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ALGERIA: Police clash with striking judges

Algerian riot police clashed with judges participating in a nationwide strike on Sunday in the north-western port city of Oran, local media report. The judges are pushing for the independence of the judiciary after an unprecedented mass reshuffle by the justice ministry in October that affected

INDIA: Delhi Severe pollution drives car rationing

The Indian capital, Delhi, has launched a car rationing system as it battles hazardous levels of pollution. Private cars with even and odd number plates will be allowed on roads only on alternate days from 4 to 15 November, officials said. The system was introduced in 2016 and 2017 as well, but it’s not clear […]

RWANDA: American pastor deported for holding illegal meetings

An American preacher who was arrested on Monday in Rwanda for holding an “illegal meeting with journalists” has been deported, New Times of Rwanda newspaper reports. Rwandan Directorate General for Immigration and Emigration Regis Gatarayiha is quoted by paper as saying evangelist Gregg Schoof was removed from the country for being a “prohibited

U.N, AFDB call for fast-tracking of Africa’s development

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Sunday, African heads of states and governments met to emphasize urgent collective action and the need for greater collaboration between the United Nations and the African Development Bank to fast-track Africa’s development. The meeting, convened by the African Development and the United Nations, is “the first of […]

ETHIOPIA: Over 90,000 Ethiopians have left exile president

Ethiopia’s president Zewde Sahle-Work on Monday said more than 90,000 nationals had returned to the country because of her government’s citizen-centered diplomacy. Sahle-Work, who was appointed to the role in October last year, was delivering her maiden speech to the country’s parliament. Since taking office in April last year, the country’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed […]

Cameroon’s ongoing national dialogue to end by Friday

A major national dialogue to proffer solutions to the anglophone crisis comes to an end in Cameroon on Friday. Since Monday about 700 delegates have been working behind closed doors in eight commissions on issues such as the return of the displaced, the judicial and educational system, bilingualism and the disarmament of ex-combatants.

Somalian weavers battle cheap imports

Somalian weavers are battling to preserve the use of local fabrics and the wearing of traditional clothes. Influx of cheap clothes and textiles from China and other countries is threatening the livelihood of weavers and a ones lucrative business. “I have been working on this craft for forty years. I only earn a total of […]

Somalia opposition parties form new coalition

Ten opposition political parties in Somalia say they have formed a new coalition ahead of elections which are due next year. The Forum For National Parties includes the former presidents Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed. A spokesman for the group said the politicians would work together to resolve the current political and […]
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