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Malian police disperse protest against French military presence

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Malian security forces used tear gas on Wednesday to disperse an unsanctioned protest in the capital Bamako against France’s military presence in the country, one...
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Mali army probes jihadist prisoners death

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The Malian army has ordered an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of three jihadist prisoners while they were being transferred to a military...
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Zambia delays reopening of schools over virus fears

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Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu on Friday ordered schools to delay reopening by two weeks. Schools were due to open on January 18 but will now...
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Gambia discovers 3 tonnes of cocaine in salt shipment

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Law enforcement officers in The Gambia discovered nearly three tonnes of cocaine in a salt shipment from Ecuador, its drugs agency said Friday, in the...
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AfDB appoints directors-general, deputy directors-general in regional offices

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The African Development Bank Group has announced the appointment of directors-general for the East, Central and Southern Africa regions and deputy general for the East,...
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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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Ever-present Boko Haram threat casts shadow in Niger

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Seven years after the first Boko Haram attacks in southeastern Niger, people in the city of Diffa, dare not even speak the group’s name. Residents...
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On Congo’s muddy trails, lessons for a global coronavirus vaccine rollout

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When Ebola hit the city of Mbandaka in northwest Congo in 2018, health officials had to act fast – the city was connected via regular...
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