Tag Archives: Central africa

Former Algerian minister Moussa Benhamadi dies of coronavirus in detention ~ #AFP:

Former Algerian minister of telecommunications Moussa Benhamadi, close to the clan of ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and who was in preventive detention, died at 67 years Friday of the coronavirus in Algiers, announced one of his brothers on Saturday. “Moussa Benhamadi died last night” Friday, Hocine Benhamadi told Liberté daily. …

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Republican Mitt Romney Denounces “Historic Corruption” ~ #REUTERS:

Republican Senator Mitt Romney, one of the few members of the presidential party to openly criticize Donald Trump, strongly attacked the president’s decision on Saturday the day before commuting the sentence of his friend Roger Stone. “Historical, unprecedented corruption: a US president commutes the prison sentence of a person convicted …

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Twenty civilians killed in a new massacre in Ituri ~ #AFP:

Twenty civilians were killed Wednesday in Ituri in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where hundreds of people have been the target of “crimes against humanity” that could be brought before the International Criminal Court (ICC) d ‘after international bodies. The killing took place just before dawn in …

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Insecurity generates influx of internally displaced Malians to urban centers ~ #REUTERS:

The simultaneous deadly attacks perpetrated by unidentified armed men against four villages in the commune of Bankass, in central Mali, resulted in massive displacements of populations from surrounding villages to the cities. On July 1, around 4 p.m., the villages of Gouari, Djimdo, Dialakanda, Pangadougou were attacked, leaving a total …

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Will the presidential copy in Malawi inspire other African countries? ~ #AFP:

Lazarus Chakwera, who is to be invested on Monday, won the ballot by winning with 58.5% of the votes the outgoing head of state Peter Mutharika, whose re-election last year had been invalidated by the courts. The landmark decision of the Malawian Constitutional Court, which has no precedent in sub-Saharan …

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Donald Trump touts a “strong” and “proud” America ~ #REUTERS:

Far from Washington for one evening, Donald Trump boasted on Friday of an “exceptional” America and denounced the “violent disorder” caused by anti-racist demonstrations, in the majestic setting of Mount Rushmore, without dwelling on the alarming figures of the Covid -19 in a worried country. Very criticized for his management …

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Arrest and charge of former collaborator Jeffrey Epstein for trafficking minors ~ #AFP:

Far from Washington for one evening, Donald Trump boasted on Friday of an “exceptional” America and denounced the “violent disorder” caused by anti-racist demonstrations, in the majestic setting of Mount Rushmore, without dwelling on the alarming figures of the Covid -19 in a worried country. Very criticized for his management …

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Former audiovisual boss Amadou Vamoulké must have a “fair trial” for Paris ~ #AFP:

“We have repeatedly argued that the independence of the judiciary must be respected but that the law must (also) be respected, that Mr. Vamoulké has the right to a fair trial”, said the head of diplomacy French Jean-Yves Le Drian, before the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly. “In …

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Chadian President Idriss Déby becomes “marshal”, like Mobutu Sese Seko and Jean Bédel Bokassa ~ #REUTERS:

World Refugee Day was celebrated in Chad against the backdrop of the new coronavirus pandemic, as more refugees and asylum seekers live on its territory. In addition to television shows and reports from refugees involved in the fight against the pandemic, the UNHCR office, the United Nations Refugee Agency, donated …

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