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Macron in Kenya
French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to address the press with his host Uhuru Kenyatta in Kenya today.
The Presidency says President Macron’s visit provides an opportunity for Kenya and France to discuss further cooperation in intelligence sharing on terror networks and de-radicalization.

Deadline for SA parties
Deadline for South Africa’s political parties to comply with the Independent Electoral Commission’s requirements for participation in the May 8 election.

CPJ appeal to Abuja
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) appeals to Nigerian authorities to lift the ban on Jay FM radio station in the city of Jos in Plateau state and stop trying to intimidate its staff.

INEC fixes March 23 for extra polls in six states

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on March 23, 2019 hold supplementary elections in the six states where the exercises were declared inconclusive. The states are: Plateau, Sokoto, Bauchi, Benue, Adamawa and Kano.

Africa Now summit kicks off in Kampala

The much anticipated Uganda’s first ever Africa Now think tank summit began on Tuesday, March 12, at the Commonwealth Resort and Conference Centre in Munyonyo, Kampala. The two-day event is co-chaired by President Museveni alongside other Heads of States and key business leaders on the continent.

SA extends R55 million for police training

South Africa has extended 55 million rand to Zimbabwe to be channelled towards police training and protective gear required in policing activities. This follows the successful two-day Zimbabwe-South Africa Bi-National Commission held in Harare.

Algeria protests against Bouteflika

Hundreds of protesters have marched through the Algerian capital demanding President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s immediate resignation.
On Monday, the president postponed the 18 April presidential elections and dropped his bid for a fifth term. Protesters claim that the move was proof that “those in power want to stay”.

Thousands in relief camps as Malawi struck by floods

Thousands of Malawians are currently in relief camps, hundreds injured and 30 have died following heavy rains and flooding over the weekend.
President Peter Mutharika declared a state of disaster late on Friday as a storm caused rivers to break their banks, flooding entire villages, destroying homes and causing power blackouts.

 

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