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U.S. recalls Peace Corps volunteers from terrorism-stricken Burkina-Faso

The United States embassy in Burkina-Faso last weekend announced the evacuation of 124 Peace Corps volunteers working in several regions of the West African country. The main reason for this departure is related to the security situation in the county. The landlocked nation, which appeared to have escaped the worst of the wave of Islamist […]

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Egypt expresses regret as US plans to withhold aid

The Egyptian government on Wednesday expressed regret over a United States decision to deny the North African nation about $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million. The United States denied Egypt $95.7 million in aid as the country failed to make progress in matters of respecting human rights and democratic norms, […]

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African Growth and Opportunity Act forum kicks-off in Lomé

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum kicked-off in Togo’s capital Lomé on Tuesday. The Forum is bringing together senior government officials from the United States and 38 Sub-Saharan African AGOA-eligible countries to discuss ways to boost economic cooperation and trade between the United States and Africa. The African Union and regional economic communities […]

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Nigeria: Trump Okays sale of high-tech attack planes

The United States President Donald Trump has given the go-ahead for the sale of military planes to Nigeria to aid in the fight against Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the Northern regions of the West-African nation, AP news agency reports. In Trump’s first phone call with Buhari in February, he assured the Nigerian president […]

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Sudan hopes US travel ban would not affect sanctions lifting

Sudanese Foreign Ministry official Abdelghany Naeem, on Tuesday, said his country hopes the revival of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Sudanese citizens will not affect the planned lifting of US economic sanctions on the conflict-stricken nation. The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday partially lifted an injunction against the travel bans issued […]

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Trump pledges $300 million to fight famine in Africa, Yemen

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday, pledged to disburse more than $300 million to help prevent famine in Yemen and several countries in Africa. Trump who was meeting Pope Francis for the first time, said he had “renewed” the US “commitment to fighting global famine”, with the United Nations warning that about 20 million […]

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Kenya: US freezes $21ml health aid amid corruption scandal

The United States government on Tuesday announced the suspension of over $21 million direct aid to Kenya’s Ministry of Health amid concern over corruption. According to the Nairobi-based US Embassy, support for HIV drugs and other health programs outside the ministry would continue. “What we have done on health assistance is to temporarily suspend technical […]

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Western Sahara: UNSC draft resolution positive for Morocco

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday examined a new resolution aimed at ending the decades-long, multi-pronged dispute over the ultimate status of Western Sahara. The final version of the resolution submitted by the Group of Friends of Western Sahara, [United States, France, the United Kingdom, Russia and Spain], aims at reaching a “mutually acceptable […]

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US plans arm deal with terror-stricken Nigeria

United States government is planning to sell up to a dozen ground attack aircraft to Nigeria’s air force in a deal that could be worth up to $600 million, Reuters reported Monday. The deal according to Reuters will help the West African most populous nation in its fight against the Islamic-state affiliated group Boko Haram. […]

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South Sudan: U.S., UN accuse Juba of ‘deliberate starvation tactics’

The United States on Thursday joined the chorus to warn South Sudan’s government over “deliberate starvation tactics,” that are leading to a humanitarian crisis in the World’s youngest nation. About 50,000 people have died in South Sudan’s civil war, which began in December 2013 as a result of a struggle for power between President Salva […]

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