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Uganda: US Treasury announces sanctions against an alleged adoption trafficking ring

The US Treasury announces sanctions against four Ugandans accused of being part of an adoption trafficking ring. Two judges, as well as a lawyer and her partner and husband, are subject to a freezing of assets and ban on entry into the country. A court case is also pending in the United States. The network […]

Law enforcement abuses in Burkina Faso: Washington threatens to halt cooperation

The United States on Wednesday demanded “swift action” from the Burkinabe authorities against abuses committed by its security forces against civilians under the guise of counterterrorism, threatening if not to stop their security support in Burkina Faso. “U.S. security assistance cannot continue without action” by the Burkinabe authorities “against abuses,” U.S. Assistant Secretary of State […]

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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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Reconciliation dialogue started between Somalia and Somaliland in Djibouti

The presidents of Somalia and the former province of British Somalia that seceded in 1991, called Somaliland, met face to face for the first time on Sunday 14 June in Djibouti. Officially, it was a “consultation summit” intended, above all, to open negotiations on the conflictual relations between the two capitals. After being greeted on […]

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Soudan would pay damages for the 1998 attacks in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam

The Supreme Court of the United States grants a victory to the victims of the 1998 attacks in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. These attacks by Al Qaeda against the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania left 224 people dead. Since 2001, nearly 600 people have demanded that Sudan pay damages because at the time […]

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United States, Republic of Congo sign open skies air transport agreement

The United States and Republic of Congo have signed a new open skies air transport agreement which seeks to strengthen the civil aviation partnership between the two countries while deepening commercial and economic ties, the State Department announced in a release Wednesday.   The Agreement provides for unrestricted reciprocal market access for passenger and cargo […]

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Outrage as Tanzania detains CPJ’s top African officials

Two top officials of the international press rights group, the Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ, have been arrested in Tanzania on Wednesday, the United States – based organization said. Angela Quintal – CPJ’s Africa program coordinator, and Muthoki Mumo – its sub-Saharan Africa representative were detained in their hotel rooms by Tanzania’s Immigration authority. “We […]

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China’s Influence growing in Africa; US Senate fights back!

The United States Senate has adopted with an overwhelming majority the creation of the United State Development Finance Corporation (USIDFC). This mega-agency, which will have the capacity to mobilize $60 billion, is mainly meant to counter China’s growing economic influence in Africa and is seen as a response to the Chinese initiative “One belt, one […]

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Melania Trump starts African tour

First Lady Melania Trump started Tuesday her first African tour by a visit to Ghana. The First Lady will also visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, to promote her ‘Be Best’ campaign, which she launched in May 2018. In Ghana, the first lady visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, where she saw babies being weighed as […]

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Melania Trump to start solo trip to Africa next week

Melania Trump will visit Ghana, Kenya, Egypt and Malawi next month in her first solo trip abroad as US First Lady, White House correspondents reported on Wednesday. “There are many programs across the United States that are doing great things for children, and I believe we can replicate many of these programs overseas,” Mrs. Trump […]

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