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Two Professors Won $100,000 AU Prize for Scientific Excellence

Two professors from Ghana and Egypt have been awarded the 2017 African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award on Monday. Ghanaian Felix Dapare Dakora and Egyptian Ali Ali Hebeish were handed the $100,000 prize each at the ongoing 28th African Union Summit in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Professor Dakora won the award for his work on […]

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“It is so Good to Be Back Home” King Mohammed VI Tells African Summiteers

Following the diplomatic victory scored by Morocco in Ethiopia against its enemies in Africa after its readmission by the African Union (AU) with the approval of the majority of the member states, King Mohammed VI took the floor Tuesday before the AU 28th Summit to thank African leaders for their massive support and to survey […]

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Burundi reaches agreement with AU over troops in Somalia

Burundi and the African Union reached an agreement on Thursday on payment of Burundian soldiers troops deployed in Somalia as part of the AU mission in the country. Earlier this week, Burundian government has instructed its Foreign and Defense Ministries to start the withdrawal of its troops from the African Union (AU) force fighting militants […]

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Gambia: Crisis Worsens, Ministers Quit Government

Three ministers of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s outgoing government have resigned on Monday as the political crisis deepens in the West-African nation. The resigning ministers were holding the key portfolios of Foreign Affairs (Neneh Macdouall-Gaye), of Finance (Abdou Kolley) and of Trade (Abdou Jobe.) The move comes days after President Yahya Jammeh filed a petition […]

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Morocco, a Rising African Power- Africa Renewal Magazine

Morocco has been described as a major economic force in Sub-Saharan Africa in light of its large scale investments and growing political influence, writes Africa Renewal, a UN magazine, in its latest release. “Slowly and steadily, Morocco has been establishing itself as a major economic force in sub-Saharan Africa, even as it eyes gaining readmission […]

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Somalia: 283 Members of Parliament Sworn in

Forty one MPs elected to senatorial seats in the Upper House and the 242 deputies of the Lower House have taken their oaths of office on Tuesday to represent the people of Somalia in the country’s tenth Parliament. Elections for the two houses are not over after an increase in the number of seats in […]

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Morocco accuses A.U Chief of obstructing readmission

Morocco’s foreign ministry on Wednesday accused the African Union (AU) commission chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of frustrating its attempt at readmission. According to the North African nation’s foreign ministry, Dlamini-Zuma had delayed the distribution of the Moroccan request to AU members without any apparent reason, and then invented a new procedural requirement to reject letters […]

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AU, US condemn Burundi president’s spokesperson assassination attempt

The United States and African Union on Wednesday condemned the failed assassination attempt on President Nkurunziza’s spokesperson. Mr Nyamitwe escaped the assassination attempt of Monday night but he was wounded. Burundi’s police spokesman Pierre Nkurukiye said the instructions and plan were passed from the Rwandan capital, Kigali, to someone within the military. The police disclosed […]

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COP 22: Mugabe concerned about water situation in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe on Tuesday, expressed concern about the water situation in his country. The southern African nation is one of those adversely affected by drought. Mugabe, who was speaking to Heads of State at ongoing COP22 summit in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, said “Climate change is a reality taking a toll on […]

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Burundi seeks successor of UN envoy Jamal Benomar

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza on Monday asked the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a new envoy after the government rejected Moroccan diplomat Jamal Benomar. Nkurunziza called on the incoming Secretary General Antonio Guterres together with Ban to begin consultations to choose a successor to Benomar. Burundi relations with the UN envoy Benomar […]

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