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Assailants kill dozens in attacks on mosque and church in Burkina Faso

  • 2024-02-26 14:25:25

Hours before the mosque attack, at least 15 civilians were killed and two others were wounded in a terrorist attack on a Catholic church dur...

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At least 15 killed in 'terrorist' attack on Burkina Faso church

  • 2024-02-25 23:51:58

Burkina Faso is part of the vast Sahel region, which has been locked in a battle against rising violent extremism since Libyas civil wa...

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ECOWAS lifts some sanctions on coup-hit Niger, unfreezes assets

  • 2024-02-24 23:46:14

Last year, Nigers president Mohamed Bazoum was deposed in a military coup. This led ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) to im...

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India sends second consignment of humanitarian assistance to Zambia amid cholera outbreak

  • 2024-02-18 15:15:18

India sends Humanitarian Assistance to Zambia in wake of the cholera outbreak. The aid weighing approx 3.5 tonnes c...

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India sends second consignment of humanitarian assistance to Zambia amid cholera outbreak

  • 2024-02-18 15:15:18

India sends Humanitarian Assistance to Zambia in wake of the cholera outbreak. The aid weighing approx 3.5 tonnes c...

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Senegal unrest: Three dead amid protests over delayed presidential elections

  • 2024-02-11 22:51:11

Senegal unrest: President Macky Sall has said the delay is necessary because electoral disputes threatened the credibility of the poll,...

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Madagascar to castrate child rapists after parliament passes controversial law

  • 2024-02-11 21:28:34

The law has been criticised by the rights group Amnesty International, which termed it as inhuman and degrading treatment 

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Watch: People flee as gas explosion fire in Kenya kills two, injures over 200

  • 2024-02-02 09:23:08

Kenya Red Cross said 271 individuals were evacuated to different health facilities in Nairobi after the explosion

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Kenya discovers first deposits of coltan, a valuable mineral used in electronic devices

  • 2024-01-30 20:20:51

Kenyas first deposits of Coltan: Nebart Muriuki, an MP from Embu County in eastern Kenya, urged residents to retain their land, noting, A pr...

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South Africa’s ANC suspends former president Jacob Zuma

  • 2024-01-29 22:06:13

Zuma was the fourth president of democratic South Africa from 2009 to 2018 but was forced out from office under the cloud of ...

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Coup-hit Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger quit ECOWAS regional block

  • 2024-01-28 18:56:05

The leaders of the three Sahel nations issued a statement saying it was a sovereign decision to leave the Economic Community of West African...

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WATCH | Liberia's President Joseph Boakai freezes at inauguration speech

  • 2024-01-23 08:21:43

Liberias President Joseph Boakai freezes: Prior to the election, Boakai dismissed concerns about his health asserting that age should be a b...

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Libya resumes crude production at major oilfield after two-week halt

  • 2024-01-21 23:49:20

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced the lifting of force majeure and the resumption of full production at Al-Sharara, which normall...

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Nigeria police secure release of sisters kidnapped from Abuja after public outcry

  • 2024-01-21 18:23:23

The abducters had demanded ransom for the release of the girls and when the deadline for it passed, they killed 21-year-old Nabeeha Al-Kadri...

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Somalia rejects Ethiopia-Somaliland port deal, summons ambassador

  • 2024-01-02 17:11:03

The agreement would allow landlocked Ethiopia, which relies on neighbouring Djibouti for most of its maritime trade, to set up commercial op...

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Video shows massive fire at main oil terminal in Guinea; at least 13 dead, dozens injured

  • 2023-12-18 20:40:11

The blaze was largely contained by the firefighters on Monday afternoon 

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Explained | Zulu king's coronation deemed unlawful by South African court

  • 2023-12-13 12:49:13

The Pretoria High Court, issuing a stern statement, ordered Ramaphosas government to set up an inquiry to investigate whether the accession ...

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Nigeria: Army drone strikes civilians accidently, kills 85; president orders investigation

  • 2023-12-05 14:25:21

The army acknowledged that one of its drones aimed at armed groups had accidentally struck the Tudun Biri village as residents were celebrat...

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Twenty killed in Sierra Leone attack, nearly 2,000 prisoners escape

  • 2023-11-27 23:54:41

The West African country was thrown into panic in the early hours when the assailants sent gunfire ringing across the capital Freetown. The ...

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Sierra Leone: Calm restored after gunmen attack military barracks, claims president

  • 2023-11-27 14:15:28

President Julius Maada Bio said late Sunday that calm had been restored after what he described as an attempt to undermine peace and stabili...

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