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Somalia: 27 Al-Shabaab militants killed in US airstrikes

The United States Special Forces have killed about 27 al-Shabab terrorists in northern Somalia, US Africa Command (Africom) said in a statement. According to Africom, the Saturday strike was conducted in cooperation with the Somali government southwest of Bosasso. Africom provided no additional details. The strike is the latest in a series of similar missions […]

AU calls for a lasting political solution in Syria

The African Union commission in a strongly worded statement on Monday condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria but cautioned against responding without ‘undeniable evidence’ and compliance with international law. The statement released by the continental body comes days after the United States, Britain and France launched military air strikes on multiple government targets […]

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United States lifts travel ban on Chad

US President Donald Trump has lifted the controversial travel ban imposed on Chad about six months ago. According to the White House, Chad is “an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States,” and has “shown willingness” to make improvements in immigration and border management. Chadian foreign minister, Cherif Mahamat Zene, welcomed the lifting […]

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U.S. Congress slaps Ethiopia with resolution supporting human rights

The United States Congress on Tuesday passed a human rights-centered resolution against the Ethiopian government calling for the respect of human rights in the Horn of Africa nation. The resolution calls on the Government of Ethiopia to lift the state of emergency, end the use of excessive force, release wrongfully imprisoned protesters, and improve transparency. […]

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Netanyahu suspends deal with UN on African migrants’ temporary stay permission

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday few hours after announcing a deal with the UN refugee agency to allow over 16,000 African migrants to stay temporarily in Israel made a U-turn announcing that he was ‘for the time being suspending the agreement’, Times of Israel reports. “I hear you, and especially the residents of south […]

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AfDB to launch 12 new projects to support SMEs in 6 African countries

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will launch twelve new projects to support agribusiness SMEs in 6 African countries, The Bank said in a statement. The projects will be funded by the AfDB’s Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) in Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Mozambique and Burkina Faso. According to the Bank, the $28.8 million envelope will […]

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United States to establish military base in Ghana

Ghana has approved an agreement granting unrestricted access to US Military to use Ghanaian facilities as well as a wide-range of tax exemptions. The agreement will permit the U.S. Military to use Ghana as a base for staging and deploying forces. The West African tiny nation has also agreed to bear the cost and take […]

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Ghana grants refugee status to two ex-Guantanamo detainees

Two ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees transferred to Ghana by the United States in 2016 have been granted refugee status, the government said on Wednesday. The two former Guantanamo Bay detainees, both Yemeni nationals, would have to consent to be moved to a different country, Ghana Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, has […]

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US government halts aid to Somalia’s military over graft

The United States on Thursday, said it is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia’s armed forces over corruption concerns. The US government suspension came after the Somali military repeatedly failed to account for food and fuel aid. During recent discussions between the United States and the Federal Government of Somalia, both sides […]

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US, Britain, France object Russia’s arms supply to CAR

The United States, Britain and France have asked Russia to provide more information on its request to the United Nations Security Council to supply light arms and ammunition to the war-torn struggling armed forces of the Central African nation. Russia’s request came after CAR President Faustin-Archange Touadera asked Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the […]

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