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46 Civilians Feared Killed in Eastern Congo Attack, Official Says

Forty-six civilians are reported to have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a senior provincial official said Thursday. Local security forces have been dispatched to the v…

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270 Million COVID Vaccine Doses Headed for African Continent

The African Union says the continent is set to receive about 270 million doses of coronavirus vaccine and wants to see them distributed equitably.For just over two months, a team at the 55-member organization of African states has worked to ensure the …

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COVID-19 Kills Two Malawian Cabinet Members; President Declares State of National Disaster

Two ministers in the cabinet of Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera died Tuesday from COVID-19. The southern African country is dealing with a steep rise in cases, and in a televised address the president urged Malawians to take protective measures.Spe…

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Cameroon Says Elephants Killed 10, Leaving Many Homeless and Hungry

Rampaging elephants have killed at least 10 people, destroyed plantations and left hundreds homeless on Cameroon’s northern border with Nigeria. The government of the central African state says people have moved into the elephants’ habitat, sparking conflict. Scores of villagers watch and shout as over a hundred elephants trample millet farms in the suburbs of […]

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African Continent to Soon Receive First COVID Vaccines, Health Officials Say

A ray of hope emerged Thursday for the Rainbow Nation, which has seen a massive spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases, as South Africa’s health minister announced a large shipment of vaccines is coming this month. Zweli Mkhize said the country will receive one million vaccine doses by the end of January, and another half million […]

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Africa Forges Ahead with Free Continental Trade Bloc Despite Pandemic

Despite a second wave of coronavirus in many African countries, the continent on January 1 launched the world’s largest trade bloc after the World Trade Organization. Every African nation except Eritrea has signed on to the African Continental Free Trade Area and countries including Nigeria are developing safety guidelines for trade during the pandemic. The […]

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Economists Urge New Economic System for South Sudan

While some South Sudanese experts recommend the government adopt a new economic system used by developing states to cut off black market currency exchange and stabilize skyrocketing prices, a new U.N. panel report says the real problem in South Sudan is deeply entrenched government corruption. South Sudan should switch to a developmental state economic system […]

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Côte d’Ivoire-AIP/International/ La BAD accorde un don de $ 2,1 millions au Programme de financement des risques de catastrophe en Mauritanie

Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé le mercredi 16 septembre 2020, l’octroi d’un don de 2,1 millions de dollars américains, destiné à renforcer la résilience de la Mauritanie face aux chocs climatiques et à l’insécurité alimentaire. Ce don du Fonds africain de développement servira à apporter une […]

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How countries are raising debt to fight COVID and why developing nations face tougher choices

COVID continues to ravage societies around the world, and a key issue is how governments can afford to fight it. As economies are disrupted, governments are stepping in to increase their spending to bail out companies, pay the cost of health measures, and subsidise workers’ wages. Before COVID, when people argued that the state should […]

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CAte d’Ivoire – AIP/ La ravisseuse d’enfant A� Anyama condamnee A� 10 ans d’emprisonnement A� Seguela

Dame Kanate Nakondja dite ”Hadja”, 22 ans, a ecope d’une peine privative de liberte de 10 ans decidee par les juges de la section du tribunal de Seguela (Centre-ouest, region du Worodougou) par devant lesquels elle a comparu mercredi pour ”enlAveme…

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CAte d’Ivoire-AIP/ Des elAves arrA�tent les cours pour insecurite A� Grand-Bassam (correctif)

Les elAves des deux lycees et du collAge moderne de Grand-Bassam ont decrete, mardi, une semaine d’arrA�t de cours, pour question d’insecurite au sein des etablissements, a appris l’AIP.Selon des informations concordantes, les elAves sont chaque jour v…

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