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Three dead in fresh fighting in Libyan capital

Reading Time: < 1 minutes No fewer than three persons were killed in fresh fighting between rival Libyan factions in Tripoli overnight. The fighting took place in the Ain Zara region late on Thursday night between units of the Presidential Council’s security force and the Special Deterrence Force, or RADA. Osama Ali, a spokesman for Libya’s Ambulance and Emergency Services, Read More…

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Sudan army-led Council wants lesser ‘facilitator’ role for UN envoy

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The deputy head of Sudan’s military-led Sovereign Council said on Saturday a U.N. envoy should be working as a “facilitator and not a mediator”, signalling an apparent tougher line towards international efforts to resolve a political crisis. A United Nations mission led by special envoy Volker Perthes began talks this month to help resolve the Read More…

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Malians demonstrate against ECOWAS sanctions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thousands of people demonstrated in the Malian capital Bamako on Friday against sanctions imposed by neighbouring countries on the transitional military government for trying to extend its hold on power. People poured into Independence Square, holding up signs saying “Down with ECOWAS” and “Down with France”, to protest restrictions imposed by the Economic Community of Read More…

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Pan-African Payment Settlement Systems (PAPSS) makes commercial debut

Reading Time: 3 minutes A pan-African payment platform was inaugurated on Thursday by the trio of the African Union, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat. Known as the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS), it is a cross-border, financial market platform that enables payment transactions across Africa. It is hoped that it Read More…

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Three protesters shot dead in Sudan anti-military rallies

Reading Time: 2 minutes KHARTOUM, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Security forces shot dead three protesters and fired tear gas in Sudan on Thursday as crowds thronged the capital Khartoum and other cities in more anti-military rallies, medics and Reuters witnesses said. At least 60 people have died and many more have been wounded in crackdowns on demonstrations since a Read More…

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UN: Air strike kills three in Eritrean refugee camp in Ethiopia

Reading Time: 2 minutes NAIROBI, Jan 7 (Reuters) – An air strike hit a refugee camp in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region, killing three Eritrean refugees, including two children, the United Nations said on Thursday. The strike on Wednesday hit Mai Aini refugee camp near the southern Tigrayan town of Mai Tsebri, the United Nations said. “Three Eritrean refugees, two Read More…

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African PR practitioners condemn travel ban on African countries

Reading Time: 2 minutes African public relations practitioners have lent their voices to the cry against the travel ban on African countries as a result of the onset of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. The PR practitioners under the aegis of the African Public Relations Association (APRA) aligned with the position of African Development Bank President, Dr. Read More…

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Senegal and Rwanda set for vaccine production sites

Reading Time: 3 minutes IMF Boss speaks of strategic use of $650 billion SDR In the picture above: African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina, alongside IMF, Managing Director, Kristilina Georgieva, and WTO, Director General, Ngozi Okonji-Iweala, at the dialogue with international institutions and G20 #CompactwithAfrica meeting hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. All is set for the rollout Read More…

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WHO warns that other outbreaks aside COVID-19, risk straining Nigeria and other W Africa health systems

Reading Time: 2 minutes In picture above: A medical worker injects AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to a woman at the Nationa Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria and other West African countries risk new outbreaks of viral haemorrhagic fevers, Read More…