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Tripartite Nile Dam Talks Postponed Due to Resignation of Ethiopian PM

Sudan announced that the tripartite meeting on the Ethiopia’s mega Nile dam were postponed following the political developments ensuing the resignation of the Ethiopian Prime Minister. “In response to a request by the Ethiopian side, a tripartite meeting on the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which was scheduled to be hosted by Khartoum at technical and […]

Desmond Tutu quits as Oxfam ambassador over staff sex scandal

South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on Thursday resigned as ambassador for Oxfam citing a sex scandal involving staff of the British aid agency in Haiti. The Nobel Peace laureate, in a statement released on Thursday, said he is “deeply disappointed” by allegations of immorality and possible criminality involving humanitarian workers linked to the charity. […]

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Egypt’s military kill 53 militants, arrest 680 suspects

Egypt’s armed forces have killed about 53 Islamist militants and arrested 680 suspects in a week-long offensive in Sinai Peninsula, Reuters reported. The massive raids came three months after an attack by militants on a mosque in Sinai killed more than 300 people. The massacre was the bloodiest of the present Islamist war against the […]

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Record Number of Tourists Visit Morocco in 2017

Morocco has attracted in 2017 a record number of international tourists due to the country’s stability, tolerance, very competitive holiday deals, deeply rooted hospitality and intensive promotion campaigns. Last year, there were 11.4 inbound visits, a 10 per cent higher than the previous year. This is the first time that the North African country received […]

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Morocco, President of African Water Association through 2020

Morocco was re-elected unanimously as President of the African Water Association (AfWA) for a second term through 2020. The re-election of Morocco, in the person of the acting Director General of the Electricity and Drinking Water Office (ONEE), Abderrahim El Hafidi, took place at the Association’s General Assembly held in Bamako, on Saturday. “This vote […]

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Tanzania: Catholic Bishops accuse President Magufuli of harming democracy

The Catholic Bishops in Tanzania Sunday denounced the violations of democratic principles and freedom of expression by President John Magufuli’s administration. In a pastoral letter, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Tanzania said political activities are prohibited by the instrumentalization of the police. The Church accused President Magufuli for his silence. Activities of political parties, […]

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South Sudan: Rebels release over 300 child soldiers

More than 300 child soldiers, including 87 girls, were released by armed groups on Wednesday during a ceremony sponsored by the United Nations. The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) welcomed the release of the former child soldiers saying it expected to see at least 700 children freed in the coming weeks. According to the […]

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AU Commission rejects Chinese spy claims

The African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat on Wednesday said the African Union does not have any secret dossiers and nothing to spy on. Moussa Faki Mahamat made his comment two weeks after a report in French newspaper Le Monde indicated that China had bugged the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia. An investigation conducted […]

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Somali judge elected President of International Court of Justice

Somali Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf has been elected to the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) Chamber of Summary Procedure along with four other judges and two alternate judges, who shall henceforth hear and determine cases brought before the court. Yusuf is succeeding a French judge Ronny Abraham who has been in office since 6 February […]

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Israel: deportation of African migrants kicks off

The Israeli government on Sunday began warning thousands of African migrants to leave the country by the end of March. There are more than 60,000 African migrants in Israel, jarring its already ethnically fraught population of 7.8 million. Last month, the government announced a plan to deport about 38,000 migrants who had entered the country […]

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