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The Africa Cup of Nation 2021 is postponed to be held in 2022, CAF says

The next Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2021, has been postponed for one year, announced the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on June 30, 2020. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the qualifiers for the CAN 2021 may not be finished in time and playing in June-July next […]

General Salou Djibo declared candidate for Niger presidential election of 2020

General Salou Djibo has been nominated by his Peace-Justice-Progress Party as a candidate for the presidential election to be held at the end of 2020 in Niger. It is under the colors of his party the PJP that the former head of the military junta, which overthrew Mamadou Tanja in 2010, decided to stand as […]

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Improvised bomb device kills two Algerian soldiers

Two Algerian soldiers were killed Saturday after an improvised device went off in Medea province, TSA reports. The fatalities according a statement from ministry of defense occurred in Oued El Takouk, in the town of Ain Dalia, as some detachments were combing the area. The victims, declared as martyr were Captain Bensmaïl Fateh and Chief-caporal […]

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Heading to the cancellation of the Africa Cup of Nations 2021?

The International Football Federation (FIFA) announced on 25 June that the September 2020 African qualifiers, i.e. those for CAN 2021, have been postponed. A decision that could threaten the holding of the final phase in Cameroon on the scheduled dates (January 9- February 6). FIFA has not dashed hopes that the CAF Africa Cup of […]

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Gabonese MPs vote to decriminalize homosexuality

In Gabon, MEPs voted on Tuesday 23 June on a government bill to decriminalize homosexuality. Highly controversial in opinion, this bill is divisive even within the ruling majority. It was somewhat to everyone’s surprise that the government tabled this bill on the table. Almost a year ago, a new penal code came into force in […]

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Arab League calls for an immediate ceasefire in Libya

Arab Foreign Ministers have expressed total opposition to all forms of interference in Libya and to all plans to divide the country, calling for the disbanding of militias and the withdrawal of mercenaries from Libyan territory in order to make a ceasefire viable. The Arab League Foreign Ministers, who held an emergency meeting Tuesday at […]

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Switzerland opens criminal investigation against Glencore for corruption in the DRC

It was the Anglo-Swiss trading, brokerage and materials extraction company that made the information public last Friday, after the stock exchange closed. Specializing in commodities trading, the group says it is willing to cooperate in the investigation. “It’s a stage victory” for the Swiss NGO Public Eye. In December 2017, it had filed a criminal […]

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Burundi: Parliament approves Vice President, Prime Minister proposed by new President

The Burundian Parliament’s two chambers, the National Assembly and the Senate, on Tuesday, June 23, approved with flying colors the candidates presented by President Evariste Ndayishimiye for the posts of Vice President and Prime Minister, namely Prosper Bazombanza and Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni, both well-known figures in the country. The vote was conducted smoothly in the National […]

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Somalia: Women to make thirty percent of parliament members soon

The lower house has just approved a bill providing for a 30% quota for women in the Somali parliament. Although the parliament has yet to ratify the bill, it is one more step towards the feminization of politics in Somalia. It is a long-term struggle in a society that is both patriarchal and traditionalist, but […]

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Covid 19: South Africa has passed the hundred thousand cases

South Africa has passed the 100,000 mark for coronavirus cases, with the number of deaths now approaching 2,000, the authorities announced Monday. The country accounts for more than half of all coronavirus infections in sub-Saharan Africa. The South African Department of Health announced in a statement on Monday June 23 that the country now has […]

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