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Senior Editor for Medafrica Times and former journalist for Swiss National Television. former NGO team leader in Burundi and Somalia

Angola & USA sign anti-money laundering agreement

The Angolan Finance Ministry and the US Treasury Department signed a technical assistance agreement with the Financial Information Unit (FIU) and other bodies involved in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing in the country. The agreement, signed in Washington over the weekend, provides for the opening of an Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) […]

Nissan to set car assembly plant in Algeria

Japan’s second largest car maker Nissan Motor Co has announced it will launch a car assembly plant jointly with a local partner in view of meeting local demands for vehicles after the state imposed a ban on imported car. Nissan Wednesday signed an agreement with Hasnaoui Group in Algiers for the plant that will cost […]

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Tunisia: record tourist numbers in 2018, revenues jump by 45%

Tunisia’s tourism revenues have soared in 2018 to $1.36 billion as the country saw the arrival of a record 8.3 million visitors, official figures released on Monday showed. Tourism revenues rose in 2018 by about 45 percent compared to 2017, the central bank figures showed. The number of tourists jumped to 8.3 million from 7 […]

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Guinea agrees to host AFCON 2025

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Monday announced that Guinea will host the 2025 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The move comes a month after Cameroon was stripped of this year’s event due to security and infrastructural fears and handed the 2021 tournament instead. Speaking on a visit to Guinea when […]

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Burkina Faso’s Kabore pledges to boost ties with China

After ending its official diplomatic relations with Taiwan’s government last year, Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has pledged to further the development of ties with China. President Kabore made the remarks while meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the capital, Ouagadougou. According to Kabore, Burkina Faso is ready […]

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Burkina Faso: 13 killed in intercommunal violence

Inter-communal conflict has claimed at least thirteen lives of civilians in central Burkina Faso, the government said. Burkina has seen a spike in Islamist attacks in recent months as jihadists seek to increase their influence in the West African Sahel nation. According to local media, armed men on motorbikes descended on the village of Yirgou, […]

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One candidate “clearly won” Congo election – Catholic Church bishops

The Roman Catholic Church bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, on Thursday said they already know the winner of the December 30 presidential elections, according to tallies from more than 40,000 observers deployed by the church across the country. According to the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) bishops, it was clear which […]

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Sudan restricts social media access to counter anti-govt protest

Sudanese authorities are blocking access to popular social media platforms used to organise and broadcast nationwide anti-government protests, local media reported. In a country where the state tightly controls traditional media, the internet has become a key information battleground, according to Reuters. “There was a discussion in the government about blocking social media sites and […]

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Niger troops kill more than 280 Boko Haram fighters

Nigerien troops and air strikes have killed more than 280 Boko Haram militants since last week, the defence ministry said. The government of the West African nation started an operation against the group last week in a region where militants have been fighting for more than nine years to carve out an Islamist caliphate. 200 […]

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DRC: Congolese await vote results of first peaceful power transfer

Congolese are waiting for Sunday election results which will unveil the successor of the outgoing President Joseph Kabila two years after the electoral process was delayed over logistical problems. Millions of Congolese Sunday cast their votes except some 1.26 million in some regions of the country, including the eastern city of Goma the vote has […]

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