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African state scraps military ties with US

Authorities in Niamey have decided to revoke the agreement with the US which allowed American military personnel and Pentagon’s civilian contractors to operate in the West African state, a spokesman for the post-coup government announced on national television. “The National Council for the Protection of the Fatherland officially denounced… the military cooperation …

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African state could make ties with Israel ‘high treason’

The Tunisian parliament on Thursday began discussing a bill that would define as treasonous any attempt to normalize relations with Israel, citing support for the Palestinian cause. The proposal defines “normalization” as “recognition of the Zionist entity or the establishment of direct or indirect ties” with it, and classifies it …

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African nation to send troops to Haiti

Kenya is set to spearhead a multinational security mission in Haiti to combat criminal gangs and militant groups that are plaguing the small Caribbean nation. The UN Security Council greenlit the security mission on Monday, with 13 members voting in favor of the US-introduced resolution and two abstentions from Russia …

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Russia vetoes UN sanctions on African country

All UN sanctions against Mali will end on August 31, after Russia vetoed the proposal by France and the UAE to have them extended. Vassily Nebenzia, Russia’s ambassador to the UN, said that the draft completely disregarded the concerns of both Bamako and Moscow. The Franco-Emirati draft would have extended …

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Zelensky offers zero flexibility to African leaders

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky brushed off the African Union peace initiative on Friday, insisting there can be no negotiations with Russia. The high-ranking delegation, led by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, visited Kiev and is headed to Moscow next. “I have said clearly and many times during our meeting today …

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Putin discusses Ukraine conflict resolution with African leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to host a delegation of African heads of state who plan to visit Moscow to present their peace initiative to end the Ukraine conflict, the Kremlin said on Wednesday. The agreement was reached in a phone call with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, during …

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African country bans white models from ads

Nigerian ads will have to rely solely on local models and voiceover artists in future, the African nation’s government announced this week. The policy changes will come into force on October 1.  “All advertisements, advertising and marketing communications materials are to make use of only Nigerian models and voiceover artists,” …

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Macron ‘insulted’ African nations – Lavrov

French President Emmanuel Macron’s claims that Moscow backs illegitimate regimes in Africa is insulting to the countries on the continent, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. “If I remember correctly, he said that he was concerned with Russia’s military and diplomatic activity in Africa and with what he said was …

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First African nation adopts Bitcoin as currency

The world’s most popular cryptocurrency – Bitcoin – has become legal tender in the Central African Republic. Lawmakers unanimously voted to adopt Bitcoin alongside the country’s traditional currency, the CFA franc, and the country’s President signed the measure into law on Wednesday, the president’s office said in a statement. The …

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African leaders reveal position on Ukraine

Many African countries seek to remain neutral in the Russia-Ukraine conflict to give diplomacy a chance and focus on their own economic and political future in a world undergoing radical change, leaders from the continent said at a conference in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. The US and its …

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