Senegal seeks to move huge ammonium nitrate stock from Dakar port

The amount in Dakar’s port, which is near residential areas, is nearly as much as was in the Lebanese capital. Officials say the chemical is part of a 3,050-tonne consignment destined for neighbouring Mali. Port officials say 350 tonnes has already been transported there. The government says the owner of ...

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Drug maker suspends exports to Zambia over unpaid bills

Uganda’s pharmaceutical industry is at risk from the growing debt crisis in Zambia. Fears are growing that the southern African country will struggle to make repayments on foreign debt in 2022, when three big government bonds are due to be paid. Zambia’s foreign debt is close to $11bn (£8bn), almost ...

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Mali protesters celebrate military coup

Opposition supporters have held a rally in the Malian capital, Bamako, to celebrate the military overthrow on Tuesday of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Some carried placards criticising the regional bloc Ecowas, which has condemned the coup. The group is sending a delegation to Mali on Saturday, led by Nigeria’s former ...

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Coronavirus: Nigeria reciprocates over travel bans

Nigeria’s government says it will bar entry to citizens of countries that do not allow in Nigerians due to coronavirus restrictions. Aviation Ministry spokesman James Odaudu told the BBC that the government had taken note of the ban placed by some countries on flights from Nigeria, and the policy would ...

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