…

London Breed sworn in as First Black Female Mayor of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, California — The city of San Francisco made city history on Wednesday after London Breed was officially sworn in as mayor — making her the first black woman to hold the position. Former San Francisco Mayor and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom did the honors of handing over the city’s highest position to…

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…