Africa 

Ecuadorian Indigenous people celebrate deal to cut fuel prices

Last updated: 6 hours ago Ecuador’s government and Indigenous leaders signed a deal Thursday that would cut fuel prices and end cost-of-living protests that largely paralyzed the country for 18 straight days. The agreement, mediated by the Catholic Church and signed in Quito, provides for a five-cent-per-gallon reduction in the price of diesel and gasoline on top of a 10-cent… Read More
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Sudan anti-coup protesters rally, day after nine killed

Thousands took to the streets Friday in Sudan’s capital, a day after nine people were killed in demonstrations against the country’s ruling generals. The nation has been rocked by near-weekly protests since an Oct. 25 coup upended its transition to democracy. The rallies on Thursdays were the largest seen in months. Sudanese military authorities have met the protests with a… Read More
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Sahrawi activists petition UN over detention by Morocco

Eighteen Sahrawi independence fighters, imprisoned in Morocco for the murder of members of the police force in 2010 in the case known as Gdeim Izik, have filed a complaint against the kingdom to the UN for “arbitrary detention”, said Friday a support group. The case is named after the camp where eleven Moroccan policemen and gendarmes were killed in November… Read More
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Mozambique: Jihadi violence sparks year-high number of children fleeing

A new wave of violence in Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique, has force more than 30,000 children to flee in June. The Ngo Save the children said Fridayt, it was the highest number of children uprooted in a single month since the jihadist insurgency destabilized the region in 2017. More than 4,000 people have been according to the Armed Conflict Location… Read More
Africa 

Nigeria, UK sign migration deal for deportation of illegal immigrants and criminals

Nigeria has signed a deportation agreement with the United Kingdom, which will see the deportation of illegal Nigerian immigrants and criminals. On Thursday, Home Secretary Priti Patel described the memorandum of understanding as a “landmark agreement”. The first batch of deportees had left the UK for Nigeria and Ghana according to forbes.  Thirteen Nigerians were removed to Lagos on a June… Read More
Africa 

Lewis Hamilton calls on F1 to ‘ignore old voices and reject racism’

Lewis Hamilton said Thursday that Formula One should ignore “old voices” and reject racism as it focus on becoming more inclusive. Hamilton, the seven-time F1 champion and only Black driver, was reacting to comments made last year by three-time champion Nelson Piquet referring to Hamilton by a racial term. The word in question was brought to attention this week. Former… Read More
Africa 

Mali’s transition govt sets February 2024 for presidential election

The Malian government has adopted an electoral calendar for the transition three days before a summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which is due to consider the tough sanctions imposed on the junta in January. The date of the presidential election is set for February 2024, and that of the referendum on the new constitution for… Read More
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Ethiopia again denies killing seven Sudanese soldiers at disputed border area

Ethiopia Prime minister Abiy Ahmed has denounced the allegation by Sudan that the Ethiopian defense force executed seven Sudanese soldiers. Speaking through Billine Seyoum, his spokesperson, the prime minister on Thursday said “remains committed to the principles of amicable resolution and of any differences among states, particularly Sudan is very close“ ” Again the Ethiopian side does regret the loss… Read More
Africa 

Is time running out for Africa to industrialize? [Business Africa]

Despite efforts made by countries over the years to industrialize, Africa’s share of global manufacturing remains negligible. Manufacturing has been touted as the key to unlocking productive jobs, bigger export revenues, and sustainable development. In 2019, Africa’s industrial GDP expanded by 17% to $731 billion, with the value-added of manufacturing surging by 39%, according to the African Development Bank. The… Read More
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DP Ruto unveils Kenya Kwanza manifesto ahead of election

Kenya’s DP William Ruto presented, Thursday, key policies he would implement if elected in the August 9 presidential race. Speaking in Nairobi, Ruto vowed to carry out the plan of his Kenya Kwanza coalition. Before a crow of supporters, the Deputy President insisted the policies in the manifesto aimed at achieving “durable growth, while maintaining macroeconomic stability and empowerment of… Read More