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Tunisia: State of emergency extended for four months

Tunisian President has extended for additional four months the state of emergency in place since November 2015 following a suicide attack against presidential guards, the president office announced Wednesday. “President Beji Caid Essebsi decided on Wednesday to extend the state of emergency for four months starting from Thursday, 15 June,” his office said on Facebook. […]

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Morocco, France Eager to Pool Efforts for Shared Goals in Africa

Morocco and France have voiced resolve to pool efforts to fulfil their shared goals in Africa, mainly boosting the continent’s development and growth and promoting a balanced relationship. This came during the summit talks held Wednesday between King Mohammed VI and the newly elected President of France Emmanuel Macron, who arrived in Rabat earlier in […]

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Chinese vessels detained off Senegal for illegal fishing

Seven Chinese trawlers were arrested off the coast of Casamance in the southwest of Senegal for illegal fishing activities in the West African nation’ waters, Karim Mara, Captain of the Senegalese navy and responsible for the maritime patrol mission, told local media. “The trawlers were caught in the flagrant offence of fishing without authorization in […]

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Qatar-Gulf: Somalia brushes off $80m to reinforce blockade against Qatar

The Somali President has turned down the sum of $80m as a bribe in return for severing ties with Qatar and reinforcing the blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and several other Arab countries. Several media citing Jaber al-Harmi; a journalist and former editor-in-chief of Qatari top newspaper Al Sharq, report […]

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France’s Macron meets with Alassane Ouattara, promises to boost ties

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday vowed to strengthen military partnership with Côte d’Ivoire, as he met with the west-African nation’s leader Alassane Ouattara at the Elysée Palace in France. While Côte d’Ivoire will join the UN Security Council in 2018, security and anti-terrorist issues have topped the agenda of the discussions between the two […]

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Sahara: Morocco’s Efforts Glean more Support in Latin America, eleswhere

Morocco’s breakthrough in Latin America went a step further this week with the adoption by the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies of a motion formally requesting the Government to support Morocco’s endeavors to settle the Sahara issue. The motion, drafted in the form of a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aloysio Nunes, formally requested […]

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Chad, other African countries cut ties with Doha

Chad’s president Idriss Deby has recalled its ambassador from Qatar for consultations, the foreign ministry said on Thursday. “The Chadian government calls on all concerned states to privilege dialogue to solve this crisis and asks Qatar to respect its commitments by ceasing any attitude likely to harm cohesion of states in the region and peace […]

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Cameroon: Court rejects bail for Anglophone leaders in custody

Cameroon military court in Yaounde on Wednesday maintained that Lawyer Felix Nkongho, Professor Fontem Neba as well as radio host Mancho Bibixy, who have been the main leaders in the recent demonstrations in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon will remain in custody. The court’s presiding judge also rejected an appeal for the release of 24 […]

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France Calls UN to Back Anti-jihadist Force in Sahel

France has asked the UN Security Council to authorize the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region and struggle against trafficking of all kinds. France’s bid came in a draft resolution circulated to the 15 members of the Security Council on Tuesday. According to AFP, which said it […]

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Lesotho’s ex-leader Thomas Thabane wins election

Former Prime Minister of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane has taken the lead in the country’s parliamentary election, final results published on Tuesday showed. According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Thabane’s party won 48 seats out of 120, ahead of Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili, who won only 30 seats. The ABC secretary general Samonyane Ntsekele said […]

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