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Senator Ben Murray-Bruce condemns the shooting of pro-Biafrans celebrating Trump’s inauguration

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has come out strongly against the alleged killing of 11 pro-Biafran demonstrators by Nigerian police in Port Harcourt yesterday. The demonstrators, who are reportedly members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), a group seeking the secession of the southeast of Nigeria from the rest of the country, organised a rally in support of the inauguration of …

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A Trump presidency could mean less access to finance for Nigeria

The election of incoming US president Donald Trump looks set to hurt Africa’s access to finance for key projects at a time when economic growth is already slowing, the UK’s Overseas Development Institute has warned. Market analysis, based on trades of Treasury futures, found anticipation of a rate rise among traders later this month following Trump’s victory, as well as …

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Soyinka keeps his word, dumps US Green Card because of Trump

Nigerian Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka said Thursday he has fulfilled his pledge to throw away his US residency green card and leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidential election. Shortly before the vote, Soyinka had vowed to give up his permanent US residency over a Trump victory to protest against the Republican billionaire’s campaign promises to get …

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Trump is no trump card for Africa

When it comes to predicting how President Donald Trump will affect U.S-Africa trade relations, opinions are divided — no surprise in a political victory that relied on a strategy of divide and conquer. The U.S. election will result in few changes for Africa, said Robtel Neajai Pailey, a Liberian activist, academic and author of the anti-corruption children’s book, Gbagba, according …

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In Nigeria, Biafran separatists are celebrating Donald Trump’s election

Secessionist groups say Trump will uphold the right of indigenous peoples to “self-determination.” A secessionist movement in Nigeria is celebrating the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election, believing they have found a kindred spirit who can help their cause. Supporters of the restoration of Biafra — a region of southeast Nigeria that existed as an independent republic …

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Wole Soyinka warns that Donald Trump could pull the US from Nigeria’s fight with Boko Haram

The Nigerian Nobel Prize winner also said he would hold onto his green card—for now. The victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential race could jeopardize U.S. support in Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram, according to Nigerian Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka. In an exclusive interview, Soyinka tells Newsweek that Trump’s “bunker mentality” could see the U.S. withdraw support …

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