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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday deployed tanks and other armed vehicles in the city’s streets.The death toll given on state television and radio by army...

At least 20 Niger pupils killed in school fire

Not less than 20 school children have died after they became trapped in a fire at a school in Niger capital, Niamey. The fire started late on Monday afternoon when the children were attending lessons in straw classrooms. The flames blocked...

Fmr Burkina Faso leader Compaore charged in Sankara’s murder

A Burkina Faso court charged former President Blaise Compaore in absentia on Tuesday in connection with the 1987 murder of then-President Thomas Sankara, one of the most infamous killings in Africa’s post-independence history.Sankara, a charismatic Marxist revolutionary often called...

Benin army clash with protesters claims one, six injured

One person was killed and six were wounded by gunfire on Thursday, a local health official said, after troops in Benin cleared protesters in a flashpoint town three days before President Patrice Talon seeks re-election.Protests have erupted in opposition...

Nigeria Buhari appoints Usman Alkali as acting IG of police

The Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari has from his health vacation in London, announced the appointment of Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector General of Police, with immediate effect, ending the controversial extension of IGP Mohammed...

Rape charges: Senegal’s Sonko calls for larger protests

Senegal main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, has called for more protests against President Macky Sall, whom he accuses of being behind the rape charges he's now facing.Mr Sonko was addressing supporters hours after being released on bail following the...

Senegal top opposition Sonko arrested amid violent protests

Senegal main opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested Wednesday on charges of disturbing the public order after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police while he was heading to the court to face rape charges.Sonko’s lawyer said he was...

Chad main opposition leader quits presidential race

Chad main opposition leader and candidate for the presidential election set for 11 April, Saleh Kebzabo has announced his exit from the race.Mr Kebzabo has accused the incumbent, Idriss Déby, of using force to intimidate rivals.President Déby to power through...

Gun wielding bandits kill 15 in Sokoto, Nigeria

At least 15 people have been shot dead and dozens others wounded by gun wielding bandits in a village in the state of Sokoto, north-western Nigeria.The gunmen opened fire on Monday morning when residents tried to stop them from leaving...

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...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...
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