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Nine killed in Guinea protests against constitution change

Nine protesters were killed this week in Guinea during demonstrations against a possible change to the constitution. Thousands of opposition supporters, civil society groups and trade unionists had gathered on Monday for nationwide demonstrations and strikes in the West African nation. The coalition, known as the Guinean Organization for the Defense of Human Rights, was […]

Tanzania: President, Govt move to new capital Dodoma

Tanzanian President John Magufuli and the entire government have relocated to the country’s new capital of Dodoma. The new capital Dodoma, which was elevated to city status last year, was designated as the capital city. Its central location, compared to the coastal Dar es Salaam is considered ideal for bringing government services closer to the […]

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King of Morocco Calls on Private Sector to Rev up Country’s Development Efforts

King Mohammed VI has called on the private sector, particularly, the banking and financial institutions, to support further the development process engaged in the country to bridge the social gap and speed up the social and economic take-off. In a speech made on Friday before the members of the two houses of the parliament, the […]

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve peace with neighboring Eritrea. He was awarded the prize Friday for his “efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation and for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.” Ahmed worked with Eritrea’s President Isaias […]

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Morocco: New Reshuffled Cabinet Unveiled

King Mohammed VI received Wednesday afternoon at the Royal Palace in Rabat, the members of the new constricted cabinet, led by Head of the Government Saad Eddine El Othmani. As expected, the number of portfolios has been reduced from 39 to 24, resulting in the reduction of portfolios held by the five political parties forming […]

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Cameroon: Pope Francis prays as “national dialogue” kicks off

Pope Francis has prayed on Sunday for the success of a national dialogue in Cameroon. Cameroon has started a “national dialogue” today in a bid to end the separatist conflict in the country’s Anglophone provinces, but key rebel leaders have already refused to participate. Addressing thousands of people at his weekly general audience in St. […]

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New UN Human Rights Office to Open in Sudan

New UN Human Rights Office to Open in Sudan

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Asma Mohamed Abdalla have signed Wednesday at the UN headquarters in New York an agreement to open a UN Human Rights Office in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.   “With this milestone agreement, we are poised to accompany Sudan through an important […]

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African leaders to address UN delegates this week in New York

World leaders are gathering this week for the annual United Nations General Assembly, which this year opened in the United States with a whole lot of fanfare around climate change. This year’s theme is “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion”. The theme is in line with the priorities set […]

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World’s most dangerous, unfriendly places through expatriates’ eyes

A recent research published by InterNations has named Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt among the world’s most dangerous places to live and work in, for expatriates. The report polled 20,259 expats representing 182 nationalities and living in 187 countries or territories, covering topics such as quality of life, cost of living, personal finance, safety […]

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Morocco’s King Puts Inclusive Education & Vocational Training at Top of his Priorities

King Mohammed VI continues to grant special interest to the upgrading of the sectors of education and vocational training, keystone to sustainable socioeconomic development, jobs creation and building better future for Moroccan youth. Thursday, the Sovereign launched the 2019-2020 academic year, and chaired the presentation ceremony on the progress made in the reform process of […]

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