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Algeria: Former President’s younger of brother, two generals put in custody for plotting against the state

Algeria: Former President’s younger of brother, two generals put in custody for plotting against the state

A military court has placed the younger and advisor of ex-leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika as well as two generals into custody as the state prosecution levels “plotting against the state” charges against them. State-run television showed Sunday Saïd Bouteflika, Mohamed Mediene (aka Toufik) and Bachir Tartag proceeding to an appearance in a military court after a […]

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Algeria: military helicopter crashes at takeoff

A helicopter of the Algerian army crashed Thursday during takeoff at Guemar airport leaving the pilot and co-pilot wounded. Reports have not disclosed the type of the aircraft but recalled that this the third incident so far this year after the crash of a SU-24 at Tiaret in February and a drill aircraft L-39 type […]

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Riot police fire at crowds in Benin amid post-election dispute

Riot police in Benin have fired with automatic rifles at protestors demonstrating against controversial parliamentary polls in the tiny West African nation. Thousands of people have been protesting since Wednesday, erecting makeshift barricades of burning tires and calling for President Patrice Talon to step down. Protesters have torched businesses, hurled stones, and smashed the windows […]

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Malawi: call for tenders for the construction of a 20 MW solar power plant

In Malawi, JCM Matswani Solar Corp, an independent power producer (IPP), has launched a call for tenders for the construction of a 20 MW solar power plant in the central region of the Southern African nation. According to the specifications of the tenders, the selected company will build a solar power plant with panels fixed […]

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Sahara-UN: Security Council Extends MINURSO Mandate

The UN Security Council decided, on Tuesday, to extend the mandate of MINURSO until 31 October 2019, urging the parties to the Sahara conflict to show “realism and a spirit of compromise to move forward in the negotiations”. In its resolution 2468 adopted by a large majority, the Council praised, once again, Morocco’s autonomy plan […]

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Botswana announces massive investments in renewable energy

The government of Botswana has recently reached an agreement with the World Bank to develop a national strategic plan for the development of renewable energy in the southern African nation. The announcement was made by President Mokgweetsi Masisi last weekend in capital city Gaborone. The government would make massive investments in solar energy in order […]

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Côte d’Ivoire awards Morocco’s Agentis contract to build two regional hospitals

Agentis, a Moroccan company distributor and manufacturer of medical devices has won a $97-million contract in Côte d’Ivoire to build two regional hospitals. Under the deal signed by Agentis boss Adil Mesfioui and Kobenan Koussi Adjoumani, minister of animal and fisheries resources on behalf of the Health Minister, the Moroccan company will build and equip […]

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Terrorism: six killed in church attack in Burkina Faso

Gunmen have killed one pastor and five congregants in an attack on a Protestant church in northern Burkina Faso, government spokesman Remy Fulgance Dandjinou said on Monday. According to local media, the attack took place on Sunday in the small northern town of Silgadji near Djibo, the capital of Soum province. The attackers were on […]

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Algeria to complete its largest mosque thanks to China

After almost a decade of delay caused by budget constraints, the biggest mosque in Algeria is nearing completion thanks to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), whose contractors are finalizing all aspects of the building. The new billion-dollar mega-mosque with the world’s tallest minaret covers an area of 400,000 square meters, which makes it the […]

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UN appeals for international support as flood waters rise in wake of second Mozambique cyclone

With Mozambique and Comoros battling heavy rains and raging flood waters in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth – the second major storm to hit southern Africa in the past six weeks – the United Nations and its humanitarian partners are supporting national authorities in assessing needs and providing help. UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said on […]

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