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Africa

Senegal delays trial of Dakar mayor until new year

Yesterday at 16:30 PM, via The Citizen

A Senegalese court on Thursday delayed the trial of popular Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall on charges of embezzling public funds until January 3, as his lawyers denounced a “hasty” start to proceedings.

U.S. suspends aid to Somalia’s battered military over graft

Yesterday at 16:09 PM, via Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) – The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia’s armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow to the military as African peacekeepers start to withdraw this month.

French convent to host dozens of resettled African refugees

Yesterday at 15:30 PM, via Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – Dozens of African refugees, including some that had been stranded in Libya, will arrive next week in a small eastern French village as part of efforts to resettle asylum seekers whose requests have been examined directly in Africa.

Somalia’s Shabaab kill 18 police in academy bombing

Yesterday at 15:30 PM, via News24

A suicide bomber from Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents killed 18 police officers and wounded 15 others when he blew himself up inside the country’s main police academy, the force’s chief has said.

Zimbabwe orders illegal farm invaders off land: state media

Yesterday at 15:30 PM, via The Citizen

Zimbabwe’s new agriculture minister has ordered people illegally occupying formerly white-owned commercial farms to vacate, nearly two decades after violent land grabs led by ousted ex-president Robert Mugabe, state media said Thursday.

Africa:Is Israel Africa’s New Best Friend?

Yesterday at 15:19 PM, via allAfrica

[Deutsche Welle] Africa was long regarded as a partner of the Palestinians, but hoping for arms, development aid and cutting edge technology, many African states now seek closer ties with Israel. Cooperation, however, comes at a price.

Africa:Poultry Group Calls for Probe of Forced Labour in Brazil

Yesterday at 14:37 PM, via allAfrica

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rio De Janeiro -South Africa’s poultry industry body has asked the government to investigate allegations of forced labour in the sector in Brazil, the world’s largest poultry exporter.

Nigerian soldiers warned after Boko Haram attack

Yesterday at 14:14 PM, via News24

Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram have been put on high alert after four military vehicles went missing during a raid on an army post in the restive northeast.

Africa:When Climate Policy Fails on the Ground

Yesterday at 13:57 PM, via allAfrica

[The Aspen Institute] Climate change is causing droughts and food shortages and, as a result, is having a huge impact on people’s lives. For instance, in Malawi, it’s resulting in around 1.5 million girls as young as 13 facing the possibility of an early marriage because their families cannot feed them. In East Africa, nearly, 20 million people are at risk of dying from starvation, in part due...

Africa:Moving Beyond the Green Revolution

Yesterday at 13:36 PM, via allAfrica

[The Herald] A quarter of the world’s hungry people are in sub-Saharan Africa and the numbers are growing. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of hungry – those in distress and unable to access enough calories for a healthy and productive life – grew from 20,8 percent to 22,7 percent.

South Sudan resumes issuing passports after month-long stoppage

Yesterday at 13:30 PM, via Reuters

JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan has resumed issuing passports after its German technology provider shut down the system for a month because the country failed to pay its bills, a senior immigration official said on Thursday.

Somalia’s Shabaab kill 13 police in academy bombing

Yesterday at 13:30 PM, via The Citizen

A suicide bomber from Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents killed 13 policemen and wounded 15 others on Thursday when he blew himself up inside the country’s main police academy, officers said.

Zimbabwe’s former finance minister faces new corruption charges

Yesterday at 13:11 PM, via Reuters

HARARE (Reuters) – Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo faced new corruption charges on Thursday in the clearest example yet of a crackdown on graft by President Emmerson Mnangagwa since he took office last month.

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