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Fmr Air force colonel named Mali interim president, junta leader VP

ReutersFormer Mali defence minister and retired colonel Bah Ndaw was named interim president on Monday while the leader of the junta that seized power last month, Colonel Assimi Goita, was appointed vice president, Goita said in a statement.Mali’s ruling...

Ivory Coast opposition calls for protests against Ouattara’s 3rd term bid

Ivory Coast’s main presidential election challenger and a group of opposition parties called on Sunday for a civil disobedience campaign to stop President Alassane Ouattara’s bid for a third term on Oct 31.The election is seen as one of...

Islamic States claims August killing of French aid workers in Niger

ReutersIslamic State has credited its West Africa affiliate for killing six French aid workers and their Nigerien guide and driver at a giraffe reserve in Niger on Aug. 9, according to a statement published by the SITE Intelligence Group...

Ivory Coast’s former PM Soro insists candidacy for presidency irrevocable

AFPIvory Coast ex-rebel leader and former premier Guillaume Soro, whose bid for the presidency has been invalidated by a court, insisted Thursday his candidacy was "irrevocable" even as he attacked the October 31 elections as a scheme to enshrine...

Ecowas leaders ease election deadlines for Mali junta

Associated PressLeaders of ECOWAS on Tuesday appeared to give in to Mali military junta’s timeline for holding new elections, signaling that they would now accept an 18-month delay after earlier saying that democracy had to be restored to Mali...

Nigerien rights defenders now in detention for over 6 months

It is now six months since three human rights defenders were jailed in Niger simply for participating in peaceful protests calling for an investigation into allegations of the misuse of funds by the Ministry of Defence.CIVICUS, Amnesty International, Publish...

Mali opposition and junta disagree on transition proposal

Associated PressDivisions deepened between Mali’s military coup leaders and the country’s political opposition movement on Sunday after the ruling junta announced a plan that would allow a military leader to oversee an 18-month transitional period.While the two sides initially...

Dakar, Senegal gets a year worth of rainfall in a night

Thousands of people are homeless in Senegal’s capital on Monday after a weekend storm brought nearly a year’s worth of rainfall in a single day, turning roads into rivers.Video footage showed residents in the suburbs of Dakar wading through...

Guinea’s Conde officially confirm bid for 3rd term in office

Guinea's president Alpha Conde on Wednesday accepted his party's nomination to run for a controversial 3rd term as president, a move which had thrown the nation into conflict since 2019.The acceptance also ended months of hiding his ambition to...

UN deploys troops to new base in S.Sudan as violence surges

The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan announced Wednesday it was deploying troops to the country's strife-torn south following an upsurge in violence by armed rebels against civilians and aid workers.The deployment of blue helmets to establish a new...
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Guinea opposition candidate declare self winner of presidential poll

ReutersGuinea opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo declared on Monday that he had won the first round of the hotly...
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#ENDSARS Update: Photos, Visual clips from Twitter warriors

As Nigerians and friends all over the world continue to lend their voices in support of Nigerian youths call for change in the way...

#ENDSARS Protest around Nigeria in visuals

Nigerian youths have defied every obstacle thrown at them to press for real change that will lead to things being done better in their...

South Africa white farmers, Black protesters face off over farm murder case

ReutersWhite South African farmers and rival Black protesters hurled abuse and threats at each other on Friday ahead of a court hearing in a...

The Tragic Silence: Rising Cases of Violence Against Women and Poor Policy Response

By: Onyinyechi Okechukwu and Tariro TandiThe year 2020 will not go in a hurry; yes, it will be off the human calendar for good...