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Marijuana: US Govt Pardons 175,000 Convicts

THE governor of the US state of Maryland issued a mass pardon of drug offences on Monday, in a far-reaching move forgiving 175,000 low-level marijuana convictions across multiple decades. Democrat Wes Moore said his act — “the most sweeping state-level…

France To Reduce Military Presence In West, Central Africa

FRANCE is planning to reduce its military presence in West and Central Africa to around 600 troops in line with President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to limit the French military footprint in the region, three sources told AFP. In February 2023,…

Malawi Mourns VP Chilima Amid Protests And Heavy Security

MALAWIANS gathered on Monday to mourn Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima, who was laid to rest in his home village of Nsipe in the district of Ntcheu, approximately 160 km (100 miles) southeast of the capital, Lilongwe. The sombre event…

South Africa’s Unity Government Now Has Five Parties

THE African National Congress (ANC) announced on Monday that South Africa’s new government now includes five political parties, representing more than two-thirds of the seats in the National Assembly. Ongoing discussions aim to bring more parties into the coalition. Following…

Chinese Fishing Fleets Exploit East Africa, Deplete Resources

A multibillion-dollar global fishing industry, heavily backed by the Chinese government, is driving a surge in illegal activities by Chinese vessels off the coast of East Africa. This exploitation is depleting fishing grounds that local communities rely on, according to…

Construction Of Africa’s Most Advanced City Progresses In Rwanda

THE Rwandan government has partnered with Africa50 to advance the construction of Kigali Innovation City, set to become Africa’s most advanced city. The project moved forward after Africa 50 signed an implementation agreement with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and the…

President Ruto condemns fatal shooting of Magistrate Kivuti

  KENYAN President William Ruto has strongly condemned the fatal shooting of Magistrate Monica Kivuti in an open court, warning that attacks against judicial officers ‘should not happen again.’ The incident, which occurred on Thursday, has been described as ‘tragic’ and ‘unacceptable’…

Tragic accident at Malawi VP’s funeral kills four, injures 12

FOUR people, including a pregnant woman, were killed on Sunday in the Ntcheu district of southern Malawi when a vehicle rammed into mourners participating in the funeral procession for former Vice President Saulos Chilima, local media reported. The fatal accident…

American Journalist’s Trial In Russia Set For June 26

US journalist Evan Gershkovich will go on trial on espionage charges in Russia’s Urals city of Yekaterinburg behind closed doors on June 26, the court overseeing the process said on Monday. The Wall Street Journal reporter was arrested in March…

Senegal Joins Oil-Producing Countries In West Africa

SENEGAL has recently become a member of the group of oil-producing nations in West Africa, which is a major achievement in the economic history of the country. Trojan News reports that the Sangomar deep-water project, which started production last week, is…