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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda, DR Congo, South Sudan agree to jointly develop road infrastructure to boost trade

Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan have reached an agreement to jointly develop road infrastructure to boost trade, Ugandan President Yoweri...

Putin, Moon agree to deepen Russia-South Korea cooperation

Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday discussed forging deeper bilateral cooperation. During a phone conversation, Putin...
Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said Monday he had authorised US$1 billion to build part of the wall sought by President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border. PHOTO: AFP

Canada, U.S. agree to extend cross-border closure to Oct. 21

Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the cross-border closure to non-essential travels for another month until Oct. 21 to slow the...

Libya’s rival legislatures agree to resume peace talks in Morocco

Libya's two rival legislative bodies agreed on Thursday to resume talks in Morocco in the last week of September. In a joint...
Turkey And Libya

Turkey, Libya agree to maintain military cooperation – ministry

Turkey will continue to work with Libya in military training and consultancy, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia fail to agree on draft deal on Nile dam

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia Friday concluded a new round of talks without reaching consensus on a draft deal to be presented to the...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia agree to resume Nile dam talks on Tuesday

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have agreed to resume talks over the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Aug. 18. A video meeting, called for...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she speaks with France's President Emmanuel Macron, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool

German FM welcomes extension of EU summit to agree on COVID-19 crisis package

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has welcomed the renewed extension of the EU summit in Brussels to agree on a COVID-19 crisis package and...
IOC President Thomas Bach chairs the IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne at Olympic House on June 10, 2020. (Photo by Greg Martin/IOC)

IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers agree on “simplified” Olympic Games in 2021

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and organisers of the postponed Tokyo Games have agreed to “simplify and reduce the complexity of the Games” with...
Olympic Games Paris

IOC Coordination Commission and Paris 2024 agree to examine new Games delivery opportunities

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)s Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 met today (3 June 2020) by video-conference with the Paris 2024...
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North Macedonia’s parties fail to agree on early parliamentary elections date

Leaders of the ruling and opposition parties in North Macedonia failed to reach an agreement on a new date for early parliamentary elections at...
Zimbabwe Screening By Healthcare Workers For Covid

East African leaders agree on joint interventions to tackle COVID-19

East African leaders on Tuesday agreed on joint regional interventions as part of measures to tackle the global COVID-19 pandemic. Presidents Uhuru...
People wait in line at a New York State Department of Health COVID-19 antibody testing center at Steve's 9th Street Market in Brooklyn, New York, the United States, on April 25, 2020. Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 200,000 on Saturday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. A total of 200,698 people have died of the disease as of 1:50 p.m. (1750 GMT) among 2,865,938 cases worldwide, the CSSE data showed. The United States suffered the most fatalities at 52,782 as its total cases reached 924,576. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

Updates: China, U.S. health experts agree to act together against COVID-19

The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - SAN FRANCISCO --...
South Sudan

South Sudan former warring parties agree on naming state governors

South Sudan on Monday said an agreement was reached with the main opposition group, Sudan People's Liberation Movement-In-Opposition (SPLM-IO) on the appointment of state...

Arsenal players agree to 12.5 percent pay cut

Arsenal's first-team players and head coach Mikel Arteta have agreed to a 12.5 percent cut of their wages to support the club through the...

Valencia players agree to pay cuts due to COVID-19 impact

Valencia players will accept pay cuts because of the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, the La Liga club confirmed on Monday. ...

Major oil producers agree on record cut of output

Saudi Arabia and Russia reached an agreement with other oil producers on Sunday to cut oil output by a record 9.7 million barrels per...

Putin, Trump, King Salman agree to coordinate on stabilizing oil markets – Kremlin

Russia, the United States and Saudi Arabia have agreed to coordinate on stabilizing oil markets and minimize the impact of oil price volatility on...
COVID-19: Ghana

Central African health ministers agree to step up fight against COVID-19

Health Ministers from countries in Central Africa agreed on Thursday to jointly combat COVID-19 by sharing information and best practices. The six-member states of the...
Russia and Turkey

Russia and Turkey agree to scale down tensions in Syria’s Idlib

Foreign and defense officials from Russia and Turkey have reiterated their commitment to "reducing tensions on the ground" in the northwestern Syrian province of...
Prisoners are seen before being released at a prison in Sanaa, Yemen, on Sept. 30, 2019. Yemen's Houthi group released on Monday 290 prisoners, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in a statement. (Photo by Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua)

Yemen’s warring parties agree on prisoner swap deal

Yemen's warring parties reached an agreement in Amman on Sunday to swap prisoners, the state-run Petra news agency reported. The representatives of...

Tanzania and UNICEF agree to beef up investment in children’s health

Tanzania and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday agreed to beef up investment aimed at improving the health of children. ...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (R) shakes hands with South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for face-to-face talks with President Salva Kiir. President Kiir and Machar are expected to discuss and reevaluate progress and challenges facing the revitalized peace deal they signed in September 2018 in Ethiopia to end more than five years of conflict. (Xinhua Denis Elamu)

South Sudan parties agree on further consultations on number of states

South Sudan warring parties on Wednesday agreed to continue with further consultations on the contentious issue of the number of states after President Salva...
Yoweri Museveni

Uganda, DR Congo leaders agree to advance bilateral trade

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and visiting Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) leader Felix Tshisekedi have agreed to advance trade and economic ties between the...

Namibia, Nigeria agree to cement relations

Namibia and Nigeria agreed on Monday to cooperate in tourism, agriculture, investment and the marine driven economy. Namibia's Deputy Prime Minister and...

Ukraine, Russia agree to peace talks after 5 years of border conflict

After five years of fighting that's killed more than 10,000 people in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev has agreed to stage elections in...
European Union

Britain and EU edge closer to a possible deal

Britain's Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and the European Union (EU)'s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier met Friday and agreed to have further talks aimed...

Ghana’s two leading parties agree to eliminate thugs from party activities

The two dominant political parties in Ghana, ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) agreed here in principle on Tuesday...
Vigilantism Disbandment

NDC, NPP Reach Agreement on Disbanding Vigilante Groups

The National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party have agreed to engage in deliberations aimed at disbanding vigilante groups operating within political parties...
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Kenya and South Africa to Agree to Boost Bilateral Relations

Kenya and South Africa are set to sign cultural cooperation agreement in order to boost bilateral ties, officials said on Monday evening. Kiprop Lagat, director...