B2Gold says Mali mine can withstand the impact of ECOWAS sanctions

JOHANNESBURG- Canadian miner B2Gold's (BTO.TO) Fekola mine in Mali continues to operate normally and remains unaffected by sanctions imposed on the country by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), CEO Clive Johnson told reporters on Tuesday.B2Gold expects Fekola to meet its 2022 production targets and the mine appears...

ECOWAS nations sever links with Mali over Democratic Election delay

ACCRA, GHANA- West African nations will close their borders with Mali, sever diplomatic ties and impose tough economic sanctions in response to its "unacceptable" delay in holding elections following a 2020 military coup, the 15-state regional bloc said on Sunday. The fresh measures from the Economic Community of West African...

China’s foreign minister visits Kenya amid unease over rising debt

NAIROBI, KENYA - China's foreign minister began a visit to Kenya on Wednesday, where the government has relied on Chinese loans to develop infrastructure but faces criticism over the resulting debt burden.The Kenyan foreign ministry described the visit by Wang Yi, who is also state councillor, as "historic". It said...

China to appoint special envoy for Horn of Africa

MOMBASA, KENYA - China will appoint a special envoy for the Horn of Africa to support efforts to overcome security challenges, State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday, adding that he had suggested countries in the region hold peace talks.Wang spoke during a visit to Kenya, which...

Benoni Urey, former illegal gunrunner for imprisoned former president Taylor has updated his Playbook; Damage and Disgrace the CPP

Monrovia-Liberia, BENONI UREY of the All-Liberia Party (ALP) must be patting himself on the back for his political manoeuvering and enjoying what he must think is a “boost” to his injured ego. WHAT IS KNOWNIn Liberia, among international organizations and governments knowledgable of the country's war past, especially the United...

Alexander Cummings says allegations brought on by Benoni Urey are “Baseless and Useless” and intended to distract

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Alternative National Congress (ANC) standard-bearer Alexander B. Cummings who in recent days has seen numerous political attacks from a political actor within the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) has described the writ of arrest issued against him as baseless and unfounded.On Tuesday, Mr. Cummings secured a criminal appearance bond...

New corona variant B.1.640.2 identified in France

As the world continues to struggle with the rapid spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus and the still-lingering delta variant, scientists in France said they have discovered a new variant that contains multiple mutations. Experts at the IHU Mediterranee Infection in Marseille say they discovered the new variant...