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Niger to raise FCFA 40 billion on UEMOA market

The government of Niger intends to raise about FCFA 40 billion on the financial market of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), through assimilable bonds on Wednesday, June 28, Dakar-based UMOA-Titres Agency reported. Each bond certificate would have a nominal value of 10,000 FCFA with a single interest rate of 6.00%, it said. […]

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UN Security Council Okays deployment of G-5 Joint Force in the Sahel

The United Nations Security Council, on Wednesday, unanimously approved a resolution welcoming the deployment of a 5,000-strong force from five African countries to restore peace and security and fight extremists in the vast Sahel region. The resolution, drafted by France, welcomes the deployment but does not grant full UN authorization to the force due to […]

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Malawi raises legal marriage age to 18

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has officially banned child marriage this week after a two-year parliamentary process and subsequent approval in February. The constitutional amendment signed by the president raises the legal marriage age to 18.  The offense is now punishable by five years’ imprisonment and a fine of about $143. However, rights campaigners say it […]

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Nigeria: Meningitis Deaths reach 745

An outbreak of Meningitis in Nigeria has killed 745 people as of Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said, as Africa’s most populous nation attempts to tackle the surge in infections. A Meningitis epidemic two year ago killed 1,100 people and infected more than 10,000 in the country and neighbouring Niger. “We need all […]

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Morocco to Become Member of ECOWAS, Another Major Regional Bloc

In a bid to boost further regional African integration and South-South cooperation, Morocco seeks the membership of the Economic Community of Western African Countries (ECOWAS), one of the major regional blocs in the continent. Morocco has informed President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, chairperson of ECOWAS, of its desire to join this regional grouping through […]

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Niger: Jihadists kill 15 in patrol ambush

Jihadists have ambushed a Niger’s army patrol on Thursday, killing 15 soldiers and wounding 19, the West African nation’s Defense Ministry said. The attack occurred in North of Tilwa, an area near the border with Mali where violent Islamists have been seeking to expand their reach. “A search operation is underway to neutralize the terrorists,” […]

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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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