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Amnesty international says counted 70 killed in Guinea protests

At least 70 people have been killed at protests in Guinea in the last four years, according to a report by human rights organisation Amnesty International. Thousands have hit the streets in multiple protests over a suspected effort by President...

Mali says several extremists dead in new military offensive

Mali’s government says several extremists have been killed after the army launched a large-scale offensive in parts of the central Mopti region.The government said Monday that soldiers have found identity cards of several nationalities. It said the operation is...

Embattled Guinea president replaces security minister amid deadly protests

Guinea President Alpha Conde announced on Monday that he was replacing his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend his mandate.Conde, 81, is due to step down next year when his second and final...

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers eye sun spell to boost cocoa yield

Below average rainfall mixed with long sunny spells last week in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa regions will improve growing conditions after weeks of wet weather, farmers said on Monday.Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa producer, is entering the...

Gambia takes Myanmar to World court for genocide against Rohingya people

Gambia has filed a case at the United Nations’ top court accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said on Monday.The International Court of Justice (ICJ), also known as the World...

Ecowas forces newly appointed Guinea-Bissau PM to resign

Guinea-Bissau’s newly appointed Prime Minister Faustino Fudut Imbali handed in his resignation on Friday after an ultimatum was given by West African regional bloc ECOWAS, the president said.President Jose Mario Vaz named Imbali prime minister last week but his...

Burkina Faso mining convoy ambush survivor describes ordeal, say death toll over 100

Survivors of a deadly attack on a mining company convoy in Burkina Faso have spoken to Reuters news agency about the ordeal.Five buses carrying staff of Canadian firm Semafo were ambushed on Wednesday about 40km (24 miles) from the eastern...

At least 37 killed in attack on Canadian miner Semafo convoy in Burkina Faso

Thirty-seven civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded when gunmen ambushed a convoy transporting workers of Canadian gold miner Semafo in eastern Burkina Faso, regional authorities said on Wednesday.The attack is the deadliest in recent years as the...

Ten gold miners killed in Burkina Faso in attack on Semafo convoy

At least ten people were killed and dozens more are wounded and missing after an attack on a convoy transporting workers of Canadian gold miner Semafo in eastern Burkina Faso, three sources said on Wednesday.Parts of Burkina Faso have...

Nigerian ‘sex slavery’ ring goes on trial in France

Twenty-four suspected members of a sex trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in France go on trial Wednesday, the latest case to highlight the growing use of Nigerian migrants as sex slaves in Europe.Nigeria was the...
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Amnesty international says counted 70 killed in Guinea protests

At least 70 people have been killed at protests in Guinea in the last four years, according to a...
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BRICS nations to consider adding countries to development bank

Leaders of the BRICS group of leading emerging economy nations meeting this week will discuss opening their development bank to other countries to increase...

Uganda protest killing of two nationals by Rwanda border officials

Uganda on Tuesday protested to Rwanda over the killing of two of its nationals by Rwandan security personnel and demanded that they be punished...

Mali says several extremists dead in new military offensive

Mali’s government says several extremists have been killed after the army launched a large-scale offensive in parts of the central Mopti region.The government said...

Embattled Guinea president replaces security minister amid deadly protests

Guinea President Alpha Conde announced on Monday that he was replacing his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend...