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Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours after the electoral commission released the final results.Former prime minister and ex-army general Umaro Cissoko...

UN says 14 killed in an attack on Fulani village in Mali

Fourteen people were killed and two wounded on Thursday in an attack on a Fulani village in central Mali, according to the UN, in an apparent bout of ethnic violence.The figure, from a UN report on the incident, revises...

Thousands of Jammeh supporters rally in Gambia, call for his return

Thousands of supporters of The Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh have demonstrated on the outskirts of the capital Banjul, demanding his return from self-exile. The protest on Thursday came days after Jammeh was heard in an audio recording insisting that the West African state...

Guinea activists suspends protest to bury victims and restock

Guinea's opposition has suspended protests against President Alpha Condé's suspected plan to amend the constitution to prolong his rule, the AFP news agency reports.This coincides with the beginning of campaign for the legislative elections scheduled for February 16 which...

US calls for reduction in UN peacekeeping forces in Mali

The United States has called for a reduction in the number of UN peacekeeping troops in Mali, prompting a swift responses from France and Russia.Cherith Norman Chalet, the US deputy ambassador to the UN Security Council, said it was...

Liberia’s Council of Patriots leader Henry Costa arrested in Sierra Leone

Mr. Henry Costa, leader of Liberia Council of Patriots (COP) which organized mass protest against government of George Weah early this month, has been arrested in Freetwon, Sierra Leone.Information on how he was arrested is still scanty, however according...

Breaking news: Supreme court sacks Ihedioha, declares Uzodinma winner of Imo guber election

The Nigerian Supreme Court has declared Senator Hope Uzodimma as governor of Imo State. The seven-member panel of justices today held that Emeka Ihedioha was not duly elected Governor.Earlier in the day, the issue of candidacy of the All...

Two deaths in Guinea as massive anti-Conde mobilization begins

Two protesters have been shot dead by security forces in Guinea, on the first day of open-ended protests against President Alpha Condé's plan to amend the constitution so he can serve a third term. The protest, which have been severely...

Niger president sacks army chief after a string of heavy casualties

Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou has replaced the head of the army after two of the country’s deadliest attacks in living memory killed at least 160 soldiers and prompted a rethink in the battle against jihadist groups, the government said.Ahmed...

Fifty years after the Biafran war, Nigeria still struggle with it’s memory

While in the rest of Africa's most populous nation many know little about the history of Biafra, in the former capital of the self-proclaimed state at Enugu the memory of those years lives on.Biafran flags - an iconic red,...
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Two killed, 20 wounded as suicide bomber detonates near Somali capital

At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a...
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South African man shoots his wife, son and mother then himself

The Secunda community in South Africa is reeling in shock after a man Carel Naude, shot his wife, their disabled child, his own mother...

Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking...

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude...