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Sunday, March 26, 2017

West Africa

Akufo-Addo defends choice of expansive cabinet

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has defended his choice of a large-cabinet government calling it a "necessary investment. The new government which includes dozens of lower-level...

French forces arrest eight Jihadists in Mali’s restive north

Eight jihadists have been arrested in nothern Mali. According to a Malian security official, the arrests were made by French forces in the Timbuktu region. France...

Sierra Leone pastor unearths 706-carat diamond

The Sierra Leonian government has pledged transparency in the auction of a massive 706-carat diamond. The gem was unearth by a pastor who is one...

Cameroon says regional forces free 5,000 from Boko Haram-held villages

West African forces freed 5,000 people being held in villages by Boko Haram, in an operation that killed more than 60 fighters and destroyed...

Four suicide bombers kill two in northeast Nigeria’s Maiduguri

Four female teenage suicide bombers killed two people and injured 16 others in a residential area in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a...

Faki Mahama assumes AU Commission leadership, pledges reform

The new head of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat has now assumed office, pledging to reform the institution and tackle the continent's...

Nigerian President Buhari notifies parliament he has resumed duty

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has sent letter to the National Assembly notifying lawmakers that he has resumed his duties, his spokesman said on Monday. It...
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