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Ghanaian President opens 59th ECOWAS Ordinary Summit

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Saturday opened the 59th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community...

ECOWAS Commission President reaffirms commitment to sub-region’s development

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Dr Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, has reaffirmed the bloc’s commitment to working together to ensure the development of West...

Chinese embassy hosts ceremony to celebrate CPC’s 100th anniversary in Malawi

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Chinese Embassy in Malawi on Friday held a ceremony to celebrate 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in...

Eastern Africa Standby Force to deploy observers for Ethiopian general elections

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The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced on Friday the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) will deploy observers for Ethiopia's sixth general elections. ...

Death toll rises to five following gas tanker explosion in Nigeria

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The death toll from a liquefied petroleum gas tanker that exploded Thursday night in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, has risen to five, local authorities...

Ugandan president hails fallen ex-Zambian leader for liberating southern Africa

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the fallen ex-Zambian leader, Kenneth Kaunda, for his contribution in the liberation of several southern African countries. ...

UNICEF official decries frequent kidnapping of school children in Nigeria

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An official with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday decried the frequent kidnapping and abduction of school children in Nigeria, the most populous...

Nigerian police in pursuit of gunmen following attack on school

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Nigerian police said a combined team of police operatives are in pursuit of the gunmen who raided a secondary school in the northwestern state...

Cameroon says progress made in decentralization reforms but key issues remain

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Cameroon has made significant progress in implementing decentralization reforms adopted by parliament last year but some important issues still need to be addressed, a...

Cameroon security forces hunt for 6 kidnapped government officials in restive...

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Cameroonian authorities said on Wednesday that six government officials had been seized in the latest kidnapping in its volatile English-speaking region of Southwest. ...

CAR Authorities Refute CNN Report on Killings Allegedly Committed by Russians

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The Central African Republic (CAR) presidential administration condemned the report published on Tuesday by CNN about the killings allegedly committed by Russian nationals in...

South African president calls on youths to take lead in growing...

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa challenged the youths to participate in tackling COVID-19, economic recovery and shun substance abuse while addressing the Youth Day...

South African police find 20 unidentified bodies

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South African authorities found 20 unidentified male bodies this week in North West Province, police said on Wednesday. "All the deceased are...

Insecurity threatens W. African integration process

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The escalation of insecurity in West Africa has posed a threat to the sub-regional integration process, a Senior Official of the Economic Community of...

Sudan’s parties suspend peace talks for consultations

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The peace talks between the Sudan transitional government and opposition Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) were suspended on Tuesday to allow parties to...

South African official calls on Africa to create strong African brand

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Governments in Africa should work to dispel negative perceptions about the business environment on the continent and create a strong African brand, said Fish...

Tanzanian senior officials sacked after harassment of street vendors by militiamen

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Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday sacked two senior officials after militiamen harassed street vendors in the country's Morogoro region, situated about 200...

UNICEF calls for immediate release of abducted children in Nigeria

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of school children abducted by gunmen in north-central Nigeria. A group...

China delivers renovated parliament building to Gabon

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Chinese ambassador to Gabon Hu Changchun officially handed over the renovated parliament building to the Gabonese government on Monday. The Gabonese Prime...

Namibia temporarily suspends registration of identity documents amid rising COVID-19 infections

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Namibia decided to suspend the registration of identity documents within the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, and the country at large...

UNHCR faces funding shortfall to meet needs of refugees, IDPs in...

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday said it only received about 19 percent of the 323.1 million U.S. dollars it...

Genocide victim communities want settlement agreement between Namibia, Germany revisited

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Leaders of the Namibian genocide victim communities, Nama and Ovaherero, have called for the settlement agreement between Namibia and Germany to be revisited, saying...

Nigerian immigration rescues 48 victims of human trafficking

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Nigeria's immigration service has rescued 48 persons from human trafficking in the northwest state of Katsina, said a official of the agency for fighting...

Zambia’s electoral body condemns violence ahead of polls

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Zambia's electoral body on Friday condemned the increased levels of violence during campaigns in the run-up to this year's general elections. The Electoral Commission of...

Former mayor of Mozambican capital sentenced to 18 months in prison...

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The former Mayor of Mozambican capital Maputo David Simango was sentenced to 18 months in prison for "the crimes of Acceptance of Offer or...

Zambia Well Investment to modernize two Zambian border entries

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A Chinese firm has said it plans to modernize two border entries in Zambia's Copperbelt Province. Sun Yadong, Managing Director of Zambia Well Investment, said...

Zambian leader rues increased violence ahead of polls

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday expressed concerns over the increased levels of violence being witnessed during the campaigns ahead of this year's general...

ECOWAS considering proposals to establish Forum of National Security advisors

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In view of the increasing terrorist attacks and violent extremism in the West African sub-region, ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council is examining proposals to...

Egypt complains to UN of Ethiopia’s unilateral measures on filling of...

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Egypt has sent a letter to the UN Security Council to reaffirm its "complete rejection" of Ethiopia's unilateral measures on the filling of the...

Somalia, UNICEF, ILO pledge more efforts to end child labor

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Somalia, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) said Saturday that they have agreed to scale up efforts...