Tag Archives: Africa

Moabi, a rare and crucial species for indigenous peoples, threatened with extinction in Cameroon ~ #REUTERS:

In the forest area of ​​eastern Cameroon, environmental protection organizations and indigenous communities are calling for an end to the overexploitation of the rare plant species called moabi. The gradual disappearance of moabi makes Cameroon a poor student in the conservation of this rare essence. The impact is already being …

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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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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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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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