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01-Jul-2021 to 20:16

Senegal sets up local content monitoring committee

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — This regulatory body of the hydrocarbons sector is composed of 15 members, seven of whom are from the public administration.

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01-Jul-2021 to 10:42

Morocco: 11 people arrested over drug trafficking

APA-Rabat (Morocco) — Moroccan security operatives on Wednesday arrested eleven individuals, including two Romanians and an Albanian illegally residing in the kingdom, for their alleged links with a criminal network active in international drug trafficking, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said in a statement.

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30-Jun-2021 to 20:48

Rwanda: 25-year jail term for deported genocide suspect

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — A presiding judge at the special chamber for international and transnational crimes at the Rwanda High Court on Wednesday handed a 25-year jail term against genocide suspect Jean Claude Iyamuremye.

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29-Jun-2021 to 23:30

Chad prosecutor's murder triggers judges' strike

APA - Ndjamena (Chad) — A three-day protest by magistrates over the assassination of a public prosecutor in Chad has turned into an indefinite strike.

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28-Jun-2021 to 23:55

Ethiopia army chief's assassin gets life imprisonment

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia’s High Court has sentenced to life imprisonment Mesafint Tigabu who was convicted of assassinating former army chief of staff General Se’are Mekonnen, and another general, Gezai Abera, two years ago.

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25-Jun-2021 to 11:46

Lifetime achievement award for African career banker

APA-Accra (Ghana) — African career banker Felix Bikpo has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 by the prestigious African Banker Awards, according to a statement shared with APA on Friday.

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23-Jun-2021 to 18:11

ex Ivorian Speaker Soro sentenced to life in absentia

APA - Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — The criminal court of Abidjan-Plateau, on Wednesday, sentenced the former Ivorian National Assembly Speaker, Guillaume Soro, to life imprisonment in absentia for plotting against the authority of the state.

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