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Sudan: Over forty people arrested in possession of a large quantity of explosives

The authorities revealed, this Wednesday, the end of a huge haul that lasted almost a month. A total of 41 people were arrested in possession of TNT, detonators and ammonium nitrate, the product that caused the terrible explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, in early August. For investigators, the destination of this weaponry is still unclear. The […]

Ghana: Country’s economy fell by 3% due to Covid 19

It is a sad first in 37 years: Ghana’s economy fell by 3% in the second quarter of 2020, hard hit by the restrictive measures put in place to contain the Covid-19 epidemic. A country known for its stability and its important exports of gold, oil and cocoa, Ghana saw its economy contract by 3.2% […]

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Guinea-Bissau: End of ECOWAS support force mission

West African soldiers of the ECOWAS mission in Guinea-Bissau (Ecomib), deployed since 2012, are leaving the country. Their mission officially ended on Thursday. They were about 800 men on their arrival in 2012, composed of Nigerian, Burkinabe, Senegalese and Togolese soldiers. This sub-regional force was responsible for protecting the heads of institutions and public buildings. […]

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South Africa : George Bizos, Nelson Mandela’s lawyer died at the age of 92

Human rights lawyer and anti-apartheid fighter George Bizos died in South Africa on Wednesday, September 9 at the age of 92. He was the lawyer and close friend of Nelson Mandela, and also defended the great figures of the ANC. He had retired a few years ago, but he left his mark on the political […]

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ECOWAS: The common currency will not be for 2020

This common currency for the countries of the Economic Community of West Africa was to come into force in 2020. This launch has been postponed. The summit of heads of state of the region this Monday in Niamey took note of this. Countries must now develop a new roadmap. No advanced date for the moment. […]

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South Africa ruling ANC lambasts Trump over remarks on iconic Nelson Mandela

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party Tuesday chastised US President Donald Trump for alleged disparaging remarks “staining” the late President Nelson Mandela, Anadolu News agency reports. Trump has become target of the South African governing political power, after his personal lawyer Michael Cohen in his released ““Disloyal: A Memoir,” indicated that he expressed […]

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Coronavirus: South African economy highly affected

It is a figure that confirms South Africa’s difficulties. In the second quarter of this year, gross domestic product collapsed by 51%. This is unprecedented in the history of the continent’s most developed economy. Although activity has been picking up since June, it remains an unprecedented crisis with a recession for the whole year estimated […]

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Nigeria: Medical doctors go on unlimited strike

In Nigeria, resident doctors in public hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday, September 7, with at least three demands: better social security coverage, improved working conditions and higher salaries. With a monthly salary of around 500 euros, the resident doctors of Nigerian public hospitals have been demanding an increase in their remuneration for several […]

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The 57th ECOWAS Summit opens this morning in Niamey

Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States are meeting this Monday, September 7 in Niamey. The meeting will be devoted to the political and security situation in the region. This Summit is the first to physically bring together the Heads of State and Government of the Sub-Regional Organization since the outbreak […]

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Mali: National consultation on transition begins on September 5

The national consultation promised by the junta, which took power on August 18, will take place Saturday. The capital was rife with rumors of a new cancellation, after last weekend’s one, but the junta’s spokesman spoke on Thursday evening at its headquarters in the Kati military camp. The speech of the National Committee for the […]

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