At least 77 killed in bomb attack on Joint Operational Mechanism base in Gao in Mali

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nsnbc : Wednesday’s bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali, targeting the Joint Operational Mechanism, has riden to 77, a French military spokesman said. The area hit by the blast is housing government soldiers as well as armed groups who conduct joint patrols under a controversial UN-brokered peace agreement. France intervened in Mali More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Peace talks in Mozambique nearing conclusion: Nyusi

nsnbc : The process of achieving an “effective peace” in Mozambique is nearing its conclusion, declared President Filipe Nyusi on Friday. Speaking at a ceremony in the capital Maputo with members of the Mozambican More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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Mozambican rail, port project to boost regional integration

nsnbc : The African Development Bank is supporting the $5 billion Nacala corridor rail and port project with a $300 million loan from its Private Sector Window. After years of financial structuring a signing ceremony More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
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Egypt regrets US veto to block resolution against move of US Embassy to Jerusalem

nsnbc : Egypt has expressed its regret over the United States veto that had resulted in the UN Security Council’s failure to pass a resolution aimed to move US President Donald Trump to rescind his decision More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Dinosaurs: Al-Sisi and Putin to sign Contracts for Egypt’s Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday to attend the final signing ceremony of Egypt’s first Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) of Dabaa. Putin arrived More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, December 1st, 2017
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5th African Union – European Union Summit: More of the same, disaster mitigation instead of prevention

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The fifth African Union – European Union (AU – EU) summit took place on November 29 – 30, 2017 in Abidjan, capital of Ivory Coast. The summit brought together African More...

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By Nicoletta Fagiolo On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
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From the Arusha peace accords to the Arusha tribunal, silencing history 23 years down the line

Nicoletta Fagiolo (nsnbc) : In October 2017 Rwanda recalled its ambassador to Paris when the French judge, charged with investigating i the shooting down of the plane that killed Rwandan and Burundian Presidents More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Zimbabwe declared February 21 to be Mugabe National Youth Day

nsnbc : Zimbabwe has officially declared February 21 to be Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, thereby honoring the former, recently deposed president. Grace Mugabe promoted as possible successor of what More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Egyptian court jailed 14 men for homosexuality and abnormal sexual relations

nsnbc : An Egyptian court, on November 26, 2017, sentenced 14 men convicted of being homosexuals to three years in jail each for “abnormal” sexual relations. Defense lawyer Ishaq Wadie said the men were More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, November 24th, 2017
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Deadliest attack in modern Egyptian history: 235 killed in mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai

nsnbc : At least 235 people were killed and more than 109 injured after unidentified terrorists stormed Al-Rawda mosque in Egypt’s troubled North Sinai province with explosives and heavy weaponry. Initial More...