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More than 50 soldiers killed in terrorist attack on northern Mali military post

Fifty-three soldiers and one civilian were killed Friday in a "terrorist attack" on a Mali military post in the northeast of the country, the government said.The assault is one of the deadliest strikes against Mali's military in recent Islamist militant...

Xenophobia Ghana style; Nigerian owned shops forcefully closed

Foreign-run shops, mostly belonging to Nigerians, were forcibly closed on Thursday in Kumasi, Ghana's second-largest city, by angry shopkeepers, the president of Ghana's trade union said on Friday.Joseph Obeng, president of the Ghana Union of Traders Association condemned what...

Ghana’s $4.4 billion Pecan oilfield development faces delay

Aker Energy’s planned development of an oilfield in Ghana faces delay due to a disagreement with authorities over regulations, Norwegian investment company Aker ASA said on Friday.Aker said in May it expected Ghanaian authorities to approve a $4.4 billion...

Ex-Gambian beauty queen narrates how ex-president Jammeh raped her(Video included)

Speaking calmly through tears, in a hearing streamed live on YouTube, former beauty queen Fatou Jallow told how Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh locked her in a room and raped her.The 23-year-old’s testimony on Thursday concluded three weeks of public...

Jihadist launch deadly attack on military base in Diffa, Niger

Gunmen launched a deadly predawn raid Wednesday on a military base in southeastern Niger's Diffa region, which has been a target of Boko Haram jihadists, local sources said.It is the latest in an increasingly brazen string of attacks near...

Nigerian supreme court dismisses appeal against Buhari’s re-election

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of February’s presidential election in which Muhammadu Buhari was returned to office.Atiku Abubakar lodged his initial complaint with the country’s election tribunal,...

Archbishop of York, warns of ‘environmental genocide’ in Nigeria

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, has described the damage done by oil exploration in Nigeria as an environmental genocide.Speaking to the BBC as part of a commission investigating the impact of multinational oil companies in the southern Bayelsa...

Guinea – Bissau election now uncertain after cabinet sacking

Guinea-Bissau's President José Mário Vaz sacked his government on Monday "with immediate effect," creating doubts over next month's election, news agency AFP reports.Mr Vaz said the decision, which was read out on national radio, was based on what he...

University of Ghana urge victims of sex-for-grades to speak out

The University of Ghana is looking into the allegations against staff in a BBC investigation, which found teachers harassing would-be students.The "Sex for Grades" documentary showed university lecturers at both the University of Ghana and the University of Lagos...

Sixteen killed in renewed jihadist attack in Burkina Faso

Suspected jihadists killed 16 villagers in northern Burkina Faso on Monday in an incident highlighting the increased presence of Sahel-based Islamists in the area, local and security sources said.The gunmen came to Pobe-Mengao, about 200 km (160 miles) north...
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At least 15 civilians killed by rebels in retaliation for military offensives

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 15 people overnight in eastern Congo, local officials said on Saturday, in the...
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US urges Libya’s Khalifa Haftar to end attack on Tripoli

The United States has urged Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to end his offensive to seize Tripoli and accused Russia of exploiting the conflict.The US...

South African police forcefully remove refugees from UNHCR building in Pretoria

South African Police on Friday started removing refugees who have been camping at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria.The...

Malema tweets support for Burna Boy, assures of protection, AKA wants apology

South Africa's firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema has tweeted to reassure Nigerian music star Burna Boy of his safety if he visits South Africa...

More death in Guinea as protests against Alpha Conde rages on

A young demonstrator was killed in Guinea on Thursday during protests against President Alpha Conde’s perceived attempt to extend his mandate, the security minister...