Africa

Morocco demands the withdrawal of a jersey from the Algerian selection

“This is a theft of motifs inspired by ‘Moroccan zellige’ (ceramic characteristic of traditional Moroccan decorative art, editor’s note) which appear on Algerian sports jerseys, which prompted the ministry to act emergency”explained to AFP a source within the Ministry of Culture. In a formal notice sent by e-mail and by bailiff to the CEO of …

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Kenya. Ruto begins his duties and his first meeting

A meeting which brought together all the ministers of former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government, namely Vice President Rigathi Gachagua, Attorney General Kihara Kariuki, Joseph Kinyua (Head of Civil Service) Fred Matiang’i (Interior), James Macharia (transport), Farida Karoney (land) and Peter Munya (agriculture). However, two weeks after being sworn in, Ruto has yet to name his …

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In Paris, the “Sacre” of contemporary African dancers

Thirty-six dancers from the four corners of Africa, many of them from the School, present until the end of September a high-flying interpretation of the ballet to the famous music of Igor Stravinsky, programmed by the Théâtre de la City in La Villette (north-east of Paris). The idea for this African “Rite” was born when …

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Niger. A project for better electrification

With a total cost of 317.5 million dollars, this project aims to accelerate access to electricity for households, health and education establishments, businesses and also to offer its own cooking solutions and effective in Niger. “Haské” revolves around several axes, in particular, the strengthening and expansion of transmission and distribution networks to increase access to …

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At least 3 dead in the collapse of a South African mining dam

At least three people have been killed and dozens injured after a mining dam collapsed that caused flooding and washed away homes in central South Africa, officials said on Sunday. Television footage shows a river of mud and water flowing from the mine into a nearby residential area, which has engulfed roads and washed away …

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In Nigeria, abandoned students face a dragging teachers’ strike

Nigeria’s main Federal Universities Staff Union (Asuu) initially went on strike on February 14 demanding more funding for higher education, which had been neglected for decades. After several extensions aimed at giving the government time to meet their demands, including the payment of salaries, the union’s leadership declared an indefinite strike on August 30 in …

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Paul Pogba case: what is a marabout?

A judicial inquiry was opened at the beginning of August for “organized extortion attempts”while Juventus Turin international midfielder Paul Pogba claimed to have been threatened several times by childhood friends and his own older brother, Mathias, a modest footballer. With the police, Paul Pogba, born in Lagny-sur-Marne (Seine-et-Marne) of Guinean parents, admitted having already paid …

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