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Pro-independence Anglophone group defies Cameroon government ban

The secessionist Southern Cameroons National Council on Wednesday rejected a ban put in place by the Cameroonian authorities with the head of the group saying the ban did not apply to them because they do not recognise the government’s authority. Show More Summary

Moringa invests in Benin's cashew exporter

Africa Global Funds (AGF) reports: Moringa SICAR, a €84m investment vehicle for agroforestry projects with high environmental and social impacts, has invested an undisclosed amount in Tolaro Global, a cashew kernels processor and exporter in Benin. Show More Summary

France weighs UN sanctions regime for Mali

France is considering a United Nations Security Council draft resolution that would set up a sanctions regime for Mali to target opponents of the June 2015 peace deal signed between the Malian government and rebels, the ambassador said on Tuesday.

The Situation in Gambia on Inauguration Eve

Tomorrow is the Gambia’s inauguration day, and it is clear that incumbent President Yahya Jammeh has no plans to step down. Jammeh initially recognized the results of the December 1 election and conceded to opposition candidate Adama Barrow, but then … Continue reading ?

African press review 18 January 2017

Gambia's state of emergency, the doctors' strike in Kenya and land distribution in South Africa make the headlines this morning.

Off-Road Dirt Track Racing from RoadX #Nigeria

The racing space continues to grow in Nigeria, Tech Sledge reports: Auto race track challenges and competitions are rarely seen in Nigeria. Against the backdrop of this, a new Sports League Team of automobile enthusiasts and dirt road racers have successfully launched in Nigeria. Show More Summary

Gambia's president-elect could be sworn-in outside Banjul, says Nigerian foreign minister

The inauguration for Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow may take place outside of the capital Banjul as President Yahya Jammeh continues to refuse to leave office, according to Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama. Barrow is...Show More Summary

Rising stars of 2017: chef Lopè Ariyo

In the Guardian:Lopè Ariyo’s fusion of English and Nigerian dishes could be the key to bringing African cuisine to the UK mainstreamMore here

Recent Fighting in Benghazi Between Khalifa Haftar’s LNA and the Benghazi Revolutionaries’ Shura Council

The eastern Libyan city of Benghazi is the site of an ongoing battle with wider ramifications for Libya’s future. On the one side are the anti-Islamist leader Khalifa Haftar and his would-be Libyan National Army (LNA). On the other side is an … Continue reading ?

Togo Maker Fest

Caroline Grellier reporting for the Makery: image via Caroline Grellier Ecoteclab, makerspace dedicated to ecological initiatives, has just emerged in the Togolese capital. Meeting with a community of young enthusiasts at the first Togo Maker Fest.More here

African press review 17 January 2017

Sex as a weapon to force men to register for the upcoming Kenyan elections makes the headline, while the African Union is asked to further involve itself in South Sudan rather than letting the UN do the job.

Côte d'Ivoire vice-president takes office aimd army discontent

Daniel Kablan Duncan was sworn in as the new Vice-president of Côte d'Ivoire on Monday-- the first vice president in the history of the country. His appointment comes after changes to the constitution were approved last year in an effort to calm social and policitcal unrest following several mutinies and strikes.

Private equity firm sees healthcare opportunity in Liberia

Investment interest in African healthcare continues to riseHowWeMadeit reports: Last month the London-based private equity firm, TLG Capital, announced that it had invested an undisclosed amount in Snapper Hill Clinic, a Liberian healthcare provider which runs the largest private out-patient facility in the country’s capital Monrovia. Show More Summary

On a Mauritanian Fatwa Against Operation Serval – at The Maydan

Today’s post is outsourced to The Maydan, which is a publication of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University. I discuss a 2013 fatwa that a group of Mauritanian scholars released. The fatwa argued … Continue reading ?

African press review 16 January 2017

The 27th Africa-France Summit for Partnership, Peace and Emergence headlines in Nigeria, while the doctors' strike continues in Kenya, and Tanzania vows to end poaching.

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