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Japan troops exit from S. Sudan peacekeeping mission

A contingent of Japanese troops has departed from South Sudan on Monday from U.N. peacekeeping mission in the famine and war-stricken nation. According to Reuters, the strong contingent based in the capital city Juba, has helped build infrastructure in the landlocked and impoverished country. “The first group is leaving today,” Daniel Dickinson, spokesman for the […]

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Egypt: 13 terrorists arrested for plotting attacks against amid Easter celebration

The Egyptian interior ministry announced Sunday the arrest of 13 terrorists across the country accused of plotting terror attacks against state officials, institutions and Christians one week after two subside bombings killed at least 45 people. The terrorists according to the ministry were arrested in four provinces, including Alexandria where a subside bomber killed several […]

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Libya: UN embargo making Russian arm supplies difficult, Haftar

Renegade Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar stated that the signed arms deal with the “Russian friends” are being hampered by the 2011 UN arms embargo on Libya considering that it “makes it difficult” to implement these contracts because Moscow would only resume supply when it is lifted. Haftar stressed that the Libyan National Army (LNA) will […]

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Uganda: University lecturer jailed for insulting Museveni

Ugandan prominent University lecturer and activist, Stella Nyanzi, was jailed to a maximum-security prison on Monday after being charged with insulting the East African nation’s president, Yoweri Museveni. Stella Nyanzi, a postdoctoral research fellow at Makerere University, was charged with cyber harassment and offensive communication. She pleaded not guilty to both counts and said President […]

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Zambia: police teargased opposition leader’s house in a midnight raid

The house of Hakainde Hichilema, the Zambian opposition leader whose party lost the August general election to Edgar Lungu, was attacked by security forces early on Tuesday morning in a bid to arrest him, local media reported. United Party for National Development, party of the perennial presidential candidate said on its Facebook account that police […]

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Egypt: Pope Francis decries Palm Sunday terrorist attacks

Catholic Holy Father Pope Francis on Sunday condemned bomb attacks on two Coptic churches which left at least 45 dead in Egypt. The pontiff who is due to visit Egypt later this month expressed his “deepest condolences” to all Egyptians and to the head of the Coptic Church, who is due to be one of […]

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South Africa’s Zuma sacks finance minister

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan at a cabinet reshuffle announced late on Thursday. Pravin Gordhan was replaced by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, the president’s office said in a statement. Gordhan’s sacking comes after a months-long battle with Zuma over government spending and control of the public purse. Gordhan […]

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Rwanda launches ‘TecHouse’ to drive its financial innovation agenda

Bank of Kigali Limited, Rwanda’s largest commercial lender, has launched ‘BkTecHouse’, a new technology company that will provide IT solutions in banking, education, agriculture and health in the East-African nation. The move follows the launch of another subsidiary, BK General Insurance, earlier this month. According to Bank of Kigali’s CEO, the new digital solutions company, […]

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Kofi Annan calls world leaders to increase investment in food systems

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on World leaders to increase investment in developing countries and food systems in order to “produce more food with fewer resources”. Speaking at the 10th Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels on Tuesday, Kofi Annan stressed that scientific discovery and sustainable solutions are crucial to […]

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Nigeria: Buhari slims his schedule for further treatment

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has reduced his working hours since he returned from medical leave, Voice of America reported. According to the US media, the development was likely to slow down the pace of economic reforms “advanced in his absence”. “Buhari was spending between one and four hours a day in his office to conserve […]

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