Morocco jails protest leaders for up to 20 years

Morocco jails protest leaders for up to 20 years Reuters Leaders of a Moroccan protest movement were sentenced to up to 20 years in prison late on Tuesday over their roles in demonstrations that rocked the north of the country in 2016. The figurehead of the Al-Hirak al-Shaabi, or “Popular Movement”, Nasser Zefzafi, as well […]

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Volkswagen opens Rwanda’s first car plant

Volkswagen opens Rwanda’s first car plant Rwanda’s first domestically built car rolled off the assembly line at Volkswagen’s new factory in Kigali on Wednesday as Europe’s biggest carmaker taps into demand for ride-sharing to expand in the region. Volkswagen’s South Africa boss Thomas Schaefer said on Wednesday at the launch in Kigali that the company […]

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Bénin Republic canvasses visa-free travel in Africa

Bénin Republic canvasses visa-free travel in Africa The Minister of Planning and Development, Republic of Bénin, Abdoulaye Tchane, has urged West African countries to join the continent-wide campaign to make travel in Africa easier for Africans. Tchane made the call on Wednesday in Cotonou at the opening of the 21st session of the Intergovernmental Committee […]

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WHO reveals new drug to prevent post-childbirth bleeding

WHO reveals new drug to prevent post-childbirth bleeding The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that a new drug – Carbetocin – has the potential to save thousands of women’s lives in childbirth annually. WHO said Carbetocin now serves as a new competition – with improved benefits – to Oxytocin, a stand-by drug used to […]

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Morocco: Public outrage over heavy prison terms for leaders of ‘hirak’ protest movement

Morocco: Public outrage over heavy prison terms for leaders of ‘hirak’ protest movement Anadolu Moroccans hit the streets of Casablanca on Wednesday to condemn heavy prison sentences handed down to leaders of a movement that agitated Morocco in 2016-2017. The ‘hirak rif’‘ or the Rif movement is a popular protest movement that took place in […]

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4 suspected militants killed by Egypt police official

4 suspected militants killed by Egypt police official Getty Images An Egyptian security official says police have killed four suspected militants in a shootout with forces in a southern province. He says the militants were killed in an exchange of fire as security forces raided their hideout in the town al-Ghanaim in Assiut province, some […]

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world focus on election violence in Zimbabwe

world focus on election violence in Zimbabwe Associated Press As Zimbabweans gear up to vote for a new leader on July 30, there are concerns that the upcoming elections could be marred by widespread violence. Speaking to reporters in Johannesburg on Thursday, Civil Society leaders from Zimbabwe said the elections in their country were going […]

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New Madagascar prime minister promise ‘free’ elections

New Madagascar prime minister promise ‘free’ elections Reuters Madagascar’s new Prime Minister Christian Ntsay vowed Thursday that elections would be “transparent” and “free” after the Constitutional Court had ordered the formation of a “consensus” government to stage the polls by year’s end. The Indian Ocean island nation had been in the grip of a growing […]

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