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Mali: separatists sign long-awaited deal to end years of fighting

Separatists in Mali on Thursday signed a peace deal to end years of fighting and broken ceasefires in the West African nation. Members of the rival Tuareg groups and their pro-government opponents indicated that they had settled their differences. In an interview broadcasted on the state-run radio, Fahad Ag Almahamoud, senior member of the pro-government […]

Cameroon: separatists attack police as Anglophone crisis worsens

Three Cameroonian police officers were wounded on Thursday by the explosion of an artisanal bomb in English-speaking region’s major city Bamenda, local media reports. According to the regional governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique, the incident was a “terrorist attack.” Security source quoted by Reuters said the attack was the work of “extremists” who want independence. In […]

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Uganda: Police fires teargas as parliament extends Museveni’s rule

Police in Uganda on Thursday fired teargas to disperse protesters outside the East African nation’s parliament. The move comes as legislators of the ruling party vote a draft legislation that could extend long-time leader Yoweri Museveni’s rule. Groups of demonstrators from Makerere University in the capital Kampala were dispersed with teargas on their road to […]

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Kenya: Police fires teargas at protesters loyal to Kenyatta

Police in Kenya on Tuesday fired teargas at supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta outside the East African nation’s Supreme Court in the Capital city, Nairobi. The supporters of the incumbent president were protesting outside the court against the invalidation of the Aug. 8 election. The Supreme Court nullified the presidential election on Sept. 1 and […]

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Impala Platinum may lay off 2,500 workers in South Africa

Impala Platinum (Implats), a leading producer of platinum, on Monday said about 2,500 jobs of its 31,000 work-force may be at risk at its Rustenburg mine in South Africa. According to officials of the world’s second-largest miner of the metal, the company is experiencing severe financial pressures with low metal prices and declining production. “The […]

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Tanzanian police detained 20 over homosexual practices

Authorities in Tanzania have arrested 20 people accused of homosexuality in the East African nation’s semiautonomous region of Zanzibar. Twelve women and eight men were arrested in a hotel where they were receiving training on HIV/AIDS education programs, local media reports. “We rounded them up because we suspect that they were engaged in homosexuality in […]

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Togo: ECOWAS attempts mediation in constitutional amendments crisis

While Togo’s Law Commission started a meeting on Friday to discuss the government’s draft legislation on constitutional amendments, an official ECOWAS delegation is currently in Lomé to try to defuse tensions between the Government and some opposition parties, hostile to the reform. The delegation, led by Alain Marcel de Souza, president of the Commission of […]

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Chad must organize legislative elections – France told Idriss Déby

France has called on Chadian President Idriss Déby to organize long-delayed parliamentary elections in the central African nation. A statement released by the French foreign ministry urged Chadian authorities to announce dates for the elections saying “Legislative elections are an important part of democratic life”. Chadian President Idriss Déby had earlier this year postponed indefinitely […]

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Fight against Boko haram not over, UN political official

UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman warned that the fight against the terrorist Boko haram group is not over, although the coordinated efforts among the region’s Governments, including through the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) had “without question” yielded encouraging progress in the fight against the group. Addressing the UN Security Council this week, […]

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Ghana extends IMF credit Facility program to 2019

The Government of Ghana, on Wednesday, extended the credit facility program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by a year following a conclusion of an assessment of the fourth review of the Extended Credit Facility by the Washington-based international lender. The IMF board has also approved a $94 million disbursement following the program extension. Ghana’s […]

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