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US-China rivalry in Africa set to sharpen in 2019

Early signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019. While the US is multiplying warnings about the perils of Chinese debt-fuelled spending for economic stability, China will …

EU Renews Congo Sanctions Ahead of Presidential Election

The European Union renewed sanctions on Monday against the ruling coalition’s candidate for presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, and 13 other senior officials.

The decision is likely to worsen relations …

AT LEAST 17 KILLED IN DR CONGO – MAYOR

KINSHASA– Seventeen people have been killed in two attacks by a militant group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The regional army’s spokesman said five of the killings – in the troubled Beni region …

IMF Approves $3.7 Billion Loan for Oil-rich Angola

The International Monetary Fund says it has approved a three-year loan of about $3.7 billion for Angola, which seeks to diversify its economy and curb corruption after a new president took office last year.

The …

LIBYA: ELECTION COMMISSION SAYS HAS ‘ZERO’ BUDGET TO PREPARE POLLS

TRIPOLI– Libya’s electoral commission has asked the government for US$28.7 million, saying that without funding to boost its “zero” budget it cannot make plans to prepare for a vote on a new constitution and later …