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International ISRAEL: Hundreds protest ‘anti-African’ migration laws

Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the Rwandan Embassy in the Israeli city of Herzeliya to protest against tough new migration laws. Some held banners reading “deported to death because I’m black”, suggesting African migrants are less welcome in Israel than Europeans because of racial discrimination. Demonstrators are calling on Paul Kagame,

Abducted Mali mayor ‘found with throat slit’

The mayor of Mali’s north-eastern town of Tarkint, who had been kidnapped by suspected militants last month has been found dead, the MaliJet news site reports. Baba Ould Cheikh was abducted from his residence in Tarkint by armed men between 21 and 23 January. MaliJet said that Ould Cheikh had been found

Zuma is on his way out – ANC

South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is holding direct talks with embattled President Jacob Zuma over a transfer of power. Mr Ramaphosa, who heads South Africa’s governing party, said both he and Mr Zuma understood the need for a speedy resolution. He said the pair aims to conclude talks on

France’s President Marcon Set To Visit Nigeria By July

Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, will address a joint session of the National Assembly during his official visit to Nigeria in July. Denys Gauer, the ambassador of France to Nigeria, unveiled the plan to Nigeria, visit when he visited  Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, February

Liberian President, George Weah, takes salary cut

President George Weah of Liberia pledged to cut his salary by 25 per cent on Monday, in a nationwide address in which he warned of tough times ahead for a “broke” country. “The state of the economy that my administration inherited leaves a lot to do and to be decided,” the

Buhari canvasses single African market

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday canvassed for the speedy establishment of a single, unified market structure in Africa to increase trade, create more jobs and reduce poverty. The president made the call while presenting Nigeria’s position in favour of the report on the establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area, CFTA,

China Rejects Claim It Bugged Headquarters It Built For

Beijing dismisses report it put bugs in walls and desks and downloaded data from its servers every night for five years China and the African Union dismissed on Monday a report that Beijing had bugged the regional bloc’s headquarters, which it built and paid for in the Ethiopian capital. French newspaper Le

Bruno Mars Surprises With Grammy Sweep

Bruno Mars, who has revived retro funk and R&B for a new generation, on Sunday swept the Grammy Awards in a surprise snub for the hip-hop world, which had hoped for a major breakthrough on the music industry's biggest night. The industry seized on its annual gala to rally on behalf

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