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Gabon: Supreme Court extends parliament tenure until April 2018

Gabonese will not elect their lawmakers this year as the Supreme Court has set the date of parliamentary election for April 2018 at latest. The decision was adopted last week, on July 11, Jeune Afrique reports. Scheduled for the end of this month, the elections will be held April next year to allow lawmakers to […]

Ethiopia: Call for probe on protests crackdown

Thirty-eight Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Monday, called on the European Union to take action on the protest crackdown reported in three states of Ethiopia in 2016. The MEPs of the continental bloc have also asked for action on ‘‘the continuing systematic sexual violence against ethnic minority women across the country, as well […]

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Mugabe donates $1mln Check to AU

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe on Monday handed over a check of $1 million to the African Union, part of efforts to help push the regional block toward financial independence. About 60 percent of the continental body’s spending has been financed by donors, including the European Union, the World Bank and other international donors and lenders. […]

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Senegal gets $17 million from EU to improve rural electrification

The European Union (EU) has released about $17 million to Senegal to accelerate the electrification of rural areas in the country. About 150 villages and 55,000 households are targeted by the rural electrification support program. “The project will improve access to agricultural activities and electrical services for rural households, which will enable them to sustainably […]

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DRC: EU sanctions 9 more officials

The European Union has adopted restrictive measures against nine individuals responsible for serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with immediate effect, the European Union announced in a statement Monday afternoon. These officials, who held or still hold positions of responsibility in the State administration and in the chain of […]

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European Union bans AirZim from its skies

Air Zimbabwe, a state-run airline regularly used by President Mugabe on his overseas trips, has been blacklisted by the European Union (EU) from operating in EU skies. Zimbabwe’s national carrier, Air Zimbabwe, is one of four airlines added to the list “due to unaddressed safety deficiencies that were detected by the European Safety Agency,” local […]

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Tunisia: Economy expected to recover in 2017 – PM

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Sunday indicated that the economy will start to regain growth in 2017 as the North African Nation revived its tourism industry and state phosphate production. Six years after an uprising that ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, economic growth in Tunisia remains below the long-term average. “The tourism […]

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Gambians go to the polls in first free parliamentary election in 22 years

About 880,000 eligible voters are going to the polls Thursday in the first free parliamentary election in 22 years in Gambia. A total of 238 candidates from nine parties are competing for the 53 seats in the West African tiny nation’s national assembly. Observers from the European Union, African Union and ECOWAS are monitoring the […]

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U.N. needs $4 bln by March to ‘avert a catastrophe’ in 4 countries

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said the global body needs over $4 billion by the end of next-month to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. “Despite some generous pledges, just $90 million has actually been received so far,” said Guterres, about two […]

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Embattled Mugabe marks 93rd birthday, endorses Donald Trump

Unsmiling President Robert Mugabe blew out the candles of his 93rd birthday cake on Tuesday, endorsing Donald Trump’s brand of American nationalism. “When it comes to Donald Trump, on the one hand talking of American nationalism … America for Americans … on that we agree: Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans,” said Mugabe, who took power in the […]

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