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Monthly Archives: July, 2019

Macroeconomic management weakens, while social inclusion improve slightly in Africa

Debt sustainability concerns on the rise Africa's poorest countries saw little to no progress on average in improving the quality of their policy and institutional frameworks in 2018, according to the World Bank's annual Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)...

Royal rumble as Dubai princess Haya tackle ruler Sheikh Mohammed in court

The wife of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has applied for a “forced marriage protection order” in England’s High Court in relation to one of her two children. Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the 45-year-old Jordanian daughter of late...

Kenya’s dusitD2 hotel reopens 6 months after attack that killed 21

The five-star dusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi will reopen its doors to guests on Thursday, six months after 21 people were killed in an attack on a hotel and office complex by Somalia’s al Shabaab militants. Nairobi is a major hub...

Islamic Movement of Nigeria suspends street protest

A pro-Iranian Shiite group in Nigeria has announced that it is temporarily suspending street protests to demand the release of its leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been in detention since 2015. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria's (IMN) announcement comes...

Sudan shuts down schools following protests over student killings

Sudanese authorities Tuesday ordered all schools nationwide to suspend classes indefinitely after crowds of students launched demonstrations against the killing of six protesters including five pupils at a rally in a central town. "Killing a student is killing a nation,"...

Mauritania frees blogger jailed for ‘blasphemy’

Mauritania has released a blogger who drew international attention after being accused of blasphemy, his lawyer and the campaign group RSF said Tuesday. Cheikh Ould Mohamed Ould Mkheitir, 36, had been initially sentenced to death but was then given a...

Sudan El-Obeid killings ‘ploy to scuttle deal’

The shooting of four schoolchildren and an adult during a demonstration in Sudan’s North Kordofan state on Monday is part of a ploy to scupper a transition to civilian rule, a member of the main protest group in Sudan...

DR Congo rivals in shock coalition govt

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph Kabila have agreed to form a coalition government. The announcement was made by chief negotiators on live TV on Monday night and confirms reports from Friday that the two...

Snake bites man, man bites snake, man ends up in hospital

An Indian man who was bitten by a snake got his immediate revenge on the reptile by biting it back and killing it, the man’s father said. Raj Kumar was relaxing at home in Etah, the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, enjoying an...

Morocco king grants royal pardon to protesters

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has granted royal pardons to thousands of prisoners across the country, including to some involved in protests that rocked the North African country in 2016 and 2017. The demonstrations - sparked by a fishmonger who was crushed...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in...
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