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The Islamist insurgents threatening west Africa

h The market town of Bawku, crammed into a nook of Ghana’s most north-eastern region, is about a day’s drive from the country’s coastal capital, Accra. But the distance between the two places is not merely geographical. While Accra boasts rich culture, nightlife and a steady stream of tourists, rural …

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South Africa accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza

South Africa launched a case Friday at the United Nations’ top court accusing Israel of genocide against Palestinians in Gaza and asking the court to order Israel to halt its attacks — the first such challenge made at the court over the current war. Israel swiftly rejected the filing “with …

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Cairo sets agenda for ‘the African COP’

Heba Saleh in Sharm al-Sheikh Miles of newly planted palm trees adorn the main avenues of Sharm el-Sheikh, the Egyptian Red Sea resort hosting the UN global climate conference known as COP27, which started on Sunday. Sharm el-Sheikh is a sprawling town made up almost entirely of hotels built for mass …

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Nigerian farmers counting losses after devastating floods

Nigerian farmers say they are expecting poor harvests this year after heavier than average rains pummeled crops and brought widespread floods. The flooding is affecting most of Nigeria’s states and other countries in the region killing hundreds. Celina Gowan has been farming her 5 hectares of land in Abuja for …

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How Africa Voted for Ukraine

 The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly adopted a resolution demanding that Russia end its military operations in Ukraine immediately. A total of 141 countries voted in favour of the March 2, 2022 resolution, which reaffirms Ukrainian sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. UN News reports that the resolution demands that Russia “immediately, completely and …

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Libya crisis worsens with rival government preparing to take oath

March 3 (Reuters) – A standoff between two rival governments in Libya looked set to worsen on Thursday as the administration newly chosen by parliament accused the incumbent prime minister of using force to try to stop it being sworn in. Fathi Bashagha was due to take the oath of …

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Why the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Negotiations Matter

Does Ethiopia have the right to construct the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) or does Egypt have the right to prevent this from happening? To get a sense of what’s at stake for each of these countries and what can be done, we interviewed two experts—one from Egypt and the …

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The African Festival of the Arts: Using Culture to Span Continents

DSC_1584For 26 years, Africa International House has brought the African Diaspora to the U.S with their unique cultural celebration, the African Festival of the Arts. Held each Labor Day weekend in Chicago, the Festival offers a glimpse into the many unique treasures of the African Continent as well as African-centric …

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South Africa’s Jobodwana joins world sprint elite and aims to stay there

South African runner Anaso Jobodwana is aiming high after winning third place in the 200 metres, he said after the race. His under-20-seconds time puts him in the running elite and he plans to stay there, he told RFI, while paying tribute to compatriot Wayde Van Niekerk. Poultry famously featured …

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Pharrell Williams Could Face Pro-BDS Backlash in South Africa

Concerts scheduled by U.S. pop star Pharrell Williams in South Africa next month face disruptions from pro-Palestine protesters over a promotional deal he has with major retailer Woolworths, which has trade ties with Israel The Grammy award-winning producer and performer has been targeted by the South African branch of the …

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