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Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Eight UN peacekeepers killed as helicopter crashes in DR Congo

Eight UN peacekeepers - six Pakistanis, a Russian and a Serb - were killed on Tuesday when a Puma helicopter crashed in the troubled eastern Democratic republic of Congo, UN and Pakistani officials said.
#unpeacekeepers
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
SA students hide in subway as Russian forces pounded Ukraine city Kharkiv

Nkateko Muyimane and six fellow African students hid in a subway while Russian shells pounded Kharkiv, before fleeing on a train to Budapest they very nearly failed to board.
#ukraine #russiaukrainewar #kharkiv #budapest
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
While the government has paused its price increases for now, they are still “just exorbitant”, says Kambamura, a father of two who stays in Dangamvura, a high-density suburb in Mutare. At these prices “the taxi business is becoming unprofitable,” he added. But the war is affecting commodities beyond fuel. With Russia and Ukraine exporting about a quarter of the world’s wheat, those prices too have been shooting up globally since the start of the invasion.
#russia #russiaukrainewar
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Ukraine invasion sparks fears of hunger in eastern DR Congo

Rising prices for food, sent soaring by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, are stoking fears of hunger and turmoil in a troubled corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
#congo #ukraine #hunger
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
US ready to help Africa find solution to possible higher food prices amid Russia-Ukraine war

As Russia continues its war against Ukraine and ripple effects are felt in Africa, the US is seeking to cement relations with the African Union (AU)
#russia #ukraine #africa
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Nigerian government discourages citizens from enlisting as fighters in Ukraine

A group of Nigerians have offered to fight in Ukraine after the country called on foreign volunteers to join their fight against the Russian invasion, but the Nigerian government is not amused.
#Nigeria #ukraine
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
With Russia shunned, Botswana's president seeks top spot in diamond trade

Botswana, the world’s second-largest diamond producer, is seeking a more prominent role in the industry as No. 1 player Russia faces international outrage following its invasion of Ukraine. The southern African nation is vying to host a permanent new headquarters and secretariat for the Kimberley Process, which seeks to combat trade in the gems from conflict areas, part of the government’s effort to turn the country into a global industry hub.
#botswana #russia #diamondtrade
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
'We are sitting ducks': Africans students see no way out of besieged Ukraine

Cut off by Russian forces and surrounded by the sounds of battle, Adamu Rabiu sleeps in his clothes, shoes laced, ready to flee if he can. The young Nigerian is among hundreds of students, many of them Africans, stuck in the eastern Ukrainian city of Sumy and desperate to escape. "We don't know how many days this situation will last," the 23-year-old medical student told reporters by telephone. "It's scary. There is no solution to get out. It is worse to stay."
#russia #ukraine #adamurabiu
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
UN vote on Russia complicates things - Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe says the historic United Nations (UN) vote denouncing Russia's invasion of Ukraine "further complicates the situation". The UN's General Assembly voted to reprimand Russia and diplomatically cut ties with the East European country on Wednesday.
#zimbabwe #russia #ukraine
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Ukraine conflict: Everyone has right to cross borders in time of conflict, says AU amid claims of racism

The African Union (AU) says everyone, including Africans, has a right to cross international borders in times of conflict as Russia continues its march into Ukraine.
#ukraine #russia #au
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Nigeria claims unfair treatment as African countries scramble to get citizens out of Ukraine

Nigeria, South Africa and other African governments scrambled on Monday to help their citizens escape the Russian invasion in Ukraine after reports of racist and unfair treatment of Africans at border crossings. Africans in Ukraine, many of them students, are among hundreds of thousands of people trying to flee into Poland and other neighbours.
#nigerians #ukraine
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Nigeria condemns reports of racism at Ukraine border

Nigeria on Monday urged border officials in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to treat its citizens equally amid mounting reports of racial discrimination against Africans fleeing the Russian invasion.
#Nigeria #ukraine #russianinvasion
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Ukraine Left Alone To Fight Russia, 137 Dead

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said 137 Ukrainians have been killed after his country came under a large-scale attack from Russian forces. "Today we have lost 137 of our heroes, our citizens. Military and civilian," Zelenskyy said in a video address, adding that another 316 people had been wounded. Zelenskyy said Ukraine was "left alone" to fight Russia, adding Russian "sabotage groups" were in capital Kiev.
#ukraine #putin #kiev #zelensky
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
SA private military contractors bolster Russian influence in Africa

Russia's geopolitical ambitions in Africa have in recent years been backed by private military contractors, often described as belonging to the "Wagner group" - an entity with no known legal status. Most recently, Western nations have condemned the alleged arrival of Russian mercenaries in Mali's capital Bamako, a claim denied by the junta that seized power in 2020.
#sa #russia #military
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Russian strikes in Syria kill 11 IS fighters: monitor

