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Mali’s former leader Moussa Traoré set for burial

Mali's former president Moussa Traoré will be buried on Friday at the Place d'Armes du Genie Militaire, the former air base in the capital, Bamako. The leader of the military junta Col Assimi Goita is expected to attend. Mr Traoré died...

Political Crisis In Mali And ECOWAS Decisions

MALIAN CRISIS AND PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE WEST AFRICAN SUB-REGION In recent weeks, tens of thousands of people paraded the streets of Bamako in Mali to demand the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The protesters were believed to...

Uganda jail break: Seven of 219 escapees arrested

Seven of the 219 prisoners who escaped from Singila prison in north-east Uganda have been captured. The prisoners shot and killed a soldier who tried to intercept them, before heading for Mount Moroto on Wednesday afternoon. Prisons service spokesperson said they...

SA leader urges Jerusalema dance challenge on holiday

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged his countrymen to mark this year's Heritage Day by taking up the Jerusalema dance challenge. Jerusalema is a hit song by South African musician and producer Master KG that has been a major...

Nigeria’s Kaduna state approves law to castrate child rapists

The governor of Nigeria’s north-western Kaduna state, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, has signed a law providing tough penalties for convicted rapists. The law provides for surgical castration and death sentence for those convicted of raping a child below the age of...

Somali police arrest four after girl is thrown off building

Four men have been arrested by police in Somalia after a teenage girl was raped and murdered. Police say that on Friday the teenage girl was sexually abused by a gang and then thrown from a six-storey building in the...

Mali’s former president Moussa Traoré dies

The former president of Mali, Moussa Traoré, has died at home in the capital, Bamako. He was 83. Mr Traoré took power in a coup in 1968 and remained president until he was ousted by the military in 1991. He has played...

Kenyan police officers ‘told to buy their own uniforms’

A section of police officers in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, have been buying their own uniforms from civilian tailors to comply with an alleged order to wear new-look uniforms despite lack of supplies, local media report. The police officers were reportedly...

President Akufo-Addo wants an end to Malian political crises

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Chairman of ECOWAS, says there was need to bring finality to the upheaval in Mali. "That country can no longer afford any delay in putting a responsible government in place following the events of 18th...

ECOWAS Leaders in crunch meeting over Malian Crisis at Peduase Lodge

Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS are in a crunch meeting to resolve the political crisis in Mali. A military intervention led to the overthrow of President, Ibrahim Bubakar Keita. The military government that has taken over has pushed through...

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EC to reopen voters’ registration exercise on October 1

The EC says it is re-opening the Voters Register on Thursday, October, 1. The Commission says the exercise will give the opportunity to those who...

2020 AGRF held in Kigali

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