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Rift Valley fever outbreak hits

An epidemic of Rift Valley fever, a viral disease that mainly affects cattle and can also infect humans, is currently affecting zebo herds in several regions of the country. It is transmitted by mosquito bites, the virus' agent. The Malagasy authorities have taken action. as reported from Antananarivo, Laure VerneauThe…

In full tension with Ethiopia, Egypt is

Uganda and Egypt signed a military intelligence agreement "to fight terrorism" this week. This agreement between the two countries crossed by the Nile comes in the middle of a dispute over river water due to the Renaissance dam built by Ethiopia. "What affects Uganda will affect Egypt", is how the number two Egyptian military…

Kenyans demand more transparency in

Funding to fight Covid-19 is creating controversy in Kenya. On April 2, the IMF approved $ 2.34 billion in aid for the country. An envelope planned for Nairobi to fight the pandemic and avoid the risk of over-indebtedness. But since the announcement on April 2, criticism has flowed in on social media. as reported from…

Edouard Maunick, Mauritian cantor for negritude

Francophonie is orphaned, with the poet Edouard Maunick missing. The Mauritian bard leaves behind an enormous poetic work, imbued with nostalgia for its native island and lively with militant humanism. His poetry is also rich in lexical inventions and baroque inspiration. "... the sea can not dieno totem is ashILE got usto experience other lonelinessthan those…

“People’s victory” for power, “disguised”

Djibouti President Ismaël Omar Guelle was re-elected on Friday, April 9, for a fifth term. He would have received 98.58% of the vote, according to the first provisional figures announced Friday to Saturday, April 10. In Djibouti, the first reactions were heard this Saturday morning. On the power side, it is time to celebrate after Election Day on Friday 9 April. “Thank you for your trust, thank you for Djibouti! Let's continue together! “Tweeted at night the newly elected president, Ismael Omar Guelleh. On Friday…

suspected death of a retired officer arrested

In the Comoros, the death of a retired non-commissioned officer during an interrogation in a military barracks on the island of Anjouan aroused great emotions as the circumstances of his death remain mysterious. He was arrested for "attempt to destabilize" and did not survive his hearing. Authorities are talking about concern and even about Covid-19 to explain his death. The version of relatives, who had to dig up the body to gain access, reported blood and head injuries. Some authorities went to Anjouan where the…

Amid political unrest in Somalia, Farmajo turns the sword against critics

MOGADISHU, Somalia - With more than two months to go before his term expires, Somalia's outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo seems relentless in his quest to continue in power despite constitutional restrictions and other obstacles to the legal framework. The Constitution strictly allows one to be president for four years, after which he or she can seek a new mandate. The Horn of Africa has no time limits, an indication that one can be president of life until such a time death knocks or he is abdicated. For the…

Somalia writes to the UNSC after the standoff talks before the election flopped

Somalia writes to the UNSC after the standoff talks before the election flopped MOGADISHU, Somalia - In the midst of the ongoing stalemate before the Somali elections, the federal government has written to the United Nations Security Council , in response to a recent meeting of the Council on the security and stability of the country. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, United States…

Guelleh re-elected for a fifth time period as Djibouti’s president

The Djibouti strongman Ismael Omar Guelleh will serve for the fifth term as president of the small Horn of Africa, making him one of the longest-serving African presidents in a country where democracy is said to be utopian. According to election results projected by AFP after Friday's election, Guelleh, who was first elected president in 1999, achieved nearly 98 percent of the vote in an election that was widely boycotted by opposition candidates who questioned credibility. An estimated 215,000 citizens were registered…

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