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UN Security Council unanimously lifts Eritrea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday unanimously lifted sanctions against Eritrea. Hailing the recent and historic rapprochements in the Horn of Africa, the Security Council on Wednesday decided to lift the arms embargo, travel bans, assets freeze and targeted sanctions previously imposed on Eritrea. The UN Security Council slapped Eritrea with an arms embargo […]

Nigeria: Students can wear hijab in school in Lagos

The state of Lagos in Nigeria on Tuesday approved the wearing of hijab in public schools. The subject of wearing hijabs in school often stirs intense debate across Nigeria. In 2014, a Lagos High Court ruled against the wearing of hijabs in schools. An Appeal Court upturned this judgment in 2016, however, stating that the […]

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We have no office where to work—G5 Sahel to French, German ministers

The head of the G5 Sahel anti-Jihadist force on Monday said the regional force is still looking for a new headquarters after the June attack. The assault on the G5 Sahel taskforce—a security mission composed of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania—in the town of Sevare in Mali was perpetrated by militants in the […]

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Gabon: Ailing President still in charge – Presidency

The health of Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba — who is currently receiving medical attention in Saudi Arabia — had greatly improved, the presidency said on Sunday. According to the government spokesman Ike Ngouoni, the president was recovering his physical abilities. The exact ailment is not known. But the presidency statement, read out on state […]

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EU to review relations with Tanzania, recalls ambassador

The European Union has said it will review its ties with Tanzania over what it calls a “deterioration of the human rights and rule of law” in the east African nation. In a statement released this week, the EU said it “will be conducting a broader review of its relations with Tanzania.” The EU, a […]

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Ethiopia: 200 bodies uncovered in mass grave

Police in Ethiopia have discovered a mass grave with 200 bodies near the border between the Somali and Oromia regions, local media reported. The grave was found by the police during a court-ordered investigation for evidence of alleged abuses by forces loyal to the former president of the Somali region, Abdi Mohammed. Police were granted […]

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Hundreds of buffaloes drowned in Botswana – Government

Hundreds of buffaloes have drowned in a river near the border between Botswana and Namibia, on the edge of the Kabulabula Peninsula, the Botswana government said on Thursday. It is estimated that more than 400 animals drowned due to the massive movement of buffalo trampling, and falling from steep river banks. According to Botswana’s Ministry […]

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Africa Investment Forum kicks off in South Africa

The Africa Investment Forum kicked off in South Africa’s Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The first ever transaction-based Forum is aimed at attracting multi-billion-dollar deals to accelerate investment and transform Africa’s economic, agricultural and industrial sectors. The Forum provides an innovative platform to bring together investors, multilateral institutions, governments and the private sector to develop, […]

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Nigeria: Buhari approves new monthly minimum wage

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inked an agreement with organized labor raising the minimum wage in Africa’s most populous nation. Buhari gave his approval while receiving the report of a Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. To be enacted, the bill needs to be endorsed […]

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Insurgency: 80 students abducted in Cameroon Anglophone region

More than 80 people, mostly schoolchildren, were kidnapped from a school in the city of Bamenda, in the Anglophone Northwest region of Cameroon, where separatists are fighting to form a breakaway state. According to Governor Deben Tchoffo, the students from a Presbyterian school, located in Nkwen village near Bamenda were abducted on Monday along with […]

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