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Mali: UN enquiry into violent demonstration

An inquiry launched in February to determine the facts surrounding a violent demonstration in Gao, Mali, in front of the regional headquarters of the United Nations mission in the country has submitted its report, according to a statement made on…

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AFRITAC: Strengthen Capacity of Member States

The 17th Steering Committee of the IMF’s Regional Technical Assistance Center for Central Africa (AFRITAC) convened on March 26, 2015 in N’djamena, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Kordjé Bedoumra, Minister of Finance and Budget of Chad with the aim to…

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Kenya Shootings Threat to Education

An unknown number of masked gunmen stormed a hostel at Garissa University in north-eastern Kenya on 2nd April, reportedly taking a group of students’ hostage, killing at least 15 people, including one pupil, and injuring at least 65 others. ‘Today’s…

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Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn

Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence, it was reported on 2nd April. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to…

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Nigeria Election: Change is Here

The spontaneous outpouring of emotions and celebrations that characterized the pronouncement of Muhammedu Buhari as the President-elect of Nigeria in major cities and towns across the country was clear evidence that the people wanted change, it was reported on 2nd…

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Equatorial Congo Airlines is continuing to expand

ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines, is continuing to expand its network. After Libreville (beginning of February), the national airline of the Republic of the Congo has just launched a route between Brazzaville and Dakar via Bamako (end of March). Flights to…

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Sierra Leone: Missing Ebola Millions

More than half of US$18 million of treasury and public donation funds supposedly spent on fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, where the disease has claimed 3,764 lives, lacks complete paperwork and almost a third is officially “unaccounted for” according to…

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UN: Impact of Boko Haram

As the Security Council met on 30th March to discuss threats to international peace and security caused by terrorism, top United Nations officials briefed the 15-member body on the impact of Boko Haram in Nigeria and beyond, warning of the…

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Nigeria elections: Ban Ki-moon encourages patience

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people and Government of Nigeria on the largely peaceful and orderly conduct of yesterday’s presidential and parliamentary elections. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban condemned the attacks reportedly carried out by…

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Schneider Electric survey on counterfeit electricals

Schneider Electric releases the first survey on counterfeit electrical products in Africa.    Counterfeiting of most common electrical products is widely spread in all African countries, representing 40% to 80% of their market Schneider Electric, the world specialist in energy…

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