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…

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…

President Macron parties at Nigeria nightclub

LAGOS, Nigeria — France’s President Emmanuel Macron has visited the famous nightclub built in honour of legendary musician Fela Kuti in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. Fela, who died in 1997, pioneered the Afrobeat sound and was known for his sexual exploits, marijuana smoking and being a fearless critic of military rule. The French leader –…

Mexico names Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as New President

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Mexico announced leftist, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as the countries new President after he swept to victory on Sunday. Lopez Obrador won 53 percent of the vote in a multi-candidate race – the highest total since 1982. The 64-year-old will take over from current president Enrique Pena Nieto. Mr. López Obrador’s…