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Sudan: Situation under army’s control

Sudan: Situation under army’s control

The shooting that broke out on Tuesday January 14 in Sudan’s capital Khartoum and the city’s airport in a rebellion by an intelligence department was countered by the army. The Sudanese army stormed a number of intelligence sites to end the rebellion. Two soldiers died and four were injured in the clashes. According to a […]

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Protecting refugees in Europe: UNHCR calls for a ‘year of change’

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has called on the European Union (EU) to make 2020 “the year of change for robust refugee protection”. On Thursday Jan.9, the agency issued a set of new recommendations, as Croatia and Germany preside over the EU Council during the next 12 months. After years of shifting policies and heated […]

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Moroccan King’s Roadmap for Inclusive, Equitable & Quality Education to All Children

King Mohammed VI has reiterated his vision for a new educational system, which promotes learner’s interaction, develops his capabilities and hones his critical thinking skills in a bid to provide students with opportunities for creativity and innovation. In a message addressed to participants in the 33rd International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, which opened […]

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Nigeria, Cameroon hit by deadly bomb attack

In Nigeria, at least 30 people were killed in the northeastern state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge Monday. According to local sources, the bomb detonated on a crowded market on a bridge connecting the Nigerian town of Gamboru and Cameroon’s Fotokol. Authorities said more than 35 other people, including […]

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Jailed South African activist freed in time for Christmas

Jailed South African activist freed in time for Christmas

Christmas celebration has started with a great joy in Kanya Cekeshe’s family as he was freed from jail. The South African student who was jailed for violently protesting against tuition fee increases in 2016 has been released from prison in time to celebrate Christmas with his family, a BBC journalist reported. Kanya Cekeshe was sentenced […]

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Niger: French President to honor massacred soldiers

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected in Niger on December 22, 2019 to pay tribute to the 71 Nigerien soldiers killed during the December 10 attack near the Malian border. According to the French Presidency, President Emmanuel Macron and his Nigerian counterpart, Issoufou Mahamadou, will discuss security issues as a prelude to a mini-summit in […]

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Sahara: Jamaica Renews Support to UN-Led Efforts Seeking Lasting Political Solution

Jamaica’s top diplomat Kamina Johnson Smith has renewed her country’s full backing to the efforts engaged by the United Nations to find an enduring and practical solution to the Sahara regional conflict. Following her meeting held Wednesday in Rabat with Moroccan peer Nasser Bourita, Mrs. Johnson Smith said Kingston maintains its position taken in 2016 […]

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OIC: Morocco’s King Calls for Enhancing Islamic Fraternity, Cooperation & Solidarity

King Mohammed VI has called on Islamic countries to strengthen the bonds of fraternity, cooperation and solidarity to achieve political stability, economic prosperity and social well-being of the peoples of the Muslim Ummah. In a message addressed to the participants in a ceremony held Thursday in Rabat to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Organization […]

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Nobel winner Abiy warns against military superpowers’ presence in Horn Africa

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday said militant groups and global military powers both pose a threat to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa. Mr. Abiy made the statement when receiving the Nobel Peace Prize lfor forging a peace accord with Eritrea. The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Prime […]

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Qatar Airways gets majority stake in Rwanda international airport

Qatar Airways has agreed to take a 60% stake in a new $1.3 billion international airport in Rwanda, the state-run Rwanda Development Board said. Rwanda and Qatar Airways on Monday signed three agreements that saw the two parties set up a joint venture to build, own, and operate the new airport in Bugesera District. The […]

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