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Libyan Coast Guard rescues 900 migrants

The Libyan Coast Guard intercepted boats with more than 900 migrants from Asia and Africa on board boats en route to Europe. “A coastguard patrol from Zawiya (west of Tripoli) intercepted five inflatable boats and a wooden vessel carrying 906 migrants at dawn on Friday,” Libyan navy spokesperson told Al Monitor. Among the rescued African […]

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Tunisia: Cabinet fires state-run television boss

The Tunisian government Friday fired the head of the state-run television for delay in Thursday evening news hour. The decision, which surprised the country’s media regulatory body, HAICA, was made after Thursday evening news scheduled for 7pm local time instead of habitual 8pm during the holy month of Ramadan, were presented one hour and half […]

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Ghana welcomes 70 deportees from USA

Seventy Ghanaian immigrants deported from the United States for visa-related offences arrived in Accra’s Kotoka International Airport on Wednesday. The all-male deportees arrived in handcuffs before they were handed over to local authorities. Speaking to reporters gathered at the airport, some of the deportees said they were handcuffed and sent to prison for eighteen months […]

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Lesotho: New PM to be sworn in despite shooting of wife

Lesotho newly elected Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be inaugurated on Friday despite the fatal shooting of his wife on Wednesday by an unknown gunman. News emerged late on Wednesday that the estranged wife of Thabane had allegedly been shot dead just two days before the inauguration of her husband in the mountainous kingdom. 58-year-old […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Access to the Internet Disrupted

Congo-Brazzaville is facing nationwide internet disruptions since last weekend after a 12-kilometer fibre optic cable that connects the country through Pointe-Noire to the international network was cut off by a fishing vessel. According to the country’s internet providers (ISPs), a segment of the WACS (West Africa Cable System), a submarine cable from Europe that allows […]

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Morocco, France Eager to Pool Efforts for Shared Goals in Africa

Morocco and France have voiced resolve to pool efforts to fulfil their shared goals in Africa, mainly boosting the continent’s development and growth and promoting a balanced relationship. This came during the summit talks held Wednesday between King Mohammed VI and the newly elected President of France Emmanuel Macron, who arrived in Rabat earlier in […]

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Côte d’Ivoire gets support from WB to develop secondary cities

The World Bank group has approved about $120 million to finance the Urban Development and Competitiveness of Secondary Cities (PIDUCAS) Infrastructure Project in Côte d’Ivoire. The project will create an appropriate ecosystem and an enabling environment for the growth of local enterprises and for making cities more attractive to investors and workers. The Ivorian Government […]

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Zambia: Opposition MPs suspended for ‘disobedience’ to President

The speaker of the Zambian parliament, Patrick Matibini, on Tuesday suspended all the lawmakers of the United Party for National Development (UPND) for a 30-day period, because of their ‘disobedience’ to President Edgar Lungu According to the speaker, the suspension was decided as the 48 members of the UPND, the main opposition party in the […]

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Building collapses in Kenya, 121 people rescued, 15 missing – Police

Fifteen people are reported missing after a seven-storey apartment building in Kenya’s capital Nairobi collapsed on Tuesday. Rescue squads rescued 121 people from the rubble. The building located in Kware Pipeline, Embakasi in eastern Nairobi, was reported to have developed cracks and torrential rains have accelerated the incident. “Kware area was unplanned. No developments are […]

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Libya: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi released from prison

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the slain Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, has been freed by the Zintan authorities after six years in captivity. Zintan’s Abubaker Sadiq brigade, which was responsible for guarding Saif, said it released him on Friday following requests from the Justice Ministry of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR). The brigade confirmed that […]

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