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Experts: ECOWAS Decision to Close Borders with Mali Will Hurt Regional Trade, Stability

Members of the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, shut down all their land and air borders with Mali on Wednesday after its president announced his resignation following a military mutiny. ECOWAS said in a statement that it will als…

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UN Makes $1.6 Billion Appeal for Sudan

United Nations officials in Sudan have sent out an urgent appeal for $1.6 billion to provide life-saving assistance to citizens, including hundreds of thousands of people affected by floods. Recent flooding caused by heavy rain has affected 17 of Sud…

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US, Kenya Officially Launch Trade Talks

The United States and Kenya formally launched negotiations Wednesday on a bilateral trade deal, which the countries hope could be replicated across Africa. “Under President…

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Former African Slave Trade Center Renamed in Memory of George Floyd

A small island off the coast of Africa known for its role in the slave trade has changed the name of its main square in…

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Anti-Racism Groups in Paris Call out Slave Trader Statues

Anti-racism groups are leading a “de-colonial tour” of Paris on Sunday to call attention to monuments and streets honoring historical figures tied to the slave…

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7 Plead Not Guilty to Looting More than $132 Million from South African Bank

Seven suspects accused of taking just over $132 million from VBS Mutual bank in South Africa have pleaded not guilty to dozens of fraud and…

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Being a Journalist is Risky Business in Somalia

Journalists in Somalia routinely face many difficulties but this year, under the stress of the spread of COVID-19, they say feel even more threatened by…

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East African Flower Industry Wilts as Sales to Europe Dry Up

Among its many other effects, the coronavirus pandemic has cut deeply into flower sales. This is being felt in the Netherlands, the center of the…

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