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Ex-Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire dies at 91

Botswana’s former President Ketumile Masire passed away at the age of 91 on Thursday, the government said in a statement. “It is my sad duty to formally inform the nation of the passing away of our Former President Sir Ketumile Masire,” Botswana’s President, Lt. General Seretse Khama Ian Khama posted on Facebook. Sir Ketumile died […]

Morocco admits stranded Syrian refugees, UNHCR welcomes move

Morocco decided on Tuesday to open its doors to thirteen Syrian families that have been stranded at the borders with neighboring Algeria since April 17 and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has welcomed the humanitarian move. The decision to admit the refugees was announced by the Royal cabinet on Tuesday in a press release, […]

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UN Security Council Okays deployment of G-5 Joint Force in the Sahel

The United Nations Security Council, on Wednesday, unanimously approved a resolution welcoming the deployment of a 5,000-strong force from five African countries to restore peace and security and fight extremists in the vast Sahel region. The resolution, drafted by France, welcomes the deployment but does not grant full UN authorization to the force due to […]

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UN chief, World leaders in Uganda for the first Refugee Solidarity Summit

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres together with President Yoweri Museveni and other world leaders are gathering in Kampala for a two-day summit aims at raising $2 billion for the second largest refugee hosting country, Uganda. The two-day Summit, which opens Thursday, 22 June, comes as the UN estimates that in just one year, largely due […]

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Tanzania to get $4 million from Holland to boost potato production

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs will inject about $4 million in Tanzania to finance the construction of a center for the development of the potato industry in the East African nation. Nine Dutch companies active in the sector will also contribute to the construction of the infrastructure, which is scheduled to be completed by […]

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Famine has eased in South Sudan – Report

A UN-backed food security report on Wednesday indicated that South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, although 45,000 people remain in famine-like conditions. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) update by the government, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the UN Children’s Fund, the World Food Program, and other humanitarian […]

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Togo to join Commonwealth despite poor standards of democracy

The Commonwealth officials have completed a 4-day visit to Togo, as the West African tiny nation plans to join the organization as a member state, the Foreign Affairs Minister Robert Dussey said on Tuesday. According to Robert Dussey, Commonwealth officials are unfamiliar with the functioning of Francophone countries and they need to understand, analyze to […]

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Angola eyes investment boost from Israel

Angolan authorities are eyeing foreign investments from Israel to revamp fertilizers industry in order to boost the oil-rich nation agriculture sector, National Director of Forests at the Ministry of Agriculture, Domingos Nazaré Veloso, told reporters. Speaking about the investment opportunities in the agricultural sector on the sidelines of the first Angola-Israel business forum, Domingos Nazaré […]

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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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