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China to intervene military in Djibouti-Eritrea border

China is offering assistance to intervene military in the Dumeira Mountains and Islands located between Eritrea and Djibouti in the Horn of Africa region. According to Chinese Ambassador to the African Union, Asia’s most populous nation will consider sending troops to the border between the two East African countries and help with mediation if requested. […]

Mali: French troops arrest key jihadist near Timbuktu

French troops in Mali alongside with the assistance of local security forces have arrested a “key jihadist whose followers have claimed dozens of attacks in the West African terrorism-stricken nation, local media reports. “I confirm that the terrorist Alhousseyni Ag Assaleh, in charge of logistics for…the group run by Amadou Koufa was arrested on 8 […]

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MINUSCA: Moroccan peacekeeper killed in Bangassou

A Moroccan soldier, member of UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (CAR) was killed Sunday in Bangassou, South-East of the country in an attack attributed to Christian-dominated group anti-Balaka. “A MINUSCA military convoy was target of an ambush se by members on Sunday afternoon in Bangassou,” the UN Multinational Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the […]

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Ghana looks forward to Fostering Agricultural Cooperation with Morocco

Morocco is the best placed “sister country” in Africa that can assist Ghana in its agricultural development efforts, said Ghanaian foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, who is on an official visit in Rabat. Speaking following a meeting with Morocco’s Agriculture Minister, Aziz Akhanouch, Botchway stressed the need for building on the cooperation framework between the […]

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African fruit growers organizing to better access EU markets

A new pan-African fruit industry association, Afruibana, gathering fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, was officially launched this week in Brussels. Open to African fruit and vegetable farmers, the new platform seeks to put in place strategies to improve the sector’s competitiveness and increase the access of African products to the […]

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Cameroon: War Crimes Committed against Boko Haram Suspects, AI Report

Amnesty International has accused Cameroonian troops of committing what it called war crimes against alleged supporters of the terror group Boko Haram. Hundreds of people in Cameroon accused of supporting Boko Haram, often without evidence, are being brutally tortured by security forces, Amnesty International said in a new report published Thursday. Using dozens of testimonies, […]

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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 […]

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Youth Connekt Africa Summit Opens in Kigali

The inaugural Youth Connekt Africa summit opened in the Rwandan capital Kigali Thursday with the participation of over 2500 delegates from all over the continent. The summit is looking into ways to realize the potential of the continent’s youths, forming the world’s largest youth population. Besides setting up networks among participating delegates, the gathering will […]

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WB loans to Guinea to amount to $574 Million in 2017

World Bank Vice-President for Africa Makhtar Diop, who has just paid a visit to Conakry July 15-17, confirmed that Guinea will receive $574 million loan from the international financial institution in 2017 to finance over 12 projects in energy, mining, agriculture and infrastructure sectors. Last March the Bretton Woods institution already made available a first […]

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UN & AU, a shared determination to strengthen conflict settlement mechanisms

The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres pointed out Wednesday that the UN and the African Union have a shared determination to strengthen mechanisms to defuse conflicts before they escalate, and to manage them effectively when they occur. Addressing an open debate of the Security Council in New York on the strengthened collaboration between the […]

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