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UK demands explanation on arrest of Nnamdi Kanu

Britain says it is seeking an explanation from the Nigerian government on the circumstances of the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, who leads a banned group seeking a breakaway state in south-eastern Nigeria.Mr Kanu,53, holds British and Nigerian citizenship. He...

Ex-Ivorian leader Gbagbo slams ICC as biased and unserious

Laurent Gbagbo, the former Ivory Coast president cleared by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, on Monday slammed The Hague-based court as biased and "not serious".Gbagbo's first comments on the trial and his acquittal since his return...

Jihadist groups Boko Haram and Iswap unite

Less than two months after former leader of the Boko Haram group Abubakar Shekau was killed in a confrontation with Islamic State of West Africa Province (Iswap), reports say the two jihadist groups have now reunited under a new...

Fifteen UN peacekeepers injured in a Car bomb attack in Mali

Fifteen UN peacekeepers, including several from Germany, have been wounded during an attack in northern Mali.The target was a temporary base set up by the peacekeepers near the village of Ichagara in northern Gao, the UN mission said in...

Exiled former Ivory Coast PM Soro gets life imprisonment for coup plot

An Ivory Coast court on Wednesday sentenced former prime minister and rebel leader Guillaume Soro in absentia to life in prison on charges of plotting a coup against his former ally President Alassane Ouattara.Soro, who is in exile in...

Car bomb targets French forces in Mali, several injured

A massive car bomb attack targeted France's Barkhane force in the central Malian town of Gossi on Monday injuring several soldiers, local sources said.The attack occurred in the Kaigourou neighbourhood of Gossi in central Mali injuring several soldiers operating...

Court denies bail for 21 LGBT+ activists arrested in Ghana

Ghanaian police had over a fortnight ago, arrested and detained 21 people suspected of promoting an LGBT+ agenda at an unlawful assembly in the southeastern city of Ho.The detainees who were on two other occasions denied bail, brought their...

Jihadists kill at least 100 in an overnight attack in Burkina Faso

Armed men have killed around 100 people in an attack on a village in the north of Burkina Faso, President Roch Kabore has said.During the overnight raid on Solhan, homes and the market were also burned, Reuters news agency...

Mali leader names new PM amid African Union suspension

Mali's transitional president Colonel Assimi Goïta has named Choguel Kokalla Maïga as new prime minister.Mr Maïga is a leader of the 5 June-Rally of Patriotic Forces (M5-RFP) movement.The movement took part in the overthrow of former President Ibrahim Boubacar...

Fmr Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo to return home on June 17

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo plans to return home on June 17 following his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to his party.The General Secretary of the Ivorian Popular Front...
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Nearly a score killed in road ambush by Islamist militants in east DR Congo

At least 16 people, including six women and two children, have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack...
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