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Fifteen soldiers and six civilians killed in attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso

Fifteen soldiers and six civilians were killed on Sunday in attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso, military and security officials said. Suicide bombers drove cars packed with explosives into three military camps in central Mali before dawn, the military said in a statement. Six were killed and 15 wounded at the Sevare camp, and five […]

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Nigeria announces end of Twitter ban after six months

Nigeria will lift a ban on Twitter from midnight after the social media platform agreed to open a local office, among other agreements with authorities in the West African country, a senior government official said on Wednesday. The Nigerian government suspended Twitter on June 4 after it removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that […]

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Mali’s coup government proposes five-year election delay to West African bloc

Mali’s interim authorities have proposed to its West African neighbours that a transition back to democracy following a 2020 military coup be extended by five years, the foreign minister said on Saturday. The transitional government initially agreed to hold presidential and legislative elections in February 2022, 18 months after Colonel Assimi Goita led the overthrow […]

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Mother arrested for selling her six months old baby for $60

Police in Monrovia, Liberia arrested a 21-year-old woman for reportedly selling her six months old baby for US$60. Harriet Castro was arrested along with an accomplice identified as Jerome Browne. According to the police charge sheet, defendant Harriet was arrested based on a complaint filed by the father of the baby named Mohammed Bah. Police […]

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Mali: At least 31 civilians killed after militants attack bus

Thirty-one people were killed in central Mali after militants attacked civilians in a bus going towards the market, officials said. Gunmen opened fire and killed the driver, before setting the bus on fire, according to authorities. Most of the victims were women, according to the EFE news agency. The deadly attack is the latest in […]

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West Africa bloc sanctions Guinea and Mali over coups

West Africa’s main regional bloc has imposed sanctions against the military government in Guinea and those slowing Mali’s post-coup transition. The move on Thursday was agreed at an emergency summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Accra to respond to last week’s putsch in Guinea and perceived slow progress towards constitutional […]