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ECOWAS propose plans to end Mali political crisis

West Africa’s regional body ECOWAS rose from a virtual meeting on Monday, with a proposal to end the political crisis in Mali before it snowballs into major conflict.Speaking at the opening of the summit, Niger President, Mahamadou Issoufu, who...

Zimbabwe politician denied bail in anti-government protests case

A Zimbabwean court on Thursday denied bail to an opposition politician who called for protests against government corruption and rolled over a similar case against a journalist to Friday.Jacob Ngarivhume, who called for the 31 July street demonstrations with...

Ecowas leaders plan extraordinary talks Monday to end Mali crisis

West African leaders will hold a virtual extraordinary summit on Monday to propose measures to end the deepening political crisis in Mali after five heads of state met with the government and the opposition in the country's capital city...

Zimbabwean journalist, opposition figure appear in court

A Zimbabwean journalist known for exposing alleged corruptions in government, now accused of plotting against the government is appearing in court in Harare.Hopewell Chin’ono is appearing alongside Jacob Ngarivhume, an opposition politician he is accused of conspiring with to...

Zimbabwe announces virus curfew ahead of opposition protest

Ahead of an anti-government protests planned for next week, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Tuesday his government would impose a night-time curfew and tighten other measures to tackle rising coronavirus infections.The president backed the new order with a...

Mali opposition declares ‘truce’ ahead of Ecowas leaders visit

Mali's political opposition said it would halt protests in a "truce" ahead of the upcoming Eid festival, as four West African presidents prepare to travel to the country this week for mediation talks to try and resolve a deepening...

Police in Zimbabwe arrests journalist, opposition leader ahead of protests

Police in Zimbabwe on Monday arrested an opposition leader and an outspoken journalist ahead of anti-government and anti-graft protests planned for 31 July, lawyers said.The two were arrested separately in Harare in a seemingly coordinated operation."We confirm both Hopewell...

Mali opposition rejects ECOWAS proposals for a unity government

An influential opposition group in Mali rejected a proposal by regional mediators on Sunday aimed at ending a political crisis in which at least 11 people have been killed this month during protests against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.ECOWAS, which...

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...

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...
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