Tag Archives: Africa

#VOA. | the army of Faso accused of having killed more than 40 civilians

Two human rights organizations denounced the “summary and extrajudicial executions” of “more than 40″ people” perpetrated in early August in Tougouri, in northern Burkina Faso, implicating, according to them, the Burkinabe armed forces, in two press releases published on Sunday. “The collective against impunity and the stigmatization of communities (CISC) …

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#VOA. | Blinken in Kigali, last leg of his African tour

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was due to meet Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Thursday during a brief visit to Rwanda, the third and final leg of his African tour after South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). His visit to Kigali comes a day after …

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#VOA. | At least ten civilians killed in an attack in Burkina

Monday morning, “the locality of Sima, in the municipality of Seguenega – province of Yatenga (north) – was the target of a terrorist attack” said a security source. “There are four VDP (Volunteers for the Defense of the Fatherland, civilian auxiliaries) and six civilians killed”she added, adding that “several injuries …

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#VOA. | Fight against poverty and deforestation, the challenge of Togo

Day and night, Komlatsè Koto watches with a vigilance committee over the forest of their village in southern Togo, to prevent it from turning into a huge clearing or disappearing completely. Because for years, the inhabitants of the village of Ando-Kpomey, 65 km north of Lomé, have anarchically cut the …

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#REUTERS. | In Cameroon, women’s rugby tackles prejudices

The 1.82m young woman with broad, square shoulders and long braids trains several times a week with the men on a small rutted piece of land littered with holes in Nkol Anga, a poor neighborhood in the capital Yaoundé. She does not hesitate to go into contact and take blows, …

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#VOA. | The latest resurgence of cholera in Cameroon has claimed 200 lives in ten months

A resurgence of cholera has claimed 200 lives since October 2021 in Cameroon, where more than 10,300 cases have been listed, announced the Minister of Health. This acute diarrheal disease, from which one can die in a few hours if left untreated, reappears periodically in the country. Since the start …

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#REUTERS. | Three former Malian ministers, targeted by an arrest warrant, ready to appear in court

Minusma, the UN force in Mali, recognized “dysfunctions” concerning the mission of these Ivorian soldiers. The process to obtain the release of 49 Ivorian soldiers detained in Bamako for three weeks “may be long”, admitted Wednesday in Abidjan the spokesman of the Ivorian government. “Côte d’Ivoire favored dialogue” to obtain …

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#VOA. | Kenyan Ministers Say Government Not Banning Facebook

Nairobi — Kenyan ministers said the government has no intention of banning Facebook despite a watchdog last week accusing the social media platform of failing to stop hate speech ahead of Aug. 9 elections. Kenya’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) last week gave Facebook one week to comply with …

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#VOA. | At least 21 dead in a road accident near Abidjan

Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, which together produce more than 60% of the world’s cocoa, want to lift smallholder farmers out of precariousness. Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world’s biggest cocoa producers, said on Friday they will increase the premium chocolate makers and traders pay for their beans next month. The …

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#VOA. | Demonstration in Ouagadougou against the French presence in Faso

Several dozen people gathered in Ouagadougou on Saturday to protest against the presence of France in Burkina Faso, calling for a large mobilization on August 12, noted an AFP correspondent. The gathering took place in front of the memorial erected in memory of Thomas Sankara, a “progressive” ex-president of Burkina …

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#REUTERS. | Night of resourcefulness in Lagos where “everything is collapsing”

In Lagos, a megalopolis of 20 million inhabitants, there are several million living off the informal economy. Since the coronavirus pandemic, followed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, inflation has increasingly weighed on these Nigerians. Midnight. The first cars park in the parking lot of the “Cocoon”, a nightclub in …

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#VOA. | Dozens of former Congolese militiamen leave their cantonment camp

The regrouping center for ex-militiamen in Mubambiro housed until Thursday “1,700 returned and 370 women and children, some have just left (the place) this morning to return to the bush and this represents a danger”Captain Edmond Mayala Ntimba, commander of this center, told AFP, confirming information from social media. The …

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#VOA. | Former Burkinabe President Blaise Compaoré “ask forgiveness” from the Sankara family

“I apologize to the people of Burkina Faso for all the acts that I may have committed during my magisterium and more particularly to the family of my brother and friend Thomas Sankara”indicates this message read by the spokesman of the Burkinabè government Lionel Bilgo. “I assume and deplore from …

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#VOA. | The G5 Sahel is dead, long live the G5 Sahel?

From an ambitious idea, praised by all, in 2017, to create a joint military force of the five Sahel countries which went hand in hand with development projects, the G5 Sahel is now described as a “failure” by the Minister of Foreign Affairs foreigners from Niger, Hassoumi Massoudou. This force, …

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#VOA. | Malian authorities say they repelled a ‘terrorist’ attack

An attack described as “terrorist” was “repelled” on Friday at the gates of the capital Bamako, in the garrison town of Kati, the heart of the military apparatus and residence of the head of the ruling junta, the Malian army announced. without providing a balance sheet. “The situation is under …

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