Africa

“Extremism and corruption are serious dangers for democracy in Africa”, Blinken

Anthony Blinken

During his official visit in Nigeria, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken has said growing extremism, increasing authoritarianism and corruption in Africa pose serious dangers to democracy and the future of the continent. Speaking in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, the diplomat was outlining the Biden administration’s Africa policy. He …

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United States congratulates Burundi, lifts sanctions

United States congratulates Burundi and lifts sanctions

The US government on Thursday has removed sanctions placed on Burundi six years ago, crediting elections, a fall in violence, and reforms by President Evariste Ndayishimiye. President Joe Biden revoked the sanctions that targeted 11 people in the East African country, mostly military and security officials including then-public security minister …

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Burundi: a minister fired for ‘tarnishing’ the country’s image

Capitoline Niyonizigiye

Burundian President Évariste Ndayishimiye has dismissed Commerce Minister Capitoline Niyonizigiye, accused of “undermining government’s aspirations and orientations…and for tarnishing the image of Burundi”. Iwacu news website tweeted a photo of the minister: Capitoline Niyonizigiye, ministre du Commerce, destituée https://t.co/wWmLtBKysc pic.twitter.com/T5koPOswfD— IWACU Burundi (@iwacuinfo) November 18, 2021 Ms Niyonizigiye is the …

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Nigeria: Anthony Blinken to discuss security and democracy with Buhari

Anthony Blinken to discuss security and democracy with Buhari

As part of his official visit in Africa, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential palace in Abuja on Thursday. Mr Blinken and the Nigerian president discussed issues including human rights, democracy and security as well as climate change. Mr Buhari expressed …

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Sudan: internet restored as anti-coup protests persist

internet restored in Sudan

Sudanese authorities have restored the internet nearly a month since it was suspended after the military deposed the civilian-led transitional government. All telecommunications companies had their internet services restored on Thursday. A court had ordered the country’s three main telecom companies to restore the internet on 9 November, but the …

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Gambia: Adama Barow warns opponent over exiled predecessor audio recordings

Adama Barow warns Mamma Kandeh

Gambian President Adama Barrow threatened opponent Mamma Kandeh with legal action for playing audio recordings of exiled ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh as the country prepares for national elections on 04 December. Adama Barrow, who had already won the presidential elections in 2016, is still running for the supreme office, against five …

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