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Benin: Incumbent Tallon Favored to Win New Term

PORTO NOVO, 11 April 2021 – Observers say voter turnout was low in Benin’s presidential election Sunday, held amidst calls...
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Benin: Incumbent Tallon Favored to Win New Term

Chad: Deby Predicted to Easily Win Reelection

N’DJAMENA, 11 April 2021 – President Idriss Itno Deby of Chad is expected to win a record sixth term after...
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Chad: Deby Predicted to Easily Win Reelection

South Sudan-Uganda: Trucks Stranded at Border

JUBA, 11 April 2021 - Over 2,000 trucks ferrying food items and other merchandise from Uganda to South Sudan have...
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South Sudan-Uganda: Trucks Stranded at Border

Kenya: East Africa’s First 5G Services

NAIROBI, 11 Aprul 2021 - Nokia announced Tuesday that it is powering East Africa’s first 5G commercial services with Safaricom,...
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Kenya: East Africa’s First 5G Services

Botswana: Elderly Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccines

GABORONE, 11 April 2021 – Botswana’s health ministry has further restricted eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to only citizens aged...
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Botswana: Elderly Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccines

Uganda-Egypt: Cooperating on the Nile Mega Dam

KAMPALA, 11 April 2021 – Uganda and Egypt have agreed to share intelligence as tensions escalate over the upcoming filling...
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Uganda-Egypt: Cooperating on the Nile Mega Dam

Africa: AU Drops Serum Institute of India

ADDIS ABABA, 11 April 2021 - The African Union (AU) has dropped plans to procure COVID-19 vaccines from the Serum...
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Africa: AU Drops Serum Institute of India

Ethiopia: Military Denies Involvement in Massacre

ADDIS ABABA, 10 April 2021 – Ethiopian military officials have rejected allegations that their soldiers were involved in the massacre...
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Ethiopia: Military Denies Involvement in Massacre

Mozambique: Twelve Foreigners Beheaded

PALMA, 10 April 2021 – The bodies of 12 people likely foreigners have been found beheaded in a hotel besieged...
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Mozambique: Twelve Foreigners Beheaded

Ethiopia: Talks Over Nile Mega Dam Collapse

KINSHASA, 10 April 2021 - African Union-mediated talks between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan over the Ethiopian mega-dam on the Nile...
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Ethiopia: Talks Over Nile Mega Dam Collapse

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Ambazonia: Cameroonian Forces Massacre 27 in Mbonge

By africafreedom / March 27, 2021 / 0 Comments
MBONGE, 27 March 2021 - Colonial occupation forces from French-speaking Cameroon have massacred dozens of civilians in the small village of Mbonge. The village is situated in the outskirts of the economic capital town of Kumba in the southern zone...

Ambazonia-Cameroon: Congress Requests TPS or DED

By africafreedom / February 18, 2021 / 0 Comments
WASHINGTON, DC, 17 February 2021 – The U.S. Congress called Wednesday on President Joe Biden to grant Temporary Protective Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) to Southern Camerooians aka Ambazonians and Cameroonians. The request urges the Biden administration to...
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Cameroon: Cardinal Tumi Dies at 90

By africafreedom / April 3, 2021 / 0 Comments
DOUALA, 3 April 2021 - Cameroon’s lone Catholic Cardinal – Christian Cardinal Wiyghan Tumi – has died after a short illness from an undisclosed disease. He was 90. His death was announced Saturday morning by Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Douala,...
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Cameroon: Pedophile and Rapist Soldiers Gone Wild

By africafreedom / March 2, 2021 / 0 Comments
ACCRA, 2 March 2021 – Pedophiles and rapist Cameroonian soldiers have ramped up acts of rape and sexual exploitation of girls, women, and children, a recent study and media reports show. Last week, Human Rights Watch (HRW) belatedly published details...
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Ambazonia: HRW Seeks Targeted Sanctions

By africafreedom / March 13, 2021 / 0 Comments
WASHINGTON, DC, 13 March 2021 - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the UN Security Council to impose targeted sanctions against leaders of the self-declared breakaway Republic of Ambazonia aka Southern Cameroons. “The United Nations Security Council and Cameroon’s...
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Tanzania: Calls for VP to Assume Presidency

By africafreedom / March 18, 2021 / 0 Comments
DAR ES SALAAM, 18 March 2021 – The Tanzanian opposition has called on Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan to be immediately sworn in to avoid uncertainty and a constitutional vacuum. The calls follow the death Wednesday of President John Magufuli...
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Africa: Biden’s Immigration-Friendly Policies

By africafreedom / January 29, 2021 / 0 Comments
SPECIAL REPORT WASHINGTON, DCN, 29 January 2021 – Africans visiting, studying, resident or seeking asylum in  the United States are applauding immigration-friendly policies by executive orders announced in his first ten days in power by US President Joseph R. Biden....
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Tanzania: John Magufuli Succumbs to COVID-19

By africafreedom / March 17, 2021 / 0 Comments
DAR ES SALAAM, 17 March 2021 – Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, who scoffed at COVID-19, claiming it had been prayed away from his nation, has died. He was 61. “We have lost our courageous leader, President John Magufuli, who has...
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Ethiopia-Cameroon: US Wants Investigations

By africafreedom / March 3, 2021 / 0 Comments
WASHINGTON, DC, 2 March 2021 – The US State Department has urged Ethiopia and Cameroon to allow international investigations into allegations of atrocities. In a phone call with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, U.S. Secretary of State called onEthiopia...
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Tanzania: Samia Suluhu Hassan Sworn-in

By africafreedom / March 19, 2021 / 0 Comments
DAR ES SALAAM, 19 March 2021 – Samia Suluhu Hassan made history Friday, getting sworn-in as Tanzania’s first female president, following the death in office Wednesday of President John Magufuli. The ceremony, full of pomp and pageantry, held in the...


Kenya: Doctors Furious Over Medical Staff Deaths
By bohherbert  /  November 17, 2020
Ghana: J.J. Rawlings Dies at 73
By bohherbert  /  November 13, 2020
Mali: Former President Toumani Toure Passes On
By bohherbert  /  November 13, 2020
Ethiopia: Hundreds Massacred, Amnesty Says
By bohherbert  /  November 13, 2020

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