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Mediators seek end to the fighting in Sudan with talks in Saudi Arabia

Envoys from Sudan’s warring parties traveled to Saudi Arabia for talks as mediators hope it will bring an end to a three-week old conflict. The conflict has resulted in the death of hundreds of people with thousands fleeing for safety. The U.S.-Saudi initiative is the first serious attempt to end fighting between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces… Read More
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Ronaldo makes South Africa gaffe at Al Nassr unveiling

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo had a slip of the tongue at his official unveiling with Al Nassr on Tuesday after he mistook Saudi Arabia for South Africa. He joined Al Nassr as a free agent on Friday after leaving Manchester United. “The football is different, so for me it’s not the end of my career to come to South Africa.… Read More
Africa World 

Saudi crown prince ‘approved’ Khashoggi murder, US report says

A US intelligence report has found that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the murder of exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. The declassified report released by the Biden administration says the prince approved a plan to either capture or kill the US-based Saudi exile. It is the first time America has publicly named the crown prince, who denies… Read More
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Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo completes Saudi move

– – Former Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo, whose loan spell at Manchester United ended recently, has completed a move to Saudi Arabian Pro League club Al Shabab. The 31-year-old has left Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua after agreeing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the six-time Saudi champions. Ighalo has already taken to social media to say his goodbyes to his parent club after… Read More
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Nigeria repatriates hundreds of stranded citizens from Saudi Arabia

– – Nigeria on Thursday repatriated nearly 400 of its citizens stranded by the Covid-19 pandemic for months in Saudi Arabia, flying them back to the capital, Abuja, an aviation ministry official said. The Nigerians were economic migrants stuck in Saudi Arabia after being caught up in the Covid-19 restrictions and needed assistance returning home. The repatriation came after one group… Read More
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23 Nigerian drug traffickers on death row in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia officials say at least 23 Nigerians convicted of drug trafficking offences are facing the death penalty. The announcement by Saudi Arabia has now gained traction despite being made couple of months ago. It is coming at a time almost 80 Nigerians were arrested by Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) officials in the U.S.A for internet fraud. In a… Read More
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Sudan’s Omar Bashir got millions from Saudi Arabia

The source of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir finances have been revealed during the start of his trial. On Monday prosecutors revealed that Mr. Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia. He is facing a corruption trial months after he was toppled in a coup carried out by the military. In court Bashir dressed in white attire listened… Read More
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Joshua, Ruiz rematch to take place in Saudi Arabia

Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua will fight heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr in a rematch in Saudi Arabia. Promoters of the bout made the announcement on Friday with the fight set for December 7. The fight will take place in Diriyah, a UNESCO World Heritage site of Al-Turaif, located on the outskirts of the capital Riyadh. The fight, dubbed ‘Clash… Read More
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Ebola crisis: Saudi Arabia bans pilgrims from DR Congo

The current Ebola outbreak has forced Saudi Arabia to suspend the granting of visas to pilgrims from the Democratic Republic of Congo. That means pilgrims from the central African country cannot undertake the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, DR Congo’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. The ministry said the decision was however reached on the back of the… Read More
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Shia Insurrection In Saudi Arabia; The Battle For Awamiya

By Thomas C. Mountain Since May, 2017 an ongoing insurgency has been raging in the Shia heartland town of Awamiya in eastern Saudi Arabia and its only thanks to the BBC being allowed to enter the area and film the destruction that the world can see how the House of Saud’s war against the Shia population of Yemeni has now expanded… Read More