Home > International News

Morocco Moves to ‘influence’ West Africa economy, Nigeria risks

-ANIETIE UDOBIT   The North African country, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, Morocco seeks to expand its influence in West Africa by joining the economic union ECOWAS. But Nigeria is reluctant to see Morocco join as it stands to lose power. Morocco's King Mohammed VI is making his country's membership application

Read More

28-Year-Old Hope Hicks as Trump’s Interim White House Communications Director

  Hope Hicks, 28, may be named President Donald Trump’s White House communications director shortly. But before joining Trump’s campaign, she had no political experience. Hicks was born in Greenwich, a town of 60,000 on the southwest tip of Connecticut that’s a favorite spot for hedge-fund headquarters. She was a model, actress, and

Read More

Pope Francis condemns Barcelona attack, says Killing innocent people a great insult to God

ANIETIE UDOBIT   Pope Francis on Friday condemned the deadly van attack in Barcelona. He said those who cut short the lives of innocent and unarmed persons were insulting God. “The Holy Father once again condemns blind violence, which is a very great insult to the Lord”, the Vatican said in a statement. “He raises

Read More

Co-author of Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ says Donald Trump is going to resign soon

ANIETIE UDOBIT   The co-author of Donald Trump’s memoir ‘The Art of the Deal’ has predicted the US President is going to resign by autumn if not sooner. Tony Schwartz, who claims to have ghostwritten the 1987 best-selling business book, argued Mr Trump is on the brink of stepping down and said he

Read More

Nobel Laureate Malala to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics in Oxford University

ANIETIE UDOBIT   The Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, has gained a place at Oxford University after getting her A-level results. Miss Yousafzai, who lives in Birmingham, confirmed the news in a tweet congratulating all students getting their results, Thursday. “So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students –

Read More

Grace Mugabe ‘assaulted’ model who visited sons, on police ‘red alert’ in South Africa

Agency reports   Police have put a “red alert” on South Africa’s borders to prevent any attempt by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel, to flee the country. Her husband, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has meanwhile showed up in South Africa for a

Read More

North Korea attack on Guam could ‘quickly escalate into war’, US defence secretary says

-Agency reports   James Mattis, the US defence secretary, has warned that a North Korean missile attack aimed at US territory “could escalate into war very quickly”, saying US forces would know “within moments” if one was heading towards Guam, home to military bases and 160,000 people. If a missile was judged to

Read More

Oprah Winfrey: ‘I don’t want to be married’ Says She and Stedman Would Not Still Be Together Had They Gotten Married

-ANIETIE UDOBIT   In the September issue of Vogue magazine, the 63-year-old star recalls the one time she and Stedman- her boyfriend of 31 years discussed tying the knot. "Nobody believes it, but it's true. The only time I brought it up was when I said to Stedman, 'What would have happened

Read More