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Tunisia: Senior wanted al-Qaeda member killed in ambush

Tunisian Security forces have killed Bilel Kobi, a senior figure of al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), in an ambush laid in a mountainous region known as a rear base for terrorists. The ministry of interior announced Saturday special forces hunted down a local AQIM cell in Tunisia using Mount Sammama area of central-western Tunisia […]

Sudan Imposes Media Blackout as Anti-austerity Protests Flare up

Sudanese authorities have imposed a media blackout and proceeded to the arrest of seven journalists including reporters from Reuters and AFP, in an attempt to prevent news coverage of anti-austerity protests. The Committee to Protect Journalists said that the repressive measures against journalists were implemented by Sudan’s intelligence and security agency, which has also confiscated […]

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Kenya launches $25 million social housing project

The Kenyan government will soon start implementing a major social housing construction program, officials said. The project worth $25 billion will allow the construction of one million low-cost housing units in the East African nation by 2023. The Kenyan government has already adopted a series of incentives to help private sector players invest in social […]

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Nigeria to raise $700 mln from international sources

The Debt Management Office (DMO) of Nigeria on Tuesday said it expects to raise $700 million from international sources as part of a $3.5 billion in borrowing for the 2017 budget. Late last year, Nigerian lawmakers approved the government’s $74 billion expenditure plan for the next three years. President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has proposed a […]

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Cape Town may run out of water by April

Without rain, South Africa’s Cape Town may run out of water by April, as city authorities race to build desalination plants and drill underground boreholes. The city’s estimated water budget deficit ballooned to 1.7 billion rand ($138.3 million) for the 2017/18 financial year, based on consumption figures for October 2017. “Day Zero” is the date […]

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Zimbabwe Elections: Cancer-stricken Tsvangirai to lead opposition

Ailing Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai will be the presidential flag bearer of the MDC Alliance in the forthcoming presidential elections in the Southern African nation, the coalition said on Tuesday. The MDC Alliance includes the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), led by Tendai Biti, Welshman Ncube’s MDC (Movement for Democratic Change -N), Transform Zimbabwe […]

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Liberia: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expelled from her party

Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has expelled the country’s outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for alleged breach of the party’s regulations. Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has been in power for 12 years, is accused by party leaders of meddling in last year’s presidential elections in which the party’s candidate suffered a bruising […]

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Zambia-Cholera: church services & street vending banned, protests erupt

Residents in a slum in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital, are violently protesting over a regulation imposed to control the spread of a cholera epidemic in the Southern African nation. According to news portal Mwebantu, security forces operating in Kanyama have been forced to discharge tear gas after protesters started to throw stones and other projectiles at […]

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Angola: Jose dos Santos Jr dismissed from sovereign wealth fund

Angola’s president, João Lourenço, has sacked his predecessor’s son, José Filomeno Dos Santos, as the head of the country’s sovereign wealth fund. The dismissal of Filomeno comes two months after Lourenço sacked Isabel dos Santos as chair of the state oil company Sonangol. Lourenco won the August 2017 presidential election, running on The People’s Movement […]

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South Sudan to open new terminal at Juba International Airport

South Sudan will open later this month a new terminal at its main international airport, the Juba International Airport, local media reported. The facility is an extension of the old terminal that was started in 2008 but had been abandoned for lack of funds. There is no word on the cost or source of funding. […]

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