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Country Spotlight – The Gambia

In the Country Spotlight segment, we highlight an African nation every week, with interesting facts and figures This week it’s the turn of….The Gambia! The country’s official name is the Islamic Republic of The Gambia The Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa. It is situated on either side of the Gambia …

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Country Spotlight – Swaziland

In the Country Spotlight segment, we highlight an African nation every week, with interesting facts and figures This week it’s the turn of….Swaziland! DID YOU KNOW?…. The country of Swaziland and its people (the Swazi) take their names from Mswati II, the 19th-century king under whose rule Swazi territory was expanded and …

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Country Spotlight – Côte d’Ivoire

In the Country Spotlight segment, we highlight an African nation every week, with interesting facts and figures This week it’s the turn of….Côte d’Ivoire DID YOU KNOW?…. The coast that the French named the Côte d’Ivoire, literally, being “Ivory Coast” was named because it reflected the major trade that occurred on that …

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Mugabe faces ‘massive’ protests at UN summit

Exiled Zimbabwean cleric Evan Mawarire has urged his followers to join him in protests ahead of President Robert Mugabe’s arrival at the United Nation’s general assembly this weekend. According to New Zimbabwe, Mugabe left Harare on Wednesday to attend the 17th Non-aligned Movement summit in Venezuela as well as the …

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Obama lifts economic sanctions Bush imposed on Ivory Coast

President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, has lifted economic sanctions imposed on Ivory Coast in 2006 by the regime of his predecessor, George Bush. The US president cited advancing democratic credentials of the west African nation as the reason behind terminating the national emergency declared by the US …

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Country Spotlight – Malawi

In the Country Spotlight segment, we highlight an African nation every week, with interesting facts and figures This week it’s the turn of…. Malawi DID YOU KNOW?…. The Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland.  The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name …

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Niger: 38 dead, 92 000 left homeless by floods

At least 38 people have been killed and more than 92 000 left homeless since June in disastrous floods in Niger, the United Nations said Wednesday. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the deaths, up from a previous government toll of 14, followed torrential rains in …

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Kenya: Journalists demonstrate against attacks

Hundreds of journalists in Kenya have staged a demonstration on Thursday calling for protection against attacks after recent assault on reporters while on duty. The demonstration took place concurrently in counties nationwide and journalists in the capital Nairobi presented petitions to parliament, the police chief and director of public prosecutions. …

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