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Côte d’Ivoire: Archbishop of Abidjan calls for dialogue before elections

As the October 31 elections approach and as tensions mount, Cardinal Jean Pierre Kutwa, Archbishop of Abidjan, called for respect for the constitution, appeasement and dialogue as a prelude to the elections, and spoke out against the candidacy of Alassane Ouattara. In a lengthy statement on Monday, the prelate said: “I cannot remain silent any […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Supporters of Laurent Gbagbo submit his candidacy for the elections

In Côte d’Ivoire, Monday, August 31 marks the last day for the filing of candidatures for the presidential election next October. Candidates have until midnight. This Monday morning, the president of Together for Democracy and Sovereignty came to submit a file on behalf of Laurent Gbagbo. They met in small groups from 7:30 am on […]

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Covid-19: Morocco’s King talks with China’s Pdt on partnership to fight pandemic

Partnership between Morocco and China in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic was among the major topics discussed during a telephone conversation held on Monday between King Mohammed VI and president Xi Jinping. The phone call was an occasion to thank China for its support to the strong preventive measures taken by Morocco to prevent […]

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Renaissance Dam: Still no agreement despite ten days of negotiations

After another failure of the negotiations to reach an agreement on the construction of the Renaissance Dam, Sudan proposes a summit meeting. According to Khartoum, the meeting at ministerial level cannot resolve the outstanding issues. This must now be done at the level of the leaders of the three countries. Started in early August under […]

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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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Didier Drogba: His candidacy was rejected by the electoral commission

The umpteenth twist in the race for the presidency of the Ivorian Football Federation: the candidacy of Didier Drogba was rejected by the electoral commission on Thursday, August 27. Decidedly, the candidacy of Didier Drogba for the presidency of the Ivorian Football Federation is worthy of a “soap opera”. Last episode: the electoral commission of […]

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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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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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Kenya: COVID-19 Corruption Protesters called on Head of State to take action

In Kenya, as part of the fight against Covid-19, several hundred million dollars and medical equipment were allegedly diverted. Several demonstrations have been organized to protest against corruption in the country and pressure is mounting on President Kenyatta, while 25 NGOs, associations and unions signed a joint communiqué on Monday, August 24, calling on the […]

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