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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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Congo: Death in France of former President Pascal Lissouba

The man who led the People’s Republic of Congo after the opening of democracy in 1990 died in the night of Sunday to Monday, August 24, 2020 at the age of 89 years. Pascal Lissouba, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease during his last years of life, died in Perpignan, in the Pyrénées-Orientales. In the space of […]

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Madagascar: Twenty deaths and escapees during a mutiny in the prison of Farafangana

A mutiny took place in the prison of Farafangana, a town on the southeast coast of Madagascar. In the middle of the day, inmates rebelled against prison officers at this prison, which is located in the city center and has 357 prisoners. There were 88 escapees, 20 of whom were killed. 39 were finally found […]

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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 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. These have all stemmed from alarmist reports about the state of health of one of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s opponents. […]

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Madagascar: Minister of Health Ahmad Ahmad sucked after government reshuffle

Christian Ntsay’s government was reshuffled on Thursday 20 August. Three vacancies were filled, with appointments expected: Education, Technical Education, and Population. The Minister of Health, Prof. Ahmad Ahmad, was however thanked. It’s a noticeable sacking. That of the Minister of Health Ahmad Ahmad, announced Thursday, August 20, during a council of ministers led by Andry […]

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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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Madagascar: Minister of Health Ahmad Ahmad sacked

The Malagasy Minister of Health, Prof. Ahmad Ahmad, was sacked on Thursday 20 August.   The announcement was made during a council of ministers led by Andry Rajoelina.   Last month, on Monday, July 20, the minister sent a letter to technical and financial partners in which he appealed to the international community for additional […]

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Togo: Former Secretary General of OAU led to final rest

Several African personalities joined the Togolese nation on Thursday August 20 to bid a final farewell to Edem Kodjo, who passed away on April 11.   After tributes to the son of the land a few days ago in his village, farewells to the former Prime Minister took place in the Sacred Heart of Jesus […]

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Mali: ECOWAS calls for restoration of IBK to his duties and announces sanctions against the putschists

The leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) announced on Thursday the immediate dispatch of a high-level delegation to Bamako for the return of constitutional order, as well as a series of measures. ECOWAS calls for the immediate release of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and officials, and above all the restoration of the […]

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