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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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AU Summit: Morocco Foils Plot of Enemies of its Territorial Integrity

King Mohammed VI of Morocco is represented by his younger brother Prince Moulay Rachid at the 29th Summit of the African Union (AU), which opened its proceedings this July 3 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the theme: “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth”. Morocco’s participation in this African summit is described as […]

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Morocco, France Eager to Pool Efforts for Shared Goals in Africa

Morocco and France have voiced resolve to pool efforts to fulfil their shared goals in Africa, mainly boosting the continent’s development and growth and promoting a balanced relationship. This came during the summit talks held Wednesday between King Mohammed VI and the newly elected President of France Emmanuel Macron, who arrived in Rabat earlier in […]

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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 […]

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