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Monthly Archives: December, 2017

Italy to deploy 470 troops to Niger to curb human-smuggling

Italy aims to deploy up to 470 troops to Niger to help tackle people-smuggling, the military General Staff said on Thursday. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Sunday some of the 1,400 Italian troops now stationed in Iraq could be...

World Bank report shows Mozambique economy is on modest growth

A World Bank report released on Thursday said Mozambique is going through a modest growth after years of imposing itself as a fast-growing economy. "Developments in the second half of this year indicate that the slowdown in Mozambique's economic performance...

George Weah wins Liberia’s presidency

Former soccer star George Weah has won Liberia’s presidential run-off election and will succeed incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month, the country’s first democratic transition in over 70 years. With 98.1 percent of the vote counted, Weah led with 61.5...

Zimbabwe family stuck in Bangkok airport since October

A Zimbabwean family has been marooned at Bangkok's main airport for two months, Thai immigration police said Thursday, an ordeal over the holiday season that has drawn widespread sympathy among Thais. The family, four adults and four children -- who...

Gen Khalifa Haftar forces say fully in control of Benghazi

Eastern Libyan forces have retaken from Islamist fighters the last district of Benghazi, the country’s second largest city, military officials said. The battle for Benghazi, waged between forces led by General Khalifa Haftar and an array of Islamist militants and...

Namibian deputy PM survives fatal crash

Namibia’s deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister survived a car crash on Thursday in which three people were killed, local media reported, citing police sources. The Namibian Sun said that Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah’s motorcade collided head on with a light...

Morocco tests Africa’s fastest high-speed rail line

Morocco has successfully tested Africa's fastest high-speed railway, state-owned railway operator ONCF announced on Thursday. The latest tests were staged successfully at a speed of 320 km per hour earlier this week, ONCF said in a statement, deeming the test...

27 years after Somalia regains control of airspace management

The Somali government on Thursday announced that it has officially regained control and management of its airspace after 27 years being run by the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regional office in Nairobi. Somali President Mohamed Abdulahi Farmajo...

Protest erupt in Morocco after 2 brothers die in ‘mines of death’

In the neglected northern Moroccan mining city of Jerada, hundreds of people risk their lives every day to scrape a meagre living from perilous abandoned coal pits. Last week, two brothers died in a tunnel accident, 85 metres (90 yards)...

Court in Cameroon orders release of activist who criticised Biya

A judge in Cameroon ordered the release on Wednesday of a prize-winning writer who was detained after he criticised the government’s handling of a separatist crisis in its Anglophone regions, his lawyer said. Patrice Nganang, a poet, professor and author...
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Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures"...

Stranded migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine...

Amnesty int’l say over 14 killed at religious site in CAR

Amnesty int'l report that came out Thursday says at least 14 people have been killed at a religious site...
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