Category: Africa News

Western Sahara: Europe Mulls Forceful Presence in Conflict-Torn Sahel

| February 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

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The European Union is being urged to become more militarily involved in Africa’s Sahel region amid a possible drawdown of U.S. troops and a fast-growing Islamist insurgency. Fallout from escalating unrest in the arid scrubland edging the Sahara dessert — threatening to push deeper into sub-Saharan Africa and potentially export instability and migration across the […]

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Senegal: Pompeo to Discuss Trade, Security on Senegal Visit

| February 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to visit three African countries, beginning in Senegal this weekend. The West African nation has remained secure during a time of major unrest in the region and Pompeo is expected to celebrate the country’s legacy of stability and democracy. The United States and West Africa have enjoyed […]

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Nigeria: In New Video, Boko Haram Leader Shekau Threatens Minister, Journalists

| February 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

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The leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has released a video in which he threatened the minister of communication and digital economy, Isa Pantami. Mr Shekau, in the nine-minute video, also threatened journalists saying they should be cautious about what they report or write about his group. The terror leader who appeared in military attire […]

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Egypt: Africa Confirms First Case of Coronavirus

| February 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Egypt has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, also the first known infection on the continent of Africa. The patient – who is not from Egypt – did not show any symptoms of being ill. Egypt on Friday confirmed its first case of coronavirus, making it the first known infection in Africa. A joint statement […]

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Egypt: Doctors Launch Anti-Genital Cutting Campaign After Girl Dies

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Cairo — Genital cutting can cause long-lasting mental and physical health problems including chronic infections, menstrual problems, infertility, pregnancy and childbirth complications Doctors in Egypt have taken time out of their surgeries for a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) after the death of a 12-year-old girl, saying they […]

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