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Mali: separatists sign long-awaited deal to end years of fighting

Separatists in Mali on Thursday signed a peace deal to end years of fighting and broken ceasefires in the West African nation. Members of the rival Tuareg groups and their pro-government opponents indicated that they had settled their differences. In an interview broadcasted on the state-run radio, Fahad Ag Almahamoud, senior member of the pro-government […]

Cameroon: separatists attack police as Anglophone crisis worsens

Three Cameroonian police officers were wounded on Thursday by the explosion of an artisanal bomb in English-speaking region’s major city Bamenda, local media reports. According to the regional governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique, the incident was a “terrorist attack.” Security source quoted by Reuters said the attack was the work of “extremists” who want independence. In […]

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Terrorism, looted funds, security top agenda of Buhari-Trump talks

Nigerian President Buhari on Wednesday met his American counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. The two leaders’ talks ranged over the fight against terrorism, repatriation of looted funds and regional maritime security, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama told the media. President Trump encouraged Buhari to keep up the […]

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Africa must be allowed to play its role in tackling global challenges, Moroccan FM

Morocco has once again called for giving Africa the role it deserves in international affairs, stressing the critical need to allow the continent play its rightful role in tackling global challenges. Morocco is convinced that Africa can no longer be seen as a burden on the global community – the continent must play its role […]

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Rwanda: Nine people charged with plotting a coup d’état

An opposition leader and eight others were arrested and charged on Wednesday with forming an armed group and seeking to overthrow the Kagame government. The accused were arrested as part of investigations into formation of an irregular armed group. The indictments could see them jailed for life under the Rwandan law. Among the suspects, Boniface […]

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Uganda: Police fires teargas as parliament extends Museveni’s rule

Police in Uganda on Thursday fired teargas to disperse protesters outside the East African nation’s parliament. The move comes as legislators of the ruling party vote a draft legislation that could extend long-time leader Yoweri Museveni’s rule. Groups of demonstrators from Makerere University in the capital Kampala were dispersed with teargas on their road to […]

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Morocco Calls for Boosting MINUSCA Capacities

Morocco, in its quality as Chair of the peacebuilding committee, deplored the surge of violence in the Central African Republic and called for boosting the capacities of the MINUSCA, the UN peacekeeping mission in CAR. “Armed groups cannot hijack the whole political process,” Morocco’s foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said at a high-level meeting on the […]

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Togo: constitution bill fails to get sufficient backing from MPs

Togo will hold a referendum in the coming months to vote on presidential term limits after parliament on Tuesday failed to vote the amendment of the constitution. The government bill failed to get sufficient backing (4/5) to become law, as many opposition lawmakers were absent. Drama Dramani, the speaker of the parliament told lawmakers present […]

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Rwanda, France move to strengthen mutual interests

Rwandan President Paul Kagame met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, as diplomatic relationships between the two nations remain hostage to the 1994 genocide, Reuters reports. Rwanda and France have an on-going dispute about the circumstances surrounding the 1994 plane crash, where most victims […]

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Kenya: Protesters demand sacking of judges who invalidated election

Supporters of Kenya’s ruling party who started protests Monday have gathered Tuesday outside the Supreme Court to demand the removal of the judges who nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in August. Ruling Jubilee Party supporters also burned tires and blocked one of the major highways into the capital, Nairobi. The protests came a day after […]

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