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Gambia gets $500 mln from Afreximbank

The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) on Tuesday announced the disbursement of $500 million to revamp the impoverished Gambian economy. This financial support will allow the West African smallest nation to regain its marks after 22 years of isolation, due to the dire human rights record of ex-president Yahya Jammeh. “We would be doing integrated […]

Mali: France kills about 20 jihadists, state of emergency extended

French forces in Mali have killed more than 20 militants hiding in a forest near the border of Burkina Faso, Reuters reported, quoting a statement from the French regional force. The air and ground raids come weeks after a French soldier was killed in the region. Mali is reeling from the advance of Islamist extremists, […]

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Long-serving Equatorial Guinea’s Nguema hails late Gaddafi

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea on Thursday hailed late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The world’s longest-serving president, who was on a two-day state visit to Uganda, said while dealing with pan Africanism that Africa’s problem is due to lack of unity to counter its challenges. “I remember our hero Gaddafi who used […]

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Mali president names new PM

Mali’s defence minister and close ally to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, was named prime minister of the West African war-torn nation this weekend. Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga replaced Modibo Keita, according to a decree read on state television. “The president of the republic, in accordance with the constitution, decrees that Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga is prime minister,” […]

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Mauritania: ‘French tourists can visit Mauritania but must be on guard’ Ayrault

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault Friday in Nouakchott indicated that French tourists can visit the North African country but must be clever as he commended security improvement undertaken by local authorities. “The entire coast (of Mauritania) is classified yellow (renewed vigilance). Other zones were classified red (formally not advised) or orange zones (not advised but […]

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Four Malians convicted over Colombian nun abduction

Four Malians arrested on Tuesday as part of investigations into the abduction of a Columbia nun were charged on Wednesday, Prosecutor General Boubacar Sidiki Samake said. Gloria Cecilia Narvaez Argoti was abducted in February in the village of Karangasoo near the border with Burkina Faso. The 56-year-old Franciscan nun was one of four nuns working […]

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Mali peace conference urges talks with Jihadists

Mali’s national peace conference closed proceedings this weekend with a call for negotiations with Jihadists in the country’s north in a bid to end successive separatist uprisings in in the West African nation. The Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA), the former rebel alliance, and Mali’s opposition groupings had previously boycotted the conference, citing lack […]

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Mali sports minister defies FIFA ban

Mali’s sports Minister, Housseïni Amion Guindo on Monday said the West African nation will continue to operate as it sees fit, defying its suspension by FIFA. World football governing body FIFA has suspended the Mali Football Federation last week, following a decision by the Malian Minister of Sports to dissolve the executive committee of the […]

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Mali: Health workers on strike over pay

Medical practitioners including Doctors, nurses in Mali have put down their tools, demanding bonuses and pending allowances. The protest comes weeks after teachers, magistrates, clerks and foreign affairs officials also went on strike. According to Youssouf Maiga, Deputy General Secretary of the national Union of Health, Social Action and Family Promotion,  there is no more […]

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Mali: 11 soldiers killed near border with Burkina Faso

A jihadist group led by Ibrahim Malam Dicko a notorious Malian terrorist Sunday killed 11 government forces in Mali, forcing other soldiers to flee to neighbouring Burkina Faso. The Defense Ministry announced that an army post came under attack in Boulikessi in central Mali, not far from the border with Burkina Faso. Eleven soldiers were […]

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