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World Bank to invest $5 billion in Africa’s drylands

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The World Bank Group plans to invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes and improve agriculture productivity. According...
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At least 70 killed in ‘militant attacks’ in Niger

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At least 70 civilians were killed in simultaneous attacks on two villages by suspected Islamist militants in Niger, near the border zone with Mali, security...
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Mali former premier Modibo Keita passes on at 78

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Mali’s former prime minister, Modibo Keita, has died at the age of 78, interim premier Moctar Ouane said Saturday, the latest in a string of...
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DRC ratifies protocol establishing African Union rights court

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on...

Allies of Burkina Faso’s president retain control of parliament

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The ruling coalition of Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore, who was re-elected to a second term last week, has retained its majority in parliament, the...

Defeated candidates in Burkina Faso elections congratulate president-elect

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Defeated presidential candidates have congratulated Roch Marc Christian Kabore who secured a second term of office. Kabore won the November 22 presidential election in the...

Burkina Faso incumbent wins presidential election

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Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won a second term after gaining an outright majority in the first round of elections, the country’s...

Burkina Faso goes to the polls in shadow of jihadist threat

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The people of Burkina Faso began voting in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, and with opposition candidates warning...

Burkina opposition candidate alleges ‘massive fraud’ ahead of Sunday vote

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Burkina Faso opposition candidate Zephirin Diabre said President Roch Kabore is orchestrating a “massive fraud” to secure re-election in Sunday’s presidential vote, and that he...

Burkina Faso to vote in shadow of jihadist threat

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Burkina Faso will vote in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore expected to...