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Nigeria, Cameroon troops kill 27 insurgents

Nigeria and Cameroon troops have killed 27 Boko Haram fighters in a joint clearance operation. They destroyed gun trucks and recovered arms and ammunition belonging to the terrorists. Col. Sagir Musa, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, confirmed that the troops encounter with the terrorists took place in the Northern part of Wulgo, Tumbuma, Chikun […]

Sudan’s new leader Gen. Ibn Ouf quits

The head of Sudan’s new ruling military council, General Awad Ibn Ouf, announced his resignation on Friday, less than 24 hours after being sworn in, following the ouster of long-time president Omar al-Bashir. His move came shortly after the council’s political chief Lieutenant General Omar Zain al-Abdin told Arab and African diplomats at a meeting […]

US suspends talks with Sudan

The United States on Thursday suspended discussions with Sudan on normalizing relations between the two countries after the military ousted President Omar al-Bashir and said it would run the country for two years, Reuters reports. The State Department, while declining to declare the takeover a coup, said it supported a peaceful and democratic Sudan and believed the […]

Sudanese army deploys around Khartoum in possible coup

In a possible coup move, Sudan’s army deployed troops around the defence ministry, while soldiers and security agency personnel were deployed on key roads and bridges in Khartoum early on Thursday, as thousands of people flocked to an anti-government protest outside the ministry. Earlier, state television said the armed forces would make an important announcement […]

E-commerce will boost Africa free trade

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said that e-commerce would significantly boost free trade across Africa. It would help realize the objectives of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), participants at UNCTAD’s e-Commerce Week 2019 were told. “E-commerce has the potential to lift intra-African trade from the current rate of […]

Attacks on foreigners in S/Africa irk Dlamini-Zuma

Dr Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, ex-Chairperson of African Union Commission, has expressed disappointment that her country, South Africa, was experiencing attacks on foreign nationals. The politician said in a tweet that these attacks were against everything South Africa stood for as a nation. In a reaction to renewed xenophobic attacks in Durban, South Africa, she said: […]

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