Russian air strikes in desert areas of eastern Syria have killed 11 suspected members of the Islamic State group, following deadly attacks by the jihadists, a war monitor reported Thursday.
#jihadist #russianairstrike #russia
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
US mulls technology restrictions on Russia to stymie Putin

The Biden administration and US allies are discussing possible export controls on Russia, including curbs on sensitive technology and electronics, to be imposed if President Vladimir Putin seizes more of Ukraine, a person familiar with the discussions said.
#us #russia #joebiden #vladimirputin
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Russia-led troops sent to Kazakhstan as 'dozens' killed in unrest

A Moscow-led military alliance dispatched troops to help quell mounting unrest in Kazakhstan on Thursday as police said dozens were killed trying to storm government buildings.
#russiantroops #kazakhastan #cskamoscow
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
UK, US, China, Russia and France vow to prevent spread of nuclear weapons

Five global nuclear powers pledged on Monday to prevent atomic weapons spreading and to avoid nuclear conflict, in a rare joint statement ahead of a review of a key nuclear treaty later this year. "We believe strongly that the further spread of such weapons must be prevented," said permanent UN Security Council members China, France, Russia, the UK and United States, adding: "A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought."
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Biden told Ukraine leader US will 'respond decisively' if Russia invades

US President Joe Biden told his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in telephone talks on Sunday that Washington and its allies would "respond decisively" if Russia moves to invade its pro-Western neighbour, the White House said.
#biden #ukraine #joebiden #volodymyrzelensky
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Over 71 000 die of coronavirus in Russia in November

Russia's state statistics agency Rosstat said on Thursday that more than 71 000 people died of coronavirus in the country in November, setting a new fatality record since the start of the pandemic.
#russia #rosstat #coronavirus
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Barcelona Turn Down Signing Pogba, Haaland

Barcelona have turned down an offer to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund if it means they have to bring in Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, according to SPORT. Both players are represented by agent Mino Raiola.
#barcelona #erlinghaaland #paulpogba
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
G7 warns Russia of "massive consequences" over Ukraine

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven nations (G7) on Sunday warned Russia to de-escalate its activities around Ukraine or face "massive consequences".
#ukraine #g7
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Biden warns Putin of unprecedented sanctions if Ukraine attacked

President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he's warned president Vladimir Putin that Moscow will face economic sanctions "like none he's ever seen" should Russian troops massed on the Ukrainian border launch an attack. The dramatic warning came a day after Biden and Putin talked for two hours by video link, and the US leader said his Russian counterpart got "the message."
#biden #putin #ukraine
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Explosion Hits Siberia Coal Mine In Russia. 52 Dead, Many Injured

A rescue team searching for 35 miners who are trapped deep underground following an explosion at a mine in Eastern Russia have failed to return to the surface. The blast took place 820ft below the surface at Listvyazhnaya coal mine in Siberia shortly after 9am Thursday, when coal dust in the ventilation ducts caught fire.
#siberiacoal #russia
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Russia Threatens To Destroy 32 Nato Satellites To Cripple Missile Systems

RUSSIA'S new weapon dubbed "Star Warrior" has the West worried as it can blast satellites out of orbit at heights of up to 500 miles above Earth. Vladimir Putin's state owned TV issued a chilling threat that Russia may deploy the system to destroy some 32 Western satellites to render Nato missiles useless.
#russia #vladimirputin
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Russia warns of strain on doctors as virus spreads

Russian authorities said on Monday that doctors were under "extraordinary" strain due to surging coronavirus cases in Europe's worst-hit country, with Moscow shuttered during a nationwide holiday to curb infections.
#russia #virus #moscow
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Namibia halts use of Sputnik jabs after South Africa HIV fears

Namibia has discontinued the use of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine following concerns raised by neighbouring South Africa, the health ministry said on Saturday.
#namibia #covid19vaccine #southafrica #sputnik
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Russia is still being ravaged by Covid-19, with 1,000 deaths a day and only 33% vaccinated

Russia's Covid-19 death toll reached record highs this week, starkly illustrating how the nation has struggled to handle the pandemic.
#russia #coviddeath
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Russian Warships Fire Missiles Near Japan

Russian warships fire missiles in massive show of strength as Putin sends chilling warning to Japan amid WW3 fears. RUSSIA has staged a military show of strength by firing missiles off its warships near Japan after Tokyo claimed sovereignty over the disputed Kuril Islands.
#russia #russiawarship #kurilislands #japan
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Russia Developing 4,000mph Invulnerable Missile, Can Hit Anywhere In Minutes

VLADIMIR Putin’s top weapons designers are developing a 4,000mph hypersonic nuclear missile that is capable of reducing a city anywhere on Earth to ashes within minutes.
#vladimirputin #russia #nuclearmissile

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