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Angola elections: Over 4500 security forces deployed in restive Cabinda

At least 4,570 law enforcement agents have been deployed to the restive Cabinda province disputed by secessionists as Angolans head to the polls this Wednesday for elections that will mark the end of President José Eduardo dos Santos’s 38-year rule. According to the police commander of the restive province, Eusébio Domingos de Almeida e Costa, […]

Congo’s Sassou Nguesso reappoints Clement Mouamba as PM

Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Monday reappointed Clement Mouamba as prime minister, the presidency said in a statement. Clement Mouamba, resigned four days ago with the entire government, as Denis Sassou Nguesso called for new leadership to help alleviate economic woes caused by a steep drop in oil prices since 2014. The announcement came […]

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Senegal to launch its first internet exchange point, SenIX

Senegalese government plans to launch its first Internet Exchange Point on August 29 in the capital city Dakar, Cheikh Bakhoum, the Director General of the Senegalese State Information Agency (ADIE) and Chairman of Senegal Internet Exchange Point (SenIX) said in an interview with CIO Mag. The infrastructure will allow a direct exchange of Internet traffic […]

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SADC to send a special envoy to DRC

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will be sending a former head of state to the Democratic Republic of Congo as a special envoy amidst political manoeuvers and a deteriorating economic situation in the Central African nation, the regional bloc said. Congolese President Joseph Kabila has not yet confirmed or denied whether he will run […]

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Congo: Prime Minister, Cabinet Resign amid Economic Turmoil

Congo’s Prime Minister Clement Mouamba on Thursday resigned along with the rest of his cabinet, days after veteran President Denis Sassou Nguesso called for new leadership. The Central African nation has been struggling with economic woes since the 2014 drop in oil prices as the drop reduced export revenues and increased public debt. In his […]

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DR Congo orders internet slowdown for social media

Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have ordered telecom companies to slowdown internet capacity for social media contents such as images and videos. “In order to prevent the exchange of abusive images via social media by your subscribers, I ask you to … take technical measures to restrict to a minimum the capacity to […]

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MINUSCA: Moroccan peacekeeper killed in Bangassou

A Moroccan soldier, member of UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (CAR) was killed Sunday in Bangassou, South-East of the country in an attack attributed to Christian-dominated group anti-Balaka. “A MINUSCA military convoy was target of an ambush se by members on Sunday afternoon in Bangassou,” the UN Multinational Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the […]

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South Sudan seeks assistance to adopt Swahili as official language

The South Sudanese government on Wednesday announced plans to introduce Swahili language in school curriculum ahead of its adoption as an official language. In a statement quoted by the News portal, The Citizen, South Sudanese Vice President Taban Deng Gai has called on Tanzania to send Swahili teachers to the World’s youngest nation. The war […]

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Ex-Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire dies at 91

Botswana’s former President Ketumile Masire passed away at the age of 91 on Thursday, the government said in a statement. “It is my sad duty to formally inform the nation of the passing away of our Former President Sir Ketumile Masire,” Botswana’s President, Lt. General Seretse Khama Ian Khama posted on Facebook. Sir Ketumile died […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Access to the Internet Disrupted

Congo-Brazzaville is facing nationwide internet disruptions since last weekend after a 12-kilometer fibre optic cable that connects the country through Pointe-Noire to the international network was cut off by a fishing vessel. According to the country’s internet providers (ISPs), a segment of the WACS (West Africa Cable System), a submarine cable from Europe that allows […]

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