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Brazil Police arrest Teodorin Obiang, top aides with $1.4m cash, watches

A delegation, led by Teodorin Obiang Mang, the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president, has been detained by federal police and revenue authorities in Brazil last weekend after they arrived in the South American country with over $1.4 million cash and watches worth $15 million. According to the Brazilian newspaper globo.com, the 11-man delegation arrived in […]

Morocco: Tourist Arrivals up 7% by July 2018

Some 7 million tourists visited Morocco in the first seven months of the year, that is 7% rise compared to the same period last year, the tourism ministry said. Arrivals from main tourist emitting markets showed a 14% increase in Italian tourists, while the numbers of German visitors grew by 9%. French and British arrivals […]

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Tunisia: PM should quit if crisis continues – President

Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi on Sunday, called on Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to step down or seek a confidence quote if the country’s political and economic crisis continues. President Beji Caid Essebsi’s call follows similar call from his son Hafedh Caid Essebsi, who is leader of the ruling Nidaa Tounes party. The move was […]

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African leaders celebrate France’s World Cup triumph

Several African presidents on Sunday extended messages of congratulation to the French national team for winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. In front of 78,011 fans inside the arena and more than a billion viewers globally, France climbed the mountain for the second time in its history, beating Croatia 4-2 in a wild […]

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I like Nigeria a lot. It’s an appealing country – Emmanuel Macron to Buhari

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday met with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari to support the West African nation’s efforts to eliminate the terrorist Boko Haram group. Macron arrived in Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria, in the early hours of Tuesday, where he held a joint press conference with his counterpart Muhammadu Buhari. The […]

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Angola to join former colonies of Britain, France

Angola’s president, Joao Lourenco, on Wednesday, expressed his country’s interest to join the Commonwealth and the Organization Internationale de la Francophonie. In an exclusive interview with Euronews, Lourenco said Angola would be happy to join the associations that bring together its neighbors. The Central African oil-rich nation is already a member of Portual’s own Lusophonie. […]

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France reopens embassy in Gambia, extends $50 m aid

France’s foreign affairs minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyn on Monday announced that France would reopen its embassy in Gambia’s capital, Banjul. The diplomatic mission was closed in November 2013, with France explaining that Jammeh’s regime was not open to any productive collaboration. According to Jean-Baptiste Lemoyn, Gambia is designated as a ‘priority country for French official development […]

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French billionaire Vincent Bollore detained over ‘Africa corruption’

French business tycoon Vincent Bolloré was arrested and detained on Tuesday in his native France over allegations that he indirectly influenced election outcomes for governments in Togo and Guinea to secure port contracts for his holding company, the Bolloré Group. Officers in Nanterre, Near the French Capital Paris, are asking him how his company obtained […]

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Sahel: Barkhane Commander Deplores Lack of Support to G5

The commander-in-chief of Barkhane Operation, General Bruno Guibert, has deplored the delay in fulfilling the international community’s pledges to support the G5-Sahel, set up to fight terrorist groups swarming in the region. The three-star General Bruno Guilbert who is in command of Barkhane since July 2017 expressed, in an interview with French magazine l’Express, deep […]

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AU calls for a lasting political solution in Syria

The African Union commission in a strongly worded statement on Monday condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria but cautioned against responding without ‘undeniable evidence’ and compliance with international law. The statement released by the continental body comes days after the United States, Britain and France launched military air strikes on multiple government targets […]

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