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South Sudan: Security situation still volatile

The security situation in South Sudan is still extremely volatile as since the Government announced a unilateral ceasefire in June, active military operations in parts of the country are still reported and the Government seems to have backtracked on its commitment to create an environment conducive for the conduct of the National Dialogue. The alarm […]

Nigeria: Etisalat changes brand into 9mobile

Nigeria’s telecommunication company Etisalat Nigeria announced Tuesday it was changing its name, to become 9mobile, reports say. Etisalat Nigeria is the country’s fourth largest telecom operator and boasts over 20 million customers. Its owners, Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS) have informed Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC) about the name-change. The new name will be fully […]

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Boko Haram Strikes again in Borno State

The terror group Boko Haram has apparently stricken again in the Nigerian Borno State on Monday killing eight persons and injuring eighteen. The terror attack was perpetrated by a female suicide bomber who detonated herself while she was trying to enter a mosque in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, an area […]

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DRC: Violence, Exodus from Kasai region continue

The United Nations refugee agency has alerted the humanitarian community about the violence and continued displacement of civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the Kasai region where the estimated number of displaced people now exceeds 1.3 million, describing the situation as particularly worrying. “Delivering assistance and protection to internally displaced people […]

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Drought worsening hunger in East Africa, FAO warns

The third consecutive failed rainy season in East Africa has seriously eroded families’ resilience, and urgent and effective livelihood support is required, the UN agricultural agency has warned, adding that families are simply running out of ways to cope with the situation. According to an alert released Friday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), […]

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Libya: US envoy holds talks with Haftar in Jordan

The US envoy to Tripoli met with Head of Libyan self-proclaimed chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Sunday in the Jordanian capital Amman, reports say. Ambassador Peter Bodde reportedly held talks with self-style Khalifa Haftar on the Libyan crisis, which erupted in 2011 following the killing of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in a NATO […]

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South Sudan: UN concerned about civilians fleeing clashes in Upper Nile

The UN has expressed concern about what is already the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis, as thousands of South Sudanese civilians are fleeing to neighboring Ethiopia. The mass exodus is taking place as Government troops advance on a rebel stronghold in the Upper Nile region. Reports from the UN International Organization on Migration (IOM) “suggest […]

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AfDB, IsDB to Inject $2 billion in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have agreed to jointly pull together the sum of $2 billion over the next three years to finance development projects in Africa, mainly in agriculture and food security, renewable energy, small and medium enterprises, and human development (health and education). To realize their shared […]

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Ailing Air Zimbabwe to lay off 200 employees

Struggling national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) has lurched into a new crisis on Tuesday as the management of the carrier announced plans to cut half of its 400 jobs. The restructuring plan of Airzim is meant to revive the ailing national carrier, Chairwoman Chipo Dyanda said on Wednesday. In her words, Air Zimbabwe would […]

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US extends Sudan’s economic sanctions

The United States has extended its economic sanctions against Sudan by three months, the State Department said in a statement on Tuesday. According to the statement, the US acknowledges the significant progress made by the conflict-stricken nation but needs more time. “The United States will revoke the sanctions if the (government of Sudan) is assessed […]

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