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Terrorism surge: Uganda court jails Muslim leader, others for life

A court in Uganda on Tuesday sentenced a Muslim group leader, Sheikh Mohammad Yunus Kamoga, and three associates over conviction on terrorism charges, local media reports. Sheikh Mohammad Yunus Kamoga, leader of a radical Muslim faction Tabliqs, was arrested along with 13 other associates after a dozen senior Muslim figures in the East African nation […]

Morocco, Senegal, others send relief aid to flood-hit Sierra Leone

About 5,000 persons displaced in the deadly mudslides and floods that hit Sierra Leone on August 14 will be given temporary shelter in 48 hours, Ismael Tarawallie, the head of the Office of National Security said on Tuesday. So far, 499 bodies have been unearthed. More than 600 people remain missing. Those who know the […]

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ECOWAS Membership to Enable Morocco to Act as bridge between Europe & Africa- German Economist

As a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Morocco would be better able to fulfill its desired role as a bridge between Africa and Europe, said Christoph Kannengießer, the chief executive officer of the German-African Business Association. The German expert told DW that Morocco’s bid to join the ECOWAS is a […]

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Angola votes to replace dos Santos after 38 years

Angolans are preparing to go to the polls on Wednesday to choose a new president as the country’s long-serving ruler Jose Eduardo dos Santos is stepping down after thirty eight years in power. Electioneering campaigns in the central African oil-rich ended on Monday (August 21) two clear days to the opening of polls.The People’s Movement […]

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Sudan: Khartoum issues flood warning as Nile rises

Sudanese authorities on Monday warned people living near the banks of the Nile to be wary of “massive flooding”, as water levels of the river rose to a record high. Authorities said water levels were rising on the Blue Nile along the border with Ethiopia after continuous rainfall in that country. The Blue Nile flows […]

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Congo’s Sassou Nguesso reappoints Clement Mouamba as PM

Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Monday reappointed Clement Mouamba as prime minister, the presidency said in a statement. Clement Mouamba, resigned four days ago with the entire government, as Denis Sassou Nguesso called for new leadership to help alleviate economic woes caused by a steep drop in oil prices since 2014. The announcement came […]

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Bloody weekend in Togo: Police kills 7 amid protests against ruling dynasty

About seven opposition protesters were killed and several others wounded in Togo on Saturday when security forces opened fire with live bullets to quell anti-Gnassingbé demonstrations in the capital Lomé and four other cities in the tiny West African nation. The opposition party, Parti National Panafricain (PNP), which called for the protest, is demanding the […]

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Nigeria’s unity not negotiable, says Buhari in fist speech after a 103-day absence

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday addressed Nigerians after he spent more than one hundred days in London for medical treatment. His absence sparked numerous protests, including demands for his resignation, as well as calls for more transparency about his health condition. After thanking Nigerians for their prayers, the 74-year-old leader indicated that separatists calling […]

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King Mohammed VI: Morocco’s Reintegration into AU, Watershed in Kingdom’s Foreign Policy

King Mohammed VI described Morocco’s reintegration into the African Union as a diplomatic breakthrough and a watershed in the North African Kingdom’s foreign policy. In a speech he addressed to the Nation Sunday, on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and People, the Moroccan Sovereign said his country’s commitment […]

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Tunisia: Interim finance minister steps down

Interim finance minister Fadhel Abdelkefi Friday handed over his resignation from cabinet citing a conflict of interests case in which he has been indicted and handed a suspended prison sentence. The care-taking minister, who is also minister of development investment and international cooperation, took the position in April following the sacking of Lamia Zribi by […]

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