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Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame sacks 244 soldiers

Over 200 soldiers including senior military officers have been sacked from the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF). They were sacked by President Paul Kagame. The dismissed officers include Maj Gen Aloys Muganga who served as commander of the reserve forces from 2018 to 2019 and Brig Gen Francis Mutiganda, who headed the external security in the national intelligence service. In all,… Read More
Africa Mali West Africa World 

Mali delays anticipated referendum towards democracy

Mali‘s interim government has postponed the country’s much anticipated constitutional referendum. This is a key step in the country’s path towards elections meant to restore democracy after a military takeover in 2020. “The transitional government informs national and international opinion that the date of the referendum scheduled for March 19, 2023 … will be slightly postponed,” it said in a… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Burkina Faso: Over 50 soldiers killed, several missing

Over 50 soldiers have been killed in an attack by presumed Islamists in the north of Burkina Faso. The army in Burkina Faso said in a statement that 51 bodies had been found so far. Several soldiers are still missing and three wounded soldiers had been evacuated from the scene. The military had said earlier on Monday that eight had… Read More
Africa Egypt North Africa World 

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
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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
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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 News and Headlines 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