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Opposition wants Guinea referendum scrapped, calls to keep up anti-govt protests

Guinea's opposition on Saturday called for the cancellation of a referendum on changing the constitution, as fresh protests against President Alpha Conde's government broke out in the capital Conakry.Conde on Friday announced the referendum, originally planned for Sunday, would...

African Union recalled observers for Guinea vote forcing delay

Details from the forced postponement of Guinea's referendum indicates that the African Union on Friday had recalled a team sent to observe the constitutional referendum and legislative elections on Sunday.The European Union also had voiced its concern.In a statement,...

African Union to deploy 3000 strong force to Sahel

The African Union said on Thursday that it expected to send a temporary deployment of 3,000 soldiers to West Africa's Sahel region, where regional forces are struggling to respond to a nearly eight-year-old insurgency by armed Islamists.The decision was...

Rwanda set to scrap visa fees for over 90 countries

Rwanda is considering scrapping visa fees for citizens of the Commonwealth, the African Union and La Francophonie member nations reports The New Times Rwanda.President Paul Kagame made the announcement yesterday at the International School for Government at King's College...

Norway explains resettlement plan for African refugees sheltered in Rwanda

Norwegian Justice and Migration Minister, Joran Kallymr, has explained how his country plans to resettle 600 African refugees from Rwanda, who were removed from Libya, as efforts continue to evacuate them from dire conditions in that country.Kallymr who was...

Norway says will take 600 Libya evacuees from Rwanda camp

Norway this year will take in 600 people evacuated to Rwanda from Libyan detention centers, the Nordic country said on Wednesday as it sought to discourage the smuggling of refugees across the Mediterranean Sea.Rwanda, from where more than 2...

Outrage as African Union fires outspoken Zimbabwe-born envoy

The dismissal of outspoken Zimbabwe-born African Union Ambassador to the United States, Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao on Monday, has angered many Africans around the globe, prompting an online petition that had by last night attracted at least 15 000 signatures.Dr...

UN official says western style of democracy not suitable for Africa

Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Abdalla Hamdok on said "The western style of democracy is not suitable for Africa." He made the statement on Saturday during an interview with a Chinese media Xinhua in...

Namibia backs free movement of African people

The Namibian government has welcomed the adoption by the African Union (AU) on free movement of people within the African continent, saying the move will promote equitable human resources mobility which Africa needs to achieve Agenda 2063. On January...

China denies report it hacked African Union headquarters

China and the African Union dismissed on Monday a report in French newspaper Le Monde that Beijing had bugged the regional bloc’s headquarters in the Ethiopian capital. An article published Friday in Le Monde, quoting anonymous AU sources, reported that...
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Guineans overwhelmingly vote to back new constitution

Guinea has voted to back a contested new constitution, the country’s electoral body said Friday, in a blow to President Alpha Conde’s opponents who...