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Nigerian among three Africans vying to head WTO

The Nigerian Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala gave her big speech to the 164 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Wednesday 15 July in Geneva. Entering by surprise in the race for the post of Director General of the World Trade Organization, the former Nigerian minister highlighted her political and financial profile to reform an institution […]

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Partial takeover of air routes in several States in Africa

In Senegal, an Algiers-Dakar flight landed on the tarmac of the Blaise-Diagne airport in the Senegalese capital. A first after four months of interruption. Many routes are still suspended because several states have not reopened their borders in the region. Guinea will gradually reopen its air borders from 17 July, President Alpha Condé announced in […]

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Sudan: US sanctions Russian officials and entities linked to Yevgeny Prigozhin

The US treasury has decreed sanctions against several Russian officials and entities linked to Yevgeny Prigozhin, a close associate of Vladimir Putin, who has already been pinned in the 2016 US elections on social networks.   This time, Washington is sanctioning eight targets: three Russians and five companies, all suspected of helping Yevgeni Prigozhin to […]

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EUToday: European Parliament reacts to Tindouf Camps aid scandal

The Budgetary Control and Development Committees of the European Parliament are both actively involved in investigating the case of the Misappropriation of Humanitarian Aid to the Tindouf refugee camps in Southern Algeria, as reported in EUToday last week. After having been largely behind the outcry aroused in the Parliament around the theme of the embezzlement […]

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Felix Tshisekedi pays visit to Congolese counterpart Denis Sassou-Nguesso

Upon his arrival on July 15, Felix Tshisekedi had a series of talks with his Congolese counterpart Denis Sassou-Nguesso. These talks will continue today before the return to Kinshasa of the president of the DRC. Felix Tshisekedi travelled alone, without his Minister of Foreign Affairs or any other member of the government. And all Wednesday’s […]

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A blogger sentenced to six months in prison for parodying a Quranic sura

A Tunisian blogger was sentenced to six months in prison on Tuesday for parodying a Quranic sura, entitled “Sura Corona”, to incite respect for barrier gestures. She was found guilty of “attacking the sacred”, “offending public morals and inciting violence” and will have to pay a fine of 2,000 dinars (650 euros). This sentence reopens […]

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Chad: President Idriss Déby Itno reshuffles his government

President Idriss Deby carried out a major reshuffle of the government, with the entry of fourteen new ministers and six secretaries of state. Chadian Head of State Idriss Déby Itno has carried out, nine months before the presidential election, a significant reshuffle of his government, with the entry of fourteen new ministers and six secretaries […]

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Mali: Son of President IBK resigned from parliament Defense Committee chairmanship

The son of the Malian president, one of the public figures at the center of the ongoing dispute in the country, has announced his resignation from the important chairmanship of the parliamentary defense committee. After four days of violence, a precarious calm reigned on Tuesday morning in the streets of Bamako. The riots and repression […]

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Morocco announces $621m stimulus package to national carrier

Morocco will allocate $621 million to its national carrier Royal Air Maroc whose activities have taken the brunt of the covid-19 pandemic, Finance Minister Mohamed Benchaâboun told lawmakers Monday. The package comes as the airline is set to resume international flights from July 15, for special destinations. The airline will fly out Moroccan nationals living […]

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Somalia: head of the defense forces survived Shebabs attack against his convoy

Shebabs carried out an attack against the head of the defense forces, General Odowaa Yusuf Rageh. In Mogadishu, his convoy was targeted by a suicide car bomb attack. The operation failed but the explosion killed between one and five people, according to sources. The general, who is known for his relentless fight against the Islamists, […]

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