Red-Tabara rebels kill nine people in Burundi as Bujumbura accuses Kigali of complicity

Red-Tabara rebels kill nine people in Burundi as Bujumbura accuses Kigali of complicity

Burundi last month suspended diplomatic relations with Rwanda and closed their border, calling it a response to Rwanda’s alleged backing of RED-Tabara. Burundi’s President Évariste Ndayishimiye has accused Rwandan authorities of supporting RED-Tabara.

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President Macky Sall: Senegal’s delayed elections will be held in July before rainy season begins

President Macky Sall: Senegal’s delayed elections will be held in July before rainy season begins

Senegal had been seen as one of Africa’s most stable democracies, but disputes over the election have plunged the country into a political crisis.

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With low ease of doing business index than the likes of Kenya, Morocco and Kosovo, EU finds it hard to match US on growth

With low ease of doing business index than the likes of Kenya, Morocco and Kosovo, EU finds it hard to match US on growth

The US economy is growing at more than 2 per cent per year while the euro zone is stagnating. Productivity – or the output of each hour worked and euro invested – has also grown more slowly on the east side of the Atlantic for 30 years.

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Biden: Israel willing to pause attacks in Gaza during Ramadhan if Hamas agrees to hostage deal

Biden: Israel willing to pause attacks in Gaza during Ramadhan if Hamas agrees to hostage deal

The start of Ramadhan, around March 10, is seen as an unofficial deadline for a ceasefire deal. The month is a time of heightened religious observance and dawn-to-dusk fasting for hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world.

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Why Uganda should rethink specialisation in higher education for turning over ‘sausages’ in the name of professionals

Why Uganda should rethink specialisation in higher education for turning over ‘sausages’ in the name of professionals

We are living in “A rapidly changing ‘wicked’ world, which demands conceptual reasoning skills that can connect new ideas and work across contexts.” We, therefore, need to quickly rethink education to train for now and the future, not for the past.

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Benin offers 2,000 troops to Kenyan-led international force to rein in Haiti’s armed gangs force

Benin offers 2,000 troops to Kenyan-led international force to rein in Haiti’s armed gangs force

A US statement issued on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rio de Janeiro last week had announced “financial, personnel and in-kind commitments to the mission” from Benin, France and Canada, the latter which later announced 80.5 million Canadian dollars ($60 million) for the mission.

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Biden says Gaza ceasefire is on horizon, hopes Israel and Hamas will agree during Qatar talks

Biden says Gaza ceasefire is on horizon, hopes Israel and Hamas will agree during Qatar talks

A US official said US negotiators had been pushing hard to get a pause-for-hostages deal by Ramadan’s beginning on March 10 and top US officials were working on the issue last week. The optimism appeared to grow out of meetings between the Israelis and Qataris, the official said.

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French journalist detained as press freedom and human rights activists decry repression in Ethiopia

French journalist detained as press freedom and human rights activists decry repression in Ethiopia

Antoine Galindo was detained at Addis Ababa’s Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, where he was interviewing Bate Urgressa, the spokesperson of the Oromo Liberation Front opposition party, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Bate was also arrested and was still in custody, CPJ reported.

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Republican candidate Trump comments on Black voters draw rebuke from Haley, Democrats

Republican candidate Trump comments on Black voters draw rebuke from Haley, Democrats

Donald Trump’s legal challenges, including federal charges over his alleged efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss and his handling of classified documents, among other state charges and civil lawsuits, differ greatly from the historic inequities Black Americans have experienced in the criminal justice system.

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Algeria inaugurates Africa’s largest mosque after years of political delays and cost overruns

Algeria inaugurates Africa’s largest mosque after years of political delays and cost overruns

The inauguration would guide Muslims “toward goodness and moderation,” said Ali Mohamed Salabi, the General Secretary of world union of Muslim Ulemas. Propagating a moderate brand of Islam has been a key priority in Algeria since government forces subdued an Islamist-led rebellion throughout the 1990s when a bloody civil war swept the country.

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