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Ecowas wants Mali to prepare election roadmap

Mali must quickly prepare its plan for elections to replace the transitional government put in place after August's coup, the West African regional group Ecowas has said.An Ecowas delegation, which has just finished a two-day mission to Mali, urged...

Cameroon teachers say no to military escorts to schools

VOAAt least 3,000 Cameroon teachers have refused offers by the nation’s military to transport teaching staff to schools in the conflict-prone English-speaking regions.The teachers, who fled separatists' attacks, looting, burning and occupation of their schools in the English-speaking regions,...

Ecowas leaders ease election deadlines for Mali junta

Associated PressLeaders of ECOWAS on Tuesday appeared to give in to Mali military junta’s timeline for holding new elections, signaling that they would now accept an 18-month delay after earlier saying that democracy had to be restored to Mali...

Police clash with protesters as Mali post-coup transition talk begins

Police fired tear gas to disperse campaigners for civilian rule before substantive talks over Mali’s political future began in Bamako on Thursday.This was a sign of a deepening rift over who should lead the post-coup transitional government.About 100 supporters...

Death toll from fighting from disarmament exercise in S.Sudan now 148

The death toll in South Sudan’s Warrap State has risen to 148 following fighting this past weekend during a disarmament exercise, a local government official said on Friday, and the U.N. has deployed forces to maintain calm in the...

Scores killed as South Sudan’s disarmament program erupts in violence

At least 81 people have been killed in the South Sudan region of Warrap State following heavy fighting between armed civilians and government forces carrying out a disarmament exercise, the military’s spokesman said on Tuesday.Lul Ruai Koang told Reuters...

Bombs explodes in Akure, Nigeria, destroying over 100 houses(with pictures)

Over a hundred houses including churches and residential buildings have been destroyed by a large explosion which split the ever busy Akure/Owo road into two, creating large craters big enough to swallow more than 20 sedans.The explosion led to...

Surge in killings in Cameroon anglophone regions ahead of parliamentary votes

A surge in violence meted out by the Cameroon military since recent weeks, has led to dozens of killings and thousands of new displacements in several areas across the Anglophone regions, Amnesty International said today, ahead of parliamentary elections...

Head of Sudan’s sovereign council invited to visit Washington

The United States on Sunday invited General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of Sudan’s sovereign council, to visit Washington, the council said, highlighting warmer bilateral ties since the army toppled President Omar al-Bashir last year.U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,...
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Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...
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