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African Union to deploy 3000 strong force to Sahel

The African Union said on Thursday that it expected to send a temporary deployment of 3,000 soldiers to West Africa's Sahel region, where regional forces are struggling to respond to a nearly eight-year-old insurgency by armed Islamists.The decision was...

South Africa to repatriate citizens from Wuhan amid coronavirus outbreak

The South African government wants to repatriate all South Africans from the Chinese city of Wuhan the epicentre of coronavirus that has ravaged Asia and spreading fear around the world.The virus which is also called COVID-19, was first reported...

Guinea’s Conde snubs Ecowas delegations

Guinea's President Alpha Condé has refused to meet a delegation of West African leaders as the country heads towards a referendum that could allow him run for a third term, reports Radio France Internationale (RFI).A delegation of heads of...

Al-Qaeda, Islamic States affiliates team up in West Africa

West Africa’s sprawling Sahel region is the only place in the world where fighters linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group are cooperating, giving the extremists greater depth as they push into new areas, according to the commander...

Governments ramp up preparations for coronavirus pandemic

Governments ramped up measures on Thursday to battle a looming global pandemic of the coronavirus as the number of infections outside China, the source of the outbreak, for the first time surpassed those appearing inside the country.Australia initiated emergency...

Search on 9 missing at sea in South Africa after boat capsizes

A search was under way for not less than nine people on Thursday morning, between Oudekraal and Mouille Point, on the Cape Town coast in South Africa, reports Sowetan LiveNational Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson Craig Lambinon said an air...

Mexico returns smuggled ancient sculpture to Nigeria

The Mexican government has returned an "ancient" bronze sculpture to Nigeria after it was seized by customs officials in Mexico City International Airport.The sculpture is believed to date back to the 6th Century from the south-western city of Ife,...

Rwanda’s Kagame reshuffles cabinet, changes in health and education ministries

Rwandan president, Paul Kagame on Wednesday evening reshuffled the cabinet making major changes to key ministries notably Health and Education reports New Times Rwanda.Dr Daniel Ngamije was appointed Minister of Health, replacing Dr Diane Gashumba who resigned two weeks...

Human Rights Watch say Cameroon forces ‘massacred civilians’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Cameroonian forces of killing at least 21 civilians - including 13 children and one pregnant woman - in an attack in the country's troubled Anglophone region.HRW alleges that government forces along with Fulani...

Niger police rescue 232 victims of sex trafficking, forced labor

Police in Niger have rescued 232 victims of sex trafficking and forced labor, including girls as young as 10, in a major operation in the capital Niamey, Interpol said on Wednesday.“Operation Sarraounia” involved more than 100 police officers who...
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Army says ADF rebels killed 10 villagers in eastern DRC

Fighters believed to be from the notorious ADF rebels have killed at least 10 civilians in two overnight attacks...

Journalists targeted and detained in Tigray

Three journalists, two working with foreign media house and one with local media are being detained by the military...

French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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