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French Forces Will Remain in Central African Republic – Elysée

The French government on Wednesday said it will keep a rapid reaction force in war-ravaged Central African Republic after its mission ends. According to a statement published by the Elysée, the force has a “capacity for military intervention at short notice” and may “be mobilized at the request of the Central African Republic government in […]

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UK Backs Plan to Sanction DRC Officials

The United Kingdom on Thursday said it backs targeted European Union sanctions against officials in Democratic Republic of Congo to end government repression and encourage a peaceful transition of power in the copper rich country. The move follows a call from Human Rights Watch to European Union Member States in advance of the EU’s Foreign […]

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Mugabe Threatens to Pull Africa out of UN

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe on Saturday announced that the African Union is of the view that if their position of getting a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council is not adopted, the AU will pull out of the United Nations next year. Mugabe made the statement before thousands of Zanu PF party supporters […]

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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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