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DRC’s Kasai: Security forces, militia killed over 3,000 people

Army forces and a militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo have killed at least 3,383 people in the central Kasai region since October, the Catholic Church said on Tuesday. According to the Catholic Church, the army had also destroyed 10 villages as it sought to stamp out an insurrection. The deaths are the result […]

Benin’s president undergoes successful surgeries in France

Benin’s president Patrice Talon has returned home after almost one month of medical leave in France, local media reported. Patrice Talon, dubbed the “King of Cotton”, had left the capital Cotonou for France to seek medical attention. According to a statement released by the presidency on Monday, one procedure was required after doctors found a […]

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Senegal gets $17 million from EU to improve rural electrification

The European Union (EU) has released about $17 million to Senegal to accelerate the electrification of rural areas in the country. About 150 villages and 55,000 households are targeted by the rural electrification support program. “The project will improve access to agricultural activities and electrical services for rural households, which will enable them to sustainably […]

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Rwanda’s Kagame gets green light to run in August polls

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has been unanimously nominated by his ruling party for re-election in the genocide-devastated East African nation’s presidential polls. About 1929 members out of 1930 eligible voters of the ruling RPF-Inkotanyi party approved Kagame’s nomination this weekend during the party’s congress. Kagame, who has already served two terms, has agreed to run […]

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Mali: Gunmen storm tourist resort, kill two

Two people have been killed in the Malian capital, Bamako after a suspected terrorist attack on a tourist resort on Sunday. Local media reported that four gunmen arriving on motorbikes and a car stormed Le Campement Kangaba, near Dougourakoro in capital city Bamako. The resort is popular with foreigners and United Nations (UN) workers in […]

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Libyan Coast Guard rescues 900 migrants

The Libyan Coast Guard intercepted boats with more than 900 migrants from Asia and Africa on board boats en route to Europe. “A coastguard patrol from Zawiya (west of Tripoli) intercepted five inflatable boats and a wooden vessel carrying 906 migrants at dawn on Friday,” Libyan navy spokesperson told Al Monitor. Among the rescued African […]

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Tunisia: Cabinet fires state-run television boss

The Tunisian government Friday fired the head of the state-run television for delay in Thursday evening news hour. The decision, which surprised the country’s media regulatory body, HAICA, was made after Thursday evening news scheduled for 7pm local time instead of habitual 8pm during the holy month of Ramadan, were presented one hour and half […]

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Ghana welcomes 70 deportees from USA

Seventy Ghanaian immigrants deported from the United States for visa-related offences arrived in Accra’s Kotoka International Airport on Wednesday. The all-male deportees arrived in handcuffs before they were handed over to local authorities. Speaking to reporters gathered at the airport, some of the deportees said they were handcuffed and sent to prison for eighteen months […]

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Lesotho: New PM to be sworn in despite shooting of wife

Lesotho newly elected Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be inaugurated on Friday despite the fatal shooting of his wife on Wednesday by an unknown gunman. News emerged late on Wednesday that the estranged wife of Thabane had allegedly been shot dead just two days before the inauguration of her husband in the mountainous kingdom. 58-year-old […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Access to the Internet Disrupted

Congo-Brazzaville is facing nationwide internet disruptions since last weekend after a 12-kilometer fibre optic cable that connects the country through Pointe-Noire to the international network was cut off by a fishing vessel. According to the country’s internet providers (ISPs), a segment of the WACS (West Africa Cable System), a submarine cable from Europe that allows […]

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