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ECOWAS: Five heads state to greenlight Morocco’s full membership

Morocco will have to wait until 2018 to hear the final verdict on its application for ECOWAS membership. A committee, made up of the five heads of state of Nigeria, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Guinea Conakry, will study Morocco’s membership to the ECOWAS, stated a communiqué sanctioning the works of the 52nd ordinary summit […]

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Mauritania: Anti-slavery activist named among top 100 most influential African figures

Anti-slavery activist and former presidential hopeful Biram Dah Abeid has appeared in New African Magazine’s ranking of top 100 most influential African figures who have marked the year 2017. The magazine’s ranking sprawls over several domains including politics and public service; business and finance; civil society and activism; education; science, technology and innovation. Biram is […]

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Twenty delegations join G5-Sahel force summit in France

The five heads of state of the G5-Sahel joint force are meeting French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in France this Wednesday (Dec. 13). The about twenty attending delegations will discuss means to strengthen international mobilization for the benefit of the ongoing effort to combat armed groups in the Sahel region. Saudi […]

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Saudi Arabia pledges $100 million to G5 Sahel military force

Saudi Arabia has promised up to $100 million to support the Joint counterterrorism force, set up by the Group of Five Sahel States, known as G5-Sahel. The force, which was authorized by the African Union Peace and Security Council in April 2017 and strengthened by UN Security Council Resolution 2359 in June, needs roughly $500 […]

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Libya Slave Auction Draws Light to Continuing Dilemma of Black Population in Tindouf Camps, Mauritania

The abhorrent slave auction aired by CNN continues to ignite condemnation worldwide while drawing attention to the plight of thousands of black slaves who are being sold in markets in the Tindouf-run Polisario camps and in Mauritania. If slavery in Libya is a fallout of the state-collapse and the erosion of the rule of law, […]

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Peace and Security top agenda of 4th Dakar International Forum

The 4th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa has kicked off on Monday in Senegal as the continent moves to assure its own security. The forum, held under the theme, “Current security challenges in Africa: towards integrated solutions”, focuses on the continent’s new strategic and security challenges and on new approaches on […]

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Four African countries to join Fisheries Transparency Initiative

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that Mauritania, Senegal, Seychelles and Guinea have applied to join the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), to promote more responsible and sustainable fisheries. The multi-stakeholder initiative according to the Bank, aims to increase transparency and participation in fisheries governance. For the four countries, this accession is expected to boost […]

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Mauritania: Jailed ex-senator Ould Ghadda rejects bail, calls for fair trial

Jailed Mauritanian former senator and senior opposition figure Mohamed Ould Ghadda said he will not accept any idea of temporary release. Mohamed Ould Ghadda who led other Senators in rejecting a referendum, which scrapped the Senate in the West African nation, was arrested on August 10, 2017. He faces a corruption probe, according to the […]

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The G5-sahel initiative gets $60 million boost from the US

The United States on Monday promised up to $60 million to support the G5-Sahel Joint Force’s counter-terrorism efforts, the State Department said in a statement. The US has been very reluctant to support the G5-Sahel 5,000 troops made up with forces from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania since the beginning of the negotiations. […]

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Tanzanian police detained 20 over homosexual practices

Authorities in Tanzania have arrested 20 people accused of homosexuality in the East African nation’s semiautonomous region of Zanzibar. Twelve women and eight men were arrested in a hotel where they were receiving training on HIV/AIDS education programs, local media reports. “We rounded them up because we suspect that they were engaged in homosexuality in […]

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