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  • France To Return Over 70,000 Stolen African Artifacts

    France To Return Over 70,000 Stolen African Artifacts
    President Emmanuel Macron of France announced on Monday his appointment of two experts to make plans for the repatriation of African artifacts held in French museums, following his pledge in November that “African heritage cannot be a prisoner of European museums.” The Senegalese writer and economist Felwine Sarr and the French art historian Bénédicte Savoy [...]
  • African Union Peace Keeping Force To Withdraw From Somalia

    African Union Peacekeeping Force To Withdraw From Somalia

    Contributing states of the African Union Peace mission to Somalia (AMISOM) are concerned about insecurity following the decision to gradually withdraw troops from Somalia and begin the handing over process of national security responsibilities to the Somali security forces.

  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Wins the 5th Mo Ibrahim Prize for Leadership

    President-Ellen-Johnson-Sirleaf wins the Mo Ibrahim Prize
    Former Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has been awarded the 2017 Mo Ibrahim prize for Achievement in African Leadership. This announcement was made following a meeting of members of the prize committee. Johnson was praised for her exceptional leadership and transformative leadership despite the challenges that Liberia faced. She had led the country following a [...]
  • Why has there been civil wars in most countries in Africa after independence?

    civil wars in africa
    My Answer To This Quora Question Nation-building is an extremely difficult task. There are too many issues to be addressed, too many that could lead to divisions and too many that could lead to crisis. A cursory look across the globe, you'll easily discover that Civil Wars are no unique to Africa. Quite a lot [...]
  • Britain to add Nigeria’s naira to list of accepted trade currencies

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    The naira will become one of three West African currencies that UK Export Finance has pre-approved for its programme of funding transactions that promote trade with Britain, it said. Britain voted in 2016 to leave the European Union, which has forced London to reconsider its trade ties with the rest of the world. The United [...]
  • South Sudan is Pissed at the AU Over News of Sanctions

    South Sudan is venting its anger over African Union decision to hammer the country with sanctions. The country’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Mawien Makol, tagged the sanctions as detrimental to the peace process in the country. “When you talk of sanctions, it cannot bring peace to the country,” he said. He further explained that, “what we [...]