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ECOWAS, a Bullwark against Dictatorships in West Africa

The (ECOWAS) has grown steadily to acquire a political and military dimension besides its role in bolstering economic integration in the region. The recent intervention of the African sub-regional grouping to pressure the long-ruling Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh to step down in recognition of his electoral defeat is but another shining example of the growing […]

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Morocco Extends Emergency Assistance to Sub-Saharans Expelled from Algeria

Morocco has extended emergency humanitarian assistance to the Sub-Saharan migrants who were deported by Algeria over the past few days and who are currently stranded in a center in the North of Niger. The aid was sent upon directives from King Mohammed VI to come to the rescue of these migrants who are in a […]

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Libya: Over 200 Corpses of Terrorists Found in Rubble in Sirte

Libyan forces combatting under the Government of National Accord’s banner have discovered over 200 corpses of Islamic State group (IS) militants as forces clear the coastal city of remaining resistance after flashing out the militants. The Bunyan al-Marsous operation room Monday announced it took control of Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown 8 months after launching the takeover […]

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Africa Action Summit, a Milestone in Addressing Climate Change

The Africa Action Summit was held on November 16 in Marrakech with the participation of several African Heads of state and government and was wrapped the same day with a final statement laying out a forward-looking vision for a common African action to tackle climate change. The summit, held at the initiative of King Mohammed […]

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Mali: US Issues Travel Alert for its Citizens

The United States’ embassy in Mali on Monday issued travel warning and travel alert to its citizens to be careful of their movements in the West African nation. The move comes after Jeffery Woodke, a U.S. aid worker who has lived and worked in northern Niger for up to two decades, has been kidnapped by […]

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Migration Tops Agenda of Idriss Deby’s Visit in Germany

Chad president Idriss Deby on Wednesday urged the European Union to seek a deal with countries across Africa’s desert Sahel region if it wants to curb the influx of migrants. “We can only resolve the issue if we involve the G5 frontline states –Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali and Niger– not through country by country […]

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People killed in Ethiopia Protests Could Exceed 500 – PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Desalegn Hailemariam, said the number of people killed in the anti-government protests in the country could exceed 500. He made the statement during a joint press conference in Addis Ababa Monday with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel who was on an official visit in the Horn of Africa nation. Hailemariam reiterated the […]

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Angela Merkel Visits Niger, Promises Cash, Military Vehicles

The German chancellor Angela Merkel on official visit in Niger on Monday promised cash and military vehicles to help the west-African nation fight human traffickers and militant Islamists. Merkel, who is under intense political pressure for allowing nearly a million migrants into the county last year, admitted after meeting Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou that her […]

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Dangote Lost 35% of his Wealth in 2016 – Bloomberg

The fortune of Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has fallen by 35% in 2016, on the back of a commodities slump coupled with falling stock prices and a devaluation of the Naira, Bloomberg reports. Two month ago, the business news outlet had reported that Dangote who made most of his fortune in cement and sugar […]

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Nigeria: WFP Needs $52m to Support Boko Haram Victims

The World Food Program (WFP) on Tuesday said it requires $52 million to continue providing life-saving assistance to people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency has devastated northeastern Nigeria and has spread to Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The humanitarian situation relative to food insecurity in the region is classified […]

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