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Sunday, April 30, 2017

West Africa

Niger forces kill 57 members of Boko Haram -defence ministry

Niger security forces killed 57 members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram who attacked a village in the southeastern Diffa region overnight, the defence...

Gambia’s UDP takes majority in parliament

The Gambia’s United Democratic Party (UDP) has finally taken the place of the majority in the country's parliament. The party emerged from decades in opposition...

Mali’s President Keita names defence minister as new PM – state...

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has replaced the country's prime minister, according to a decree read on state-owned television late on Saturday. Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga,...

Mali’s President Keita names defense minister as new PM

TVC NEWS Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita replaced his prime minister late on Saturday, naming the defense minister to head the government of the...

Malian opposition recants, set to join political summit

Mali is in the process of ending the crisis in the country, as it concludes its first round of peace conference in Bamako on...

Nigeria’s VP attends Global Anti-Corruption Conference in France

Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is in France to attend an Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum holding in Paris from March 30th to the 31st. He...

Mali’s former rebels agree to join peace Conference

Former rebels in Mali have reversed a decision to boycott a national reconciliation conference This comes after they received assurances from the government that "the...

Ivory Coast’s former first lady cleared of crimes against humanity

A court in Ivory Coast has acquitted former First Lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity and war crimes charges on Tuesday. The charges were...

Nigerian lawmakers summon officials, firms over immigration deals

Nigerian lawmakers on Saturday summoned the attorney general, accountant general, minister of interior and four companies to appear before a committee of parliamentarians...

Nigeria: Govt Sanctions 313 Mining Companies

No fewer than 313 mining companies have been sanctioned by the federal government over non-fulfilment of environmental obligations. Mr Salim Salaam, the director, Mines Environmental...
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