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Indian telecom operator Airtel shapes Africa exit plan

India’s biggest mobile carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd, which owns telecom assets in 14 African countries, on Wednesday said it is looking at a potential initial public offering (IPO). Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV said the discussion on feasibility of listing its shares on an “internationally recognized” exchange was still in preliminary stage. Bharti Airtel, which […]

Boko Haram leader flees in hijab

The controversial leader of the terrorist Boko Haram group, Abubakar Shekau, has reportedly succeeded to escape as the Nigerian army on Tuesday cleared out a key base of the insurgent group at the Sambisa forest, the last known hideout of the insurgents, the army said in a statement. Abubakar Shekau was last seen dressed as […]

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PyeongChang: Meet Africa’s Winter Olympics hopefuls

As the 2018 Winter Olympics kick off this Friday in PyeongChang, eight contingents will represent the African continent with 13 athletes. It is a record high since 1994 when tougher qualifying standards were imposed. This year, winter Olympic’ veterans, Morocco and South Africa, will participate in the competition along with Eritrea and Nigeria, which are […]

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Morocco, Champion of CHAN 2018

The Atlas Lions of Morocco on Sunday made history in the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) tournament thanks to a 4-0 thumping of Nigeria’s Super Eagles Team in a final match at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca. The home-based team of the Atlas Lions became the first champions to win five of six matches […]

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Niger: 81 Lake Chad’s Boko Haram suspects go on public trial

A special international court in the Nigerien capital Niamey has started the trial of eighty-one people accused of fighting for militant Boko Haram. The suspects came from three countries of the Lake Chad region, namely Niger, Nigeria and Chad. The public court sitting, which started last week, is the first of its kind after closed-door […]

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Cameroon: European Union offers FCFA100 mln in Boko Haram war

The European Union is set to mobilize 100 billion FCFA to finance the fight against the Boko Haram sect, La Tribune Afrique news portal reports. According to a statement from the institution, the funds will be directed to the Multinational Joint Force (MMF), made up of the Cameroonian, Nigerian, Nigerien and Chadian armies, set up […]

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Nigeria’s air force killed at least 35 civilians – AI

Nigeria’s air force killed at least 35 people in attacks on villages in December, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday (January 30). According to the rights watchdog, residents of villages in the northeastern state of Adamawa were fired upon by a fighter jet and military helicopters as they attempted to flee herdsmen attacks. […]

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African Union launches long-awaited single aviation market

The African Union has finally launched the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) during the 30th annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa. The Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) is a flagship project of the African Union Agenda 2063, an initiative of the African Union to create a single unified air transport market and […]

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Nigeria Welcomes Morocco’s Election to AU’s Peace & Security Council

African powerhouse, Nigeria, has welcomed the election of Morocco to the Peace and Security Council of the African Union, as the two countries continue to strengthen their close relations. Morocco and Nigeria, alongside all Africa’s great States, should endeavor to promote peace and security in the continent, said Nigeria’s foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama at a […]

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Côte d’Ivoire seizes 600 kg of elephant tusks and pangolin scale

Côte d’Ivoire authorities on Thursday seized about 600 kg of elephant tusks and 600 kg of pangolin scales, Bonaventure Adomo, head of the Ivorian anti-smuggling unit, told reporters. The ivory was ready for export to Vietnam while the pangolin scales were destined for Asia, Adomo said. According to official accounts, the traffickers came from Côte […]

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