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Imprisoned Tunisian Opposition Leader Rached Ghannouchi Announces Hunger Strike

What You Need to Know: 82 Year-old Rached Ghannouchi, intellectual leader of the Ennahda Party, also known as the Renaissance Party, announced on Monday his intent to begin a hunger strike in support of six political leaders that have also faced a crackdown from the government of President Kais Saied.  The...

Guinean Government Dissolved by Self-Appointed President

What You Need to Know:  The Government of Guinea, which has been under the Military rule of Colonel Mamady Doumbouya since he enacted a coup against former President Alpha Condé in 2021, has been dissolved for undisclosed reasons.  https://twitter.com/FranceAfrique23/status/1759719736877732156   Amara Camara, Secretary General of the Presidency announced the dissolution of the Government...

Orphanage Closed in Nigeria After 23 Children Allegedly Trafficked From Neighboring State

What You Need to Know: Karon Majiji Village’s Priesthood Orphanage in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, has been shut down by the Federal Capital Territory Administration after 23 children, believed to have been trafficked from Plateau State were located at the premises.  The children, between the ages of one and fourteen,...

ANC Hands Over Cadre Deployment Records to DA After Legal Battle

What You Need to Know: After a three-year legal battle with The Democratic Alliance (DA), South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been ordered to hand over 11 years of cadre deployment records.  In what has been labeled ‘determined lawfare’ by the DA, the opposition has managed to utilize  the...

US Department of State Acknowledges Rwandan Support of M23 Rebels

What You Need to Know:  A press statement released on Saturday by the US Department of State titled, ‘Escalation of Hostilities in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo” by Spokesman Matthew Miller, recognizes Rwanda's role in backing the March 23 Rebels (M23).  “The United States strongly condemns the worsening violence in...

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