Kenya’s Vice Chief of Defence Forces Looks to Finish the Mission in Somalia and Secure the Homeland. Lt. Gen. Robert Kibochi was appointed Kenya’s vice chief of Defence Forces in 2018. Previous posts during his 39-year military career include commander of the Kenya Army and assistant chief of Defence Forces in charge of operations, plans, doctrine […]

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Nearly 100 people have been killed in attack in a village in central Mali inhabited by the Dogon ethnic group, reports say. The attack happened in Sobale Kou, close to Sanga town, according to French-language news outlet RFI. The bodies of the dead have been burned, says a local official, and the search for more […]

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President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja later today for Dakar, Senegal to attend the inauguration of Senegalese President, Macky Sall, following his re-election for a second term. On the invitation of his host, President Buhari, who is ECOWAS Chairman, will be Special Guest of Honour at the ceremonies to be attended by other African leaders […]

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By Safaa Kasraoui Rabat – The Deputy Spokesman of the UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq read out a brief statement to the press on Thursday, March 21, about the UN’s second roundtable on Western Sahara without giving specific details on the closed-door discussions. Haq said that all the delegations participated in the meeting on Western Sahara hosted by the Secretary-General’s Personal […]

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Western Sahara is an area in North Africa bordering the Atlantic Ocean, between Mauritania and Morocco. Its governance is disputed between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), but the majority of it is occupied by Morocco. Understand While there is a large coastline, much of it is rocky and not fit for beaches or travel. Large-scale fishing and ports […]

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A number of leaders of government and representatives are already in the capital, Kinshasa for the swearing in ceremony of Felix Tshisekedi as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC. Today’s ceremony will also draw the curtain on Joseph Kabila’s tenure. It is keenly watched because it is the first peaceful handover of executive power. […]

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to visit Chad on Jan. 20, where he is expected to announce the resumption of diplomatic ties with the African country, his office said Thursday. Netanyahu will depart for a “historic visit” to Chad on Sunday and will meet Chadian President Idriss Deby, the prime minister’s office said […]

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Burkina Faso’s parliament voted on Friday to extend a state of emergency by six months in several northern provinces where attacks by Islamist militants have surged in recent months, including one on Thursday that killed 12 people. The government said the latest attack was carried out by three dozen jihadists on the town of Gasseliki […]

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Gabon’s army has reportedly attempted a coup with soldiers announcing the establishment of a “restoration council” after taking over the national radio station. Reading out a statement on Monday, the military officers condemned President Ali Bongo who addressed his compatriots last Monday from Morocco for the first time since suffering a stroke in October. A […]

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Cameroon president Paul Biya says he is ready for dialogue with separatist elements to end the ongoing security crisis in the country’s English speaking regions. Biya in his New Year address to the nation said he was ready to engage with persons with goodwill to end the crisis that has been going on since October […]

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