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Chad: An officer sentenced to five years imprisonment escaped

It is an unusual incident that took place, this Thursday morning, at the courthouse of Ndjamena. An officer sentenced to five years imprisonment was taken from the gendarmes who were guarding him by members of his family. They then managed to leave the courthouse. The man is an army colonel who has been in detention […]

Tunisia imports phosphate for first time to supplement domestic need

Tunisia has for the first time ordered a shipload of phosphate to supplement the domestic need for the production of fertilizers, Webdo Tunis reports. The North African country has signed a one-year contract with neighboring Algeria for the importation of the 500,000 tons of phosphates. The first shipload, 40,000 is expected to arrive before the […]

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Mali: Former President Moussa Traoré passed away at the age of 83

The former Malian president, General Moussa Traoré died on Tuesday, September 15, it was learned from his family. Born on September 25, 1936, he had taken power in 1968 before being overthrown in March 1991. Sentenced to death, he was pardoned in 2002 by former president Alpha Oumar Konaré. In recent years, he was very […]

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South-African News Website Underlines Morocco’s Role in Facilitating Libyan Dialogue

South-African news website ‘Independent Online’ highlighted the role played by Morocco in facilitating the Libyan Dialogue. In an article published Sunday under the title “Libyan Dialogue Leads to Comprehensive Agreements”, the South-African media outlet underlines that the delegations of the Libyan High Council of State and the Tobruk Parliament jointly announced on Thursday that they […]

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Four traffickers arrested in Zimbabwe in possession of thirty-two chimpanzee specimens from southeastern DRC

Thirty-two live chimpanzee specimens from southeastern DRC were seized in Zimbabwe on Tuesday. They were headed to South Africa. According to the Congolese Environment Ministry, four traffickers, three Congolese and one Malawian, are under arrest in Zimbabwe. For the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature, ICCN, this trade in protected animals is a threat […]

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Guinea-Bissau: End of ECOWAS support force mission

West African soldiers of the ECOWAS mission in Guinea-Bissau (Ecomib), deployed since 2012, are leaving the country. Their mission officially ended on Thursday. They were about 800 men on their arrival in 2012, composed of Nigerian, Burkinabe, Senegalese and Togolese soldiers. This sub-regional force was responsible for protecting the heads of institutions and public buildings. […]

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Football: CAF announces new date for semi-finals and finals of the Champions League and Confederation Cup

The semi-finals and finals of the Champions League and Confederation Cup have been postponed by one month because of the Covid-19 pandemic, said the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on September 10, 2020. It is not really a surprise: the end of the 2019-2020 African Club Cup will not take place on the dates announced […]

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Inter-Libyan dialogue in Morocco reaches comprehensive agreement

The delegations of the Libyan High Council of State and the Parliament of Tobruk meeting Bouznika, a coastal city to the south of the Moroccan capital Rabat, in order to maintain the ceasefire and open the way to a peaceful solution, have reached an agreement. In a joint statement released Thursday after five days of […]

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South Africa : George Bizos, Nelson Mandela’s lawyer died at the age of 92

Human rights lawyer and anti-apartheid fighter George Bizos died in South Africa on Wednesday, September 9 at the age of 92. He was the lawyer and close friend of Nelson Mandela, and also defended the great figures of the ANC. He had retired a few years ago, but he left his mark on the political […]

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DRC: Governor of Sankuru summoned before Higher Military Auditorate for torturing journalists

Governor of Sankuru Joseph Stéphane Mukumadi is due to appear next Monday at the Mbuji-Mayi Higher Military Auditorate. The governor and a colonel of the armed forces are accused by the NGO ‘Journaliste en Danger’ of torturing journalists and inciting soldiers to commit acts contrary to duty and discipline. The facts go back a fortnight. […]

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