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UN Security Council Okays deployment of G-5 Joint Force in the Sahel

The United Nations Security Council, on Wednesday, unanimously approved a resolution welcoming the deployment of a 5,000-strong force from five African countries to restore peace and security and fight extremists in the vast Sahel region. The resolution, drafted by France, welcomes the deployment but does not grant full UN authorization to the force due to […]

Morocco’s Ciments de l’Afrique opens new cement plant in Chad

The Moroccan cement giant Ciments de l’Afrique group (CIMAF) has officially inaugurated a new cement plant in Chad this week as the group, led by the Moroccan Businessman Anas Séfrioui, continues its expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa. This new unit, located in the Lamadji district at the northern exit of the Chadian capital N’djamena, will start […]

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Chad, other African countries cut ties with Doha

Chad’s president Idriss Deby has recalled its ambassador from Qatar for consultations, the foreign ministry said on Thursday. “The Chadian government calls on all concerned states to privilege dialogue to solve this crisis and asks Qatar to respect its commitments by ceasing any attitude likely to harm cohesion of states in the region and peace […]

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Chadian president Idriss Deby sacks two ministers

Chadian president Idriss Deby has fired two ministers from his cabinet on Tuesday, a presidential decree broadcast on national radio said. The Ministers of Mines and Geology, and of Planning, David Houdeingar and Hamid Mahamat Dahalob, are implicated in an embezzlement scandal, local media report. However, the presidential decree gave no reasons for the dismissal […]

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Malawi raises legal marriage age to 18

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has officially banned child marriage this week after a two-year parliamentary process and subsequent approval in February. The constitutional amendment signed by the president raises the legal marriage age to 18.  The offense is now punishable by five years’ imprisonment and a fine of about $143. However, rights campaigners say it […]

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Libya: HoR and boycotting PC member slams Serraj for calling foreign intervention

Libya’s internationally recognised Parliament; House of Representatives has charged nominal Prime Minister Faiez Serraj for calling for foreign intervention in the south of the country as fighting rage between HoR-backed Libyan National Army (LNA) and Misrata forces backed by the Serraj-led Presidential Council. Voices have risen in Libya noting the involvement of Chadian mercenaries fighting […]

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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir Undergoes Heart Surgery

Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir has undergone a minor heart surgery at a local hospital in the capital, Khartoum, the presidency said in a statement published by the state news agency SUNA. ‘‘The Presidency confirmed that (Al Bashir) has undergone an exploratory cardiac catheterization at Royal Care hospital yesterday and the results were reassuring,” SUNA said. […]

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Chad closes border with chaotic Libya

Chad has closed its border with Libya and pledged to deploy troops to the area in order to prevent militant fighters fleeing conflict in its northern neighbor from crossing the border. While announcing the new measure on Thursday, Chad’s Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacke has indicated that “some isolated groups have converged towards the south […]

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Chad to Amend Law on Strike, Industrial Action

The Chadian government unveiled its intentions to amend the law on strike and industrial action in the central African nation. The move follows government workers’ strikes in the last few months. According to the amendment proposed by the government, public servants are no longer paid on non-working days. The government said that as of January, […]

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Libya: Over 200 Corpses of Terrorists Found in Rubble in Sirte

Libyan forces combatting under the Government of National Accord’s banner have discovered over 200 corpses of Islamic State group (IS) militants as forces clear the coastal city of remaining resistance after flashing out the militants. The Bunyan al-Marsous operation room Monday announced it took control of Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown 8 months after launching the takeover […]

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