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Nigeria: Terrorists Attack Zamfara Community, Kill ’20 Residents’

Terrorists have killed “at least 20” residents including men, women and children in a village in north-west Nigeria, in an attack that lasted over two hours. During the attack on Bilbis community, the terrorists also injured seven residents who are now receiving medical attention, residents told PREMIUM TIMES. “They rode on their motorcycles and circled […]

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The World’s Oldest and Most Prestigious Programming Contest “International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals 2023 Hosted by AASTMT” is Happening in Luxor with Huawei as the Diamond Sponsor

Under the patronage of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt is witnessing a distinctive event as the city of Luxor will host the forty-sixth and forty-seventh editions of the world’s largest programming contest “The World Finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) hosted by the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport”, […]

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Corporate Council on Africa is Thrilled to Announce the Confirmed Participation of Several Government Officials who will be Joining Us at the 2024 U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Dallas, Texas on May 6-9, 2024

Their presence underscores the importance of fostering strong partnerships between the United States and Africa and highlights the commitment of both governments to enhancing trade and investment opportunities between our continents. These officials will be actively participating in various sessions, panel discussions, and networking events throughout the Summit, providing invaluable insights and opportunities for engagement. […]

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Kenya Issues Flood Warning As Rains Cause Death, Displacement

Nairobi — Kenya has issued flood warnings as heavy rains pound the region. The Kenya Red Cross Society said flooding in the East African nation has killed 38 people and displaced more than 11,000. The agency said it has rescued 180 people from the waters across the country, Venant Ndigila, head of operations at the […]

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Rwanda: The UK Again Attempts to Bend Truth On Rwanda

In an interview on the BBC’s Today Program this week, Deputy Foreign Secretary Andrew Mitchell sang the praises of Rwanda’s “remarkable regime.” But as the debate over the government’s Safety of Rwanda bill came to a close, he left out some important facts about Rwanda’s human rights record. When asked about an incident in which […]

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Gambia: Justice Minister Tables Bill That Seeks to Prosecute Gross Human Rights Violators

The Gambia’s Minister for Justice, Dawda A Jallow, on Monday, 21st April 2024, tabled a bill entitled Special Prosecutor’s Office Bill 2024. The Justice Minister also tabled another bill entitled Special Accountability Mechanism (TRRC) Bill, 2024. The Justice Minster and Attorney General tabled these bills during the first extraordinary session of the National Assembly of […]

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Liberia: Dismissed EPs Agents Give Ultimatum

Amid escalating tensions, a group of 300 armed dismissed presidential officers has issued a stern ultimatum to the Boakai government, demanding payment for their unjust termination within one week or face dire consequences. The officers, formerly part of the Executive Protection Service (EPS) and well-trained in security protocols, alleged unlawful dismissal by EPS Director Sam […]

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South Africa: Johannesburg Power Outage Threatens Critical Healthcare – South African News Briefs – April 23, 2024

  Johannesburg Power Outage Threatens Critical Healthcare Services Doctors in Johannesburg are facing concerns regarding diesel supply following a day-long power outage that affected vital health facilities, including the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, Park Lane Hospital, Brenthurst Clinic, and Rand Clinic, reports News24. The outage, which occurred due to a burned […]

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Sudan: UAE Objects to UNSC Over ‘Spurious’ Accusations By Sudan

New York — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has objected to what it calls “baseless allegations” made by the Permanent Representative for Sudan, El Haris Idris, to the 9,611th meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on April 19, in which he accused Abu Dhabi of supporting the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and supplying them […]

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Congo-Kinshasa: Rep Smith Introduces Bill Aimed at Preventing Cobalt Mined by Child Exploitation and Forced Labor In The Congo From Entering U.S. Market

Washington, DC — Communist China exploits African children to power the ‘Green Economy’ Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chair of the House Global Human Rights Subcommittee, introduced legislation (HR 7891) this week aimed at ensuring that cobalt—a key natural resource used to power electric vehicles, solar panels and other “green” products—that is extracted or processed with […]

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Annual Meetings 2024 – Better Allocating International Financial Resources to Speed Africa’s Transformation

Back in February 2013 in Tunis, in response to a journalist who had asked her how the African Development Bank Group differed from other institutions, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, then President of Liberia, replied, “simply the confidence it inspires. I can say without any hesitation that the Bank has played a decisive role in my country in […]

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African Natural Resources Management and Investment Centre Issues New Report – ‘Further Processing of Wood Products in Africa Will Contribute to the Continent’s Industrialization and Integration’

In March 2024, the African Natural Resources Management and Investment Centre issued a new report, in English-only, “Regional timber-trade flows and trends in Africa“. The report offers guidance on taking full advantage of the timber trade in Africa. Qualitative changes in the processing and trade of wood and wood products are being called for. The […]

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Rwanda: 39 Arrested for Genocide Ideology-Related Crimes in Commemoration Week

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) received a total of 52 cases of genocide ideology and associated crimes during the initial week – from April 7 to 13 – of commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, resulting in the arrest of 39 suspects. According to RIB spokesperson Thierry Murangira, comparing these figures to […]

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Nigeria: Banditry – Nasarawa Bans Ethnic Vigilante Groups

Following the emergency security meeting convened by Governor Abdullahi Sule, the government of Nasarawa has proscribed all ethnic vigilante groups operating across the 13 local government areas of the state. Similarly, the state government has equally given two-week ultimatum to all ethnic vigilante groups affected by the order to hand over their uniforms and weapons […]

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Ethiopia High-Level Pledging Event – Government of Ethiopia and International Partners Meet in Geneva to Boost Humanitarian Funding for Ethiopia

With the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia now critical, the Government of Ethiopia and international partners meet today in Geneva to raise international support as the country’s UN-backed $3.24 billion humanitarian response plan for 2024 remains less than 5 per cent funded. The Governments of Ethiopia and the United Kingdom – together with the United Nations […]

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Somalia’s Finance Minister Engages in High-Level Talks in Washington

Washington — Somalia’s Finance Minister Bihi Iman Cige is currently in Washington D.C. for the spring conference hosted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. The conference, which takes place every six months, is a key event for discussing debt relief, financial processes, and the global economic outlook. This year’s conference is […]

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Togo: Constitutional Reform – Situation Tense After Vote in Parliament

Lomé — The situation in Togo remains tense. Opposition parties have joined forces to protest against the new Constitution adopted by the National Assembly on March 25, the text of which was drafted in secret. The new Charter provides for the transition from a presidential to a parliamentary system, with the President no longer elected […]

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Gambia: President Diomaye Faye Due in Banjul

An official source has confirmed to The Point that the Senegalese new president, Basirou Diomaye Faye will make his first official visit to The Gambia on Saturday, 20 April 2024 for a day working visit. He visit is designed to strengthen the existing bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Among key things he is expected […]