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AU Commission backs African candidate for WHO top position

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the continent’s richest man, Aliko Dangote on Monday took to Twitter to endorse Ethiopia’s former health and foreign affairs minister, who is a front-runner to become Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Africa, Europe and South Asia are vying for the top […]

Sahara: the Polisario losing ground in Africa, across the world

The Algeria-backed Polisario, which is claiming sovereignty over the Western Sahara territory in Southern Morocco, is losing more ground in Africa day by day. On Friday, the separatists were dealt another blow as Malawi announced that it withdrew its recognition of the pseudo-Sahrawi republic proclaimed by the Polisario. The announcement was made by Malawian Foreign […]

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Gambians go to the polls in first free parliamentary election in 22 years

About 880,000 eligible voters are going to the polls Thursday in the first free parliamentary election in 22 years in Gambia. A total of 238 candidates from nine parties are competing for the 53 seats in the West African tiny nation’s national assembly. Observers from the European Union, African Union and ECOWAS are monitoring the […]

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AU disburses $100,000 to drought-hit Somalia, calls for urgent aid

The African Union this weekend disbursed $100,000 to Somalia to help the Horn of Africa nation avert starvation caused by drought. The World Health Organisation (WHO) last month warned that Somalia is at risk of its third famine in 25 years after the previous crisis in 2011 that killed about 260,000 people. According to the […]

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Côte d’Ivoire-Morocco: Relations strengthened through Private-Private, Public-Private accords

Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire Monday gave a new impetus to their already strong ties with 14 new accords allowing win-win partnership between the two countries’ private sectors as well as between the public and private sectors. King Mohammed VI, who is on a visit to Abidjan, and President Alassane Ouattara co-chaired a ceremony during which […]

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King Mohammed VI Starts Friendship Visit to Guinea

King Mohammed VI arrived Thursday in Conakry, fourth leg of a new African tour started early February, immediately after Morocco’s triumphant return to the African Union. The royal visit to Guinea, after those to South Sudan, Ghana and Zambia, stands as a reunion between two Heads of State, who share love for Africa and hope […]

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South Africa: Nigerians face fresh xenophobic attacks

Nigeria has called on the African Union (AU) to intervene urgently as Nigerians face fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The Nigerian Community in South Africa confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday. According to a presidential adviser on Foreign Affairs and diaspora, with the current spate of attacks, it […]

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Somali Lawmakers to Elect New President Today

The 275 Somali MPs and 72 senators are electing this Wednesday a new president after several postponements since last year. There are 23 candidates in the race for the top political executive position, including incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Somalia has not had an effective central government since 1991 when the regime of Siad Barre […]

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‘Morocco, Important Partner for Africa’s Stability & Development,’ Japan

Japan Monday hailed the African Union’s decision to reinstate Morocco in the continental organization and described the North African country as “an important partner for the stability and development of the continent.” “The government of Japan hails the decision by the summit of the African Union related to the return of Morocco in the AU,” […]

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South Sudan Rejects UN Trusteeship

South Sudanese government this weekend rejected the United Nations’ trusteeship proposal, calling the international community to support implementation of the African Union-brokered peace deal rather than impose an external trusteeship regime. “It is our right. It is our country. We fought for it. We achieved the independence through referendum. The people of South Sudan decided […]

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