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Ethiopia, Eritrea to restore diplomatic ties as leaders embrace

Eritrea and Ethiopia are set to re-establish diplomatic and trade ties, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaia Afwerki said during a landmark meeting in Eritrean capital Asmara. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s trip to Asmara is aimed at normalizing relations between the two countries. The visit comes after Ethiopia said it would […]

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Tunisia: At least six policemen killed in ambush near Algerian border

An ambush laid Sunday by a terror group to a unit of the Tunisian interior ministry forces resulted in the death of six forces in the west of the country near the border with Algeria, the ministry said. An unidentified terror group caught by surprise a unit of Gar Dimaou police in the region of […]

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Zambia: opposition rejects government-proposed cyber laws

Zambia’s main opposition party in the parliament has opposed government plans to introduce new cybercrime laws saying the move will clampdown on social media in the southern African nation. In 2017, the government announced plans to table the country’s Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Bill, the Data Protection Bill and the E-commence Bill. Communications Minister […]

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AfDB Convenes Africa Energy Market Place

The inaugural edition of the Africa Energy Market Place (AEMP) was held July 6-7 with the participation of more than 300 public, private and civil society stakeholders, including government agencies, development partners and investors in the energy sector. The two-day workshop discussed the technical, commercial, regulatory and financial issues in Africa’s fast-growing Energy market. The […]

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US slams plan to extend South Sudan president’s term

The United States on Thursday condemned a bill proposed by South Sudan’s government to extend by another three years President Salva Kiir’s tenure as well as the tenure of his two deputies, parliament and state governors. The bill seeks to amend the Constitution to extend Kiir’s tenure to 2021, lawmakers said earlier this week. Deputy […]

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Angolan president tells EU Parliament he’s on a “crusade”

Angolan President João Lourenço has addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg for the first time on Wednesday. During the 15-minute speech, which was broadcast on the parliament’s website, the former defense minister of Angola has called on the European Union to help African countries maintain democratic institutions, invest in basic care, fight corruption and open […]

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Mauritania: radical opposition RFD to enter general elections race

The Rally of Democratic Forces (RFD) of Mauritanian opposition leader Ahmed Ould Daddah has announced that it will participate in the parliamentary and local elections scheduled for September 1, 2018. Mauritanians will then choose members of parliament as well as regional and local councilors. Ahmed Ould Daddah, the several-time unfortunate presidential candidate, made the announcement […]

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Mali: militants target G5-sahel headquarters

Islamist militants armed with rockets and explosives raided the headquarters of an African military taskforce in central Mali last weekend killing at least six people and wounding several soldiers, according to Mali’s defence ministry. According to a spokesperson for the G5 force, — a regional force created last year to root out jihadists in West […]

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I like Nigeria a lot. It’s an appealing country – Emmanuel Macron to Buhari

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday met with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari to support the West African nation’s efforts to eliminate the terrorist Boko Haram group. Macron arrived in Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria, in the early hours of Tuesday, where he held a joint press conference with his counterpart Muhammadu Buhari. The […]

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Tanzania’s populist president sacks home affairs minister, others

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has reshuffled his cabinet, sacking Minister Mwigulu Nchemba, who had led the home affairs portfolio that includes police and domestic security. John Kijazi, the Chief Secretary at State House in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, said Nchemba has been replaced by Kangi Lugola who served as Deputy Minister in the […]

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