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Côte d’Ivoire: Alassane Ouattara reserves his answer over his acceptance to be candidate

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara announced in front of dozens of leaders and elected officials of his movement gathered at the Palais des Congrès in Abidjan come to ask him to accept to run for a third term, that he was taking note of their request, without revealing his decision. “With great attachment and affection to […]

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Uganda: President Yoweri Museveni stands for re-election after 5 terms in office

In Uganda, general elections are due to be held in early 2021. And the presidential party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), unsurprisingly invested President Yoweri Museveni. In Uganda, 80% of the population has known only Yoweri Museveni at the head of the country. He is now one of the longest-serving presidents in power on the […]

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Morocco’s King Calls for Social Welfare Coverage to all Moroccans

King Mohammed VI has called on the government and the social actors to act quickly for the expansion of social welfare system to include all Moroccans within the next five years. Addressing on Wednesday the Nation on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the Sovereign’s accession to the throne, the Monarch said. that the […]

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Benin: Opposition launches a new party, “Les Démocrates”

Former President Boni Yayi and other figures in opposition to President Patrice Talon have launched a new party, “Les Démocrates”. The party filed its papers with the interior ministry on Wednesday July 29 to obtain its receipt, formerly known as the “certificate of conformity”, which eliminated all opposition parties in the April 2019 legislative elections. […]

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Post-Covid: Morocco’s King Calls for Competitive Economy & More Inclusive Social Model

King Mohammed VI has called on the government and all stakeholders to take up the challenges spurred by the coronavirus pandemic to rethink the priorities and lay down the foundations for a strong, competitive economy and for a more inclusive social model. In his speech made Wednesday on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of […]

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South Africa: IMF Provides $4.3 Billion in Emergency Assistance to fight Covid-19

The IMF announced this week that it approved $4.7 billion (€3.7 billion) in emergency assistance in response to Covid-19 to South Africa. The country had been refusing IMF assistance for more than 25 years. But South Africa is the worst affected country in Africa with nearly 450,000 cases and 6,700 deaths, according to a latest […]

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Probe on oil companies: Competition regulator dismissed, king sets up ad hoc committee

King Mohammed VI has dismissed Morocco’s competition council, which has been entrusted with ruling on the alleged uncompetitive practices used by fuel distributors and decided to set up an ad hoc committee to conduct the necessary investigations to clarify the situation, the Royal Office said in a statement Tuesday. The ad-hoc commission is to submit […]

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Algeria: Prison for assailants of health professionals

The Algerian government adopted new criminal sanctions on 27 July. Verbal assaults are punishable by one to three years in prison, while physical assaults can be punished by three to ten years in prison. In the event of the death of a caregiver during an assault, the perpetrator could face up to life imprisonment. The […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Henri Konan Bédié elected PDCI candidate in the October presidential elections

Henri Konan Bédié has been elected PDCI candidate in the presidential election of October. The former Ivorian head of state was acclaimed with nearly 100% of the votes cast at the fragmented conventions of his party held this weekend. This score comes as no surprise as the opponent was the only candidate in the running. […]

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Morocco bans travel in and out of key cities for Covid-19 fears

Morocco has shut down major cities preventing entry or exist in order to contain a new surge in Covid-19 cases, the Interior and Health Ministries said. The two ministries said in a joint statement that the cities of Casablanca, Settat, Berchid, Marrakech, Fez, Meknes, Tetouan and Tangier will be shut down with only people with […]

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