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KSA: Addis Abba optimistic over release of billionaire Al Amoudi detained in anti-corruption purge

Ethiopian Prime Minister has announced to the nation the likely release of the country’s top private investor Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi by Saudi authorities after the Ethiopian-born Saudi business tycoon was nabbed in November in an anti-corruption crackdown campaign driven by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. “The incarceration of one Ethiopian is the incarceration of […]

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Guinean government resigns amid protests over disputed polls

The government of Guinea has resigned on Thursday as President Alpha Condé planned a cabinet reshuffle amid opposition parties’ protests over disputed polls. Prime Minister Mamady Youla has presented his resignation and that of the whole government to the President on Thursday. According to the minister of state and presidential spokesman Kiridi Bangoura, the outgoing […]

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Egypt’s president pardons more than 330 political prisoners

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday pardoned more than 330 people, convicted and jailed for their participation in illegal protests. Many of those due to be released are youths who have demonstrated in recent years, Reuters reports. Sisi, who was speaking at a youth conference in Cairo, said he ordered that all the procedures be […]

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African Commonwealth Games athletes seek asylum after going missing

Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton has warned African athletes who went missing during the Commonwealth Games to comply with visas or face deportation. At least eight athletes from Cameroon, two from Uganda and a Rwandan para-powerlifting coach went missing in April during the Commonwealth Games in Australia. According to Australia’s Home Minister Peter […]

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Zimbabwe: Civil servants reject salary increase

Zimbabwe’s public sector staffs have rejected a salary increment of 15 percent proposed by the government. The main public sector union on Tuesday said it wants wages for the lowest paid employees to more than double. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government on Monday increased the pay offer to civil servants from 10 to 15 percent as […]

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Pan-African Parliament: Morocco Elected Rapporteur of Justice & Human Rights Committee

Morocco was elected, Monday in Midrand, South Africa, rapporteur of the Pan-African Parliament’s Committee on Justice and Human Rights. Member of the Authenticity and Modernity group in the Moroccan House of Representatives, Meryem Ouhssata, was elected to this important committee of the Consultative Assembly of the African Union (AU), with 11 votes. Her closest challenger […]

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Somalia ready to take over security tasks from AU

Somalian government has called on African Union (AU) and United Nations to believe in the country’s ability to take over security responsibilities. The war-torn nation’s government trough the voice of its National Security Advisor, Abdi said Musse Ali, asked a joint team of the African Union and the United Nations to not judge the country […]

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WHO gets Congo’s go-ahead to launch Ebola vaccination experiment

The World Health Organization has been authorised by officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo to use an experimental Ebola vaccine in the country as the virus spreads in the central African nation. According to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the organisation has agreement, registration, plus import permit and the vaccinations could begin by next […]

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G5 Sahel anti-militant force set to deploy – Niger’s Defense Minister

The G5 Sahel counter-terrorist force is “ready” to take action, Nigerien Defense Minister Kalla Moutari said on Sunday. Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger agreed in 2017 to set up the G5 Sahel counter-terrorist force. The regional force, which aims to fight armed extremist groups that have carried out deadly attacks across the region, […]

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Alleged Chinese factory pollution kills dolphin in Gambia

The operations of Chinese Golden Lead Company have led to the death of a dolphin on the shores of Gambia’s Gunjur beach, residents and activists in the West African nation said. Hundreds of youths from the coastal fishing town of Gunjur have protested against the company for polluting Gambian waters. Golden Lead, a Chinese fishmeal […]

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