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Senior Editor for Medafrica Times and former journalist for Swiss National Television. former NGO team leader in Burundi and Somalia

Mali: Former President Moussa Traoré passed away at the age of 83

The former Malian president, General Moussa Traoré died on Tuesday, September 15, it was learned from his family. Born on September 25, 1936, he had taken power in 1968 before being overthrown in March 1991. Sentenced to death, he was pardoned in 2002 by former president Alpha Oumar Konaré. In recent years, he was very […]

Côte d’Ivoire: The Democratic Association of French People Abroad notes a concern of the French community regarding the political tensions

The Democratic Association of French People Abroad (ADFE), also known as French of the World, which for 40 years has brought together French people living outside of France, held its general assembly in Abidjan. 20 to 25,000 French people reside in Côte d’Ivoire. On the eve of the presidential election, many are expressing concern about […]

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Gabon: Mayor of Libreville held in police custody since Friday, September 11

The mayor of Libreville, Léandre Zué, has been in police custody since Friday, September 11. He is being held in the premises of the General Directorate of Counter-Interference and Military Security, better known as B2, the Gabonese intelligence services. For the past few days, the vice has been tightening its grip on Léandre Zué, mayor […]

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DRC: Belgian justice ordered to return Patrice Lumumba’s tooth to his family

The Belgian justice system has responded favorably to a request from the family of Patrice Lumumba to return a tooth of the Congolese leader assassinated in January 1961 in Congo, the Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office told AFP on Thursday. This tooth had been seized in the family of a Belgian policeman who had contributed to […]

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Guinea: Cellou Dalein Diallo excluded from FNDC as he filed his candidacy for the presidential election

The National Front for the Defense of the Constitution is reacting to the decision of certain political parties in the movement to participate in the presidential election scheduled for October 18. In a statement, its national coordinator Abdourahmane Sano said that “from this decision, naturally follows their voluntary withdrawal from the movement. On Monday, Cellou […]

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Mali: National consultations on the transition continues today as the committee of experts handed over its work

The committee of experts handed over its work on Tuesday, September 8 to the junta. These experts were appointed to synthesize the proposals and draw up a guideline after the first consultations last weekend in Bamako and in the regions of Mali. Two documents were given to the junta’s legal advisor, Youssouf Z Coulibaly. These […]

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DRC: Governor of Sankuru summoned before Higher Military Auditorate for torturing journalists

Governor of Sankuru Joseph Stéphane Mukumadi is due to appear next Monday at the Mbuji-Mayi Higher Military Auditorate. The governor and a colonel of the armed forces are accused by the NGO ‘Journaliste en Danger’ of torturing journalists and inciting soldiers to commit acts contrary to duty and discipline. The facts go back a fortnight. […]

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Mali: Former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta left Bamako

Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta left Bamako on the evening of 5 September in the direction of the United Arab Emirates, according to airport sources.` The departure of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) had been awaited for several days due to his state of health. This Saturday, September 5 in the morning around 8:30 am, […]

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Mali: IBK admitted to a hospital for transient ischemic attack

The National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), the body set up by the perpetrators of the August 18 coup d’état against President IBK, continues to be structured. Several appointments were made at the time former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was admitted to hospital. The junta takes its bearings, settles in. It has […]

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Last tribute was paid to former Congolese president, Pascal Lissouba in France

A last tribute was paid this Monday, August 31 to the former Congolese president, Pascal Lissouba. It took place in Perpignan, in the south of France. In accordance with the wishes of his family, it is there that he was buried “provisionally” until the “conditions” are met for his return to his country. Pascal Lissouba […]

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