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Côte d’Ivoire: Movements expected today last day to submit candidatures for October presidential election

On the official schedule of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Today Monday 31 August is a busy day with no less than twelve candidates on the agenda, not counting those, already registered, who have to come and deposit the missing documents in their files. If the final filings go as planned, a total of thirty-six […]

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UN welcomes Morocco’s support for political solution in Libya

The UN thanked Morocco for its support to peace efforts in Libya where inter-fighting sunk the country in a quagmire at a time joint action is needed to counter the pandemic. “Libyans are very happy to see me in Morocco because they know that Morocco has a formidable history of support for the UN process,” […]

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Mali: Former president, Prime Minister and President of National Assembly released

The former Malian president, arrested on August 18 by the putschists, was released this Thursday, the military announced. At the same time, it was learned that his son, Karim, had managed to leave the country. The National Committee for the Salvation of the People, set up by the military to lead the country, “informs national […]

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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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Niger: A politico-military group claims a re-founded Republic

A “politico-military” group wants to federate the dissatisfied on all sides, denouncing the management of President Issoufou and his clan in power for nearly ten years. Very hectic summer in the Sahel. In the aftermath of the coup d’état in neighboring Mali, and just days earlier an attack killing six French expatriates had drawn the […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Court confirms former President Laurent Gbagbo’s withdrawal from electoral list

Former President Laurent Gbagbo has indeed been removed from the Ivorian electoral list. The court upheld the Independent Electoral Commission’s decision last week. No appeal is possible before an Ivorian court. As he is no longer a voter, he cannot be a candidate. With five days to go before the deadline for submitting applications, a […]

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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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African Development Bank holds its annual General Assembly

This had never happened in the history of the African Development Bank since its creation in 1964. For the first time, the main financing institution of the African continent holds this August 26-27 its annual meetings in virtual mode because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Exit therefore the noise of corridors, rumors of the Hotel Ivoire-Sofitel […]

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Moroccan PM debunks rumors about normalizing ties with Israel

Morocco’s Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani Sunday brushed aside rumors of the North African country eagerness to thaw ties with Israel as he blasted UAE’s deal with the Jewish state. On August 13, Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv announced a historical peace deal brokered by the US. The Gulf country became the first Gulf country […]

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