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Moussa Faki Mahamat: Chinese investment lowering poverty rates in Africa

Over the past 30 years, worldwide poverty has fallen sharply, from about 40 percent to below 20 percent, though this decline has barely been felt in Africa. African countries have not had a substantial reduction in their poverty levels, though the massive Chinese investments around the continent are working to change that. The Chinese government […]

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New French President Promises to Be Tough On Malian Terrorists

French president Emmanuel Macron reinforced his commitment to fighting armed Islamists in Africa during a speech made at the French military base in Gao, northern Mali, while also calling on more support from Germany and other European countries. The trip – his first outside of Europe  – sent strong signals at the start to his […]

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Dlamini-Zuma accepts nomination to lead South Africa’s ruling ANC

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former African Union Commission Chairperson, has finally accepted to vie for the presidency of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), local media have reported. The News24 portal said Dlamini-Zuma accepted the nomination during an ANC youth league (ANCYL) event held in the town of Limpopo. It came in the same week the […]

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Zimbabwe opposition sued for $1m over damages during 2016 protests

Zimbabwe’s opposition coalition, convened by Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai, has been sued for $1 million and accrued interest over damages during protests in the capital Harare last year. A civil society group called Citizens Against Violence and Anarchy Trust (CAVAAT) filed the suit at the High Court on behalf of business […]

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Outrage in Mozambique as MPs Allocate Luxury Mercedes to Themselves

The Mozambican parliament has purchased brand-new cars for its leadership at an estimated cost of $3.8 million. The 18 luxury Mercedes Benz saloon cars are for the top ruling party and opposition MPs who make up the parliament’s governing board, known as the Standing Commission, according to the BBC. The purchase has, however, sparked online […]

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Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame chosen by ruling party as candidate for 3rd term

Rwanda’s ruling party has chosen longtime President Paul Kagame as its candidate for the country’s election scheduled for August 4. 1929 members out of 1930 eligible voters at his RPF-Inkotanyi party’s congress on Saturday 17th of June made the decision to re-elect him for the country’s top job. Kagame has ruled the East African nation […]

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African leaders attend the swearing-in ceremony of the Prime Minister-elect of the Kingdom of Lesotho

Thomas Thabane waves to his supporters during his walkabout in the capital Maseru. (Reuters) African regional and international leaders are attending the inauguration ceremony of the mountain kingdom’s Prime Minister-elect, Tom Thabane, on Friday, reports SABC. Thabane inauguration follows the recent general elections in the Southern African country, three years early after the parliament removed […]

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