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Gunmen killed four Nigerian police Officers

Nigerian authorities pursue the murderers LAGOS—Authorities in Nigeria on Sunday have confirmed that four police detectives were killed in a subsequent ambush by gunmen in the country’s northwestern state of Kaduna, according to local police. A police spokesperson said the detectives were shot dead in a gunfight with the alleged gunmen who ambushed the special team of police detectives in Jankassa village of Rigassa neighborhood in the state on Saturday, said Sabo Yakubu, a police senior spokesman. Yakubu told reporters that no arrest has so far been made after the killings but more investigations are ongoing to bring the...

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Malian President Keita expected to win another term

DAKAR, Senegal —Malians voted on Sunday in a presidential runoff that is expected to see incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita returned to office in the face of criticisms of his conduct of the country’s security predicament and allegations of election fraud.   Keita, 73, is faced off with the country’s former finance minister Soumaila Cisse, 68. Mali, a landlocked country, is home to at least 20 plus tribal groups with the majority of people living on less than $2 a day. Over the past years, the West African nation has combatted jihadist attacks and inter-communal violence. International sources say the...

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China to South Sudan: Implement peace deal

South Sudan’s rivals meet in Khartoum, Sudan for a peace deal, left South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, and major opposition leader Riek Machar. LONDON – As South Sudan’s unending conflict drags on, its major trading and development partner, China has urged the leaders and warlords in the war-ravaged nation to implement a peace deal with immediate effect. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday that the leaders and warlords in South Sudan must resume peace and stability in the country at an early date. A peace deal that put in place a power-sharing and security arrangements was signed on Sunday...

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Economic troubles: Why the Liberian Dollar is Depreciating?

THE CENTRAL BANK OF LIBERIA LACKS THE RESOURCES TO STOP THE FALL OF THE LIBERIAN DOLLAR MONROVIA, Since the end of 2017, the Liberian Dollar (LD) has been free-falling like an empty barrel down a very steep hill. The quickened depreciation of the LD and weaknesses in Liberia’s economy were foreseen in an article I published on Globe Afrique back in January 2018, in which I listed the economy as a significant challenge facing the new administration. My concerns were based on a review of the Central Bank of Liberia’s economic data and the rising strength of the United...

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Guinean Couple Charged with Forced labor of a young Guinean girl

FORT WORTH, TX – A Guinean couple, Mohamed Toure, 57, and Denise Cros-Toure, 57, of Ft. Worth, Texas, appeared in federal court in the Northern District of Texas on a criminal complaint charging them with arranging for a 5-year old West African girl to work in their home for over 16 years without pay and without any education. While these types of indentured servant arrangements are prevalent in Africa, the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution specifically prohibits both slavery and involuntary servitude. It is, perhaps, the only Constitutional amendment that dictates the behavior of private citizens as...

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Burkina Faso prefect killed ‘by jihadists: sources

Oursi prefect, Patrick Kabore Media source: Agence France-Presse A top official in Oursi, a town in Burkina Faso bordering Mali, has been killed by suspected jihadists, sources said Tuesday. “Armed individuals shot the Oursi prefect, Patrick Kabore, at his home, which was also set on fire,” a security source told AFP. The body of the prefect — the government’s highest representative in the area — was found not far from his official residence after the attack which took place at around 11:00 pm (2300 GMT) Monday, the source added. “A thorough search is underway to apprehend the individuals” whose...

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Guinea opposition to resume protests over contested vote

Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo Media Source: Agence France-Presse (AFP) Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo on Thursday said protests would resume next week over disputed local elections in February as he called off negotiations with the government. Demonstrations over the results of that vote have claimed at least 15 lives. The opposition was in talks with the government but Diallo, who met President Alpha Conde in on April 2, accused the authorities of dragging their feet. He announced a new strike on Monday in the capital Conakry, adding: “We are suspending dialogue… because we have noticed a...

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Ghana, Qatar cement relations after decades of “progressive” ties

 Embassy opening will boost Qatar-Ghana ties. ACCRA, Ghana––The West African nation of Ghana and the Arab Republic of Qatar have cemented their diplomatic relation with the opening of Ghanaian embassy in Qatar’s capital Doha after more than 30 years of “progressive” relations between the two countries, according to a local daily. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, said “The bilateral relations between Qatar and Ghana will be further expanded, strengthened and consolidated” after the opening of the embassy. Botchwey expressed appreciation for Qatar’s efforts to facilitate the speedy opening of Ghana’s embassy in Doha....

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