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Guinea activists jailed for protest against Condé

A court in Guinea's capital, Conakry, has sentenced two activists to one year in prison after they were arrested during pre-election demonstrations.Souleymane Condé and Youssouf Dioubaté were also fined 20m Guinean francs ($1900:£1300) each.They were arrested in September 2020...

Ethiopia army kills ex-foreign minister in Tigray

Ethiopia army has announced that it has killed former Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin, one of the founding members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).Mr Seyum, who served as foreign minister from 1991 until 2010, was killed along with...

Central African Republic soldiers repel rebels at capital

Security forces in Central African Republic repelled attacks by rebels trying to seize the capital early Wednesday after intense fighting on outskirts of Bangui, officials said.The rebels are protesting the re-election on Dec. 27 of President Faustin-Archange Touadera. Following...

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...

Uganda election: US observers denied accreditations

The United States ambassador to Uganda said Wednesday the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country’s tense presidential election on Thursday, citing a decision by electoral authorities to deny accreditation to most members of the observation team.Ambassador Natalie...

Uganda police to voters; go home after voting

Security chiefs in Uganda have warned members of the public not to hang around polling stations to cause violence after voting.The country heads to the polls next week, following a campaign season that has been dominated by violence, loss...

Boko Haram kill 14 civilians in Cameroon

Boko Haram militants have killed 14 people in an overnight attack in Mozogo, a town located in Cameroon's Northern region, hotbed of the militants' attacks.The jihadist group has in recent days staged several attacks in the same region despite...

Two Children and a woman drown after boat capsizes on Lake Kivu

At least two children and a woman have drowned after a passenger boat capsized on Lake Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, regional government spokesman Claude Basila has been quoted by Reuters news agency as saying.A total...

US treasury chief, Mnuchin visits Sudan

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrived in Sudan Wednesday, the first visit by a senior American official since President Donald Trump’s administration removed the African country from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.Mnuchin landed in Khartoum’s international airport,...

Six killed in northern Burkina Faso attack

Six people, including two fighters from a Burkinabe civilian volunteer force, were killed in a suspected militant attack in the Nord Region on Monday.Local officials cited by AFP said around 100 gunmen raided Loumbila village that is near the...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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