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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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How Ukraine conflict could affect African nations

Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, launched in February, followed by the dramatic increase in tensions on the global scene will undoubtedly affect the economic and political landscape in Africa in the medium term, as well as the balance of external powers active on the continent and Africa’s pace of development …

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South African president blames NATO for Ukraine

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, a potential mediator in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, has faulted NATO for triggering war in the former Soviet republic by expanding eastward onto Moscow’s doorstep. “The war could have been avoided if NATO had heeded the warnings from amongst its own leaders and officials over the …

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Could this West African country become Macron’s Waterloo?

Most pollsters believe that Emmanuel Macron will be re-elected president of France in April. Although he has not yet officially declared his candidacy, saying that he will leave it until “the last quarter of an hour” before deciding, the likelihood of his re-election grows with every passing month. Macron’s opponents …

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Uninvited foreign troops must leave, African nation says

Denmark must “immediately withdraw” some 90 troops it deployed to Mali last week “without [the government’s] consent and in violation of the protocols” allowing European nations to intervene in that African country, the government in Bamako said on Monday. Some 91 Danes from the Jaeger Corps special forces arrived in …

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African nation lifts Covid-19 curfew

The South African government has lifted nighttime restrictions on people’s movements as of Thursday, as it believes the nation has passed the peak of its fourth Covid-19 wave, driven by the Omicron variant. “The curfew will be lifted. There will therefore be no restrictions on the hours of movement of …

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