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#VOA. | the president wants more elected women

President Julius Maada Bio said at a ceremony on Thursday that the country would switch to a proportional voting system. “In the government’s view, this will spare the nation the acrimony, costs and insecurity associated with by-elections,” Mr. Bio said. Members of Parliament in Sierra Leone, a former British colony, …

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#VOA. | 4 defendants released by British justice

Four defendants prosecuted for damage after the unbolting of the statue of the British slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol (England) on the sidelines of a demonstration in June 2020 were released Wednesday by the British justice. These three men and a woman, aged 21 to 36, had admitted their …

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#REUTERS. | Burkinabè army says it has “neutralized” dozens of “terrorists”

Dozens of “terrorists” were “neutralized” between December 28 and January 2 during various military operations in the north and north-west of Burkina Faso, the army staff announced on Monday. On January 2, detachments of the Defense and Security Forces (FDS), “supported by the air force, carried out offensive action which …

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#VOA. | President of Botswana positive for Covid

The president of Botswana, one of the first two countries with neighboring South Africa to have detected the Omicron variant, has been placed in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19, the government said in a statement on Monday. “The president has no symptoms and is under close medical monitoring”, he …

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#REUTERS. | For young Senegalese unemployed, “it is no longer enough to have a diploma”

DAKAR — 16.7% is the unemployment rate recorded by the National Agency for Statistics and Demography in the last semester of 2020. A situation that young people like Djibril feel strongly. “I am one of the young people who are unemployed and since the clashes in March, we have all …

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#VOA. | Three Minusca peacekeepers injured in mine explosion

Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers were injured on Friday, two of them seriously, when a landmine exploded as their vehicle passed through the north-west of the Central African Republic, in the grip of fighting between rebels and the army, said Saturday a press release from the United Nations Mission in the Central …

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#VOA. | Former Mauritanian President Aziz, imprisoned, hospitalized for “urgent care”

Former Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, in preventive detention since June in a case of alleged corruption, was admitted Wednesday evening to the military hospital of Nouakchott for “urgent care”, announced Thursday one of his lawyers to the ‘AFP. Mr. Aziz, who ruled Mauritania from 2008 to 2019, “was …

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#REUTERS. | At least 38 dead in abandoned mine collapse in Sudan

At least 38 people were killed on Tuesday in the collapse of a disused gold mine in West Kordofan province, according to Sudanese authorities. The country’s state-owned mining company said in a statement that the collapse of the closed and non-functioning mine took place in the village of Fuja, 700 …

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#VOA. | Macky Sall invites his compatriots to ensure the safety of the new express train

Senegal is inaugurating a regional express train (TER) in Dakar on Monday, launched by President Macky Sall to modernize transport and put an end to monster traffic jams in the West African metropolis. The Head of State will preside Monday in the new town of Diamniadio, near Dakar, the commissioning …

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#VOA. | The tomb of Emile Biayenda, the only cardinal from the Congo, desecrated in Brazzaville

Unidentified people desecrated the tomb of Emile Biayenda, the only cardinal from the Congo, assassinated in 1977, announced the archbishopric of Brazzaville in a press release received Sunday by AFP. “On the night of December 23 to 24, there was desecration of the tomb of our venerated pastor, Cardinal Emile …

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#REUTERS. | At least 8 dead in suicide bombing on Christmas Day in Beni

A suicide bomber set off his bomb on Christmas Day in Beni, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing seven people and injuring 20, authorities said. The first official report on Saturday reported five people killed in the explosion caused by the suicide bomber in a restaurant in central Beni, …

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#VOA. | “General amnesty” for nearly 300 Chadian rebels and opponents

In Chad, the coordination of citizen actions Wakit Tama is doing everything possible to demand the modification of the current charter of the transition for an inclusive dialogue. After several requests for peaceful demonstrations refused by the transitional authorities for not respecting the itinerary, it was finally authorized this weekend …

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#VOA. | The death toll in Madagascar rises to 85

The results of the sinking on Monday of a goods transport boat in the northeast of Madagascar rose to 85 dead, we learned Thursday from the maritime authorities and the gendarmes, who found 21 additional bodies. “The death toll rises to 85, including 21 bodies recovered yesterday” (Wednesday), Gendarmerie General …

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#VOA. | the army says it killed ten Islamist insurgents

The Mozambican army, supported by soldiers from allied African forces, attacked a rebel base and killed ten insurgents in northern Mozambique, the defense ministry said. The predominantly Muslim province of Cabo Delgado (northeast), rich in gas, has been the scene since 2017 of a jihadist insurgency that has killed at …

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#VOA. | new ADF “strongholds” destroyed, 35 arrests

After rehabilitating the roads to facilitate the movement of troops, the armed forces of the DRC (FARDC) and Uganda (UPDF) “went on the offensive” and bombed “new enemy camps identified in the territory of Beni (North -Kivu) and in Ituri province, “according to a joint statement tweeted by the Congolese …

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