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Mali: A civilian killed by soldiers of Operation Barkhane

A civilian was killed and two wounded Tuesday by French soldiers of the Barkhane force in an incident involving a bus about 50 kilometers from Gao. The French staff said the vehicle was driving very fast and was heading towards a military convoy and that warning shots ricocheted. A version denied by the transport company […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Archbishop of Abidjan calls for dialogue before elections

As the October 31 elections approach and as tensions mount, Cardinal Jean Pierre Kutwa, Archbishop of Abidjan, called for respect for the constitution, appeasement and dialogue as a prelude to the elections, and spoke out against the candidacy of Alassane Ouattara. In a lengthy statement on Monday, the prelate said: “I cannot remain silent any […]

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Renaissance Dam: Still no agreement despite ten days of negotiations

After another failure of the negotiations to reach an agreement on the construction of the Renaissance Dam, Sudan proposes a summit meeting. According to Khartoum, the meeting at ministerial level cannot resolve the outstanding issues. This must now be done at the level of the leaders of the three countries. Started in early August under […]

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Uganda: The country recalls its ambassador to Denmark because of financial scandal over Covid-19 funds

Uganda recalled its ambassador to Denmark and her deputy after the release of a recording suggesting that the two diplomats conspired during a videoconference to share funds to address the Covid-19 crisis. During the videoconference, a video of which circulated on social networks, Ambassador Nimisha Madhvani, her deputy and other members of the diplomatic staff […]

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Rwanda: An international arrest warrant for Aloys Ntiwiragabo suspected of genocide

Rwanda issued an international arrest warrant for Aloys Ntiwiragabo, head of military intelligence during the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda. A preliminary investigation for crimes against humanity was recently opened against him in France, where he may reside. “We have issued an international arrest warrant for Aloys Ntiwiragabo, suspected of genocide,” which a French media […]

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Sudan rejects US request to normalize ties with Israel

After obtaining, in mid-August, a historic agreement to normalize relations between Israel and the Emirates, the U.S. Secretary of State is on an international tour. Mike Pompeo now travels to Bahrain and the Emirates after a visit to Israel and yesterday, August 25, to Sudan. It was the first time a head of diplomacy has […]

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Mauritania: former president released, his passport seized

The former President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz was released from custody and returned home in the early hours of Monday, under the youyous of his relatives and to the relief for his family and lawyers who had been denouncing for a week his summons by the investigators and his detention conditions. Investigators wanted to […]

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Kenya: COVID-19 Corruption Protesters called on Head of State to take action

In Kenya, as part of the fight against Covid-19, several hundred million dollars and medical equipment were allegedly diverted. Several demonstrations have been organized to protest against corruption in the country and pressure is mounting on President Kenyatta, while 25 NGOs, associations and unions signed a joint communiqué on Monday, August 24, calling on the […]

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Libya: a step forward towards the end of the conflict?

It is a hopeful announcement in Libya: the Government of National Unity and the Parliament of Tobruk, the two rival authorities in the country, are announcing a ceasefire and the holding of elections. In two separate communiqués, the two factions vying for power announced a cessation of fighting and the holding of elections in the […]

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Ethiopia: Orormia State in turmoil after Jawar Mohammed announced sick in prison

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission is “deeply alarmed” by the “excessive use of force” by the authorities in the Oromia region. There have been reports of deaths since the beginning of the week during suppressed protests. The protests erupted following alarmist reports about the state of health of one of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s opponents. […]

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