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Monthly Archives: January, 2016

2 female suicide bombers kill four in north Cameroon

A pair of female suicide bombers killed four people and left a trail of injury in north Cameroon Thursday, the second such attacks this week in a region targeted by Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists. Only two attacks in the...

Algeria to increase natural gas output to meet growing demands

Algeria will increase oil and gas outputs to meet both growing local and global demand, local media said on Thursday. Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal predicted a rising global demand for clean energy in the coming years, "including Algeria's natural...

Third of Tunisia tourism revenue disappear after Sousse terror attack

Tunisia lost more than a third of its tourism revenues last year after attacks targeting the vital sector claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, official figures showed Thursday. Two IS attacks last year killed 59 foreign tourists, badly...

Morocco set for second general election since 2011 reforms

Moroccans will go to the polls on October 7 for the second general election since the king made constitutional reforms in 2011 following Arab Spring protests, the government said Thursday. Campaigning will begin on September 24, Communications Minister Mustapha...

Obama calls for efforts to counter Islamic State in Libya

U.S. President Barack Obama directed his national security advisers on Thursday to counter efforts by Islamic State to expand into Libya and other countries, the White House said. Islamic State militants have taken advantage of chaos in Libya to...

South African opposition DA in disarray over member’s ‘monkey’ post

A racist Facebook post by a member of South Africa's main opposition party has caused a national furor and left it scrambling to shake off its image of an organization that chiefly serves the interests of the minority white...

Two separate attacks in northern Mali claim the life of 4 soldiers

Four Malian soldiers were killed on Thursday, the army said, in two separate attacks in the country's desert north where an Islamist insurgency has re-erupted in recent months. A military vehicle escorting a civilian truck convoy hit an improvised...

UN say Congo army to resume joint fight against Rwandan rebels

Democratic Republic of Congo's army and U.N. peacekeepers agreed on Thursday to resume military cooperation against Rwandan Hutu rebels, the U.N. mission said, beefing up efforts to root out one of the region's most notorious rebel groups. The U.N....

Kenya- Nigeria relations heighten as President Muhammadu Buhari jets in Kenya

The 3-day State visit to Kenya by President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria beginning Wednesday January 27 is expected to enhance further the relations between the duo. President Buhari will arrive at Eldoret International Airport where...

Africa benefits from $130 Million Initiative to Reduce Global Food Loss and Waste

As part of the recently concluded World Economic Forum’s 2016 Annual Meeting, the Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of Yield Wise, a seven-year, $130 million initiative that will demonstrate how food loss and waste can be cut in half...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...

Eritrea throws shade on Aksum massacre accusations

Eritrea government has "categorically rejected’’ accusations that its troops fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people...

HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...
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