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Chadian police disperse opposition protest

africanews– The Chadian police dispersed dozens of opposition demonstrators with tear gas, wounding one person. The march was organized by the opposition and civil society in N’Djamena against the junta that took power after the death of President Idriss Déby Itno. The military
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DR Congo declares state of siege in emergency anti-insurgency efforts

africanews– The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared a ‘state of siege’ in violence-hit eastern provinces. Hundreds of people have been killed and many displaced in mineral-rich Ituri and North Kivu provinces due to a surge in attacks in recent months Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi visited French president Emmanuel Macron in Paris last Tuesday and already
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Africa commits to cut 32% of emissions by 2030

africanews– Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday confirmed his nation’s commitments to the Paris Agreement at the U.S.-led climate summit. Speaking virtually to the White House from Abuja, Buhari said since 2016, Nigeria had undertaken “major environmentally sound and climate friendly programs.” He said institutional frameworks have been
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Libya: UN backs ceasefire mechanism, urges foreign forces withdraw

africanews– Libyans are flooding the markets In the city of Benghazi on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. But Libyans may also have another reason to celebrate after the UN Security Council on Friday unanimously passed a resolution that calls for all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave Libya. It also backed […]
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Benin awaits results of tense presidential election

africanews– Benin was up early on Sunday to cast their ballots in the tense presidential election in a vote that has been marred by violence during campaigning. Incumbent President Patrice Talon is facing only two rivals: Alassane Soumanou and Corentin Kohoué, who a largely unknown to the public. Other opponents are either exiled abroad or […]
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Niger set to swear-in Mohammed Bazoum as president

africanews– Mohamed Bazoum, the president-elect of Niger will officially be sworn-in Friday morning in Niamey. The swearing in ceremony will be held in a tense security context after a failed coup earlier this week. The swearing-in will be Niger’s first democratic transition of power since independence from France in 1960. Outgoing President Mahamadou Issoufou
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Kenya imposes new lockdown – What are the restrictions?

africanews– Kenya has imposed a new lockdown to combat a surge in coronavirus infections. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday announced a ban on all inland travel in the capital Nairobi and out four other counties. Kenya’s Covid-19 positivity rate has jumped from 2% to 22% between January and March and Nairobi accounts for nearly 60% […]
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Burundi’s Truth and Reconciliation commission presents new findings

africanews– Burundi’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) presented on Friday the results of its activities in Bururi, in the south of the east African state where Investigations, hearings and exhumations of victims of the 1972 ethnic crisis have been going on. President of the TRC, Pierre Claver Ndayicariye said “the TRC has verified 68 mass
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South Africa’s Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini dies aged 72

africanews– King Goodwill Zwelithini, the traditional leader of South Africa’s Zulu nation, has died aged 72 after being hospitalized for more than a month, his family announced Friday. Zwelithini had health problems related to diabetes, according to local news reports. Zwelithini, the eighth Zulu king, reigned for more than 50 years, making him the