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Corruption: Ghana Football Association dissolved

Ghanaian government on Thursday dissolved the country’s football association after claims, in an undercover documentary, of bribe-taking by referees and kickbacks to top officials in the West African nation. According to a statement released by Information Minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the government had decided to take immediate steps to have the Ghana Football Association dissolved because […]

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IFC gives BOA $60M to support SMEs in 8 African countries

The International Finance Cooperation, a member of the World Bank Group, announced earlier this week a $60 million investment in a regional risk-sharing facility to support Bank of Africa Group’s lending to small and medium enterprises in eight African countries, facilitating growth and job creation in the region. IFC’s investment will cover as much as […]

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Burkina Faso: BOAD grants $72M for development projects

The West African Development Bank (BOAD) approved a $72 million financing to Burkina Faso for the implementation of development projects, Xinhua reported, quoting official sources. The amount will be steered towards water and local development projects under the National Economic and Social Development Plan (PNDES) initiated by the government. $18 million will thus be earmarked […]

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Egypt’s Prime Minister Sharif Ismail resigns

Egypt’s cabinet has resigned on Tuesday following the swearing-in of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for a second term, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady wrote on his official Facebook page. The government of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail will continue to perform its duties and responsibilities until a new government is formed, a presidency statement read. Ismail has […]

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Somalia: 27 Al-Shabaab militants killed in US airstrikes

The United States Special Forces have killed about 27 al-Shabab terrorists in northern Somalia, US Africa Command (Africom) said in a statement. According to Africom, the Saturday strike was conducted in cooperation with the Somali government southwest of Bosasso. Africom provided no additional details. The strike is the latest in a series of similar missions […]

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At Least 48 African Migrants Lost their Lives off Tunisia

A boat carrying illegal migrants toward Europe has sunk this weekend off the coast of Tunisia drowning at least 48 people, while dozens more could be missing. According to Tunisian authorities, 68 people were rescued after the boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea near Kerkennah island. Survivors say that more than 180 people were jam-packed […]

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Senegal: amid fierce debate, MPs okay gas sharing agreement with Mauritania

The Senegalese parliament has approved a law authorizing the President of the Republic to ratify the intergovernmental cooperation agreement for the Grand Tortue/Ahmeyim gas field, which straddles Senegal maritime border with Mauritania. The agreement between the two West African nations was approved in Dakar by MPs amid a fierce debate. The gas field is estimated […]

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CAR approves new Court to probe war crimes

Central African Republic has approved a law creating a special criminal court to investigate allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the war-torn nation, lawmaker Ernest Mezedio told Reuters. According to Najat Rochdi, UN humanitarian coordinator in Central African Republic and deputy special representative of the United Nations in the country, the special […]

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Online Freedom: Tanzania’s govt wins court case against bloggers, activists

Tanzania’s government has won a court case about online content regulations against bloggers and activists in the East African nation, local media reported. The regulation, dubbed the Electronic and Postal Communications Regulations 2018, is set to give the government of Tanzania unregulated powers to police the web. As part of the new regulation, the government […]

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Sahel terrorist groups find safe haven in southern Algeria

Algeria is about to expel 105 Malian terrorists who have been arrested, tried and sentenced by courts for terrorism-related activities, Algerian daily El Watan reported on Monday citing a security source. According to the security source, these are “dangerous” elements that belong to “terrorist groups, including Ansar Eddine, operating in northern Mali”. Their mission consisted […]

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