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Botswana Rejects UK Asylum Proposal Amid Controversy

BOTSWANA has firmly declined a proposal from the United Kingdom to accept asylum-seekers, mirroring concerns raised over a similar arrangement with Rwanda. The move comes amid criticism from civil society organisations and human rights advocates, denouncing the UK’s deportation plan as…

Portugal President Calls For Reparations Over Slavery

IN a significant acknowledgment of historical responsibility, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal issued a call for reparations for crimes committed during the transatlantic slavery and colonial era. Speaking at an event late on Tuesday, President Rebelo de Sousa…

German Police Bust Nigerian Mafia In Romance Scam Crackdown

IN a major crackdown, German police announced the arrest of 11 suspected members of a Nigerian mafia group allegedly involved in a large-scale dating scam. The apprehensions shed light on the Black Axe gang’s international criminal activities, with a focus…

Op-Ed: Senegal’s New Political Landscape Offers A New Start For The West

ON April 2, Bassirou Diomaye Faye was sworn in as Senegal’s fifth president, kicking off what some hope will be a transformative presidency. Faye’s impressive first-round win over his main challenger and former Prime Minister Amadou Ba was met with messages…

UNECA Calls For Global Financial System Redesign In Africa

CLAVER Gatete, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), addressed the pressing fiscal and climate-related challenges facing Africa at the 10th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Speaking at the opening session on…

Senegal’s President Faces Backlash Over Contract Plans

IN a move that has drawn both scrutiny and concern, Senegal’s newly elected President Bassirou Diomaye Faye has announced plans to renegotiate mining and oil contracts, prompting reactions from business analysts and political figures. Speaking through his Energy and Mines…

Africa Minerals Group Calls For Value Addition In Mining Sector

IN a bid to enhance the economic potential of Africa’s mineral wealth, member countries of the Africa Minerals Strategy Group (AMSG) convened in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, for the inaugural Mining Investment Forum. During the two-day event, stakeholders emphasised the importance of adding…

British Prime Minister Sunak Makes 1st Official Visit To Germany

BRITISH Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will visit Berlin for the first time on Wednesday, 18 months after taking office, local media reports. His meeting with his German counterpart Olaf Scholz will focus on military aid for Ukraine and the war…

Senegal’s President Calls For EU Partnership Overhaul

SENEGAL’S newly inaugurated President Bassirou Diomaye Faye has urged a re-evaluation of the country’s relationship with the European Union (EU) during discussions with European Council President Charles Michel. President Faye, who assumed office on April 2, campaigned on a platform…

Terrorism: ‘imported Evil’ in Africa, Says Nigerian President

NIGERIAN President Bola Tinubu delivered a stark message on Monday, labelling terrorism as an ‘imported evil’ and a significant challenge facing the African continent. Speaking at the commencement of a two-day high-level African counter-terrorism summit in the capital city of…