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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
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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– – The military government of Mali has withdrawn from a multinational military force fighting Islamist militants in the West Africa’s Sahel region.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
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Sudan’s army forms new government after coup

– – Sudan’s army that carried out a coup last month has announced the formation of a new government. The coup leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane rejected calls for him to re-instate the toppled civilian prime minister by the international community. He quickly dissolved the government on October 25 after he led the coup, arresting civilian leaders that were part… Read More
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Sudan: 7 killed, 140 injured in protests over military coup

– – Seven people are reported to have been killed during protests against the military in Sudan for Monday’s coup. Some 140 people are also said to have been injured in the protests which resulted in clashes between protesters and soldiers. Sudan’s military on Monday dissolved the transitional civilian government after arresting political leaders. The soldiers led by Gen Abdel… Read More
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New government named by Chad’s military leaders

– – A new transitional government has been named by Military leaders in Chad led by Mahamat Idriss Déby Kaka, the son of long-time ruler Idriss Déby. President Déby died last month from injuries he sustained on the battle front with rebels. According to the army 40 ministers and their deputies have been appointed with former rebel chief, Acheick Ibn… Read More
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No survivors as Nigeria’s Military aircraft crashes in Abuja

– – A Boeing 350 aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force has crashed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. The country’s Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika announced the crash of the military aircraft on Twitter. He wrote that “A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute Minna.… Read More