Africa today at a glance

Activist Assita Ouedraogo, born with the HIV virus, speaks during the opening of the 19th ICASA conference (International Conference on Aids and STIs in Africa) on December 4, 2017 in Abidjan. PHOTO | AFP 

Dakar airport unveiled

Senegal inaugurates Dakar's new $767-million airport project that seeks to become West Africa's regional hub.

Ugandans exit Somalia

Uganda’s military says it has began the withdrawal of 281 troops serving in the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.

Abidjan Aids talks

Fourth day of ICASA in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, a conference on HIV/Aids and sexually-transmitted disease in Africa. Conference held every two years.

Security talks end

Security experts from West Africa, France and the US wrap up three-day seminar on the risk of maritime terrorism in the Gulf of Guinea, one of Africa's crime hotspots.

Egypt forum begins

The Africa 2017 Forum begins at the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, bringing together political and business leaders from across the continent.

Liberia poll suit deadline

Deadline for Liberia's Supreme Court to rule on petition to cancel first round of the country's presidential elections. (Nairobi UN meeting ends

Israeli boost to Angola

Israel to invest $250 million in Angola in agriculture, water and solar energy sectors.

Nigeria petrol crisis

Scarcity of petrol paralyses business and commercial activities in Nigeria’s major cities.

Tunisia discusses tourism

The Tunisian Tourism ministry holds a news conference at Hammamet on a vital sector of the economy still blighted by deadly jihadist attacks on foreign holidaymakers in 2015.

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