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FEDERAL STATE OF AFRICA: WHAT LANGUAGE AS THE COMMON TONGUE ?

If many people now agree on the necessity to create a federal state of black Africa as advocated by Cheikh Anta Diop all his life, some believe that the current linguistic mosaic of the continent is not favorable to the emergence of the key element of a state worthy of the name: a language. European languages not being African languages, they do not intend to play any major role in the future of the continent and they are meant to take the place they deserve, namely that of foreign languages.…

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politics 

Cameroon on brink of collapse – By Emma Emeozor

Fifty six years after British Cameroon and French Cameroon united to become the Republic of Cameroon following a United Nations-sponsored referendum, the marriage seems to be heading for collapse. The English speaking region has repeatedly accused the French speaking Cameroon-dominated government of marginalization and high-handedness in dealing with its people. In late October 2016, Southern Cameroon unions representing lawyers and teachers staged a public protest against the imposition of the French language in courts and educational institutions in the region. The action won popular support and provided ground for the…

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Boko haram Around The Web News 

Custody battle after Boko Haram child kidnap

Letter from Africa:By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani For many victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria, the tragedy never seems to end. It simply takes on new dimensions. Take the case of 32-year-old Maria David Zaya, whose two-year-old daughter, Precious, was kidnapped by militants of the Islamist group in September 2014, while she was visiting her in-laws in Madagali in Adamawa state. Precious was taken captive along with six other children and two women who lived in the same neighbourhood. Two weeks later, one of the women escaped. She told…

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Sahel security Around The Globe News 

African Sahel Joint Force Gets 50m Euros

EU to give 50m euros to new African fighting force The influx of immigrants from Africa to Europe in recent times coupled with the increasing terrorist attacks has raised concerns. The recent events in the “Dark Continent” which has forced families across the desert and ocean called for attention both home and abroad. Many lives have been lost both from the African and European perspectives. The European Union has agreed to give more than 50m euros to fund a new African joint military force in the Sahel region. Sahel G-5 The…

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Recession hits South Africa Around The Web News 

South Africa in Recession: The Rand Goes Sliding

Second Recession For South Africa in 8 Years The economy of South Africa is suffering its second recession in eight years as trade shrinks and manufacturing contracts. South Africa’s economy shrank by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2017, figures just released show. This fall follows a 0.3% contraction in the final three months of 2016; two consecutive quarters of contraction mean a recession. Blaming the downturn on a sharp contraction in trade, the country experienced as well a manufacturing output drop, while government and household spending also collapsed. https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2017/jun/06/uk-retail-sales-us-dollar-eurozone-confidence-business-live Experts’ Perspectives…

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