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Tanzania: President Promises to Continue Crusade against Corruption

Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli vowed to continue his fight against corruption in his ruling party, threatening to have “no mercy” for anyone giving or taking bribes. Nicknamed “the bulldozer” for his style of leadership, Tanzania’s President has earned himself credibility and acclaim, both in and outside Tanzania, for his fight against corruption. He has started […]

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Morocco Extends Emergency Assistance to Sub-Saharans Expelled from Algeria

Morocco has extended emergency humanitarian assistance to the Sub-Saharan migrants who were deported by Algeria over the past few days and who are currently stranded in a center in the North of Niger. The aid was sent upon directives from King Mohammed VI to come to the rescue of these migrants who are in a […]

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Cameroon Must Probe Deaths of pro-Anglophone Protesters – Amnesty

Rights watchdog, Amnesty International, on Sunday urged authorities in Cameroon to investigate the use of excessive and unnecessary force that led to the death of between two and four people during a protest in the north western city of Bamenda. At least two people were killed in clashes between police and protesters from the English-speaking […]

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Gambia: Jammeh’s historical rival freed on bail

Ousainou Darboe, leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP) has been released on bail along with 18 other detainees few days after President Jammeh conceded defeated in December 1 elections. Darboe and the other men were arrested in April for taking part in a demonstration over the alleged death of activist in custody, reports say. […]

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Cameroon: Anglophone teachers, lawyers embark on indefinite strike

Anglophone teachers and lawyers in Cameroon have embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday, accusing the government of trying to marginalise them by imposing the French language on their schools and courts. The teachers complain that official documents are often only published in French, even though English is also an official language. Police said […]

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Moroccan-Nigerian Cooperation Getting off to a Flying Start

Cooperation relations between Morocco and Nigeria which have been hibernating for many years are getting off to a flying start with the historic visit King Mohammed VI is paying to Nigeria. As is the case whenever the Moroccan monarch makes trips to African countries, the Royal visit highlighted by the signing of some 16 agreements, […]

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Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow dies at 81

Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow, who earned an international reputation for his expressive sculptures of the Nuba, Masai and other African peoples, died on Thursday in Dakar, Senegal, the culture minister said. He was 81. The Senegalese people “are losing one of their most emblematic figures” — a man who was “admired everywhere,” Minister Mbagnick Ndiaye […]

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Uganda closes schools backed by Bill Gates and Facebook CEO

Authorities in Ugandan have ordered the closure of a chain of for-profit international schools backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg over concerns about poor sanitation and teaching. According to Ugandan high court, Bridge International Schools (BIA) was not licensed properly, provided unsanitary spaces and relied on unqualified teachers. Parents, students […]

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Morocco’s King Pleads for Strong, Solidarity-Based Inter-African Relations

King Mohammed VI has once again pleaded for the promotion of strong inter-African relations and solidarity-based South-South cooperation. “I would like to establish a strong and solidarity-based South-South cooperation between many African countries”, said the Moroccan Sovereign, who is currently on a visit to Madagascar, second leg of his new African tour. In an interview […]

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Kenya cuts 2017 growth outlook

Kenya has cut its 2017 growth outlook on Wednesday due to slowing credit growth, Geoffrey Mwau, the director general of fiscal and economic affairs, told Reuters. The East African nation expects the economy to expand by just over 6 percent next year, down from an initial forecast of 6.5%; a senior treasury official was quoted […]

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