RUSSIA SLAMS FRANCE’S ‘COLONIAL’ TREATMENT OF AFRICA

Thu 02 February 2023: France continues to treat African countries “from the standpoint of its colonial past,” according to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported. “Each African country, in accordance with its interests, situation, and opportunities, speaks in favor of developing relations with a particular state. They don’t need a […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: HAVE YOUR SAY ON 2023 NATIONAL BUDGET

Thu 02 February 2023: Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has invited South Africans to make inputs on what they would like to see reflected in the upcoming National Budget Speech. In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Finance said Godongwana would deliver the National Budget Speech on 22 February 2023. “As usual, the budget allocation […]

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CHAD IS SET TO OPEN ITS EMBASSY IN ISRAEL ON THURSDAY: NETANYAHU

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, goes to shake hands with former President of Chad Idriss Deby, during a joint news conference on November 25, 2018 (File Photo) Wed 01 February 2023: Chad will inaugurate on Thursday an embassy in Israel, building on bilateral relations that were established five years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

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KENYA, ETHIOPIA, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI HOLD TALKS ON JOINT ANTI-TERRORISM EFFORTS

Wed 01 February 2023: The defence ministers of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti met in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday to discuss joint anti-terrorism measures, particularly against the Al-Shabaab terrorist group, Anadolu News Agency reports. Discussions focused on mitigating the terrorist threat to “regional security, in full cooperation with the Somali National Army, the African Union […]

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SADC CALLS FOR URGENT NATIONAL DIALOGUE IN ESWATINI

Wed 01 February 2023: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders have called on the Kingdom of Eswatini to urgently initiate a national dialogue as tensions continue to rise in that country. This comes after the murder of a leading human rights lawyer and political activist in the Kingdom of Eswatini, Thulani Masek,o who was […]

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POPE SAYS “STOP CHOKING AFRICA” IN HIS FIRST PUBLIC SPEECH IN CONGO

Tue 31 January 2023: In his first public address while in the country, Pope Francis called a stop to the “exploitation” of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the entire African continent. “It is a tragedy that these lands, and more generally the whole African continent, continue to endure various forms of exploitation. Political […]