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Sudan unveils 21-member cabinet to fix ailing economy

Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Thursday named new ministers to the key posts of finance, interior and water resources. The government of the war-torn nation was dissolved last week amid a deepening economic crisis. Motazz Moussa was appointed as the country’s new prime minister on Sunday. On Thursday, Abdullah Hamduk was appointed minister of […]

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Nigeria’s 2019 polls: Buhari submits nomination form

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has submitted his nomination form to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to seek re-election in the 2019 general elections. Buhari submitted the form at the ruling APC National Secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday, local media reported. The party now has strong and patriotic individuals who are ready, willing and able to […]

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Cholera outbreak: Zimbabwe police ban public gatherings

Zimbabwe’s police on Wednesday banned all public gatherings to control the spread of cholera in the Southern African nation. In a statement, the national police spokeswoman Charity Charamba urged members of the public to take heed of the ban as it would assist in alleviating the spread of cholera. The move came after the Government […]

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South Sudan belligerent factions sign final peace deal

South Sudan warring factions on Wednesday inked a revitalized peace deal in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa under the auspices of the regional political the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD. The move comes a month after the president of South Sudan and head of the country’s main rebel group signed a final ceasefire and power-sharing […]

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Rockets fired near airport in Tripoli

Rockets were fired late on Tuesday in the direction of the airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli, Reuters reported. According to a spokesman for a faction controlling Matiga airport, the only one functioning in the capital, there were no casualties or damage. A Libyan Airlines flight bound for Tripoli from Alexandria, Egypt, was diverted to Misrata, […]

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South Africa will not face sanctions over land reform – Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday said there was no reason to believe that any country would impose sanctions on South Africa over land reforms. The controversy began last month when Trump tweeted that he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the […]

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Kofi Annan, who redefined the UN, begins final journey

The remains of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan arrived in Ghana from Switzerland. The body of the late Secretary General is being accompanied by his wife, Nane Maria, children and some UN officials. The government of the West African nation and the family of the late Diplomat are ready to elaborate funeral rites that […]

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I see no reason to control births in Tanzania – President Magufuli

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has urged women in the East African nation to stop taking birth control pills, saying the country needs more people. President Magufuli, who is an advocate for large families and huge populations, told citizens attending a recent rally, to keep reproducing as the government was increasing investment in the health sector. […]

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Horn of Africa: UN welcomes Djibouti agreement between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Thursday’s meeting in Djibouti with the foreign ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia with the Djiboutian head of diplomacy. The meeting, held on September 6 in Djibouti, resulted in the signing of a cooperation agreement between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. Through his spokesman, the UN chief stressed that “the […]

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Sudanese president dissolves government as economic crisis deepens

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday dissolved the government and appointed Motazz Moussa as the country’s new Prime Minister, a ruling party official said. Moussa who was Sudan’s irrigation and electricity minister before the Cabinet’s dissolution will form a smaller government to tackle a growing economic crisis, Faisal Hassan Ibrahim, a top aide to President […]

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