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Sahara: Morocco’s Autonomy Plan, the Only Solution to this Regional Conflict (Zambian Official)

The autonomy plan offered by Morocco for a lasting resolution to the Sahara issue is the only workable solution to this regional conflict, said Mrs. Grace Njapau, Zambia’s former Home Affairs Deputy minister. In an address made on the occasion of Africa’s World Day, Mrs. Njapau, who is a MP, said the Moroccan plan is […]

Algeria recalls envoy to France in protest to two broadcasts on democratic revolution

Algeria Wednesday recalled its ambassador to France for consultations in reaction to the broadcast of two documentary films on the democratic revolution, also known as Hirak, on public TV channels that it deems attack on its people and institutions. The Algerian foreign ministry in a statement said the broadcast of the clips on France 5 […]

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AfDB Grants €264 million to Morocco to help fight Covid 19

To support the “Covid-19 response support program” launched by Moroco, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has decided to grant €264 million to the kingdom. “The program’s primary objective is to help limit the spread of the virus and further improve the effectiveness of the authorities’ health response. It will thus […]

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South Africa to ease lockdown restrictions from June 1

With nearly 25,000 confirmed cases and more than 500 deaths, South Africa is the worst affected country on the continent. However, at a press conference on Wednesday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the country will move to ‘level 3’ from June 1, while identifying ‘hot spots’, which will remain at ‘level 4’. In these spots, […]

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Benin: Prosecutor, police officer accused of alleged intelligence with terrorist group

The prosecutor, the first deputy prosecutor and the acting commissioner of the city of Kandi in Benin were placed under a committal order for “intelligence with a terrorist group, abuse of office and corruption”. They are accused of having released a suspect allegedly belonging to a terrorist organization. It all started with the arrest of […]

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WHO suspended clinical trials with hydroxychloroquine after publication of a study on its ineffectiveness against Covid-19

The announcement was made on 25 May. The World Health Organization (WHO) has “temporarily” suspended the clinical trials with hydroxychloroquine it is conducting with partners in several countries as a precautionary measure. This decision follows the publication of a study on Friday in the medical journal The Lancet which found that the use of chloroquine […]

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Fight against desert locusts will take time, despite significant control gains – FAO Director

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of (FAO), QU Dongyu, has warned that efforts to control desert locusts will take time, noting increased concern for the Sahel and Southwest Asia is adding to the burden of efforts ongoing in the Horn of Africa and Yemen. Qu was joined by the UN Under-Secretary General […]

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South Sudan: Intercommunal fighting on the rise

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday condemned a fresh wave of intercommunal violence in the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, that has left hundreds dead across 28 villages in Jonglei State, according to local authorities. “The reports from Jonglei State are appalling”, Michelle Bachelet said of fighting that broke out between 16 […]

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COVID-19: South African mining company AngloGold Ashanti shut

AngloGold Ashanti, the deepest mine in the world, which restarted operations on April 22 after closing entirely during a nationwide lockdown, and was operating at 50% capacity has announced the closure of its underground production at the Mponeng mine. The announcement was made on Sunday May 24. The reason is that at least 164 employees […]

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General Evariste Ndayishimiye to be announced winner of Burundi general elections

The Electoral Commission of Burundi will proclaim the provisional results of the 20 May triple polls today Monday 25 May. A solemn ceremony is planned in a large hotel in Bujumbura for the announcement of the results of the presidential and legislative elections. No surprise to be expected, the ruling party that controls the country […]

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