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A Solidarity-Based South-South Cooperation, Best Way to Upgrade Africa’s Development

Over one thousand figures from the fields of politics, economics, culture, the media and civil society have flocked to the Moroccan Southern city of Dakhla, which is hosting for the third consecutive year the Crans Montana Forum. This year’s session, held under the topic “A New Africa for the 21st Century”, opened by the reading […]

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Guinea: Toumba Diakité charged with several counts

Former Guinean military leader long sought in connection with a 2009 stadium massacre that killed more than 150 people, has been formally charged with several accusations on Wednesday. The judgment of Toumba Diakité comes few days after his extradition in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, from Senegal where he was detained since December. Aboubacar Sidiki “Toumba” Diakite […]

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Uganda: Palace raid death toll climbs above 100 – Police

Ugandan security forces on Thursday reviewed the death toll of last year assault on a tribal leader’s palace. Officials said  more than 100 were killed in the assault, but denied findings of a new report by Human Rights Watch, which a day before  said the death toll was even higher, at least 155, including 15 […]

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Morocco & Cote d’Ivoire Strengthening Strategic Partnership

Cooperation between Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire is gaining momentum in all sectors and is gearing up towards a sound strategic partnership serving the interests of the two countries which are sharing strong friendship ties and secular relations. King Mohammed VI paid a friendship and working visit to this country Feb.24-27 at the invitation of President […]

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Morocco: Benkirane Excluded, another PJD Member to be Designated Head of Government

King Mohammed VI on Wednesday made a decision to put an end to the deadlock in forming a new government that lasted more than five months. He dismissed the designated Head of the Government, Abdelilah Benkirane, Secretary General of the Party for Justice and Development, and decided to name another member of the same party […]

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Ethiopia: Armed group kills 28 people, abducts 43 children near South Sudan

Fresh cross-border raid by suspected south Sudan gunmen on Monday and Tuesday left 28 people dead and 43 children abducted in Ethiopia. The attackers came from South Sudan last weekend and killed civilians, including women and children at Gambella’s Gog and Jor areas in Ethiopia territory, a regional government spokesman told Reuters. “The Ethiopian military […]

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Two UN experts kidnapped in DRC’s Kasaï region

Gunmen have kidnapped two United Nations officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai Central province, officials said. Michael Sharp, a U.S. citizen, and Zaida Catalan, of Swedish nationality, had “fallen into the hands of negative forces not yet identified,” along with four Congolese they were with, the government said in a statement. Sharp and […]

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US slams Congo Brazzaville over human rights violations

The United State this weekend slammed the republic of Congo leaders for gross human rights violations that occurred in the Central African nation in 2016. A 40-page report released by the US state department indicated that almost all the fundamental rights protected by the Congolese constitution, the code of criminal procedure and international treaties have […]

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Tanzania: 12 top officials of the ruling party sacked

The Tanzanian ruling party has sacked 12 senior officials, demoted six members and warned four others over a sabotage scandal in the East African nation. The disciplinary action comes as a big shake up of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party chaired by Tanzania’s President John Magufuli. The party’s publicity secretary, Humphrey Polepole indicated that […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari returns home after medical leave

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria on Friday after he spent about seven weeks on sick leave in UK. The 74-year president who was wearing a black kaftan, landed at an air force base in the northern city of Kaduna and walked unaided, before boarding a presidential chopper, local media reported. The President’s long […]

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