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#VOA. | four candidates commit to civil “peace”

Seen from the sky, Bama hums with life and spreads out for miles: it seems to want to extend beyond the deep trenches that surround and protect it. The city, once a symbol of the ravages of the jihadist group Boko Haram, is like the rest of northeastern Nigeria: at …

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#REUTERS. | In Conakry, Moussa Dadis Camara before the judges and the victims of September 28

Former dictator Moussa Dadis Camara responds Wednesday with a dozen co-defendants for the first time before a Guinean court of the appalling massacre committed on September 28, 2009, a historic trial awaited for 13 years by the victims. The current Head of State, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, who came to power …

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#VOA. | Nigeria international John Obi Mikel retires

Nigerian international midfielder John Obi Mikel (89 caps), notably with Chelsea, announced on Instagram on Tuesday that he was ending his career at 35. “There is a saying that ‘All good things must come to an end’, and for my career as a professional footballer, that day has come,” he …

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#REUTERS. | 20 years after the sinking of the Joola, Ziguinchor is still healing its wounds

Twenty years after the sinking of the Senegalese ferry Le Joola which killed nearly 1,900 people, the city of Ziguinchor, in the south of the country, the most bruised, commemorates this tragedy on Monday, whose “wound is still not healed”. At first, when the rumor spread, no one dared to …

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#VOA. | historic victory of the extreme right in the legislative elections

This earthquake comes two weeks after the one which, in Sweden, saw the victory of a conservative bloc. After Sweden, the far right has made a new breakthrough in Europe with the victory of Giorgia Meloni in Sunday’s legislative elections in Italy, where for the first time since 1945 a …

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#VOA. | Signing in Brazzaville of five new Congo-Russia cooperation agreements

The Ministers of Integration adopted in Yaoundé the principle of merging the various regional economic communities, starting next year. Central Africa rid of these multiple Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in 2023? In any case, the authorities want to believe it after the recent meeting of the Steering Committee for the …

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#REUTERS. | Armyworm decimates fields in eastern Congo

Goma — Kahindo Tumaini, a mother and farmer in Rutshuru territory, explains that this caterpillar has been causing damage in her fields for some time and is often very dangerous during the drought period. She maintains that since the appearance of this devastating insect, her agricultural production has decreased. “When …

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#VOA. | Tshisekedi, Kagame and Macron want to reduce tension in eastern DRC

During an interview on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the three leaders “expressed their concern at the resurgence of violence in eastern DRC and their resolution to provide a regional and coordinated response to the threat posed by the ADF terrorist group in the region,” the French presidency …

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#VOA. | The toll of the fights between Chadian herders and farmers rises to 19 dead

A rebel leader imprisoned for two years in Egypt returned to Chad on Friday after his movement, led by his brother, joined the national reconciliation dialogue with the military junta, noted an AFP journalist. Tom Erdimi, 67, arrived at the end of the morning in N’Djamena on board an EgyptAir …

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#REUTERS. | More than 20,000 dead on American roads since January

From January to June 2022, 20,175 people lost their lives in road accidents across the United States, official sources learned on Monday. This is the highest number of traffic fatalities over this period in the country since 2006, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Road deaths jumped …

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#REUTERS. | Africa divided in the face of the death of Queen Elizabeth II

JOHANNESBURG/KAMPALA — Some Africans have fond memories of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s oldest monarch, who came to greet people in 20 countries across the continent during her 70-year reign. Others, however, recalled humanitarian liabilities like Britain’s brutal crushing in the 1950s of the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya, and the …

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#VOA. | Ons Jabeur loses US Open final to World No.1 Iga Swiatek

Tunisian Ons Jabeur lost Saturday in the women’s final of the US Open tournament against Poland’s Iga Swiatek in New York. Jabeur, 28, was playing his second consecutive Major final after the one he lost two months ago at Wimbledon. World No.1, Swiatek, won his first US Open by 6-2, …

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#VOA. | Nigerian court wants 10 celebrities arrested for ‘immoral conduct’

Nigeria is one of the most dynamic countries on the African continent thanks to its youth who excel in new technologies and creative industries. But the serious economic crisis, corruption and insecurity push many of them to want to leave their country in the hope of finding a better future …

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#VOA. | Monday’s attack is ‘proof’ to ‘keep up the fight’, says Damiba

The explosion on Monday of a homemade bomb as a supply convoy passed between Djibo and Bourzanga (north) killed at least 35 civilians and injured 37, according to a provisional report communicated by the governor of the Sahel region, Rodolphe Sorghum. “This umpteenth cowardly and barbaric attack is proof that …

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#VOA. | Malian authorities release 3 of 49 Ivorian soldiers detained in Bamako

It is a “humanitarian gesture”, according to Togolese diplomacy, which mediates between Bamako and Abidjan. Three female soldiers out of a group of 49 Ivorian soldiers detained in Mali, which accuses them of being mercenaries, have been released, Togolese and Ivorian officials said on Saturday. “I would like to announce …

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