FRANCE RETURNS 25,000 STOLEN MOROCCAN ART SEIZED FROM TRAFFICKERS

Mon 19 October 2020: France on Thursday officially handed over to the Moroccan authorities nearly 25,000 archaeological objects, which had been seized in France during three customs controls and which illustrate the “scourge” of looting of cultural property, according to officials. The artefacts were handed over in a ceremony held at the Museum of Civilizations […]

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40,000 SCHOOLS FORCED TO CLOSE, 12M CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL IN SAHEL REGION OF AFRICA

Mon 19 October 2020: A staggering 12 million children missed up to four months of school across Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger due to Covid-19 restrictions. Meanwhile, 776,000 children were prevented from attending school the entire year due to insecurity, new figures by the Norwegian Refugee Council have revealed. “Children are in the midst of […]

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SOUTH AFRICA’S HEALTH MINISTER ZWELI MKHIZE AND HIS WIFE TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Mon 19 October 2020: South Africa’s health minister and his wife tested positive for the novel coronavirus as cases continued to surge in the country. “I wish to inform the public that this afternoon my wife Dr. May Mkhize and I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Zweli Mkhize tweeted late Sunday. The top health official […]

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TUNISIAN MP PROBED FOR SAYING TEACHER BEHEADED OVER PROPHET MUHAMMAD’S CARICATURES HAD TO ‘BEAR CONSEQUENCES’

Sun 18 October 2020: A Tunisian MP is being investigated for allegedly attempting to justify the decapitation of a French teacher in a gruesome terror attack this week, reports DW. History teacher Samuel Paty, 47, was beheaded on Friday afternoon in the suburb of  Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, about 30km northwest of Paris. Paty had conducted a class on freedom […]

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ICC DELEGATION TO HOLD TALKS WITH SUDAN OVER CASE AGAINST AL-BASHIR

Sun 18 October 2020: A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is meeting with officials in Sudan to discuss the arrest warrants currently in place in regards to the Darfur conflict. Chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and her team arrive in Sudan on Saturday and plan to discuss “ways of cooperation between the International Criminal […]

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CORONAVIRUS CASES TOP 1.62M, DEATHS OVER 39,500 IN AFRICA

Sat 17 October 2020: Over 1.3M COVID-19 patients have also recovered across continent, according to Africa CDC YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Africa’s coronavirus cases to date now total over 1.62 million, according to Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) figures released Saturday. At least 39,584 people have died across the continent, according to […]

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SUDAN BUSINESSMAN TO VISIT ISRAEL TO SPEED UP NORMALISATION PROCESS

Sat 17 October 2020: Sudanese businessman Abu Al-Qasim Bortom is preparing a controversial trip to Israel, accompanied by 40 Sudanese citizens from different social backgrounds, in order to accelerate the normalization process. In the backyard of his home, that resembles the White House, Bortom, the 54-year-old businessman who works in the fields of agriculture and […]

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ALGERIA: WESTERN SAHARA CONFLICT IS A COLONIALISM ISSUE

Fri 16 October 2020: The Western Sahara conflict is an issue of colonialism, the Algerian President Tebboune announced on Saturday, stressing that there was no solution to the issue except through a “Sahrawi people’s referendum”. “For the Algerian people, army and institutions, the Western Sahara conflict is an issue of colonialism,” Tebboune was quoted by Russia Today as stating. […]

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TUNISIA TO LAUNCH 1ST SATELLITE IN MARCH 2021

Thu 15 October 2020: Tunisia on Thursday announced that it will be launching its first satellite on the 65th Independence anniversary in March next year, local media reported, Anadolu Agency reported. “All tests were completed for the Tunisian satellite [Challenge One] to be launched on March 20, on the 65th anniversary of Tunisia’s independence,” TAP news agency […]

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