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Egypt’s Al-Azhar slams Macron’s Islam remarks as ‘racist’

by on October 4, 2020 0

Scholars at Egypt’s prestigious Sunni Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, have denounced remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron on “Islamist separatism” as “racist” and spreading “hate speech”. Macron on Friday unveiled plans to defend France’s secular values against radical Islam, describing Islam as a religion “in crisis” worldwide. “He made false accusations against Islam, that have...

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Sudan, rebel alliance sign peace deal

by on October 4, 2020 0

Sudan’s transitional authorities and a rebel alliance signed on Saturday a peace deal agreed in August that aims to put an end to the country’s decades-long civil wars, in a televised ceremony in Juba. “The next biggest challenge is to work with all local and international partners to preach the agreement and its benefits,”...

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South African economy could shrink more than forecast

by on September 13, 2020 0

South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni warned Sunday the economy could shrink by more than the 7 percent forecast by policymakers and the central bank for 2020, adding that public finances are “overstretched”. The economy of Africa’s most industrialised nation contracted by more than half in the second quarter of this year, an unprecedented...

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Survivor recalls horror after Congo mine collapse

by on September 13, 2020 0

Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Kinyenye Furaha passed out from shock when he realised a mine collapse in eastern Congo had buried more than 50 fellow miners including his brother, he said on Sunday, as the hunt continued for bodies two days after the disaster. Miners searching the site near the town of...

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Suicide attack in northern Cameroon kills five civilians

by on September 13, 2020 0

A suicide bomber killed five villagers in the far north of Cameroon, near the border with Nigeria, where jihadist groups regularly carry out attacks, local officials said Sunday. “Terrorists” attacked the village of Zeleved on Friday evening, a local security officer told AFP, requesting anonymity. Cameroon officials refer to members of the Nigeria-based jihadist...

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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases nears 1.3m

by on September 6, 2020 0

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), on Sunday, said the number of coronavirus positive cases has risen to 1,291,724 in the continent. Africa CDC also said that the death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic climbed to 31,056. The African Union (AU) Commission’s specialised healthcare agency said the number of...

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