Saturday, July 2, 2022

Mali’s transition govt sets February 2024 for presidential election

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The Malian government has adopted an electoral calendar for the transition three days before a summit of the Economic Community of West...

Migrants protest after dozens died in attempt to cross into Spanish enclave of Mellila

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A protest was held outside the UNHCR's office in Rabat Morocco by African migrants on Tuesday. It comes after dozens died Friday while...

South Africa defends plan to send 178 000 Zimbabweans back home

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South Africa’s government defended its plan to end special permits that allow more than 178,000 Zimbabweans to live and work in the...

Germany to return stolen sacred statue to Cameroon

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Germany has agreed to return a sacred statue stolen from Cameroon at the beginning of the last century. The...

South Africa ramps up power cuts

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South Africa's scheduled power cuts are being increased to up to six hours a day to avoid catastrophic grid collapse.

African Union calls for probe after dozens die at Morocco-Spain land border

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African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat called late Sunday for an "immediate investigation" after the deaths of dozens migrants trying...

South Africa: At least 22 young people die in party to celebrate end of...

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At least 22 teenagers, the youngest possibly just 13, died at the weekend after a night out at a township tavern in...

Rwanda: the construction of the first mRNA vaccine factory in Africa kicks off

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Rwandan president Paul Kagame and BioNtech's CEO Ugur Sahin launched on Thursday, the construction of a messenger RNA vaccine factory in Kigali. It...

Final report into corruption under South Africa’s Zuma released

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South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday (June 22)  received the last of a series of damning reports from a four-year investigation...

Kenya: William Ruto promises to “deport Chinese” if elected

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Kenya's deputy president and presidential candidate William Ruto has said he will deport Chinese nationals from jobs that could be done by...

Tanzania slashes controversial mobile money levy

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Tanzania has reduced a controversial levy on mobile money transactions introduced a year ago by 43%, bringing relief to users who were...

Presidential Hopefuls in Nigeria Can’t Shake Graft Allegations

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The fight against corruption has been a top campaign issue in Nigeria’s last two presidential elections, but the history of graft allegations...

Glencore UK subsidiary pleads guilty to bribery in Africa after SFO corruption probe

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A Glencore subsidiary on Tuesday pleaded guilty to multiple counts of bribery after admitting to bribing officials in countries Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory...

ECOWAS stabilisation force deployed in troubled Guinea Bissau

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A bloc of West African nations began deploying a stabilisation force to Guinea-Bissau Monday after the country was thrown into turmoil when...

Buhari Defends Record as Nigerians Endure Hardship, Insecurity

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Nigeria’s outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari said his successor will inherit a far more resilient economy thanks to investments in infrastructure and policies...

Remains of father of Congolese independence to return to the DRC

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More than 60 years after his death, the remains of assassinated Congolese prime minister, Patrice Emery Lumumba, are being handed over to his...

Former Ivorian cleaning lady gains a seat in Parliament

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Former Ivorian cleaning lady Rachel Kéké was elected to the French parliament on Sunday. The new member of Parliament...

Tunisia grinds to a halt as unions challenge president

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Flights were canceled, public transport ground to a halt and government offices were closed in a nationwide strike by Tunisia's main trade...

Furor Over a Theft Bedevils Africa’s Oldest Political Movement

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The party that has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994 is being buffeted by a scandal implicating its...

Rwanda says ‘not discouraged’ by cancellation of UK migrant flight

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The Rwandan government said Wednesday it was "not discouraged" by the cancellation of a flight to deport migrants from the United Kingdom...