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ICC assigns judges to Kenyan leaders’ withdrawn cases

Three Judges of the Trial Chamber IV at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have been assigned the withdrawn cases against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. In a press release on its website, the Presidency of The Hague-based Court says it has recomposed a number of chambers and assigned cases to various […]

Canada to deploy helicopters and support troops to war-torn Mali

The Canadian government will send troops, helicopters and medical staff, to terrorism-stricken Mali later this year as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission, a senior Canadian government source said. The helicopters presumably would replace a German contingent, which has been conducting transport and medical evacuation missions in the West African nation. Germany’s Bundeswehr has […]

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South-South Cooperation, One of Best Tools for Africa’s Emergence – King of Morocco

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has once again stressed on Friday the importance of the promotion of South-South cooperation as a means to meet the legitimate expectations of African populations and ensure Africa’s emergence. In a message he addressed to participants in the 4th edition of the Crans Montana Forum, which kicked off Friday in […]

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Cameroon’s Paul Biya vows to continue crackdown on Anglophone agitators

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya in a rare cabinet meeting on Thursday vowed to continue military crackdown on English-speaking separatists in the central African nation. This high-level meeting — the first cabinet meeting held since 2015 — follows a partial cabinet shakeup two weeks ago. According to the 85-year old leader, the efforts of the security […]

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UN warns against ‘spiralling humanitarian needs’ in DR Congo

The UN aid chief has warned against the ‘spiralling humanitarian needs’ in DR Congo and urged the international community to help meet these needs as fighting in the country forced 4.5 million people to flee their homes over the past year and left more than 13 million in need of humanitarian assistance. The UN Emergency […]

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Senegal, Gambia Upgrade their Cooperation

President Macky Sall of Senegal and Gambia’s President Adama Barrow have signed several cooperation agreements during a historic meeting held in the Gambian capital, Banjul, on Tuesday. The meeting sealed the warming up of relations between the two countries that were very strained during the last years of the regime of ex-President of gambia Yahya […]

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Zimbabwe doctors down tools as nationwide strike begins

Doctors at public hospitals in Zimbabwe have embarked on a nationwide strike demanding better wages, benefits, and work conditions, doctors’ unions said on Tuesday. The strike is crippling public hospitals as patients are being turned away or left in corridors without assistance in major hospital across the southern African nation. According to local media, the […]

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Sierra Leone: run-off vote set for March 27

The chief commissioner of the National Electoral Commission in Sierra Leone on Tuesday declared the candidate of Sierra Leone People’s Party, Julius Maada Bio, winner of last week presidential vote in the West African nation. Bio has won 43.3 percent of the votes against Samura Kamara, the candidate of President Ernest Bai Koroma’s All Peoples […]

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Mauritius celebrates colorful Independence Day as president sets to resign

The Indian Ocean Island Mauritius has celebrated its 50th year of independence on Monday with fireworks amid the resignation of its first female president of the republic. Thousands of residents attended the official celebration ceremony with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind designated guest of honor, while Indian helicopters took part in an aerial display and […]

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DRC’s self-exiled opposition leader to return home in June

Exiled Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi on Monday said he will return to the Democratic Republic of Congo by June to lodge his candidacy for a presidential election in the mineral-rich nation. Moise Katumbi, a former governor of the diamond-rich Katanga region, was charged in 2016 with hiring mercenaries as part of an alleged plot […]

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