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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but a separate plea deal with three top company executives was thrown out by a judge.The company agreed to pay 12...

Eight found dead in Liberia flat after a night party

A young lady celebrating her graduation from the university and seven others were found dead in an apartment in Liberia capital Monrovia, after a night party.Neighbours told journalists that the lady and her friends kept a power generator inside the...

Islamists kill 36 in attacks on two northern Nigerian states

The Islamists in northern Nigeria have killed 36 people in two attacks on Wednesday, a day after the insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security facing Africa’s most populous nation, officials and residents said.The series of attacks by armed...

Niger boils as Mohamed Bazoum is declared election winner

Niger former interior minister, Mohamed Bazoum, has won presidential election, which has been hailed as a first democratic transition for the West African State.He took 55.75% of the vote, said the electoral commission, with opposition candidate Mahamane Ousmane on...

Chadian activist jailed for saying President Déby is ill

A Chadian court has sentenced an activist to three years in jail for writing that the country's president Déby was seriously ill and being treated in France.The head of the Chadian Organisation of Human Rights Baradine Berdei Targuio was...

US Embassy in N’Djamena kicks out Chad politician

The US Embassy in Chad has asked opposition leader Succès Masra, who sought refuge at the embassy a week ago, over attempt by the government to arrest him to leave its grounds.The leader of the Transformers Party had remained...

At least 20 UN peacekeepers injured in an attack in Mali

At least 20 UN peacekeepers were injured in a suspected Islamist attack on a United Nations base in central Mali, the U.N. mission spokesman said Wednesday.The temporary U.N. base in Kerena, near Douentza, was the target of direct and...

Ghana parliament shuts down over coronavirus outbreak

Ghana parliament has suspended sittings for at least three weeks following increase in coronavirus cases among lawmakers and support staff, announced speaker Alban Bagbin Tuesday.At the last count 17 members of parliament and 151 support staff have been infected with the...

Okonjo-Iweala closes in on WTO top job as rival withdraws

Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a step closer to becoming the first African and first woman to lead the World Trade Organization, after a South Korean rival withdrew on Friday following months of uncertainty over the body's leadership.Okonjo-Iweala faced opposition...

Nine Mali soldiers killed in suspected Islamists raid

At least nine Mali soldiers have been killed in central Mali after their camp came under attack from suspected militant Islamists, security sources have said.The militants were heavily armed and raided the camp in Boni in at least one...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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