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American citizen kidnapped in Niger republic

An American citizen was kidnapped near the town of Birnin Konni in southern Niger in the early hours of Tuesday morning, three security sources and a local official stated.The details of the kidnapping were not immediately clear, and no...

Gunmen on motorbike kill 6 French aid workers, their driver and guide in Niger

Gunmen ridding on motorcycles intercepted and killed six French aid workers, their Nigerien guide and driver in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday, officials said.The group was attacked in a giraffe reserve just 65 km (40 miles) from...

Mali opposition group insists president must quit

Mali's protest movement on Friday pressed on with a demand for embattled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to quit, as international mediators tried to defuse the crisis in the insurgency-riven country.At a press conference in the capital Bamako, the June...

Malian rebel accused of Timbuktu war crimes refuses to enter plea

Mali Islamist rebel leader accused of masterminding the “persecution” of Timbuktu residents and the destruction of the city’s holy grounds refused to enter a plea Tuesday as his lawyers argued he was not mentally fit to stand trial.Prosecutors at...

Mali authorities free detained protest leaders

Authorities in Mali have released a number of opposition leaders in a move to appease a protest movement calling for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, reports Radio France International.Lawyer Alifa Habib Kone said three of his clients...

UN, EU criticize Mali government for lethal force against protests

The United Nations and the European Union have condemned the Malian government’s use of lethal force during protests calling for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign, and urged it to release detained opposition leaders.FILE PHOTO: Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar...

UN Security Council extends peacekeeping force in Mali

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Monday to extend the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali for a year and called for a long-term and detailed plan for it to hand over security responsibilities and leave the...

Dozens of Malian troops killed or missing in jihadist attack

Dozens of Malian soldiers were either killed or missing after some jihadists ambushed their convoy in central Mali, military sources said on Monday.About a dozen vehicles came under attack on Sunday at Bouka Were, about 100 kilometres (60 miles)...

3 UN peacekeepers killed, 4 wounded in Mali attacks

The United Nations said 3 peacekeepers from Chad were killed and four others seriously injured Sunday in attacks against a U.N. convoy in northern Mali using improvised explosive devices.U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attacks...

French soldier dies from jihadist attack in Mali

A soldier from France's Foreign Legion has died from wounds sustained during in an operation against jihadists in Mali, President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday.The death brings to 42 the number of soldiers killed from France's operation in the...
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German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya...
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FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia PM’s 72-hour ultimatum for Tigrayan forces

ReutersThe United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72...

Police use tear gas on protest over race in South Africa

Associated PressSouth African police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons on hundreds of mainly Black protesters who gathered again Friday outside a...

Bobi Wine freed on bail as protest death toll hits 37

ReutersUgandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on...