AU Marks Progress in Establishing Peace Fund

AU Marks Progress in Establishing Peace Fund

SABC The African Union announced it has begun collecting funds from member states as part of a larger effort to pay for peacekeeping on the…

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Task Force Dismantles Ivory Smuggling Ring

Task Force Dismantles Ivory Smuggling Ring

LUSAKA AGREEMENT TASK FORCE The Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) has shut down an international syndicate that was smuggling ivory from Africa to Asia. The…

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Ethiopia’s Tedros Takes the Helm of WHO

Ethiopia’s Tedros Takes the Helm of WHO

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, WIRE REPORTS The World Health Organization (WHO) elected Dr. Tedros Adhanom of Ethiopia as its director general, the first person from Africa to…

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Chadian Official Takes Helm of AU

Chadian Official Takes Helm of AU

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Moussa Faki Mahamat, former foreign minister of Chad, assumed office as head of the African Union Commission, pledging to reform the institution and…

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Tunisia Prevents 27,000 from Joining Terror Groups

Tunisia Prevents 27,000 from Joining Terror Groups

ADF STAFF Tunisian authorities announced they have stopped more than 27,000 young people from joining terror groups since 2012. Interior Minister Hadi al-Majdoub said the…

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Tanzania Puts Poaching ‘Devil’ Behind Bars

Tanzania Puts Poaching ‘Devil’ Behind Bars

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Tanzania sentenced its most notorious poacher, nicknamed “The Devil,” to 12 years in prison for running an ivory trafficking network across five African…

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Nigeria-Morocco Pipeline Opens New Possibilities

Nigeria-Morocco Pipeline Opens New Possibilities

REUTERS Nigeria and Morocco have signed a joint venture to construct a gas pipeline that will connect the two nations and other African countries to…

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Nigeria’s Environment Minister to Play Leadership Role at U.N.

Nigeria’s Environment Minister to Play Leadership Role at U.N.

VOICE OF AMERICA Nigerian Environment Minister Amina Mohammed has been named deputy secretary-general of the United Nations. The appointment made by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres…

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France Donates Vehicles to Cameroon for Boko Haram Fight

France Donates Vehicles to Cameroon for Boko Haram Fight

Story and photo by EMBASSY OF FRANCE, CAMEROON To bolster the battle against extremism, France donated 10 tactical vehicles and five transport trucks to the…

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Investors Look Toward Future  at Tunisia 2020

Investors Look Toward Future at Tunisia 2020

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Qatar and France promised more than $1 billion in financial support for Tunisia at an investment conference aimed at reviving the country’s struggling…

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