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Niger’s President in detention amid reports of a coup attempt

The President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum has been seized by his guards amidst fears of a coup attempt in the West African country. No gunshots have been heard. The African Union has condemned the development describing them as “unacceptable” and urged the soldiers involved to return to barracks immediately. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission @AUC_MoussaFaki condemns the coup… Read More
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Malians vote in referendum to pave way for elections

Malians are voting in a referendum on Sunday to change the constitution and make way for a return to democratic rule. The country has been under the control of a ruling military junta since 2020 when a coup toppled President Keita. The junta seized power in coups in 2020 and 2021 and promised to hold the referendum as part of… Read More
Africa North Africa Sudan World 

Sudan’s military rivals mull over ceasefire for Eid

Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has said it would agree to a 72-hour truce from 6 a.m. (0400 GMT) on Friday for the Eid al-Fitr, a muslim holiday. There has been diplomatic pressure mounting to end the fighting in Sudan which has left more than 300 people dead just within one week. The UN, US and other countries have… Read More
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Thousands flee Sudan as another ceasefire agreement fails

Fighting is continuing in Sudan as a second ceasefire agreement fails. Reports say millions of people trapped in their homes since the violence broke out almost a week ago. The two rival generals had apparently agreed to temporarily halt the fighting so humanitarian aid could get to those who need. But Prolonged gunfire and explosions were heard throughout the night, marking the failure of the second ceasefire attempt in as many day. Norway’s ambassador to Sudan Endre Stiansen has described the conditions as terrible. – Advertisement – “It’s been a very, very bad night… Continuous… Read More
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France recalls ambassador to Burkina Faso ahead of pulling out troops

Burkina Faso, is still battling an Islamist insurgency but said it wants to do it by itself. France has about 400 special forces based in Burkina Faso to help local forces battle the Islamist insurgency. For some time now there have been agitations over France’s military presence in Burkina Faso. Critics complain the presence of the troops has not improved security… Read More
Africa North Africa Sudan World 

Nine protesters killed during anti-military protests in Sudan

– – Doctors in Sudan say nine protesters have so far died following protests against military rule. Many of the victims according to doctors had been shot by security forces who had confronted large crowds in multiple cities. There were instances where the military tried to break into hospitals where some of the injured were being treated. During Thursday’s demonstration, protesters… Read More
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Mali pulls out of West African military force

– – The military government of Mali has withdrawn from a multinational military force fighting Islamist militants in the West Africa’s Sahel region. The West African state is protesting against its rejection as head of the G5 regional group that also includes Mauritania, Chad, Burkina Faso and Niger. A statement by Mali’s junta, which ousted former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta… Read More
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Ghana: Social activist charged with treason over coup comment

– – A leading social activist in Ghana, Oliver Barker-Vormawor has been charged with treason after making claims of carrying out a coup if a controversial electronic levy policy is passed by the country’s parliament. State prosecutors charged him with treason when he was arraigned in court on Monday. He has also been remanded into police custody till February 28. Barker-Vormawor’s… Read More
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Burkina Faso: Military seizes power ousting President Kaboré

– – The military in Burkina Faso has carried out a coup seizing power and ousting President Roch Kaboré. The coup leaders announced the takeover on Monday saying on state television that both the government and parliament have been dissolved. Mr Kaboré’s whereabouts are unclear, but an officer said that all those detained were in a secure location. President Roch Kabore… Read More
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Sudan’s Prime Minister resigns amid mass protests

– – Sudan’s civilian prime-minister, Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday resigned from his position as mass protests against the military take-over continue. There has been a political deadlock in the country for months after the military carried out a coup against the civilian led transitional government. Hamdok was removed from office by the soldiers but re-instated when citizens started marching on… Read More