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Samuel Eto’o retires after glorious career

Cameroon’s celebrated striker Samuel Eto’o has announced his retirement after a glorious football career. Widely regarded as one of Africa’s greatest-ever players, Eto’o posted on his official Instagram handle: “The end. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love.” “In a few months you’ll see me doing something new,” Eto’o, who has campaigned relentlessly […]

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Libya: Rwanda agrees to host 500 African migrants

Rwanda has agreed on Tuesday to take in 500 refugees and asylum seekers trapped in Libya under an agreement signed with the United Nations Refugee Agency and the African Union. According to the “life-saving” agreement, Rwanda would accept an initial group of 500 people who agree to leave from Libya. The first group, including children […]

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UN launches initiative to promote understanding in Malian communities

In Mali, a trial project is under way to help aid workers get a better understanding for the needs of communities vulnerable to escalating violence and armed extremists.   The initiative is run by OCHA, the UN’s aid coordination wing. It relies on a local individual going into villages and asking people what they want […]

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Tanzania: ringleader in elephant poaching arrested, ivory tusks equivalent to killing of 117 elephants recovered

Tanzanian ministry of tourism has announced arrest of main suspect in the poaching of its elephant population and recovery of hundreds of ivory tusks that involved the killing of 117 elephants. Hamisi Kigwangalla, minister for Natural Resources and Tourism last week announced on Twitter the arrest of poacher Hassan Shaban Likwema, aka Hassan Nyoni, and […]

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 Nigeria debunks reports of explosion at South African High Commission in Abuja

The Nigerian government has branded “fake” reports of an alleged explosion at South Africa High Commission in capital Abuja, in wake of xenophobic attacks on foreigners including Nigerians in South Africa, Africa News reports. Information minister, Lai Mohammed, Saturday brushed aside the reports of explosion while accusing the opposition for wanting to cause panic and […]

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Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe passes away at 95

Zimbabwe’s former longtime ruler Robert Mugabe who was forced to give up power in 2017 has died at 95, president Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced early Friday in a twit, mourning him as “Zimbabwe’s founding father” and “an icon of liberation”. Mugabe who ruled the Southern African country since the end of white minority rule in […]

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 Algiers, among 10 world least liveable cities on The Economist Intelligence Unit 2019 survey

The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Algeria’s capital 132nd over 140 on its Global Livability Index 2019, putting therefore Algiers among world 10 least liveable cities. The index focused on several variables namely stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. With the 132nd position, Algiers shares the 10 worst places with Caracas (Venezuela, 131), […]

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Equatorial Guinea: RSF dmands release of journalists held for interviewing suspended judge

France-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has called on the Equatorial Guinean authorities to immediately free two journalists detained over one week ago for interviewing a judge fired by the supreme court. Melanio Nkogo and Ruben Bacale, two journalists working for private Asonga TV, according to RSF, have been languishing in police custody […]

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Nigeria, DRC boycott World Economic Forum taking place in Cape Town

Leaders of Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, have reviewed their plans to attend the World Economic Forum, held in Cape Town, in the wake of xenophobic attacks on foreigners, including Nigerians in South Africa. A top advisor of President Muhammadu Buhari twitted that President Yemi Osinbajo will no longer attend the four-day […]

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Morocco’s OCP, AUC & AUDA-NEPAD pool efforts to promote Agriculture in Africa

The African Union Commission (AUC), AUDA-NEPAD and Morocco’s OCP Group have just formed a tripartite partnership to support the development of the agricultural sector in Africa. The main purpose of this partnership is to facilitate effective coordination of the implementation and delivery of a set of goals as outlined in the African Union Malabo Business […]

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