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TUESDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2017, 05:48

Africa

Guterres wants UN to help tackle Sahel violence

Yesterday at 22:30 PM, via The Citizen

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that Africa’s Sahel region was descending into all-out violence and said the United Nations must help the region confront the threat from Islamist militants.

After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabaab onslaught

Yesterday at 20:07 PM, via News24

As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world’s deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabaab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can’t afford to overlook the African continent.

West Africa:West Africa Media Excellence Awards – Profile of Judges

Yesterday at 20:01 PM, via allAfrica

[MFWA] The maiden edition of the West Africa Media Excellence Awards will be held on October 28, 2017. The awards are intended to inspire and promote excellence in journalism across West Africa rewarding and honouring journalists from the West Africa region who have distinguished themselves by producing and reporting high quality journalistic pieces that impact positively on society.

Angola’s new leader vows to revive moribund economy

Yesterday at 19:30 PM, via The Citizen

Angola’s new president unveiled a programme of corporate tax sweeteners on Monday intended to boost foreign investment and ease the oil-rich country’s dependence on the lacklustre price of crude.

New UN envoy in Morocco to restart talks on disputed WSahara

Yesterday at 18:30 PM, via The Citizen

The new UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, was visiting Morocco on Monday as part of a regional tour aimed at restarting stalled peace talks between Rabat and the pro-independence Polisario Front.

ISIS affiliate claims attacks in Egypt’s Sinai

Yesterday at 18:00 PM, via News24

An Islamic State affiliate has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula that killed nine soldiers and wounded at least 37 others.

Eiffel Tower to dim lights for Somalia victims

Yesterday at 17:11 PM, via News24

The Eiffel Tower will dim its lights in solidarity with Somalia and in mourning for more than 300 people killed in the country’s deadliest-ever attack.

Militants rob bank, attack church in Egypt’s Sinai; 7 dead

Yesterday at 17:11 PM, via News24

In a brazen daytime attack, about a dozen Islamic militants robbed a local bank, lobbed grenades and traded gunfire with security forces guarding an unused church in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing seven people, including three civilians, officials have said.

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