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Ugandan-Somali Summit Talks

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on Saturday held talks with his Somali counterpart, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, in Kampala. According to the State House statement, the two leaders discussed areas of cooperation between Somalia and Uganda particularly in the areas of peace, security, defense, education, trade and investment. Uganda is the biggest contributor of troops to […]

Kenya hosts first ever Sustainable Blue Economy conference

Kenya is co-hosting the first ever-global Sustainable Blue Economy Conference with Canada and Japan from Nov. 26 to 28. The three-day conference has high global support with over twenty world leaders and 13,000 participants from around the world. The participants are coming together to learn how to build a blue economy. According to the conference […]

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Somalia: 124 nationals repatriated from Libya – Government

A total of 124 Somalis who were stranded in Libya for years have returned home on Wednesday, the federal Government of Somalia said. According to Somali Prime Minister, Ali Hassan Khaire, the returnees “are finally home to start a new life as FGS steps up efforts catering to its nationals wherever they are.” He said […]

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Morocco’s return to AU underpinned by commitment to participate in Africa’s development dynamic

Morocco’s return to the African Union was underpinned by the Kingdom’s commitment to share in the development dynamic Africa is witnessing and to contribute to tackling the various challenges it is facing. The remarks were made by King Mohammed VI in a speech he delivered on Tuesday on the 43rd anniversary of the Green March […]

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Darfur: Inter-communal tensions still high despite improved security, UNAMID Head

While security has improved in Darfur, inter-communal tensions in the conflict-plagued region of Sudan are still high, with clashes over land and livestock, the head of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission said on Monday. Briefing the Security Council, via video conference, Jeremiah Mamabolo, the head of the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), […]

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Liberia: Central bank makes U-turn, denies it lost $100 million

Liberia’s central bank on Tuesday said it did not lose the $104 million newly printed notes that sparked outrage and federal investigation in the West African nation. According to the central bank Governor Nathaniel Patray, an internal audit found that all the notes shipped from the Swedish printer between 2016 and 2018 were properly accounted […]

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Financial independence reform to top A.U. meeting in November

The African Union will hold an extraordinary summit next November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to focus mainly on the reform of the organization, AU Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat. The extraordinary summit held last March was dedicated to the African Continental Free Trade Area. Among the major axes of this reform is the financial independence […]

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Parliamentary Election in eSwatini was peaceful – African Union

The African Union Observer Mission said Friday parliamentary election in the Kingdom of eSwatini was peaceful. The mission, however, urged the kingdom to lift a ban on political parties and allow candidates to campaign freely in the tiny country. Parties are now allowed to exist under the 2005 constitution. However they cannot be involved in […]

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AU launches advocacy campaign for African Continental Free Trade Area

The African Union has launched an advocacy campaign to encourage more countries to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) A business guide, developed by the International Trade Center (ITC), was launched on Tuesday to help stakeholders to better understand and navigate the agreement. The Business Guide, which was formally presented to the African […]

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Burkina Faso: Fears of resurgence of female genital mutilation

Equality Now, a women’s rights organization, is calling on the Burkinabe government to toughen its efforts in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the wake of a report that 50 girls had suffered complications after undergoing the illegal procedure. The circumcisions reportedly took place in the first week of September in the Kaya […]

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