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Africa poaching now a war, task force warns

Pretoria, South Africa | AFP | The fight against poaching must be treated as a war, Africa’s leading anti-poaching coalition said Thursday, as it called for the illicit wildlife trade to be monitored like global conflicts. Enact, an EU-funded anti-poaching analytical taskforce that includes Interpol, called for the expansion of a …

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Trump says friends going to Africa to ‘get rich’

New York, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump hailed Africa’s business potential Wednesday, telling several leaders of African nations he has many friends going there to “get rich.” At a lunch with the leaders amid the UN General Assembly, Trump mused about the vast continent’s opportunities and …

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Museveni calls for accelerated action to end child marriage

Presidents of Malawi, Uganda and Zambia call for accelerated action to end child marriage in Africa  New York, US | UN WOMEN | President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has emphasized the importance of education for girls and skills training to boost women’s economic empowerment and financial independence in the fight against …

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Togo bucks the trend of political reform in W.Africa

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | His family has ruled Togo for more than 50 years but President Faure Gnassingbe has in the last week faced unprecedented public pressure to step down. He and his country stand alone in West Africa in resisting calls for constitutional reform, even as parliament begins …

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Togo postpones Africa-Israel summit

Lome, Togo | AFP |  Togo on Monday cancelled an upcoming Africa-Israel summit, citing lack of time to prepare, after days of anti-government protests targeting President Faure Gnassingbe. The summit was due to have been held in the capital, Lome, late next month and was billed as a chance for …

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