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To stop migration, stop the abuse of Africa’s resources

On January 17, Italy’s parliament approved the deployment of up to 470 troops in Niger to combat “irregular migrant flows” and the trafficking of people towards Libya, and, from there, to Europe. A number of other European countries are pursuingsimilar policies, including France, Germany, and Spain. These policies have been preceded, in recent years and …

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Ethio­pian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Resigns watch the broadcast

 Ethio­pian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn submitted his resignation in a televised announcement on Thursday amid political turmoil in Africa’s fastest-growing economy. The announcement came just after the government released hundreds of political prisoners, including some of the most prominent opposition members in the country, sparking massive celebrations in the cities …

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Gambia ‘restores’ ID Cards contract to Semlex

The minister of Justice has announced that the government finally agreed to restore, rather than award, the national identity productions contract to Belgian biometrics company, Semlex. “After a whole year of consideration of this matter, culminating in the establishment of a Ministerial Taskforce…the Government has decided to recognise and restore …

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