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Angolan Ex-President’s Son To Do Jail Time

Jailtime for the Former President’s Son Billionaire behind bars, Jose Filomeno dos Santos, son of the former president who ruled Angola for 38 years, was sentenced to five years in prison by the nation’s Supreme Court in Luanda on Friday for a multi-billion dollar embezzlement scheme attempting to transfer to $1.5 billion into a private […]

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Africa Launches Covid-19 Continent-Wide Antibodies Study

Large Continent and Low Numbers Africa hit 1 million confirmed covid-19 cases last week and as some experts are eager to ascertain the real confirmed case data and comprehend the apparent relatively low caseload – with just under 800,000 recoveries and less than only 25,000 fatalities on the continent of 1.3 billion people, others are […]

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Moroccan Covid-19 Travel Restrictions in Tangier

Cases are Climbing One thousand four hundred and ninety-nine (1,499)- the number of confirmed coronavirus cases within the last 24 hours in Morocco, announced Wednesday by the Ministry of Health. The death toll rose to 556, with 23 recorded additions over the last day. Moroccan officials reimposed lock-down and travel restrictions in Tangier Wednesday after […]

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Mali opposition rejects Keita talks offer

Mali’s opposition has rejected an offer to meet with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in order to defuse a months-long political crisis. Nigeria’s former-president Goodluck Jonathan, who is chief international mediator in the crisis, proposed the meeting before the scheduled end of his latest trip to the Sahel state on Thursday. He had arrived Bamako on […]

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Rwanda Launches Innovative Covid-19 Batch Testing

Group Tests with Individual Results Wilfred Ndifon, a Rwanda researcher has created an innovative pool testing method that enables multiple people to have their samples tested together for the coronavirus without the need for single tests to accurately determine individual results that come up positive. Leon Mutesa, Professor of human genetics and member of Rwanda […]

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Crisis Expert Analyses Mozambique Jihadist Terrorist Situation

An Economic Threat Mocimboa da Praia port, attacked and taken over by Jihadists Wednesday, a huge blow to the Cabo Delgado province in Northern Mozambique – which houses the continent’s biggest single multi-billion-dollar investment project in a liquified natural gas facility. Terrorist activity that could hamper the development of the gas industry. Jasmine Opperman, an […]

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Team Lioness: Kenya’s All-Female Park Rangers

Park Ranger Pioneers Defying tradition and breaking barriers aptly describe the first all-female ranger unit — affectionately known as Team Lioness, patrolling Kenya’s vast Amboseli National Park. Purity Amselet, 24, a member of Team Lioness, shares her views, “When they see us doing this job, they don’t believe we can make it. They thought that […]

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Thousands evicted from settlements in South Africa

Nearly 2,000 people have been evicted from a housing development in Johannesburg. According to local media, the occupants of the housing development were evicted by the so called Red Ants on Wednesday The Red Ants are a private security company in South Africa specialising in clearing “illegal invaders” from properties. They had not carried out […]

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Jihadists Take Possession of Mozambican Gas-Rich Town

Islamic Terrorism Mocimboa da Praia, a major port situated in the Northern oil-rich region of Mozambique, was taken over on Wednesday by Islamist extremists i.e. a group of jihadists. According to local media and military sources, this comes after a series of attacks that occurred recently in the area The digital daily, Moz24Horas, reported that […]

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Namibia Rejects Inadequate German Reparations Proposal

Not acceptable was the response of Namibian President Hage Geingob in rejection of the German government’s proposal during negotiations that began in 2015 to atone for the gravity of the genocide committed against the Herero and Nama people of today’s Namibia between 1904 and 1908 during German colonial rule. Torture and Genocide Just under an […]

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Outrage over Ouattara’s 3rd term candidacy

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in October’s presidential election has triggered outrage from the country’s opposition. Simone Ouattara, second vice -president of the Ivorian Popular Front and wife of the former president Laurent Gbagbo said Ouattara’s candidacy was unacceptable “It is worth recalling that the candidacy of Mr […]

