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Explosions hit 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according to residents and a United Nations official.Kidal resident Souleymane Ag Mohamed Ali said he heard...

Burkina Faso main opposition leader concedes defeat in election

Burkina Faso’s main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending a dispute in which opponents said election fraud was committed.Former Finance Minister Zephirin Diabre met...

Jerry Rawlings: Ghana’s uncompromising leader dies at 73

Former Ghanaian revolutionary leader, military officer and politician, Jerry John Rawlings, who led Ghana from 1981 to 2001, has died Thursday,12th November, 2020, at the age of 73.Jerry Rawlings was a hulking figure who towered over Ghana for two...

Guinean opposition leaders arrested as anti Condé 3rd term unrest rages

AljazeeraGuinean police have launched a sweeping operation against opposition politicians and activists following deadly post-election violence in the country.Officers on Wednesday arrested the vice president of Guinea’s leading opposition party, the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG). More...

Sustained clashes over Ivory Coast’s Ouattara 3rd term as Ecowas urge talks

AljazeeraMore clashes broke out over Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s re-election as West African block, ECOWAS and France called for dialogue to end tensions over his contested third term.Ouattara secured the October 31 election by more than 94 percent...

Ivory Coast prosecutor says opposition leaders face prison for rival government

ReutersOpposition candidates in Ivory Coast’s election face charges of terrorism and up to life in prison for denouncing the vote and creating a rival government after President Alassane Ouattara’s victory, a public prosecutor said on Friday.The opposition boycotted the...

Ivory Coast: Guillaume Soro calls on military to disobey Ouattara

Associated PressProminent dissident Guillaume Soro, a former prime minister who was blocked from running in Ivory Coast’s presidential election, called Wednesday on the country’s military to disobey President Alassane Ouattara after he was allowed to win a controversial third...

Boko Haram kill 12, abduct 9 in attack near Chibok

Boko Haram insurgents have killed at least 12 people and abducted nine women and young girls in Nigeria’s troubled north-eastern State, residents said Tuesday.The incident occurred Sunday morning at Takulashi village, less than 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Chibok...

French forces say killed over 50 Islamic extremists in Mali

Associated PressFrench military forces fighting Islamic extremists in West Africa killed more than 50 jihadists and detained four in an operation last week in Mali, French officials said.Defense Minister Florence Parly tweeted Monday night that the French force in...

Ivory Coast vote: 12 dies in election violence

Associated PressIvory Coast’s main opposition parties boycotting the presidential vote asserted Saturday that at least a dozen people had died in election day clashes as incumbent leader Alassane Ouattara sought a controversial third term.The election has revived painful memories...
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Tigray leader to Ethiopia’s PM; stop the madness

The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from...

Explosions hit 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according...

Ethiopia: Leader of Tigray forces says fighting continues near Mekelle

The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious northern forces has said he is still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured...

Suicide bomber kills at least 7 at Mogadishu ice-cream shop

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing seven people and wounding eight, an...