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Russia’s Putin will not attend BRICS summit in South Africa

Russian President Vladimir Putin will no longer attend the summit of the BRICS group of emerging economies in South Africa next month. South Africa said he agreed to this decision “by mutual agreement” on Wednesday. But Russia will be represented by its Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Johannesburg summit. “By mutual agreement, President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation… Read More
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Ukraine: AU expresses ‘extreme concern’ over Russia invasion

– – The African Union (AU) has expressed concern over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent attack that has left many dead. The continental body has called for an “immediate ceasefire” to avoid what it a “planetary conflict”. AU chairman and Senegalese President Macky Sall, and AU Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat have both in a joint statement said they… Read More
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Russia’s Putin signs law allowing him to serve two more terms

– – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday gave final approval to legislation allowing him to hold office for two additional six-year terms, giving himself the possibility to stay in power until 2036. The 68-year-old Russian leader, who has already been in power for more than two decades, signed off on the bill Monday, according to a copy posted on… Read More
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Russia accuses West of exploiting Africa, offers unconditional help

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of exploiting Africa as he offers an alternative arm of help without political conditions. Putin will be hosting a two day summit with African leaders this week. The Kremlin said it expects 47 African leaders at Sochi for the Oct. 23-24 event. This will be first Russia-Africa summit as Russia joins other… Read More
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Trump’s Daunting Foreign Challenges

If nothing else, the 2016 elections have once again reaffirmed America’s solid democratic system. Without any major incidents, tens of millions of Americans went to polling stations across the land, voted for the candidate of their choice, and readied themselves, as always, for the peaceful transfer of power. I believe that even those who were deeply disappointed with the results… Read More


The wary blur of President Kagame’s 2017 promise to relinquish power   By: Charles KM KAMBANDA, PhD A Rwandan newspaper, the Chronicles, reported that the former rebel leader and all-powerful iron-handed leader of Rwanda said, “I will not be around as president come 2017”. On the issue of whether or not President Kagame will amend the constitution allowing him to remain… Read More