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Severe floods hit 760,000 people in West and Central Africa

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Nigerien student Hachimou Abdou has had to catch a boat to classes since river water swamped his route to university in the capital Niamey –...
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ECOWAS: Mali military junta must name president by September 15

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The West African regional bloc ECOWAS called on Mali’s new military government that seized power last month to appoint a civilian to head a transition...
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Ghana president emerges new ECOWAS chairman

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The President of Ghana, Prof. Nana Akufo-Addo, has emerged as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States. He was elected president...
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Rwanda genocide convict dies in Senegalese prison

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The former deputy chairman of Rwanda’s ruling party during the 1994 genocide has died in a Senegalese prison, where he was serving a life sentence...
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Akon plans to build ‘Wakanda-inspired’ $6 billion city in Senegal

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Senegalese-American singer Akon has set his sights on building a sprawling $6 billion city in his Senegal homeland to welcome Africans of the diaspora to...
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Coup: Mali suspended from international Francophone organisation

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The international community increased pressure on the military junta that has seized power in Mali, as the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie suspended the nation...
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Wild polio sufferers reflect as Africa set to be declared free of the disease

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Nigerian Gbemisola Ijigbamigbe’s right leg was virtually paralysed after she contracted wild polio aged 11 months. Now the 28-year-old leads an active life as a...
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West Africa’s BCEAO central bank reopens in Mali for first time since coup

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The regional branch of West Africa’s BCEAO central bank has reopened in Mali for the first time since a military coup last week, Hamadoun Ba,...
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WHO urges Nigeria to decentralise coronavirus testing

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World Health Organization The World Health Organisation has commended Nigeria for being able to set up 61 laboratories that can test for COVID-19 in the...