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Pope apologizes for Catholics’ role in Rwandan genocide

Pope Francis on Monday apologized and begged forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the church and its members” during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. According to a statement from the Vatican, the Pontiff, who was meeting with Rwanda’s president on Monday, acknowledged that priests, nuns and members of the Catholic Church had succumbed to […]

Zimbabwe 2018 election: 13 opposition parties want UN intervention

Opposition parties in Zimbabwe are calling on the United Nations to intervene in next year’s presidential election after the Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Rita Makarau and her commissioners walked out of a national dialogue held at her Harare offices Tuesday morning. The Elections Commission chairperson accuses the opposition of unfairly targeting her. She appeared to […]

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Somalia: Twenty-six ministers appointed in new cabinet

Somalia’s Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khaire, has appointed a new government of 26 ministers on Tuesday, British Broadcaster, The BBC reported. The appointees include diplomats from the former government, finance experts, technocrats and economists. Hassan Ali Khaire, an oil industry executive and former aid worker who has dual Somali and Norwegian citizenship, was appointed last […]

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New Industrial City to be Built in Morocco in Partnership with China

A new industrial city will be built in the Moroccan Northern city of Tangiers in partnership with Chinese group HAITE. In this regards, King Mohammed VI chaired Monday at the Marchane Royal Palace in Tangiers a ceremony on the new industrial city dubbed “Mohammed VI Tangiers Tech City” during which several accords related to the […]

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Mali sports minister defies FIFA ban

Mali’s sports Minister, Housseïni Amion Guindo on Monday said the West African nation will continue to operate as it sees fit, defying its suspension by FIFA. World football governing body FIFA has suspended the Mali Football Federation last week, following a decision by the Malian Minister of Sports to dissolve the executive committee of the […]

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Congo: Runner-up in 2016 poll launches new political party

The runner-up in Congo’s election last year, Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas, has launched his political party in the central African nation on Sunday, local media reported. According to Kolélas, the party called the “Union of Humanist Democrats” (UDH-Yuki), aims to cut the bridge with the Congolese Movement for Democracy that was created by his late father […]

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Algeria: President Bouteflika surfaces again on TV

After several months away from public appearance, Algerian state television featured Sunday a video footage of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika with Abdelkader Messahel, the country’s minister for African Union and Arab League Affairs. The health of the Algerian president has been of concern since he suffered in 2013 a stroke, which confined him to a wheel […]

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AU disburses $100,000 to drought-hit Somalia, calls for urgent aid

The African Union this weekend disbursed $100,000 to Somalia to help the Horn of Africa nation avert starvation caused by drought. The World Health Organisation (WHO) last month warned that Somalia is at risk of its third famine in 25 years after the previous crisis in 2011 that killed about 260,000 people. According to the […]

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A Solidarity-Based South-South Cooperation, Best Way to Upgrade Africa’s Development

Over one thousand figures from the fields of politics, economics, culture, the media and civil society have flocked to the Moroccan Southern city of Dakhla, which is hosting for the third consecutive year the Crans Montana Forum. This year’s session, held under the topic “A New Africa for the 21st Century”, opened by the reading […]

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Guinea: Toumba Diakité charged with several counts

Former Guinean military leader long sought in connection with a 2009 stadium massacre that killed more than 150 people, has been formally charged with several accusations on Wednesday. The judgment of Toumba Diakité comes few days after his extradition in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, from Senegal where he was detained since December. Aboubacar Sidiki “Toumba” Diakite […]

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