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Burkina Faso: The country is still waiting for the results of the first round after the ballot

Four days after the double ballot of 22 November 2020, the country is still waiting for the results of the first round. The Electoral Commission continues to compile the results on a commune-by-commune basis. Almost half of the votes cast are already known. For the moment, the results for just over 196 communes out of […]

Burkina Faso: A mission of independent international experts conducts an audit of the electoral register

A mission of independent international experts began Tuesday, October 13 an audit of the electoral register. Deployed by the International Organization of the Francophonie, the team of experts will work with other experts recognized by the African Union, the EU and the United Nations system. The mission of the experts is to ensure that the […]

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Côte d’Ivoire elections: ECOWAS-AU-UN joint mission in Abidjan

A joint delegation led by ECOWAS and including the African Union and the United Nations is on a visit in Abidjan this October 5 – 6 to consolidate and amplify gains in the ongoing electoral process. At ECOWAS, the visit to Côte d’Ivoire is described as a mission of “preventive diplomacy” in view of the […]

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Guinea : Alpha Condé assure fair elections on October 18

Representatives of the United Nations, the African Union and West African countries have been on mission in Conakry since Thursday, October 1. They welcomed the assurances of President Alpha Condé, candidate for a controversial third term, for a peaceful election. This visit comes in the midst of the electoral campaign, with the presidential elections scheduled […]

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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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Mali: President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigns, International Community reacts

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced on Tuesday night his resignation and the dissolution of Parliament following his arrest earlier in the day by mutinous soldiers. President Keïta, arrested in the company of his Prime Minister Boubou Cissé in the late afternoon and taken to the military camp from which a mutiny had started earlier […]

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Negotiations have resumed on the Renaissance dam

Tripartite negotiations have quietly resumed on the Renaissance dam in a rather peculiar context, after a week of violence in Ethiopia. The negotiators had agreed to meet again on Monday 6 July in plenary session, after a weekend in which the three countries concerned maintained their positions. While Ethiopia was still taking stock of the […]

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Kenya and Djibouti, who will replace South Africa at the UN Security Council?

A long diplomatic battle between two African countries will come to an end today Wednesday 17 June at the United Nations. Kenya and Djibouti have been battling for a year to claim the non-permanent African seat on the Security Council for the years 2021 and 2022 to replace the outgoing South Africa. Diplomats are returning […]

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Ethiopia admits to have shot down ‘by error’ the Kenyan plane in Somali

Ethiopia admits that it shot down the Kenyan plane carrying humanitarian aid in south-west Somalia. The crash took place early last week and all six passengers, Kenyans and Somalis, died. The Ethiopian authorities speak of an error in a communiqué to the African Union. It was a private plane from African Express Airways. On board […]

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African Union Rejects Tanzanian President’s Accusations on Testing

The Director of the African Union Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Africa CDC), Dr. John Nkengasong, denies the Tanzanian president’s accusations that the screening tests sent to his country are faulty. “The tests that Tanzania and all African countries are using are tests that we have validated and we know they are very effective,” […]

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