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MOROCCO FOILS 89,000 ILLEGAL MIGRATION ATTEMPTS IN 2018 – INTERIOR MINISTRY

MARRAKECH, Morocco stopped 89,000 people from illegally migrating in 2018, up 37 percent compared to a year earlier, the interior ministry said, as the co…

Ethiopia Allows Almost 1 Million Refugees to Leave Camps, Go to Work

NAIROBI Ethiopia passed a law Thursday giving almost 1 million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps, in a move praised for providing them wit…

ESWATINI TO EASE BAN ON SOUTH AFRICAN MEAT AFTER FOOT AND MOUTH OUTBREAK

MBABANE, The Kingdom of eSwatini said it would partially lift a ban on some meat and dairy products from South Africa after its neighbour took steps to conta…

Jubilation Among Gbagbo Supporters, but Rights Groups Lament Justice not Served

PARIS In a stunning decision Tuesday, the International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes charges. The rul…

UN ENVOY VISITS SOUTHERN LIBYA FOR THE FIRST TIME

TRIPOLI, UN Special Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, on Sunday, visited southern Libya for the first time, since taking office in July, 2017, where he met wi…

Chad, CAR Threaten to Abandon Cameroon Port, Blame Corruption

DOUALA, CAMEROON Landlocked Chad and the Central African Republic have dispatched senior customs officials to Cameroon to look into allegations of corr…

TUNISIAN PRESIDENT PARDONS HUNDREDS OF PRISONERS OVER EIGHTH REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY

TUNIS, Tunisia, Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, on Friday granted clemency, for hundreds of prisoners, over the eighth anniversary of the 2011 re…

Uganda Not Worried China Will Seize Assets Over Rising Debt

KAMPALA Uganda’s growing debt is sustainable, and the country is not at risk of losing state assets to China, the country’s finance minister…

Protests, Anger Predicted After Congo Names Surprise Election Winner

JOHANNESBURG Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have sparked surprise and outrage by naming opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the …

Savings But No Title Deed? Loans Help Kenyan Women Turn Idle Land into Gold

TULUROBA, KENYA For the women of Tuluroba village’s self-help group, the goal was simple: use their combined savings to buy cattle, fatten them and …