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EU to review relations with Tanzania, recalls ambassador

The European Union has said it will review its ties with Tanzania over what it calls a “deterioration of the human rights and rule of law” in the east African nation. In a statement released this week, the EU said it “will be conducting a broader review of its relations with Tanzania.” The EU, a […]

UN urges Algeria again to stop arbitrary expulsions of African migrants

The UN has reiterated its call on Algeria to immediately halt summary expulsions of African migrants, as authorities in the North African country continue to round up and expel thousands to Niger in harsh desert climate. The appeal was made by UN Special Rapporteur on migration Felipe González Morales, following his official visit to Niger; […]

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EU is trying to ‘hijack our institutions’ – Uganda Government spokesman

The Ugandan government has responded to the European Union Parliament, days after the continental bloc’s parliament has called on the East African nation to drop charges against legislators. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in a resolution released last weekend made reference to the violent turn of events during a by-election in August in Uganda. […]

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eSwatini Kingdom Celebrates 50 Years of Independence

eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, is celebrating 50 years of independence on Thursday. To mark the event, King Mswati III had announced that the country would henceforth be called the “Kingdom of ESwatini” as announced in April. According to the king, the move will stop the confusion between Swaziland and Switzerland. “Swaziland will return to […]

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Counterterror: Morocco Wants Full Access to Europol’s Database

Morocco, a key player in the global anti-extremism struggle, wants to have full access to Europol’s database on radicalized Moroccans living in Europe, who constitute a threat to the security of Europe and to the North African country. The European Union has agreed lately to open talks with Morocco and other MENA countries on the […]

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DRC’s Kabila will not run in December elections

Joseph Kabila will not be a candidate in December elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, government spokesman Lambert Mende told reporters in the capital, Kinshasa, on Wednesday. According to Mende, the 47-year-old president, in power since 2001, has appointed Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as his successor. Shadary, 57, is the permanent secretary of Kabila’s […]

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Mali: Incumbent President Keita, rival Cissé in run-off poll

Mali’s presidential election will go to a run-off poll after President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita failed to get enough votes to win a second term in office outright in the West African state. Incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won 41.4 percent of the vote, while rival Soumaila Cisse won 17.8 percent, according to the Ministry of […]

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Morocco-EU reach new fisheries deal covering Sahara

Morocco and the EU wrapped up negotiations for a new fisheries deal, which shall include the Sahara waters. The two parties have been negotiating the renewal of the fisheries deal in four rounds of negotiations that came to an end on July 19. The new deal is in line with Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara […]

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My party will rule Tanzania ‘forever’ – John Magufuli

Tanzanian president John Magufuli on Monday night, said that his party will remain “in power forever” in the East African nation. In a speech broadcast live on Monday night on radio and television, the Tanzanian head of state said the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party will remain in power forever and those who go […]

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Maghreb countries say Migrants’ Reception camps not welcome

Morocco and Tunisia have made it clear that they are opposed to the establishment on their territories of migrants’ reception centers as proposed by the European Union. EU leaders early Friday agreed on new measures to tackle the floods of migrants embarking on the difficult journey to reach the coasts of Europe. One decision made […]

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