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UN says 14 killed in an attack on Fulani village in Mali

Fourteen people were killed and two wounded on Thursday in an attack on a Fulani village in central Mali, according to the UN, in an apparent bout of ethnic violence.The figure, from a UN report on the incident, revises...

US calls for reduction in UN peacekeeping forces in Mali

The United States has called for a reduction in the number of UN peacekeeping troops in Mali, prompting a swift responses from France and Russia.Cherith Norman Chalet, the US deputy ambassador to the UN Security Council, said it was...

Suspected Islamists hit Niger military again killing 25 soldiers

Islamic militants carried out large assault on Niger’s military Thursday, leaving at least 25 soldiers dead along with dozens of jihadists only a month after the worst attack of its kind in years, the military said.The latest violence blamed...

Rocket hit UN base in northern Mali injuring 20

Twenty people were wounded on Thursday in northern Mali’s restive Kidal region, including 18 U.N. peacekeepers, in a rocket attack on a military base for U.N., French and Malian forces, a U.N. spokesman said.Six of the peacekeepers from the...

History special: King Mansa Musa of Mali, the richest man ever

History is ultimately and perhaps the last instance structured in such a way that thrills, perplexes and challenges us to the rigour of the dialectical imagination and leadership.The stories of conquerors, conquests and exploits in Medieval Africa. Humongous scholastic...

Mali ends crisis talks call for new elections and constitution amendment

Talks on finding a political solution to Mali's deepening crisis ended Sunday with calls to hold new elections and revise the country's constitution, an AFP journalist said.But the gathering notably did not urge dialogue with jihadists, who have been...

French forces in Mali kill 33 militants

French forces killed 33 militants in Mali on Saturday using attack helicopters, ground troops and a drone near the border with Mauritania where a group linked to al Qaeda operates, the French army said.French President Emmanuel Macron announced the...

G5 Sahel meeting with France postponed after deadly attack in Niger

French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou agreed on Thursday to postpone to early 2020 a meeting of Sahel country leaders due to take place in France later this month, the French presidency said.The decision to postpone...

France reviews military operations in Sahel, demand clarifications

French president, Macron on Wednesday demanded G-5 leaders dismiss growing anti-French sentiment across the region if they wanted France’s military to continue its operations against Islamist militants.France, the former colonial power, has the West’s largest military presence waging counter-insurgency...

Islamic State affiliate in Mali claims responsibility for French helicopter crash

An Islamic State group affiliate claimed responsibility Thursday for a helicopter collision that killed 13 French soldiers earlier this week in Mali, while France said it will reassess its military operation in West and Central Africa after its deadliest...
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Gambia justice minister vow to arrest Jammeh if he returns

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh will be arrested if he attempts to return to the country, according to Justice...
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Ex-Angola president billionaire daughter faces scrutiny over graft allegations

Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's ex president is a British-educated billionaire businesswoman, who now faces allegations of plundering the public purse and funneling...

Uganda and Rwanda presidents to meet in London

Uganda's Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame are expected to meet in London on the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020...

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says Sierra Leone is home, donates $101k

Chelsea and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger has said that 'Sierra Leone is home' as he made a donation to the country's Free Quality Education...

Two killed, 20 wounded as suicide bomber detonates near Somali capital

At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a construction site along a highway...