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Terrorists kill 15 Soldiers, injure 19 in Niger Republic

A spokesman for Niger’s military says at least 15 soldiers have been killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on a patrol near the country’s border with Mali.   Colonel Abdoul Aziz Toure said Thursday, February 23, 2017 that the attack near the village of Interzawane in the Tillaberi region on Wednesday also wounded 19 other soldiers.   He says ...

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Head of intelligence agency under Jammeh charged with murder of opposition political leader

Ex-Gambian Spy Chief, Yankuba Badjie, has officially been charged with the death of a top political figure, Ebrima Solo Sandeng. Badjie and 8 others face two counts of conspiracy to commit felony and murder.   Sandeng, the then National Organizing Secretary of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), died in detention shortly after his arrest for participating in a ...

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Gambia’s former heads of intelligence agency loyal to erstwhile dictator Jammeh arrested by police

Police have arrested Gambia’s former head of the national intelligence agency and his deputy, part of President Adama Barrow’s attempts to re-establish democracy in the small West African nation, a police spokesperson said Wednesday.   Spy chief Yankuba Badjie and director of operations Omar Jeng were detained on Monday and are being investigated for potential abuses of power, spokesman Foday ...

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Bodies of 74 African migrants heading to Europe washed ashore in western Libya

At least 74 bodies of African migrants have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday, the latest tragedy at sea along a perilous but increasingly popular trafficking route to Europe.   The bodies were found near the western Libyan city of Zawiya on Monday, Red Crescent spokesman Mohammed al-Misrati told The Associated Press, adding that he ...

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Guinea: 5 killed, 30 injured as demonstrators clash with police during teacher’s protest

At least five people were killed in Guinea’s capital of Conakry on Tuesday in protests sparked by a teacher’s strike. There have been labour tensions in a country where previous strikes led to dozens of deaths. Unidentified assailants attacked a police station and demonstrators clashed with gendarmes in several districts of Conakry, witnesses said. “By midday, these demonstrations had unfortunately ...

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President Barrow’s inauguration: Gambian police arrest 51 supporters of ex-president Yahya Jammeh

Gambian police said they arrested 51 people in a former stronghold of ex-president Yahya Jammeh for harassing followers of new leader Adama Barrow, amid lingering tensions following Mr. Jammeh’s flight into exile.   Mr. Jammeh narrowly lost a December 1 election to Mr. Barrow after 22 years of authoritarian rule.   Mr. Jammeh initially refused to step down but fled ...

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Famine declared in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and North-Eastern Nigeria placed on red alert!

Famine was man-made says Head of the World Food Program in South Sudan A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years. The government and the United Nations report that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine. ...

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Zimbabweans will vote my husband’s corpse, he is irreplaceable – Grace Mugabe 

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace Mugabe, on Friday warned those aspiring to take over from her husband that there is no vacancy at the state house. Speaking at a rally in Buhera North, Manicaland Province, the first lady lashed out at perceived factionalists and “successionists” in the ruling Zanu-PF party, who were bent on toppling her 93-year-old husband. Mr. ...

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HAPPENING NOW! Another Xenophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa [LOOK]

Five buildings with Nigerian businesses, including a church looted and burnt by South Africans The Nigerian Community in South Africa have confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday, February 18, 2017.   Ikechukwu Anyene, President, Nigeria Union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the attacks began at ...

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Namibia: Sacked deputy minister calls former boss an idiot in parliament

The fight between Namibia’s Land Reform Minister Utoni Nujoma and his former deputy Bernadus Swartbooi spilled into the National Assembly, where insults were slung during a session, according to a news report on Thursday. Swartbooi was sacked by President Hage Geingob in 2016 after he refused to apologise to Nujoma for accusing the minister of resettling people from other regions ...

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