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Mali: Multiple parties express criticism over the junta’s “unilateral” decision to delay the presidential election.

Various Malian political groups have expressed their strong displeasure with the junta’s unilateral decision to postpone the presidential election, which was intended to restore civilian rule in the country. The ruling junta announced on Monday, September 25th, that it would delay the presidential election initially scheduled for February 2024 in Mali, a nation grappling with…

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France’s former ambassador to Niger has returned to Paris after a period of tension

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna held a meeting with Sylvain Itté on Wednesday, September 27th, “to express gratitude to him and his team for their dedicated service to our country under challenging circumstances,” the ministry stated in a written announcement to AFP. This development comes two months after a coup in Niger resulted in the…

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Naledi Pandor

South African’s Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor welcomed in Washington by Antony Blinken.

On Tuesday, South Africa’s Foreign Minister, Naledi Pandor, arrived in Washington for bilateral discussions. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warmly received her, emphasizing the strong partnership between the United States and South Africa. The State Department noted that the United States and South Africa collaborate extensively in various fields, including health, education, environment, and the…

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Floods Unearth Previously Unknown Ancient Structure at Ancient Greek City near Derna

The recent catastrophic floods that inundated Libya have brought to light previously unknown structures at an ancient Greek city near Derna. During inspections conducted by Libyan authorities to assess the damage to the ancient city and salvage any recoverable artifacts, unexpected archaeological sites emerged as the floodwaters receded. Dr. Ahmed Issa, a member of the…

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Western Sahara dispute

Algeria and Morocco engage in a dispute over the Western Sahara issue at the United Nations.

Representatives from Morocco and Algeria engaged in a heated exchange at the United Nations regarding the status of Western Sahara on Tuesday. Algiers advocated for the revival of a long-delayed referendum to determine the fate of the former Spanish colony. Algerian Ambassador Amar Bendjama asserted, “We Algerians have chosen the path of justice, decolonization, freedom,…

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UN Expert urges Algeria to pardon pro-democracy

UN expert urges Algeria to pardon pro-democracy convicts.

A United Nations expert has called upon Algeria to extend pardons to individuals who were convicted or detained due to their participation in the pro-democracy protests of 2019-20 and to ease restrictions on public gatherings. The Hirak protests first erupted in February 2019, which eventually led to the resignation of the long-standing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika…

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