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70 detained after post-poll chaos in Gabon

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A statement by the Public Prosecutor Steeve Ndong Essame Ndong revealed that out of 800 people who were arrested, 407 were released after being...

5 Nigerien soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

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The tragedy occurred on Monday when the soldiers who were on patrol were ambushed by the fighters of the Nigerian terror group. ...
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Niger adopts new customs code in line with international standards

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The new code was adopted during a cabinet meeting held on Wednesday in the capital Niamey, under the leadership of Prime Minister Brigi Rafini. ...
An employee works on electric pylons at a power station in Greater Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma/Files

Benin adopts recovery plan to ensure consistent power supply

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One of the key components of the 28-point plan is to involve the private sector in the energy production, the source affirmed. ...
Mali

Armed groups in Mali open talks after fighting recently in Kidal

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The statement said the meeting was organized by a senior adviser to the Malian president on implementation of the Mali peace agreement, and it...
Somali security forces

Fresh fighting breaks out between armed groups in Mali

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A government statement said the fighting resulted in some deaths, but did not give the exact death toll. The statement said the...
Cameroonian President Paul Biya (R, front) converses with Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno during the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) leaders summit in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, Feb. 16, 2015. The leaders of ECCAS agreed Monday in an extraordinary summit to provide Cameroon and Chad with an emergency aid of 50 billion FCFA (about 100 million U.S. dollars) to combat Boko Haram. (Xinhua/Fabrice Ngon)

14 presidents to attend Chad president’s swearing-in ceremony

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They include presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan and Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger. Senegal will be represented by...
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Djibouti PM honors Chinese businessman

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Having come to Djibouti over 22 years ago, Zhang has managed to complete several public buildings through his construction company called "Dji-Fu." ...

Burkina Faso confiscated bad food towards the end of Ramadan

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The operation began over the weekend when customs authorities seized several tons of expired rice valued between 20 and 25 million CFA Francs (42,000...
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China hands over newly built hospital to Mauritanian authorities

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An agreement for the reception of this infrastructure that cost over 17 million U.S. dollars, was signed on Wednesday in Nouakchott by Mauritania's Health...
Somali security forces

Gov’t, armed groups agree on set-up of interim authorities in N. Mali

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The document, dubbed "An agreement in good faith" that is part of the Peace Agreement signed in 2015, outlines the specific roles of the...

Forum for African business law experts opens in Brazzaville

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The meeting was opened by the Republic of Congo's Justice Minister Pierre Mabiala, who is also the president of OHADA ministerial council. ...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso electoral body calls for calm municipal electoral campaign

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"I wish to you all that the electoral campaign that will take place from 7 to 20 May 2016 be calm and civilized, stamped...
Burkina Faso

85 candidates to compete in Burkina Faso municipal elections

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These are 72 candidates of political parties, one political group candidate and 12 independent candidates, according to the National Independent Electoral Commission. ...
Benin

Benin streamlines Presidency-attached institutions

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State Minister Pascal Koupaki made public the decision during a press conference. Among the concerned institutions, the official cited the High Commissioner for National...

Guinea to host African Minerals Development Center

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The source said the country was among those selected to host the center at the end of an evaluation mission carried out recently by...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso appoints head of intelligence agency to face terror attack challenge

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The appointment came "less than two months after a jihadist attack killed thirty people in Ouagadougou, the capital city, " a government report said....

Mauritania leader in Saudi Arabia to witness joint military training

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Mauritanian troops, alongside those from other Arab and Muslim countries allied to Saudi Arabia, are taking part in the joint military training. ...
President of Djibouti, Isma?l Omar Guelleh,

Djibouti says talks with Eritrea to depend on release of prisoners

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"The resolution of the dispute between Eritrea and my country will depend on the release of Djiboutian soldiers," Guelleh said on Monday in Doha...
Benin

Benin begins presidential election campaign on Friday

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The National Autonomous Electoral Commission (CENA), the body in charge of election organization, officially disclosed this campaign timeframe in a release in Cotonou, the...
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Over 3 million facing food insecurity in Burkina Faso

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Due to the food security situation, the government, through the Agriculture ministry, has made an appeal for 30 billion CFA Francs (52 million...
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Benin adopts national communication plan in response to HIV/AIDS

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"The national plan aims to reinforce capacities of concerned stakeholders. It will also help to change people's behaviour and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS," said Sonia...

Nigeria’s ex-president to help unblock Guinea Bissau’s political impasse

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Obasanjo who is acting as the mediator for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), will meet with protagonists in the crisis that...
Sacrificial animals are seen at a livestock market set for the upcoming Muslim sacrificial festival Eid al-Adha, 60 km north of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 19, 2015. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

US$50 million to be spent on improving Chad’s livestock sector

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The six-year project has been co-financed by the World Bank, Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel and the Chadian state. ...
Benin

Benin forms national agency to regulate property sector

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The director of Benin's finance and economy ministry Servais Adjovi said the agency will not only promote transparency in the management of land, but...
President of Djibouti, Isma?l Omar Guelleh,

Djibouti president holds talks with diplomats from IGAD region

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A statement released after the meeting said the two parties discussed several subjects among them regional economic integration which constitutes a challenge that must...

Chinese firm negotiates construction of two power stations in Gabon

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CGGC is renown for constructing the largest hydroelectric dam in the world in terms of production capacity; Three Gorges Dam in China. ...
food

EU gives Mali €30 million to fight against food insecurity

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The five year program aims to reduce food and nutritional insecurity in Mali, said Alain Holleville, EU representative in Bamako, during the signing of...
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DR Congo records 25 percent drop in reported rape cases

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According to the figures that were released in Kinshasa on Monday, 2,414 rape cases were reported in civilian and military courts in 2015 against...

Beninese gov’t urges hotels to use scanners to enhance security

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Besides this measure, the government further asked hotel owners across the country to systematically register their customers. The government equally asked all local elected...