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Cameroon: internet restored to restive Anglophone region

The Cameroonian government on Thursday restored internet services to the country’s Anglophone regions after over 90 days shutdown and international campaigns. The government suspended services for Southwest and Northwest province after a series of protests that resulted in violence and the arrest of community leaders in late 2016 and earlier this year. Hours before the […]

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Nigeria: Meningitis Deaths reach 745

An outbreak of Meningitis in Nigeria has killed 745 people as of Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said, as Africa’s most populous nation attempts to tackle the surge in infections. A Meningitis epidemic two year ago killed 1,100 people and infected more than 10,000 in the country and neighbouring Niger. “We need all […]

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DRC: MONUSCO airlifted 3,900 tonnes of election materials

Election materials distribution has kicked-off in 15 election centres in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said on Wednesday. The United Nations Mission in the central African nation (MONUSCO) has already dispatched 3,900 tonnes of election materials around the country’s 107 satellite stations. “As I speak, a helicopter is making a final rotation between Kinshasa […]

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U.N. expresses concern over rampant insecurity in Burundi

United Nations Human Rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday urged officials in Burundi to end the impunity of the government-allied militia called the Imbonerakure. Unidentified bodies have been found across the central African nation after night raids on opposition homes by militias, a top U.N. rights official told Reuters on Tuesday. According to […]

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Japan troops exit from S. Sudan peacekeeping mission

A contingent of Japanese troops has departed from South Sudan on Monday from U.N. peacekeeping mission in the famine and war-stricken nation. According to Reuters, the strong contingent based in the capital city Juba, has helped build infrastructure in the landlocked and impoverished country. “The first group is leaving today,” Daniel Dickinson, spokesman for the […]

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Libya: HoR and boycotting PC member slams Serraj for calling foreign intervention

Libya’s internationally recognised Parliament; House of Representatives has charged nominal Prime Minister Faiez Serraj for calling for foreign intervention in the south of the country as fighting rage between HoR-backed Libyan National Army (LNA) and Misrata forces backed by the Serraj-led Presidential Council. Voices have risen in Libya noting the involvement of Chadian mercenaries fighting […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Morocco’s Club Afrique Développement holds forum on investment in tourism

Club Afrique Développement-Côte d’Ivoire will hold a forum to promote investments in the tourism sector of the West African country, in capital city Abidjan on April 20. Club Afrique Développement-Côte d’Ivoire is the local branch of Club Afrique Développement of Morocco’s leading bank Attijariwafa bank (AWB). The gathering seeks to attract members of the Club […]

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Morocco: BCIJ busts terror cell in Fez & Moulay Yacoub

The interior ministry of Morocco announced late Wednesday the arrest of seven men in the city of Fez and Moulay Yacoub in terrorism related investigations. The seven men were part of a terror cell operating in the two cities. Their arrest was made possible thanks to country’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), the ministry […]

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Nigeria: Security services foil Boko Haram attack on American and British embassies

Nigeria Department State Services (DSS) on Tuesday arrested five suspects who had allegedly concluded plans to attack the United States and United Kingdom embassies in the West African terror-stricken nation. According to the DSS, The Islamist militant group, Boko Haram suspects were arrested in Yobe state on March 22 gave details of the plot and […]

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Senegal: farmers struggle to sell over 6k tons of local rice

The Senegalese government has unveiled plans to suspend the importation of foreign rice to allow the marketing of local produced rice as more than 6,200 tons of local rice stocks are struggling to find buyers  in the west-African nation. The country currently imports low-quality, cheap rice from Asia that consumers generally prefer to the locally […]

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