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African Union condemns deadly attack on Egyptian troops in Sinai

– – The African Union (AU) has condemned Sunday’s deadly attack on Egyptian troops in the Sinai Peninsula. The attack led to the death of 11 Egyptian soldiers. According to Egyptian officials the attack targeted a water pumping station. In a tweet, AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat condemned “in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Sinai”. Mahamat said… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Burkina Faso: President Kabore reportedly detained

– – President of Burkina Faso Roch Kabore, has reportedly been detained by soldiers. The development comes inspite of assurances from the government that there is no coup d’etat in the West African country contrary to reports. The reports say gunfire had been heard overnight near the presidential palace and at barracks in the capital, Ouagadougou. President Kabore has reportedly… Read More
Africa Mali West Africa World 

African Union suspends Mali over political crisis

– – The African Union is the latest organization to announce that it has suspened Mali following last week’s military coup. That was the second time in nine months soldiers had taken up arms to control the government. Last year the soldiers toppled the government led by ex-President Keita. A transitional process was in place after an interim President and… Read More
Africa Featured West Africa World 

16 Soldiers killed militant attack in Niger

– – At least 16 soldiers have been killed in a militant attack in the western Tahoua Region in Niger. The area has recorded the death of more than 200 civilians who were killed in an unclaimed attack in March. Reports say the soldiers were ambushed by armed individuals near Agando area in the region. Six more soldiers were injured in the… Read More
Africa Ghana World 

Soldiers storm Ghana’s parliament amid chaos over election of speaker

– – Soldiers stormed Ghana’s Parliament on Thursday morning during the process towards electing a new speaker for the lawmaking chamber. The military officers had gone into the chamber to try and restore calm following chaos that characterized the voting process. Elected MPs from the two leading political parties in the country, the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic… Read More
Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

EndSARS protests: At least 49 people killed across Nigeria

– – At least 49 people have been reported dead on Tuesday when ongoing protests against police brutalities in Nigeria turned bloody. The #EndSARS protests across Nigeria worsened on Tuesday with 43 protesters and six policemen losing their lives, local media reported. Protesters have been calling for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police. The decision… Read More
Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

[Video]: Nigerian soldiers shoot at unarmed #EndSARS protesters

– – Nigerian soldiers on Tuesday reportedly opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos State. Local media reported that there have been deaths and several protesters sustaining injuries during the shootout. The state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had declared a 24-hour curfew following alleged violence that greeted the #EndSARS protest in the state. Some of the… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Guinea: Tension high as army commander is killed ahead of poll

– – The killing of a senior army officer in Guinea, Col Mamady Condé has heightened tension in the West African nation ahead of presidential election on Sunday. Col. Condé’s death is coming just two days before the crucial presidential election which is already characterized by protests. Local media reported that Armed men shot Col Condé dead on Friday at… Read More
Africa Mali West Africa World 

Mali: Detained former Prime Minister released

– – The interim government of Mali has said that the country’s former prime minister, Boubou Cissé who was detained following August’s coup has now been released. Authorities have also announced the release of a dozen political and military figures arrested during the coup. A statement from the transitional government said the former detainees would remain available for any courts… Read More
Africa Mali West Africa World 

Ecowas lifts sanctions imposed on Mali

– – The West African regional group, Ecowas has announced the lifting of sanctions imposed on Mali after soldiers toppled the government of ex-President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Ecowas immediately imposed the sanctions on Mali in August when the coup was carried out by soldiers, a move that was meant to return Mali to a civilian rule. The sanctions on Mali… Read More