Governance

Approving $3.21 Billion Budget, General Assembly Adopts 25 Resolutions, Decisions from Its Main Committees, Concluding Main Part of Seventy-Fifth Session

Concluding the main part of its seventy-fifth session, the General Assembly approved $3.21 billion for 2021 and adopted 22 resolutions and 3 decisions recommended by its Main Committees. Adopting a range of drafts recommended by its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), the Assembly approved resources for 2021, the Organization’s second annual budget in nearly 50 years, by a recorded vote of […]

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Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (S/2020/1293)

Introduction The present report covers the period from 23 June to 14 December 2020 and provides an overview of developments and trends in West Africa and the Sahel. It captures the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and highlights progress made in the implementation of the United Nations […]

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Diving sector: Senate threatens sanctions on Managing Directors of IOCs in Nigeria over non appearance for investigate hearing

ABUJA – Senate on Thursday says it may be compared to invoke necessary sanctions against Managing Directors of International Oil Companies (IOCs) in Nigeria for not appearing for an investigative hearing on diving operations in the oil and gas industry.   Sen.Teslim Folarin,Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content made the disclosure at an investigative hearing […]

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Nigeria’s land borders, closed a year ago, to be reopened soon – Minister

ABUJA— Nigeria’s land borders that have been closed since August 2019 may be reopened soon, said Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed. Speaking to State House correspondents on Wednesday, Zainab said the presidential committee set up on the matter has completed its job and has recommended the reopening of the borders. She […]

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Trump’s legacy in Africa and what to expect from Biden

Donald Trump was propelled to the US presidency by promising to rewrite globalisation rules. This included restricting trade when it directly hurt the US, clamping down on immigration, and reducing commitments to the global order. His administration’s “America First” foreign policy also meant disengaging from its obligations to Africa, which he infamously referred to as “shit-hole countries”. Historically, the US […]