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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. […]

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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Surge in terrorism: Germany to train Burkina Faso soldiers

Following recent terror attacks in Burkina Faso, the West African nation this week agreed with Germany to receive counterterrorism training from experts to help its police and security forces combat a surge in terrorism. The training deal was disclosed by a top German official after a meeting with Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Kabore, Bloomberg […]

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Sierra Leone: AU calls for support as hundreds died in mudslides

The African Union Commission on Monday called on international partners and donors to support Sierra Leone, few hours after massive mudslides near the capital city of Freetown — an overcrowded coastal city of more than one million people — killed over 300 people. Hundreds of people are feared dead after landslides swept through the outskirts […]

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AU Okays Kenyan elections, calls opposition to exercise restraint

Business is still slow in Nairobi 48 hours after the disputed election results were announced as many remain fearful of the aftermath. Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday secured a second term with 54.2 percent against Raila Odinga’s 44.8 percent, the Electoral commission said. Despite the chaotic situation in the capital and in Kisumu on Wednesday, the […]

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Somalia: Heavy toll for African Union peacekeepers in an ambush

Clashes between al Shabaab fighters and Somali government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers killed 24 people on Sunday, Reuters reports. The al Shabaab ambushed, near Golweyn village, 120 kilometres south of Mogadishu, targeted a supply convoy of 24 vehicles near the town of Bulo Marer. “We have carried 23 bodies of AMISOM soldiers and […]

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Morocco-AU: King Mohammed VI submits plan to address Africa’s migration issues

King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Monday submitted to the African Union a paper laying out a common African vision on migration and the related stakes and challenges facing the continent, at a time thousands of Africans die in the Mediterranean while undertaking the perilous voyage to Europe. The Monarch had been entrusted with the […]

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AU secures $150 mln to boost Africa’s geothermal energy

The African Union has mobilized about $150 million in geothermal energy development in East Africa, Chinese News Agency Xinhua reported. According to Rashid Ali Abdallah, Principal Energy officer at the Department of Infrastructure and Energy of the AU, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda and Kenya are the countries initially targeted by the funds. “East Africa alone […]

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AU Summit: Morocco proposes ways to tackle youth problems

Six months after it officially returned to the African Union, Morocco is participating for the first time at the AU summit as a full-fledged member since Monday. The African Union re-admitted Morocco as a member in January this year, more than three decades after Rabat withdrew from the bloc’s predecessor, the Organization of African Unity, […]

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