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African Union decides to readmit Morocco

African Union re-admits Morocco after 33-year absence Addis Abeba, Ethiopia | AFP |    The African Union decided Monday to allow Morocco back in the fold after a 33-year absence, despite stiff resistance from some member states over the status of Western Sahara. After an emotional and tense debate, member …

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Chad’s Moussa Faki Mahamat is new African Union chief

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  Chad’s foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat was named Monday as the new AU Commission chairperson, beating four others to succeed South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, diplomats told AFP. Several delegates leaving the election hall confirmed the win, while grinning Chadian delegates hugged each other in …

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Morocco quits Africa-Arab summit over presence of Polisario

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | AFP |  Morocco and several Arab countries walked out of an Africa-Arab nations summit in Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday to protest the presence of a delegation from the Polisario Front, media reports said. Morocco, which is a big investor in Africa, quit the fourth Africa-Arab World …

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African leaders tackle piracy, illegal fishing at Lome summit

Lome, Togo | AFP |  Stemming the astronomical losses caused by crime in the oceans surrounding Africa is the focus of a major continental summit on Saturday in the Togolese capital, Lome. “Over recent decades, the accumulated revenue losses resulting directly from illegal activities in the African maritime sector add …

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IGAD Speakers clash over South Sudan’s Deng, Machar

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) of the Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has urged leaders in South Sudan to continue pursuing peace through dialogue and seek a durable political solution for the people of the country. The resolution was reached by speakers from the eight member states of IGAD – Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and South Sudan …

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US, China climate move signals hopeful era

Paris, France | AFP | Climate activists and small nations at risk of global warming’s direst consequences, welcomed Saturday’s ratification by China and the United States of a global pact to curb planet-harming carbon emissions. The move by the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters brought the hard-fought agreement, concluded …

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