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Columbian and Bissau-Guinean drug lords handed record jail terms

A court in Guinea-Bissau has handed record jail terms to two suspects accused of trafficking almost two tonnes of cocaine into the country, the AFP news agency reports.The West Africa nation has for many years been used as a...

Malian authorities say a Columbian national has been abducted in the south

Authorities say a Colombian working with the Catholic church in southern Mali has been abducted in the latest kidnapping to strike the vast Sahel region. Commandant Modibo Naman Traore, spokesman for the West African nation's intelligence service, said armed...
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COVID-19 vaccine may start in Africa by first quarter 2021

Africa could have a COVID-19 vaccine in the first quarter of 2021 if human trials underway in South Africa...
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Death of Ivory Coast PM: Is Ouattara set to run for third term?

Ivory Coast’s ruling party may ask President Alassane Ouattara to rethink his decision not to stand for a third term, after the sudden death...

S/Sudan diplomat sparks uproar after urinating during live panel discussion

A South Sudanese diplomat in the United States, Gordon Buay has sparked an online uproar when he was seen urinating during a live Facebook...

Ragtag Burkina Faso’s volunteer fighters no match for jihadists

Issa Tamboure, 63, a member of local defense fighters was no match for gun-wielding jihadists who attacked his village in northern Burkina Faso in...

Ivory Coast PM and ruling RHDP candidate for presidency in next election dies at 61

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said.The...