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Salvage crews in a race to pump fuel from agrounded ship in Mauritius

A team of United Nations experts arrived on the island nation of Mauritius on Tuesday to aid efforts to prevent an oil spill from further damaging its pristine environment. Salvage crews were in a race against the clock as they pumped fuel from the stricken Japanese-owned bulk carrier MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a […]

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Mali’s largest jail keeps coronavirus at bay as outbreak threatens overcrowded prisons

Mali’s largest jail is a squalid and overcrowded colonial-era throwback that in theory is an open invitation to coronavirus. Instead, staff at Bamako Central Prison say that so far they’ve kept the dreaded virus at bay, thanks to time-honoured techniques of hygiene and self-help. Outside the penitentiary’s ochre walls, the Malian capital has registered most […]

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Malians take to streets of Barnarko again to protest against President Keita

Thousands of people demonstrated again on Tuesday in Mali’s capital Bamako, demanding the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, who came to power in 2013. Protesters ignored calls from the Economic Unity of West African States organisation to find an alternative way out of the crisis that has shaken Mali since the cancellation of 30 […]

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International teams aid Beirut recovery effort in wake of huge explosion

International relief teams from more than 20 countries are working to help clean up and investigate in the wake of last week’s devastating explposion in Beirut’s port. The explosion was preceded by a large fire at a port warehouse and a smaller but still substantial initial explosion. The blast killed more than 220 people, injured […]

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Sudan stuns traders by announcing sudden ban on exporting peanuts

Sudan has surprised its international customers by banning the export of raw peanuts. The country is one of the world’s leading peanut producers, but has decided it wants to process raw nuts within the country and export what it claims will be more profitable secondary products. Many of Sudan’s leading exporters companies were wrongfooted by […]

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Hunt for killers of aid workers from ACTED continues in Niger

The hunt continues The hunt is continuing in the Sahel for the killers of eight people in Niger on Sunday. The killers were believed to be armed motorcyclists who came through the bush on motorbikes, to arrive at the vicinity of the town of Koure. The eight victims consisted of six French nationals, and a […]

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Chad Turns 60 as President Déby Becomes Field Marshal

60 Years of Independence 60 years ago today on August 11th — just two years after becoming a republic, Chad gained independence from France – former coloniser who many claim has not completely relinquished political control over the nation. A delicate subject that has many Chadians questioning if the event is truly a celebration. Field […]

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Benin Restores Ouidah Slave Fort to Honour African Ancestors

Historical Richness Benin, land of the former Kingdom of Dahomey, with its geographical fibres vibrating in cultural riches and history that spans thousands of years. Part of this past touches upon the Transatlantic Slave Trade of the 1600s that lasted around 300 years as Ouidah — the nation’s coastal town, was a main port from […]

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Mali Appoints 9 New Judges as an Attempt to End Political Crisis

Steps to Political Compromise Nine new judges were sworn in Monday at Mali’s Constitutional Court in the capital city of Bamako. The ceremony was attended by the President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, diplomats and prominent members of Malian civil society. Their appointment comes as an attempt to end months of political strife within the nation initially […]

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Kenyan National Park Fire Extinguished

Blazing Flames Crisped landscapes and burnt animal remains, the aftermath of a horrendous fire at Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park extinguished Monday, as announced by The Kenya Wildlife Service — after two gruelling days of firefighting efforts from the military, industry partners, non-governmental wildlife organisations, government agencies and around 400 local resident volunteers. Amongst them […]

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Humanitarian NGO ACTED condemns murder of its team of eight in Niger

The humanitarian aid organisation ACTED is to lodge a criminal complaint to clarirify the circumstances around the murder of a group of its employees in Niger on Sunday. Six French nationals died along with their Nigerien guide and driver, about six kilometres from the town of Kouré, in a wildlife reserve about an hour’s drive […]

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