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Madagascar: Seven Arrested after French Nationals Double Murder

Police in Madagascar have arrested seven suspects in relation to Sunday’s murder of two French volunteers in the Indian Ocean Island. The bodies of the two French citizens, a man and a woman aged in their 20s, were found on Sunday on a beach of Sainte-Marie with head injuries. The two young French volunteers were […]

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Italy: Tunisian arrested for alleged links with terrorists

Italian authorities announced Friday the arrest of a 41 year old Tunisian suspected for embracing extremist philosophy and involvement in illegal migration, reports say. Anti-terrorism security authorities in Naples, southern Italy, netted the man as part of anti-terrorism campaign across the Italian territory to ward off potential terrorist threats. Investigation led to the arrest of […]

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Protest in Zimbabwe, Harare Accuses US, France

Zimbabwean government this weekend accused the ambassadors of the United States and France of fueling recent demonstrations staged by opposition members and civil servants in the southern African country. In an interview published by the state-owned Sunday Mail, Zimbabwe Home Affairs Minister, Dr Ignatius Chombo, said the country’s intelligence services gathered data showing that the […]

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Rwanda Genocide: Two ex-mayors get life sentence in France

Two former Rwandan mayors were sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday by a Paris court on charges of orchestrating the massacre of hundreds of Tutsis during the 1994 genocide. Tito Barahira, 65, and Octavien Ngenzi, 58, were found guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide. More than 100 victims, relatives and witnesses, some of whom […]

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13-years on, Marc-Vivien Foé’s death still painful

No-one was close to him and nothing seemed wrong, yet suddenly, Marc-Vivien Foé, a Cameroonian international and professional footballer, collapsed to the ground in the center circle. Medical and support staff attempted to resuscitate the player on the pitch, before carrying him on a stretcher to the bowels of the stadium, where attempts to restart […]

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Who is Fatma Samoura, FIFA’s New Supremo?

By Emmanuel Vitus, Accra Ghana Senegal’s Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura, a United Nations veteran, became the first woman to be named as secretary general of the world’s football governing body FIFA last week. The 52-year-old, who is currently the UN Development Program Resident Representative in Nigeria, will be responsible for the day-to-day running of FIFA, […]

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Landlocked Niger Seeks €1 bn to Fight Illegal Migration

Niger’s Foreign Minister on Tuesday said the west-African nation needs €1 billion to combat illegal migration. Landlocked Niger, ranked as the poorest country on earth by the United Nations, is a major transit country for Africans seeking to reach the European Union. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM,) a record 150,000 migrants are […]

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Ivorian Music Band Magic System Lost its Drummer

Death hit another musician in Africa. Magic System’s 46-year-old Didier Bonaventure Deigna popularly known as Pepito died on Sunday in Côte d’Ivoire, a week after the King of Rumba, Congolese Papa Wemba, collapsed on stage and died during a concert in Côte d’Ivoire. According to the group, the musician who has been with Magic System […]

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West-Africa: WB, France Ink Agreement to Strengthen Climate Resilience

The World Bank and the French government on Friday inked an agreement providing for supporting West African countries in strengthening the resilience of their coastal areas to climate change. The joint effort comes months after the Cop21 summit in Paris where the West African countries called for international support to overcome a wide range of […]

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Algeria: Agreement for French Peugeot Establishment Postponed

Algeria and France have postponed the agreement for the long-awaited establishment of French car producer Peugeot in Algeria even though both countries praise ties. 26 agreements in various domains including economy, health, education and justice were signed Sunday during the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls’ official visit to Algiers in the framework of the third […]

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