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Kenya, Congo-Brazzaville sign 18 cooperation deals, abolish visa restrictions

On a state visit to Congo-Brazzaville, Kenyan President William Ruto announced the abolition of visa requirements to facilitate easy mobility of people between the two nations.

Gabon President Ali Bongo says he will run for a third term

The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been in office for over 14 years, declared on Sunday that he would run for re-election on August 26.

West African Economic and Monetary Union ends Mali’s suspension

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) said on Saturday that Mali's exclusion from its bodies and institutions had been lifted.

Egypt and Turkey Appoint Ambassadors, Signaling a New Era of Diplomatic Relations

Egypt and Turkey have recently appointed ambassadors to each other's countries for the first time in a decade, indicating a warming of diplomatic relations.

South Sudanese president promises first elections since independence

South Sudan, the world's youngest country, has been plagued by numerous challenges since gaining independence from Sudan in 2011. President Salva Kiir, who led...

Sierra Leone president calls for ‘peaceful’ vote ahead of Saturday’s polls

"I want to appeal to everybody, we want peaceful elections. No violence. You have your card, on that day go and vote," he told his supporters.

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