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French baker saves Guinean migrant from deportation

A French baker who went on hunger strike for more than a week to protest against the planned deportation of his immigrant apprentice has won his case. Stéphane Ravacley has been contacted by the prefecture of Haute-Saône and told that...

Uganda general election hailed as a success

The chairman of Uganda electoral commission, Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, has hailed the fiercely contested presidential and parliamentary as a success.At a news conference in the capital Kampala, he said Ugandans had turned up in large numbers and voted peacefully...

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...

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...

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...

France denies dropping bombs on a Mali wedding party

Reports from Mali say more than 20 people, including children, were killed when an airstrike hit a wedding party in a remote village at the weekend.Residents of Bounti, in the central Mopti region, said a helicopter opened fire on...

Global Igbo leaders wants Ohaneze election postponed, call for caretaker committee

The Global Igbo Leaders held a virtual Emergency meeting via zoom on 3rd January 2021, to review the impact of Covid-19 and coming Ohaneze election and sent a 5-point communique to the following:Ime Obi Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo - President General...

Al Qaeda group says behind killing of 3 French soldiers in Mali

Al Qaeda North Africa wing has said it was responsible for the killing of three French soldiers in Mali, jihadist monitoring organisation SITE Intel reported on Saturday.The soldiers, who were taking part in France’s Barkhane military operations in Mali...

Suspected Jihadists slaughter over 70 in Niger rep.

At least 70 civilians were killed in simultaneous attacks on two villages by suspected Islamist Jihadists in Niger, near the border zone with Mali, security sources said on Saturday.About 49 villagers were killed and 17 people wounded in the...

Obiozor will climax the death of Ohaneze if elected

Sir, as a stakeholder what is your views about the forthcoming election of Ohaneze?My views just like those of the majority of the stakeholders is for Ndigbo to insist on fairness, equity and the right things to be done...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...
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