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20

Attempted coup in the Democratic Republic of the Congo thwarted

 Government forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have successfully thwarted an attempted coup. The incident, which unfolded Saturday night has left the nation on edge as authorities work to restore order and investigate those involved. "An attempted coup d'etat has been put down by the defense and security forces. The attempt i...

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мая
19

Greek defense team says 9 accused Egyptians misidentified

The legal defence team for nine Egyptian men due to go on trial in southern Greece next week accused of causing one of the Mediterranean's deadliest shipwrecks said Thursday they will argue Greece has no jurisdiction in the case. They insisted their clients were innocent survivors who have been unjustly prosecuted. The nine, whose ages range from e...

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мая
18

Malawian man convicted of insulting the president in a TikTok video

A man in Malawi has been convicted of insulting President Lazarus Chakwera after posting a TikTok video showing an animated figure, with Chakwera's face superimposed on it, doing some quirky dance moves. Sainani Nkhoma was found guilty by a court on Thursday, which said he had posted the video and insulting comments about the president on a communi...

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мая
17

Tunisia lawyers strike over arrest of colleague

 Lawyers in Tunisia took to the streets on Thursday, May 16 to protest a string of recent arrests that have convulsed the country over the past week and provoked international outcry. The demonstration in the North African country's capital came days after two lawyers were arrested — one brusquely extracted from the bar association headquarter...

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мая
16

Slim pickings for African cinema at the Cannes Film Festival

 The 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival got underway on Tuesday in the southern French city. Twenty-two films will be competing for the top prize, the Palme d'Or, with more than 50 others premiering outside of the main competition. The festival's first lengthy standing ovation went to US actor, Meryl Streep, who was awarded an honorary P...

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мая
15

Morocco’s automotive industry shifts gears to prep for EV era

 Thousands of brand new vehicles are waiting in the large car park of the French car manufacturer Renault on the outskirts of Tangier to be transported to the port of Tanger Med on their way to Europe. They are a testimony to the success of the automotive sector in Morocco that is breaking its records every year in both production and exports....

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мая
14

Togo: "Rendez-vous chez nous" festival shows why actors are taking theaters to the audience

 Togolese people no longer go to theaters to attend theatrical performances. Faced with this disinterest, artists, actors, and other directors are now organizing performances in houses and street performances to once again interest Togolese people in theater. One such unusual event took place recently in the courtyard of a house in Lomé where ...

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мая
13

Niger says Benin's blockade of its oil exports violates trade agreements

Tensions between Niger and Benin have escalated further over a decision by Cotonou to prevent its landlocked neighbour from using its port to export its first crude oil, as a border dispute between the two rages on. Niger's Prime Minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine said on Saturday that Benin's blockade of its oil exports violated trade agreements be...

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12

Mali national dialogue recommends junta rule extension

A recent national dialogue in Mali concluded with recommendations supporting the extension of military rule for several more years. Participants, mainly from the military, proposed that Colonel Assimi Goita, the leader of the junta that seized power in 2020, should be allowed to run for the presidency in future elections. However, the dialogue was ...

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11

Niger: Court session on lifting of Bazoum’s presidential immunity postponed

 **Niger's state court has postponed till June 7 the decision on lifting the immunity of former president Mohamed Bazoum, who was overthrown by the military in July 2023.**The court was due to hand down the decision on Friday. Bazooum's lawyers had requested the postponement arguing that the former leader was not properly notified of the ongoi...

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мая
10

Kenya hosts South Sudan peace talks joined by African leaders

 High-level mediation talks for South Sudan were launched on Thursday in Kenya with African presidents in attendance calling for an end to the conflict that has crippled South Sudan's economy for years. South Sudan's President Salva Kiir who attended the launch thanked his Kenyan counterpart, William Ruto, for hosting the talks and said that h...

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мая
09

Kenya declares public holiday to mourn flood victims

 Kenya's President William Ruto has declared Friday a public holiday to mourn the 238 people who have died due to ongoing flooding. The president on Wednesday said the day will be observed by national tree planting activities to help mitigate the effects of climate change. Kenya, along with other parts of East Africa, has been overwhelmed by f...

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мая
08

Cholera cases surge in Kenya amidst flooding crisis

 Flooding in Kenya's Tana River County has escalated the threat of cholera, with 44 reported cases highlighting concerns about the spread of water-borne diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) in a statement on Tuesday, May 7 emphasized the collaborative efforts between Kenyan authorities, WHO, and other agencies to monitor and respond t...

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мая
07

Counting begins in Chad Presidential election

 Counting commenced on Monday evening in Chad for a presidential election intended to mark the end of three years of military rule. However, it evolved into an unprecedented showdown between General Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, head of the junta, and his Prime Minister Succès Masra, a former opponent turned ally. One voter, Fougap Kayap Sougou, r...

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мая
06

Heavy winds and rain damage homes and cause more flooding in Tanzania

 Heavy rains and strong winds have caused damage and more flooding as Cyclone Hidaya lashed Tanzania over the weekend. A major blackout hit most of the country on Saturday as it braced for the tropical cyclone which came following weeks of flooding in the region which has left over 150 people dead. Ferry services between Tanzania's commercial ...

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мая
05

Chadians vigilant ahead of presidential elections on Monday

 As Chad goes to the polls on Monday to vote for a new president, voters are eager to do battle with the old regime. Indeed, the country has not held a presidential election since the death of former leader, Idriss Deby Itno, who ruled the country for three decades. "We have come a long way, we're ready and well prepared. So, even if we have t...

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мая
04

Nigerian army tries two of its personnel over deadly drone strike accident

 Five months after admitting to killing 85 civilians in an airstrike, the Nigerian army has brought those it holds accountable to book. The Director of Defence Media Operations announced on Thursday (May 2nd) that two military personnel were facing a court martial. An army drone strike accidentally hit Tudun Biri village, in northwestern Niger...

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мая
03

Russian trainers, US troops housed in same base in Niger

As US troops prepare their departure from Niger, they are now sharing an airbase with Russian trainers. A US official said international troops including the Germans resided on the Niamey facility, known as Airbase 101. The U.S. Secretary of Defense confirmed the reports from Honululu Hawaii on Thursday (May 2nd). "You asked about Niger and Russian...

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мая
02

Niger: Agadez re-emerges as migration hub to europe

 Agadez's public transport square has been bustling with arrivals and departures since the ruling military junta rescinded the decree banning the transport of migrants and all migrant-related activities in Niger in November 2023. In the town located in northern Niger, migrant smuggling is back in full swing, with convoys of migrants leaving on...

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мая
01

CAR: Arrest warrant issued for ex-president François Bozizé

 A UN-backed court in the Central African Republic issued an international arrest warrant Tuesday (Apr. 30) for the country's exiled former President François Bozizé. Bozizé is wanted for human rights abuses. The warrant covers crimes from 2009 to 2013 by the presidential guard and other security forces,a spokesperson for the Special Criminal ...

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