Burkina Faso president promises military changes

Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore has promised military and cabinet changes in the coming days, amid growing protests over the government’s response to militant attacks in the northern and eastern parts of the country. President Kabore said he would soon “imminent changes” within the military structure, and ordered the “active and effective” presence of military […]

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Burkina Faso extends internet suspension

The government in Burkina Faso has extended the suspension of mobile internet services. Services were supposed to have been restored on Wednesday, after being shut down for four days. The shutdown came amid anti-French demonstrations and growing political unrest in the country over insecurity. The government explained the initial suspension by citing national security and […]

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Sudan restores internet as anti-coup protests persist

Sudanese authorities have restored the internet nearly a month since it was suspended after the military deposed the joint military-civilian transitional government. All telecommunications companies had their internet services restored on Thursday. A court had ordered the country’s three main telecom companies to restore the internet on November 9, but the outage persisted. Internet monitor, […]

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New Kenyan law allows easier integration of refugees

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed a new refugee bill that allows asylum seekers easier access to education, and opportunities to integrate and earn a living. This comes just six months before a planned shutdown by the authorities of two camps housing more than half a million refugees. The authorities said the camps have been […]

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Blinken arrives in Kenya as his Africa visit starts

The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, is in Kenya for talks later on Wednesday with President Uhuru Kenyatta. The talks involve regional security issues including the conflict in Ethiopia, combating Islamist terrorism in Somalia, and reviving Sudan’s transition to a civilian government. The US sees Kenya as a key partner and important influence in […]

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Blinken due for talks on Ethiopia war in Kenya visit

The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, is travelling to Kenya for talks about the war in Ethiopia, as well as the security situation in Sudan and Somalia. President Uhuru Kenyatta recently visited Ethiopia and the US has warned it could impose sanctions on the Ethiopian government and the rebels in Tigray region. Blinken will […]

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