Monthly Archives: September 2019

Algerian army chief: Won’t back any leader in presidential polls

Via: Aljazeera

Algeria’s powerful army chief, Ahmed Gaid Salah, has said the military will not back any candidate in a presidential election set for December to choose a successor to ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.”We affirm that only the people will pick the next president through ballot boxes, and the army will not support anyone,” a defence ministry statement quoted Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah as saying on Sunday.

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Kenya, Somalia Reach Peace Agreement over Border Disputes

Via: The African Exponent

Somalia and Kenya have agreed to end the border disputes between the two countries. In the past few months, both countries have experienced strained relations as regards to ownership and control of border territories. The dispute resulted in the loss of properties worth millions of dollars and the displacement of thousands of people. After the meeting with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the presidents of Kenyan and Somali have agreed ‘to restore relations to the previous status and ‘take diplomatic steps to build confidence between the two governments’.

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African countries are building a “green wall” to combate climate change in the Sahel-Sahara region

Via: The African Exponent

The Great Green Wall of Africa, a plan endorsed by the African Union, is a determined effort to plant a stretch of trees across the continent, covering the whole Sahel-Saharan region from Senegal (West Africa) to Ethiopia (East Africa). This pioneering green movement is aimed at covering 8,000 km with natural wonder covering the entire width of Africa. It is currently 15% underway. The overall mission is to bring life back to Africa’s massively degraded landscapes. So far, the project has received $4 billion and encompasses concerted effort from 21 African countries.

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