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AGENCE PRANCE-PRESSE (AFP): is an international news agency headquartered in Paris, France. Founded in 1835 as Agence Havas, it is the world's oldest news agency. AFP has regional headquarters in Nicosia, Montevideo, Hong Kong, and Washington, D.C., and news bureaux in 151 countries in 201 locations.

empty petrol stations and deployed army ~ #AFP:

The country imports its fuel through ports in neighboring Tanzania or Mozambique. The army said soldiers now accompany tankers from border posts to depots and then to gas stations. The army “calls on the public to avoid obstructing these operations,” she said in a statement Thursday evening. “The Malawian Defense …

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Cyril Ramaphosa denounces the “egocentrism” of advanced countries ~ #AFP:

A native of Douala, Dr. Nkengasong will head PEPFAR, a public health agency at the State Department with a budget of $ 7 billion. US President Joe Biden on Monday appointed John Nkengasong, one of Africa’s foremost public health experts, as ambassador on behalf of the United States. This was …

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Merkel’s party in 2nd position ~ #AFP:

The German Social Democrats came out narrowly on Sunday in the parliamentary elections marking the end of the Merkel era, according to initial estimates, but the chancellor’s conservatives still intend to dispute the formation of the next government. The SPD and their leader Olaf Scholz are very slightly ahead, with …

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President Kagame visits Rwandan soldiers deployed in Mozambique ~ #AFP:

Rwanda was in July the first African country to send troops to support the Mozambican army in its fight against a jihadist insurgency in the province of Cabo Delgado, which is home to one of the largest liquefied natural gas projects in Africa. The Rwandan president landed in the provincial …

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Samuel Eto’o wants to lead Cameroonian football ~ #AFP:

“I have the pleasure and the honor to announce my candidacy for the presidency of the Cameroonian Football Federation”, wrote on his Twitter account the ex-Barcelona star striker also passed by Inter Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid, among others. “After careful consideration, I took this freedom out of love for …

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In Soweto, Ramaphosa fights campaign for the ANC ~ #AFP:

“I want to see Ramaphosa, he will give us back the electricity!” Shouts 14-year-old Sbusiso Mbele, running towards the presidential convoy. Campaigning for the ANC ahead of local elections in South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday promised residents of a poor neighborhood in Soweto to improve their daily lives. In …

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South African justice confirms Jacob Zuma’s conviction ~ #AFP:

This confirmation of Mr. Zuma’s conviction does not call into question the conditional release he received for medical reasons in early September. “The motion for annulment is dismissed,” said Judge Sisi Khampepe, reading the decision of the highest court in the country, which qualifies as “procedural shenanigans” the attempt by …

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Spectacular fire in the center of Bukavu ~ #AFP:

A spectacular fire destroyed in the night of Tuesday to Wednesday in the center of Bukavu, capital of South Kivu in the east of the DRC, a large building which housed in particular the regional station of the Congolese official television, noted an AFP correspondent. There is no victim, but …

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Los Angeles makes Covid vaccine mandatory for students aged 12 and over ~ #AFP:

The Los Angeles school district, the second largest in the United States, decided Thursday to require all students aged 12 and over to be vaccinated against Covid-19 if they wish to attend a public school. This vote by district officials, which has some 600,000 students in total, concerns about 220,000 …

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Portugal’s Carlos Queiroz appointed Egypt coach ~ #AFP:

The federation specifies that Mr. Queiroz will be assisted by Egyptians Diaa al-Sayed, as coach, and Essam al-Hadary, as goalkeeper coach. Monday, the day after a laborious draw against Gabon (1-1) in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, the federation sacked Hossam Badri as well as all of his technical …

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Guinea pending a meeting of West African states on the putsch ~ #AFP:

Guineans were waiting for the first decisions on Wednesday from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which is due to meet at a virtual summit to discuss the putsch that overthrew Guinean President Alpha Condé. The soldiers led by the head of the special forces, Lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, …

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At least 12 dead in bus crash in Egypt ~ #AFP:

Twelve Egyptians were killed Sunday in a bus accident as they left the seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh (eastern Egypt) to reach Cairo, we learned from medical and security sources. The bus carrying them overturned early Sunday morning some 110 km from the capital on the road connecting the city …

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Senegalese farmers victims of a surplus of onions on the market ~ #AFP:

In Bambilor, one of the centers of onion production in Senegal, about thirty kilometers from Dakar, the report is bitter: the supply greatly exceeds the demand, under the combined effect of foreign competition, harmful agricultural practices or even insufficient storage capacities. “A house, a bag of onions”: behind this enigmatic …

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Moroccan legislative elections with elected officials without much decision-making power ~ #AFP:

The Justice and Development Party (PJD, moderate Islamist) is betting on winning the legislative elections for the third time since taking office in 2011 – without holding key ministries – in the context of the Arab Spring. In the kingdom, major decisions and orientations in key sectors continue to emanate …

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A migrant boat capsizes off the Senegalese coast ~ #AFP:

The Senegalese navy has launched research after the capsizing near Saint-Louis (north) of a boat carrying “sixty” migrants, we learned Saturday from its services and an administrative official. The sinking took place on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, said the information and public relations department of the armies (Dirpa) …

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