‘POLITICAL STABILITY, SECURITY KEY TO GROWTH IN AFRICA’

Mon 11 November 2019: Much of economic progress in last few years was made possible by developments in political sphere, says South African leader African nations need to maintain political stability and security if they are to attract investors to commit capital into their economies, South Africa’s president said on Monday. “Much of the economic […]

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TUNISIA’S ISLAMIST ENNAHDA PARTY MAY CHOOSE OUTSIDE CANDIDATE AS PM

Sun 10 November 2019: Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda party could pick a candidate from outside its ranks to head the government, two sources said on Friday, according to Reuters. The move comes as Ennahda, which won 52 of 217 seats in last month’s parliamentary election, seeks consensus with other parties for a coalition. “There is possibility that a figure […]

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US STARTS MEDDLING IN EGYPT’S WATER WAR OVER ETHIOPIAN DAM

US starts meddling in Egypt’s water war over Ethiopian dam Tue 05 November 2019: The U.S. has officially inserted itself in the raging water war over Ethiopia’s planned dam over the Nile River after President Trump’s reported call to the administrations of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia for mediation talks in Washington. U.S. President Donald Trump […]

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HORN OF AFRICA: HEAVY FLOODING DEVASTATES LIVES AND ECONOMY

Heavy Flooding Devastates Lives and Economies in Horn of Africa Sun 03 November 2019: United Nations and private agencies are scaling up life-saving humanitarian operations in response to severe flooding across large parts of the Horn of Africa.   Massive flooding following months of unusually heavy rainfall is wreaking havoc in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan […]

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RUSSIAN MERCENARIES ARE BEHEADED BY ISIS-LINKED ISLAMISTS IN MOZAMBIQUE

  Sun 03 November 2019: Seven Russian mercenaries have been killed by ISIS-linked militants in Mozambique – including four who were shot and then beheaded. The Russians, fighting for the shadowy state-affiliated Wagner Group, were killed in two separate attacks last month, according to sources in the Mozambique military. Both attacks were ambushes in Mozambique’s northern Cabo […]

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AFRICAN LEADERS CALL ON ARAB INVESTORS TO RIVAL CHINESE, RUSSIANS

African Leaders Call on Arab Investors to Rival Chinese, Russians Fri 01 November 2019: Leaders of three African countries said that Saudi Arabia could play a pivotal role in the process of transformation and development in the Dark Continent, pointing to the great historical links with the Arab world and the Kingdom in particular. Speaking […]

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FACEBOOK: AFRICA TARGETED BY RUSSIAN-LED DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN

Facebook: Africa targeted by Russian-led disinformation campaign Thu 31 October 2019: Facebook said Wednesday it had taken down accounts linked to a Russian ally of President Vladimir Putin seeking to spread disinformation on the social network in eight African countries. The influence operations hiding behind fake identities were traced back to Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has […]

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HUMANKIND’S ANCESTRAL ‘HOMELAND’ PINPOINTED IN BOTSWANA

Humankind’s ancestral ‘homeland’ pinpointed in Botswana Tue 29 October 2019: A large ancient wetlands region spanning northern Botswana – once teeming with life but now dominated by desert and salt flats – may represent the ancestral homeland of all of the 7.7 billion people on Earth today, researchers said on Monday. Their study, guided by […]

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Four Burundian journalists charged with undermining state security

Four Burundian journalists charged with undermining state security Mon 28 October 2019: Four Burundian journalists arrested this week were charged on Saturday with undermining state security, an editor at their newspaper tweeted, as Burundi’s government clamps down on journalists and human rights groups ahead of elections in 2020. The journalists from domestic news website Iwacu […]

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