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Algeria to hold presidential election on dec.12 – Interim President

Algeria to hold presidential election on dec.12 – Interim President

Algeria will hold a presidential election on December 12, interim President Abdelkader Bensalah said. Abdelkader Bensalah made the announcement during a televised speech on Sunday, calling on Algerians to make December 12 “an historic day to make the dreams of our people concrete”. He called for a high turnout to choose a new president. In […]

Wife of Tunisia’s late president Essebsi dies on election day

The wife of Tunisia’s late president, Beji Caid Essebsi, died on Sunday, as voters in the North African nation were electing his successor. Chadlia Farhat, Essebsi’s widow, died at the age of 83, their son said on social media. “My mother Chadlia, widow of Béji Caïd Essebsi, is dead, God bless her,” Hafedh Caïd Essebsi […]

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Xenophobia saga: Ramaphosa sends emissaries to African countries

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent high-ranking emissaries to several African countries following a month-long xenophobic violence in the southern African nation. Former Minister Jeff Radeba is leading the delegation which is scheduled to visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. Hundreds of economic migrants from neighboring Zimbabwe […]

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Cameroon: 300 new mining sites discovered in 5 regions

Cameroon has discovered 300 new mineral mines across the ten regions of this Central African nation, local media reported. According to the Cameroonian Minister for Mines and Technological development, the country has increased potential for mineral resources. Cameroon’s undeveloped mineral resources include bauxite, cobalt, gold from lode deposits, granite, iron ore, nepheline syenite, nickel, and […]

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Kenya introduces world’s first malaria vaccine

The government of Kenya on Friday introduced the world’s first malaria vaccine to the routine immunization schedule for children under two, Reuters reported. Malawi is the first country to launch the vaccine earlier this year in a landmark pilot program. The country was the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as […]

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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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Tanzania: World Bank lifts aid embargo, approves new loan

The World Bank has approved a $450 million loan to Tanzania, the bank said on Friday. The move comes a year after the Bretton-wood institution sanctioned the East African nation because of concern over government policies including a law that made it illegal to question official statistics and expelling pregnant girls from public schools. The […]

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Morocco’s RAM to launch first direct flight to China

Morocco’s national carrier, Royal Air Maroc, has announced it will launch in January the first direct flight between the North African country and China that has become the kingdom’s tourism market target. The airline said the first flight will take off on January 16 next year. The expansion to China is part of the management’s […]

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South Africa: Nigerians fly back to Lagos after xenophobic attacks

Almost 200 Nigerians have left South Africa and returned to Lagos amid xenophobic violence in the southern African nation. The repatriation came after a cycle of violence burst out in Johannesburg leading to attacks on hundreds of foreigners-owned businesses. Videos circulating online purportedly showing Nigerians being killed triggered outrage online, although Nigeria’s foreign ministry said […]

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Zimbabwe’s ex-president Mugabe to be buried in his village – Family

Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe will be buried Sunday, September 15 in his village, family sources said on Thursday. The ex-president passed away last week in Singapore, at the age of 95. The government and his family are reportedly in disagreement over the location of his final resting place. While the government wants to bury him […]

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