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Burkina Faso Mosque Attack Kills 15 Worshippers

October 13, 2019//-At least 15 people have been killed and two seriously injured in an attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso.

Commonwealth Observer Group Condemns Killing in Run-up to Mozambique Elections

October 12, 2019//-The leader of the Commonwealth team observing elections in Mozambique has condemned the killing of a man who headed a local observer group.

International Support Needed as Burkina Faso Humanitarian Emergency Deepens

Djibouti, October 11, 2019/ — Burkina Faso is grappling with a growing and unprecedented humanitarian situation.

Police Fingered in Mozambique Poll Observer’s Murder

Maputo, Mozambique, October 11, 2019//- Two Mozambican senior police officers have been suspended after law enforcers’ implication in the murder of an election observer this week.

Commonwealth Team to Observe Mozambique Elections

October 7, 2019//-The Commonwealth will send a team to observe elections in Mozambique, which will take place on 15 October 2019.

Amanda Clinton Becomes First Female to Contest for GFA President Position

Accra, Ghana, October 5, 2019//-Lawyer Amanda Clinton has become the first female to contest for the top job at the Ghana Football Association after she sailed through the vetting process successfully. 

Nearly 600 Burundian Refugees Head Home as Mass Repatriation Starts

October 4, 2019//-Nearly 600 refugees left Tanzania to return to their homes in neighbouring Burundi on Thursday, the United Nations said – the first batch in a mass repatriation that some migrants fear could force them back against their will.

Zambia Proposed Reforms to Constitution Causes Jitters

September 30, 2019//-Proposed constitutional reforms that would sharply increase President Edgar Lungu’s powers ahead of elections in 2021 are stoking concerns about Zambia’s democratic credentials, analysts and civil society groups say.

Rwanda to Welcome First Group of African Refugees from Libya

September 26, 2019//-A group of 75 African refugees and asylum-seekers is expected to be airlifted from Libya to Rwanda on Thursday, a UN official said, the first of what could be thousands relocated under a new programme.

UNICEF: 29 Million Babies Born Into Conflict Areas In 2018

New York, United States of America, September 20, 2019/ — More than 29 million babies were born into conflict-affected areas in 2018, UNICEF said today.

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