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AU: Women rise up against Algerian Chairman of Peace and Security Council

Women working at the African Union’s Peace and Security Council, headed by Algerian Smaïl Chergui, have started criticizing him for a series of discriminatory practices, prompting the Pan-African organization to launch an investigation on the accusations. Smail Chergui, the powerful commissioner of the Peace and Security Council, is under investigation for sexism and other discriminatory […]

Morocco Rejoins African Telecommunication Union

Morocco retrieved its place within the African Telecommunication Union (UAT) as it continues to strengthen its footprint in continental organizations after it regained its place at the African Union. The return was announced at the Kenyan capital by the Secretary General of the UAT who said that the membership of the Kingdom has been finalized. […]

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Senegal-Guinea: Alpha Condé recalls Guinea’s ambassador to Dakar

A low-intensity diplomatic war is simmering in West Africa, with the governments of Guinea and Senegal becoming increasingly petty in demonstrating their mutual dislike. On Monday Guinean President Alpha Condé, has recalled his ambassador to Senegal, state media reported. The presidential decree was published Monday by the RTG (Radio Television Guinéenne), Guinea’s national TV channel. […]

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Migration: Germany sees Niger as a key partner

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday praised the efforts of Niger in the fight against terrorism as Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou, was in the German capital for talks with the chancellor. It’s Issoufou’s third official visit to Germany since he was first elected in 2011. According to chancellor Merkel, Niger is not only fighting against […]

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Eritrea, Somalia poised to boost ties

An Eritrean government delegation, headed by Foreign Affairs Minister Osman Saleh and presidential advisor Yemane Gebreab, is currently holding high-level meetings in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The delegation members met with Prime Minister Hassan Khayre and President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed who briefed them on progress made to take up Somalia’s domestic and external challenges. The […]

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Uganda: President’s convoy attacked, MP’s driver shot dead

Ugandan Police and Special Forces Command (SFC) have started investigations after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s car came under attack by opposition supporters in the town of Arua, where a by-election is to be held on Wednesday. According to the presidential press secretary Don Wanyama, “President Museveni was in the convoy” when it was “attacked by […]

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Mali: Vote counting underway after Sunday poll

Malians on Sunday cast their ballots in a runoff presidential election overshadowed by security concerns, allegations of fraud and the threat of Islamist extremist violence. Incumbent president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, is the favorite, having won 41% of the vote in the first round two weeks ago while the challenger and former finance minister Soumaila Cisse, […]

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CAF hands life, 10-year bans to 22 referees after bribery allegations

The Disciplinary Board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has handed a lifetime ban to one Ghanaian assistant referee (David Laryea) and 10-year bans to seven others for their roles in a bribery scandal. According to the statement released by the continental football body, Assistant Referee David Laryea, recipient of the life ban can […]

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AU calls for transparent elections in DRC

The African Union has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure peaceful, transparent and truly inclusive elections. The central Africa mineral-rich nation is due to hold long delayed presidential elections in December this year. The deadline for submission of presidential candidacy papers expires today, August 8, 2018. The Chairperson of the Commission Moussa […]

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White House: Uhuru Kenyatta to visit USA

United States President Donald Trump will meet his Kenyan counterpart later this month, specifically on August 27, The White House announced in an official statement. According to the statement, the meeting between Uhuru Kenyatta and Donald Trump will reaffirm the long-standing relationship between the United States and Kenya as a cornerstone of peace and stability […]

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