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Uganda starts pulling out troops from Somalia

Uganda has begun the withdrawal of its troops serving in the African Union mission (Amisom) in Somalia. The withdrawal of 281 army personnel comes as part of a UN plan that will see African Union (AU) soldiers’ numbers reduced by 1,000 by the end of this year, military officials in Kampala said. Uganda provides the […]

Saudi Arabia pledges $100 million to G5 Sahel military force

Saudi Arabia has promised up to $100 million to support the Joint counterterrorism force, set up by the Group of Five Sahel States, known as G5-Sahel. The force, which was authorized by the African Union Peace and Security Council in April 2017 and strengthened by UN Security Council Resolution 2359 in June, needs roughly $500 […]

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Libya: Côte d’Ivoire repatriates 155 migrants after CNN footage sparks outrage

Some 155 Ivorian migrants in Libya have been flown back home on Monday night, visibly tired but relieved to be in their homeland, local media reported. The migrants will benefit from reintegration programs sponsored by the European economic aid, AFP reported. These 155 migrants are part of a group of 595 in total that the […]

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Zimbabwe: political turmoil ‘seems like a coup’ – African Union

The African Union chairperson, president Alpha Conde on Wednesday said the political situation in Zimbabwe “seems like a coup” against President Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe’s military seized power saying it was targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980. The Africa Union calls for the immediate restoration of constitutional order in the southern African […]

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Peace and Security top agenda of 4th Dakar International Forum

The 4th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa has kicked off on Monday in Senegal as the continent moves to assure its own security. The forum, held under the theme, “Current security challenges in Africa: towards integrated solutions”, focuses on the continent’s new strategic and security challenges and on new approaches on […]

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Africa’s intra-trade reaches 13% – UNECA

Trade among African countries accounts for only 13% of the continent’s overall trade, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa said on Wednesday. The commission made the statement during a business Forum in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, where economists have gathered to explore ways that can contribute to the continent’s industrialization. Increasing inequality and youth unemployment […]

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Togo’s Faure Gnassingbé in Liberia to mediate election dispute

The Togolese Head of state Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé in his capacity as a Chair of ECOWAS travelled to Liberia’s capital Monrovia on Wednesday with his counterpart Alpha Condé, current chair of the African Union (AU) to mediate post-election Dispute. Liberia’s Supreme Court halted next week’s presidential run-off vote to hear a petition brought by a […]

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Somalia: at least 276 people killed in deadliest single attack in decades

At least 276 people have been killed and hundreds have been injured by a single bomb attack in Somalia this weekend, making it the worst terrorist atrocity in the terrorism-stricken nation’s history. Local media reported that most of the bodies have been burnt beyond recognition and officials feared that the toll would continue to climb. […]

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Kenya: Gunmen kill two staff of the Technical University of Mombasa

Two staff of the Technical University of Mombasa have been killed in the early hours of Tuesday, after unidentified gunmen fired on vehicles carrying students to the university’s campus in coastal Kwale County, local media reports. According to the initial details provided by the police and witnesses, two people, staff members of the university were […]

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King Mohammed VI: Morocco’s Reintegration into AU, Watershed in Kingdom’s Foreign Policy

King Mohammed VI described Morocco’s reintegration into the African Union as a diplomatic breakthrough and a watershed in the North African Kingdom’s foreign policy. In a speech he addressed to the Nation Sunday, on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and People, the Moroccan Sovereign said his country’s commitment […]

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