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South Africa: first clinical trial of a vaccine against Covid-19 being conducted

South Africa has just started the first clinical trial of a vaccine against Covid-19 on the continent. This candidate vaccine has been developed by Oxford University and is already being tested in humans in Great Britain. South Africa is approaching 140,000 detected cases of coronavirus and 2,500 deaths and remains the most affected country in […]

Archbishop of Kinshasa raises his voice against the intransigence of the FCC

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, Archbishop of Kinshasa and Vice-President of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) raises his voice against the intransigence of the FCC in relation to the appointment of the President of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) and the organic law proposals initiated by national deputies Aubin Minaku and Gary Sakata. […]

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Eighty-one dead in Ethiopia after two days of demonstrations

Two days of protests in Ethiopia, following the death of a famous singer from the Oromo majority ethnic group, have resulted in the deaths of 81 people and increased political and community tensions that threaten the democratic transition, initiated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The singer Hachalu Hundessa, whose highly political lyrics expressed the frustrations […]

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G5 Sahel summit took place in Mauritania

The G5 Sahel countries and France meet on Tuesday June 30 in Nouakchott to take stock of their fight against the jihadists, six months after they decided to intensify the joint effort to regain lost ground in the region. Emmanuel Macron and the Heads of State of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad met […]

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Thirty-four people arrested in Canary Islands for shipping hazardous waste to Africa

The Spanish Civil Guard arrested 34 people in the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria and Tenerife for involvement in shipping hazardous waste to Africa. These people are involved in the illegal trafficking of discarded electrical and electronic equipment to several African countries, including Senegal, Ghana, Gambia, Togo, Benin, Guinea, Sierra Leone and, above all, Nigeria. Between […]

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Malawi: Lazarus Chakwera wins presidential election

Opponent Lazarus Chakwera was declared winner of the presidential election in Malawi by the election commission. However, this does not mean the end of a long electoral battle, as even before the validation of these results, the defeated ruling party was denouncing irregularities. One year after the disputed election of President Peter Mutharika, Malawians were […]

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Burundi: New cabinet unveiled

The first government of the new Burundian president, General Evariste Ndayishimiye, was announced by his spokesman on Sunday evening. It is a tight government, with the number of portfolios reduced from 21 to 15. Only five members of the former cabinet were maintained. One of the regime’s hardliners, head of the National Intelligence Service, Gervais […]

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Benin: Journalist Ignace Sossou regained freedom

He’s finally free to move around. Beninese journalist Ignace Sossou, who was convicted in a case opposing him to the public prosecutor, Mario Mètonou, regained his freedom on Wednesday, after 6 months in prison. Media professionals who mobilized for his release were at the Cotonou civil prison to welcome him. “I thank you for coming, […]

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Heading to the cancellation of the Africa Cup of Nations 2021?

The International Football Federation (FIFA) announced on 25 June that the September 2020 African qualifiers, i.e. those for CAN 2021, have been postponed. A decision that could threaten the holding of the final phase in Cameroon on the scheduled dates (January 9- February 6). FIFA has not dashed hopes that the CAF Africa Cup of […]

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Somalia: Shebab attack on Turkish military training center

The Somali terrorist group on Tuesday carried out a suicide attack on the TurkSom military academy near Mogadishu, killing at least two people and injuring two others. This is the first time that the Islamist movement has targeted this site inaugurated three years ago to train future Somali soldiers. The bomber is believed to have […]

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