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Somalia: at least 276 people killed in deadliest single attack in decades

At least 276 people have been killed and hundreds have been injured by a single bomb attack in Somalia this weekend, making it the worst terrorist atrocity in the terrorism-stricken nation’s history. Local media reported that most of the bodies have been burnt beyond recognition and officials feared that the toll would continue to climb. […]

France to welcome 3,000 refugees from Africa by 2019

France will welcome about 10,000 refugees by 2019, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday after meeting with the President of the UN High Commission for Refugees, Filippo Grandi. Out of the 10,000 refugees who will be granted asylum, 3,000 will come from sub-Saharan Africa. France will start “in the coming weeks” missions in Niger and […]

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Africa has imported $ 65.8 billion food in 2016 – Report

The African continent spent about $ 65.8 billion on food imports in 2016, a report released by Trade Law Center for Southern Africa (TRALAC) said. According to the report, trade data over the review period 2012-2016 reveal that on average Africa’s food trade deficit was around US$30 billion annually. It noted that from a high […]

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Rwandan Genocide: French Bank BNP Paribas under investigation

Judges in France have opened a judicial investigation against BNP Paribas for ‘complicity in genocide and complicity in crimes against humanity,’ AFP reports on Monday. According to AFP, the move comes after three NGOs had filed a lawsuit against BNP Paribas for alleged “complicity” in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda. The […]

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Rwanda, France move to strengthen mutual interests

Rwandan President Paul Kagame met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, as diplomatic relationships between the two nations remain hostage to the 1994 genocide, Reuters reports. Rwanda and France have an on-going dispute about the circumstances surrounding the 1994 plane crash, where most victims […]

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Leaders of G5 Sahel, French President to Discuss Joint Force Funding in New York

The five presidents of the G5 Sahel will hold a high-level meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on September 18 in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The meeting will focus on the funding of the joint force. The Presidents of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, Chad Idriss Déby Itno, […]

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Chad must organize legislative elections – France told Idriss Déby

France has called on Chadian President Idriss Déby to organize long-delayed parliamentary elections in the central African nation. A statement released by the French foreign ministry urged Chadian authorities to announce dates for the elections saying “Legislative elections are an important part of democratic life”. Chadian President Idriss Déby had earlier this year postponed indefinitely […]

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African leaders head to Congo for AU meeting on Libya conflict

Several African Leaders are heading to Brazzaville, in the Republic of Congo, to take part in a high-level African Union committee meeting on Libya this weekend. The third meeting of the African Union(AU) on Libya,  chaired by Congo’s Denis Sassou N’Guesso, is part of efforts seeking a lasting solution to the conflict in Libya and […]

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Italy to send naval mission off Libya to stop migrant boats

The Italian government has sent a mission plan to the parliament to deploy several ships in Libyan waters by the end of August, Reuters reported on Thursday. If endorsed by the lawmakers next week, the mission will fight human trafficking and stem a flood of immigrants in the North African chaotic nation’s waters. “The exact […]

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CAR: Two other Moroccan peacekeepers killed in Second attack in three days

Two Moroccan peacekeepers lost their live Tuesday at Bangassou, South-East of the Central African Republic, in an ambush laid by Christian-dominated Anti-balaka armed group. The latest attack against the UN Multinational Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) is the second in less than a week, as another Moroccan was killed on Sunday […]

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