Month: August 2019

TICAD7: Japan PM warns Africa over debt accumulation as China’s presence grows

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday reportedly cautioned African leaders against accumulating too much debt, in an apparent reference to Chinese infrastructure projects that some blame for damaging the…

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African Court to Begin 54th Ordinary Session September, Monday 2

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights will begin its 54th Ordinary Session on Monday, 2 September 2019, at its Seat in Arusha, Tanzania, a release from the Court…

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Conflict taking a devastating toll on education in West & Central Africa – UNICEF

Nearly two million children are being robbed of an education in West and Central Africa due to violence and insecurity in and around their schools, according to the United Nations…

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Cameroon/School Resumption: Government wants foreign countries hosting separatist leaders to collaborate

Cameroon’s Minister of Communication, Rene Emmanuel Sadi has called on foreign countries hosting separatist leaders who are perpetrating violence in Cameroon, to collaborate with the government to ensure an effective…

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Bishops make appeal for school resumption in the restive regions of Cameroon

Bishops of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference (BAPEC) have made a fresh appeal for school resumption in the restive English speaking regions of Cameroon, three years on since schools were…

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SDF’s Joshua Osih reacts to Ayuk Tabe and Co’s sentence, calls trial a total sham

The First National Vice President of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) party has added his voice to other opposition leaders’ in Cameroon, to condemn the Yaoundé Military Tribunal’s decision to…

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Rwanda/Uganda: Leaders sign pact to end border crisis

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding meant to put an end to the border crisis, after several months of tension.…

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Efforts to redistribute rescued African migrants remain futile

Dozens of migrants who disembarked on Italy's Lampedusa Island were again in limbo as a European deal to redistribute them failed to materialize and Madrid said it could fine the…

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Anglophone Crisis: Maurice Kamto and Allies denounce Ambazonia leaders’ life sentence

The President of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) Party and some of his supporters have said the Military Court’s decision to sentence Ayuk Tabe and 9 others to life imprisonment…

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Africa’s progress and development doesn’t need external validation from foreign powers – Kagame

For the second time in a week Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame has responded to Financial Times’ recent report that Rwanda’s 2015 poverty figures were ‘cooked’. The New Times Rwanda quotes…

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