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Doctors without Borders condemns EU migrant policy in Libya

Doctors without Borders on Thursday, called on the European Union (EU) to stop sending migrants to the chaotic Libya, saying “people cannot be sent back to Libya, nor should they be contained there”. In an open letter, the humanitarian organization blamed the EU for being accomplice in the treatment reserved to migrants in the North […]

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Mauritania: Police experts of the G5 Sahel countries boost cooperation

About 32 senior executives of the Sahel multinational military force known as “G5 Sahel” last week, met in Mauritania’s Capital Nouakchott to strengthen police cooperation in the terrorism-stricken region. Leaders of Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad, earlier last month, established the G5 Sahel force to operate in coordination with French troops and MINUSMA, […]

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Africa, EU leaders meet in Paris in effort to halt Illegal Migration to Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts this Monday (August 27) a European-African meeting that will focus on ways to address the increasing illegal migration flows to Europe. The meeting gathers on the African side the Presidents of Niger and Chad, and the head of the Libyan unity government Fayez al-Sarraj, whose countries are at the heart […]

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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 […]

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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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