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Zambia moves against corrupt police officers

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Secret agents will be deployed in various points of duty to monitor police officers engaging in corrupt activities, the country’s newly-appointed police chief said on Thursday. Lemmy Kajoba said there was a need to change the perception that police officers were the most corrupt among public …

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Kenya’s Indian Ocean waters removed from high-risk area category

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya’s maritime waters in the Indian Ocean have been reclassified from high-risk area (HRA) by the global shipping industry, a move that will save the country and East Africa region millions of dollars in insurance and security expenses, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday. “The …

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ECOWAS suspends Guinea’s membership over coup

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) suspended the membership of Guinea, which has been gripped by a military coup, said a communique issued by the ECOWAS late Wednesday. The decision was made at a virtual meeting of the organization, convened by ECOWAS Chairman Nana …

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Sudan summons Ethiopian ambassador after 29 bodies found in river

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Sudan’s foreign ministry on Wednesday said it had summoned the Ethiopian Ambassador to Khartoum as the Sudanese authorities found 29 bodies in a border river. “On Aug. 30, the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Ambassador of Ethiopia in Khartoum after the Sudanese authorities, during …

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Zambia’s central bank governor resigns

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | The governor of Zambia’s central bank has resigned, a presidential spokesperson said. Anthony Bwalya, special assistant to the president, on Tuesday said Christopher Mvunga has resigned as governor of the Bank of Zambia (BoZ). In a statement, the spokesperson said president Hakainde Hichilema has since appointed …

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Museveni condemns Guinea coup

FULL INTERVIEW: President threatens to pull out of Somalia, blames Rwanda for their actions Paris, France | THE INDEPENDENT | In an exclusive interview with France 24, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni condemned the coup d’état in Guinea, describing it as a “step backwards”. He said the coup leaders should be sanctioned and …

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DR Congo declares meningitis outbreak in north-eastern province

Kinshasa, DRC | THE INDEPENDENT | An outbreak of meningitis has been declared in the northeastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Wednesday. The DRC “has declared an outbreak of meningitis in the northeastern Tshopo Province where 261 …

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China’s presence in Africa

Beijing’s outreach is largely driven by the desire for support on the international stage from the continent’s 54 countries | THIERRY PAIRAULT | For all the talk of China’s growing presence in Africa, its economic engagement is surprisingly limited. In 2020, Africa accounted for 4 percent of China’s trade with …

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