Mauritania: CAF Candidate Won’t Withdraw

Mauritania: CAF Candidate Won’t Withdraw

NOUAKCHOTT, 8 January 2021 – Mauritania has no intention to withdraw its candidate, Ahmed ould Yahya, for the position of president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). There will be “no rallying possible… our decision is irrevocable,” the online portal...
Morocco: Health Emergency Extended

Morocco: Health Emergency Extended

RABAT, 8 January 2021 – Morocco’s Government Council has extended until next February 10 emergency health measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic. The emergency, which was first declared in March 2020 and has been renewed every month since then,...
Mali: Denial that France Killed Civilians

Mali: Denial that France Killed Civilians

BAMAKO, 8 January 2021 – Mali’s defense ministry has denied news reports that a French airstrike in a remote Malian village hit a wedding party instead, killing at least 19 civilians. Details about the raid on the village of Douentza, in a remote central region of the...
Sahel: $33.3 Million to Fund Education

Sahel: $33.3 Million to Fund Education

NEW YORK, 8 January 2021 – The NGO Education Cannot Wait (ECW) has approved $33.3 million in catalytic funding for education in the central Sahelien states of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. The three-year program funds the continued education of 300,000 children...
Tunisia: Call for UN to End Conflicts

Tunisia: Call for UN to End Conflicts

TUNIS, 8 January 2021 – Tunisian President Kais Saied on Wednesday called on the United Nations to do more to tackle the root causes of armed conflicts. Saied urged member countries of the world body to mobilize the support the UN needs to draft comprehensive...
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