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Court denies bail for 21 LGBT+ activists arrested in Ghana

Ghanaian police had over a fortnight ago, arrested and detained 21 people suspected of promoting an LGBT+ agenda at an unlawful assembly in the southeastern city of Ho.The detainees who were on two other occasions denied bail, brought their...

Jihadists kill at least 100 in an overnight attack in Burkina Faso

Armed men have killed around 100 people in an attack on a village in the north of Burkina Faso, President Roch Kabore has said.During the overnight raid on Solhan, homes and the market were also burned, Reuters news agency...

Mali leader names new PM amid African Union suspension

Mali's transitional president Colonel Assimi Goïta has named Choguel Kokalla Maïga as new prime minister.Mr Maïga is a leader of the 5 June-Rally of Patriotic Forces (M5-RFP) movement.The movement took part in the overthrow of former President Ibrahim Boubacar...

Fmr Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo to return home on June 17

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo plans to return home on June 17 following his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to his party.The General Secretary of the Ivorian Popular Front...

Hundreds of children abducted from Islamic school in Nigeria

Gunmen kidnapped over 200 children from an Islamic seminary in central Nigeria, officials said, the latest in a string of such incidents plaguing the populous African nation.Some 200 children were at the school in Niger state on Sunday during...

ECOWAS suspends Mali over last week’s ouster of transitional govt

West Africa economic block ECOWAS, suspended Mali on Sunday over what they said amounted to a coup last week, Ghana’s foreign minister said after an emergency meeting to address the political crisis in Mali.The bloc, the Economic Community of...

Nigeria’s Buhari appoints Maj Gen Farouk Yahaya as new army chief

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff - the third officer to hold the post this year.The announcement put an end to speculations in Social media that another general...

Coup leaders free Mali president and PM after forced resignation

Mali's coup leaders have released interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane.They were freed at around 01:00 local time (01:00 GMT) on Thursday, the BBC's Noel Ebrin Brou reports.The two men had been held at a military...

Detained Mali’s transitional president sacks PM then resigns

Mali’s transitional president has resigned while he and the prime minister are in detention after being arrested by the military earlier this week.The resignation comes as representatives of the West African regional bloc are in Mali to mediate the...

Soldiers arrest Mali’s president and PM following a cabinet reshuffle

Mutinous soldiers arrested Mali’s transitional president and prime minister Monday hours after a government reshuffle left out two members of the junta that had seized power in a coup nine months earlier, the African Union and United Nations said.A...
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Firmin Ngrebada Central African Republic’s PM announces resignation

The prime minister of the troubled Central African Republic, Firmin Ngrebada, announced on Thursday that his government had tendered...
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