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Nigeria, Niger Sign Anti-Human Trafficking Pact

Nigeria, Niger Sign Anti-Human Trafficking Pact

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and its Niger Republic counterpart have signed a pact to eliminate the menace in both countries. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NAPTIP signed the agreement with Nigerien Agency Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (ANLTP/TIM) at a dinner event […]

Mozambique Begins Voters Registration For General Elections

Mozambique Begins Voters Registration For General Elections

 The chairperson of Mozambique’s National Elections Commission (CNE), Abdul Carimo, on Sunday urged citizens of voting age to make their way to the voter registration posts, to ensure that they are on the electoral role for the presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections due to be held on 15 October. Voter registration begins on Monday, and […]

Abdelkader Bensalah Announces July 4 Presidential Election

Abdelkader Bensalah Announces July 4 Presidential Election

Algerians will head to the polls to vote for a new president on July 4. It comes after former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika ended his 20-year reign following mass protests. Algeria’s newly appointed interim President Abdelkader Bensalah on Wednesday announced the country would head to polls on July 4 to vote for a new president. Bensalah […]

Thousands In Sudan March To Its Army Headquarters

Thousands In Sudan March To Its Army Headquarters

The demonstration was the largest in months, despite a government crackdown. The protesters are calling for an end to the thirty year rule of President Omar al-Bashir. Protestors in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum made it to the army headquarters on Saturday, the farthest marchers have advanced since demonstrations began last year. The compound also contains […]

Ugandan Rebels Are Now In Mozambique

Ugandan Rebels Are Now In Mozambique

 A man calling himself a “top counter-terrorism official” has told the Ugandan paper the “Daily Monitor” that the Ugandan rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) are moving their bases from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to northern Mozambique. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was clearly referring to the islamist insurgency […]

U.S. Upgrades Travel Warning After Post-Election Violence In Comoros

U.S. Upgrades Travel Warning After Post-Election Violence In Comoros

The U.S. State Department in Comoros is urging Americans to reconsider traveling to the Indian Ocean island nation following violence surrounding the country’s disputed presidential election. The State Department upgraded its travel warning Friday for Americans to Level 3, meaning “Reconsider Travel,” one step below the top Level 4, “Do Not Travel.” U.S. officials say […]

The Power Tussle In Algeria

The Power Tussle In Algeria

Algeria’s army chief, Ahmed Gaid Salah, has urged President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. Many Algerians support the move, but question whether the army has the legitimacy to take that kind of action. On Tuesday, Algerian army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah called on the country’s top court and parliament to trigger Article 102 of the […]

Activists Call For Release Of Detained Burundian Schoolgirls

Activists Call For Release Of Detained Burundian Schoolgirls

Activists are calling on the Burundi government to free three schoolgirls jailed on Thursday for allegedly defacing President Pierre Nkurunziza’s photograph. Yves Ishimwe, a member of the National Federation of Associations Engaged in Children’s Welfare (Fenadeb), said: “We call on the government to release the children, and if it is punishment let them be punished […]

Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

“My heart breaks for Cameroon. Every day people are dying, and every day people are suffering,” said Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy when asked about his message to authorities in Yaoundé regarding the three-year political crisis in North West and South West. Nagy was speaking from Kigali during a visit which will also […]

Joyce Banda To Withdraw From Presidential Race

Joyce Banda To Withdraw From Presidential Race

People’s Party (PP) national executive committee (NEC) members are meeting at the residence of former president Joyce Banda to discuss a possible electoral combination with Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to compete as one force in the coming elections continue, Nyasa Times understands. Joyce Banda has let PP national executive committee members to meet and discuss […]

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