Index of articles tagged: Africa

Major shipping companies redirect traffic away from Red Sea
22/12/2023Health alerts

Multiple major shipping companies (MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd), as well as oil company BP, have redirected ships away from the Red Sea due to the threat posed by Houthi rebels from Yemen, who have both seized vessels and shot ballisti...

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Egypt: Repressions intensify in lead up to elections
01/12/2023Health alerts

The Egyptian authorities are intensifying their repressions ahead of the Presidential elections set to occur in 2 weeks, on 10-12 December, as the economic and financial situation in the country remains very complicated.  Not only dissen...

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Nigeria: Kidnapping and violence are rising
29/09/2023Health alerts

Gunmen in Nigeria killed eight people on Sunday, 24 September, and abducted at least 60 others in two communities of northwest Zamfara state.  This comes only two days after armed men kidnapped 24 women and 11 staff from a university in ...

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Chad: serious military altercation increases political instability

Various social media reports have described a protest taking place near a French military base in the northern city of Faya-Largeau (Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region), Chad.  Reports indicate that an altercation at a military hospital led t...

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Gabon: eighth coup in West and Central Africa since 2020
01/09/2023Health alerts

On the morning of 30 August 2023, a group of 12 military officers announced on TV that they had seized power in Gabon, claiming that the elections held over the weekend were rigged.  The officers cancelled the election results, closed th...

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Niger: Tension is growing
04/08/2023Health alerts

In update to our article dated July 28th; On Tuesday, 1 August, more than 250 Europeans were airlifted from Niger by a French plane amid uncertainty over a regional conflict.   Paris announced its intention to send a second plane, and Rome t...

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Niger: Ongoing coup raises security concerns
28/07/2023Health alerts

On Wednesday, 27 June, members of the Presidential Guard (PG) detained Niger’s pro-France President Mohamed Bazoum at his official residence.  The first statement issued by the President Office following these events was that the army ...

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Cameroon: ongoing civil war threatens business activities

Cameroon's ongoing civil war, which started in 2017 over socio-cultural disputes, has been thus far confined to the country’s western regions, however, it has the potential to escalate.  An escalation would alter the operating dynamics and ...

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Protests across Kenya likely to continue
14/07/2023Health alerts

In Kenya, on Friday, 7 July, supporters of the opposition protested in multiple cities, including in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Kisii, to denounce the high cost of living and tax increases.  The protesters lit bonfires and barricaded s...

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Senegal: Authorities use force to suppress intense protests

Over the past two weeks, Senegal has witnessed a series of intense protests that lead to significant loss of life, injuries and arrests.  At least 16 people have been killed, with 350 individuals injured and more than 500 arrested.  Man...

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News from Central Africa: Uganda, Congo, Senegal and Mali
23/06/2023Health alerts

Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo: terrorist attack underlines insecurity On Friday, 16 June, terrorists attacked a private boarding school compound in Uganda’s southwest, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, l...

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The first vaccination campaign against malaria

Malawi is the first country to launch a malaria vaccination campaign, with a pilot project that will also cover other countries such as Kenya and Ghana.  The vaccine, called RTS,S, will be available to children from the age of two.  The...

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