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Switzerland investigates Barclays, JP Morgan, other banks for possible manipulation of currency rates

“There is evidence that anti-competitive agreements were made between these banks to manipulate exchange rates in the currency market”.

Africa loses $60 billion annually through illicit financial flows – Mbeki

Monies for infrastructure and social amenities for the poor African population are being transferred to other countries via illicit financial flows. A former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, on Sunday in Abuja said African countries lose between $50 billion and $60 billion annually through illicit financial flow, IFF. Mr. Mbeki said this while presenting the […]

Nigeria backs UN General Assembly resolution declaring Russian annexation of Crimea illegal

The resolution, in the 193-member UN General Assembly, was supported by 100 countries; 11 countries voted against with 58 abstentions. Nigeria on Thursday in New York backed a UN General Assembly resolution which declared Russian annexation of Crimea illegal and affirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity. The resolution, in the 193-member UN General Assembly, was supported by […]

Nigerian students in Crimea to get consular services from Russia – Official

Russia has declared Crimea part of its territory.

Malaysia says missing jet crashed into Indian Ocean

New data shows the plane “ended” in southern Indian Ocean

Egypt court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death

Many of the convicts were sentenced in absentia.

Four worshippers killed in ‘terrorist’ attack on Kenya church

Many believe the attack was carried out by Al Shabaab.

Missing Malaysia jet: French satellite detects ‘debris’ in Indian Ocean

The transport ministry did not give details about what the “potential objects” might be

Saudi Arabia sentences 13 for backing militants in Syria, Afghanistan, others

Nine of the convicts were Saudi nationals.

Russian forces seize 2 Ukrainian bases in Crimea

Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to join Russia.

Crimea: Russia will respond in kind to U.S. sanctions — Official

The U.S. has imposed sanctions on some Russian officials.

Sacked worker runs amok, kills 7

Officials said that the attack was not politically motivated. Six persons were shot dead in Turkey on Wednesday after a recently fired employee returned to his office and took several hostages, local officials said. The officials said that the man subsequently turned the gun on himself and committed suicide at the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) […]

Pro- Russian forces storm Ukrainian navy headquarters in Crimea

The activists took down the Ukrainian flag and replaced it with Russia’s. Pro-Russian activists on Wednesday stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters in Crimea, media reports said, a day after Russia signed an accession treaty with the leaders of the Black Sea peninsula. The activists took down the Ukrainian flag and replaced it with Russia’s, the […]

IMF Managing Director, Lagarde, questioned in French corruption probe

The payout of 400 million euros was made to controversial businessman, Bernard Tapie, in 2008 when she was finance minister.

Israel bombs Syrian posts over attack on its troops

Israel blamed the Assad regime for a roadside bomb,

Putin signs treaty annexing Crimea to Russia

Mr. Putin said the West he needed to act firm to check the West’s “hypocrisy”

Nigeria, Cuba pledge to expand economic cooperation

Nigeria commemorate its 40th year of diplomatic ties with Cuba in July. The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs 1, Viola Onwuliri, and Cuba’s Foreign Minister, Bruno Parilla, have pledged to work towards expanding economic and trade cooperation to attract tangible benefits to both countries. The two ministers made the pledge while speaking in Abuja […]

Nigerian Navy arrests 22 Chinese, 4 ships for ‘illegal’ entry into territorial waters

Suspects allegedly breached maritime laws by fishing in Nigeria’s territorial waters without permit.

ECOWAS mourns former Sierra Leonean President, Ahmad Kabbah

Mr. Kabbah died at 82.

Mohammed Morsi

Morsi’s son referred to trial in Egypt on drug charges

Mohammed Morsi is Egypt’s first democratically elected president.

Crimean parliament declares independence from Ukraine

Over 90 per cent of Crimeans are believed to have voted for independence.

Crimea holds referendum to split from Ukraine

The West and the Kiev government are powerless to stop the referendum. Crimean people have voted in a referendum on whether to join Russia or remain in Ukraine, despite an intense opposition from Ukraine’s new leaders in Kiev, the United States and the European Union. Analysts expect a landslide vote in favour of joining Russia […]

Incarcerated Ethiopian journalist, Reeyot Alemu, spends 1000th day in prison

In a month when we are celebrating women, today, Sunday March 16th is Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu’s 1000th day of imprisonment for simply doing her job. A columnist for several Amharic-language newspapers, Reeyot Alemu was one of the first journalists arrested in a 2011 government crackdown on dissent as authorities in Addis Ababa, unnerved by the […]

Nigeria backs West on Crimea, condemns Russia’s support for referendum

A referendum Sunday will allow the Crimean people decide whether to remain in Ukraine of join Russia

Missing Malaysia plane “flew for hours” after disappearing from radar-Investigators

 Search efforts have shifted from South China Sea to Indian Ocean