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AfDB injects $107 billion in Burkina-Niger road project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will release about $107 million to finance the construction and rehabilitation of a 218 km road connecting Burkina Faso to Niger, the bank said in a statement. The project, which includes the construction of a new 50-km road and the rehabilitation of another 168 km on the Koupala-Gonin-Fada N’Gourma-Piégea, will […]

Togo’s Faure Gnassingbé in Liberia to mediate election dispute

The Togolese Head of state Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé in his capacity as a Chair of ECOWAS travelled to Liberia’s capital Monrovia on Wednesday with his counterpart Alpha Condé, current chair of the African Union (AU) to mediate post-election Dispute. Liberia’s Supreme Court halted next week’s presidential run-off vote to hear a petition brought by a […]

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The G5-sahel initiative gets $60 million boost from the US

The United States on Monday promised up to $60 million to support the G5-Sahel Joint Force’s counter-terrorism efforts, the State Department said in a statement. The US has been very reluctant to support the G5-Sahel 5,000 troops made up with forces from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania since the beginning of the negotiations. […]

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US alarmed by recent protest deaths in Ethiopia

The United States on Thursday condemned the latest round of violent clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromo region where about 10 people have been killed whiles 20 others have been wounded. According to the US Embassy in the capital city Addis Ababa, the latest violence in the Oromo region highlights importance of peaceful expression & conflict resolution […]

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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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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 […]

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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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