just now

    • Burkina coup trial suspended again

      APA-Ouagadougou (B/Faso) — The next hearing of Burkina Faso’s coup trial which resumed on Wednesday has been suspended again on Thursday.

    • Botswana: UN report warns of worsening food crisis

      APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s food security condition is expected to worsen in 2018 due to a decrease in agricultural production, a report by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, warns o...

    • Shabaab claims deadly Mogadishu blast

      APA-Mogadishu (Somalia) — The Somali militant group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for an explosion in the capital Mogadishu which killed 14 people on Thursday.


    Benin MPs back Moroccan bid to join ECOWAS

    APA-Rabat (Morocco)

    The National Assembly in Benin has backed Morocco’s request to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS),

    Speaking in Rabat on Monday, parliament speaker Adrien Houngbedji said: “Just as the (Benin) government did, we (parliament of Benin) welcome the willingness expressed by Morocco to join ECOWAS”.

    Houngbedji was speaking to journalists after meeting Moroccan Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Nasser Bourita.

    “Morocco has expressed a structured will that proves that the Kingdom has every reason to want to join ECOWAS,” Houngbedi continued, adding that Morocco is “an African country that develops an investment policy in West Africa.”

    According to the speaker, “it is necessary to concretize free circulation. This policy deserves to be better received and better supported,” he declared.

    Regarding his talks with Bourita, Speaker Houngbedji said they focused on Morocco’s desire to join ECOWAS.


    React to this article