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Ivory Coast election: Alassane Ouattara wins amid boycott

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has won a controversial third term in office in an election boycotted by the opposition.

Hussein Hassan Mustafa (L) and Mohammed Ahmed Abdi were found guilty three weeks ago of helping the attackers
Hussein Hassan Mustafa (L) and Mohammed Ahmed Abdi were found guilty three weeks ago of helping the attackers

Westgate attack: Two jailed over Kenyan shopping mall attack

A Kenyan judge has sentenced two men to 18 and 33 years in jail after they were convicted of helping Islamist militants attack a shopping mall in 2013.

Presidents of Guinea, Ivory Coast seeking third term

The governing party in Guinea has asked President Alpha Conde to seek a controversial third term in office.

How the US caught flashy Nigerian Instagrammers 'with $40m'

The day after his 29th birthday in May, Olalekan Jacob Ponle posted a picture on his Instagram standing next to a bright yellow Lamborghini in Dubai.

The wooden objects, one male and one female, represent deities from the Igbo community
The wooden objects, one male and one female, represent deities from the Igbo community

Looted Nigerian statues auctioned for $240,000 in Paris

Nigeria is "saddened" by the sale of two sculptures belonging to the south-eastern Igbo community, an official from the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments, has said.

Pirates kidnap six crewmen off Benin coast

Pirates kidnapped at least six crew members of a fishing vessel on Wednesday off the coast of Benin.

Protesting SA teachers want schools to close again

Some teachers and parents in South Africa's Western Cape province are demonstrating and demanding the closure of schools over the spread of coronavirus.

Mr Latim Da-Thong
Mr Latim Da-Thong

Liberia’s Deputy Education Minister in Ghana for Covid-19 treatment

Liberia's Deputy Minister of Education for Administration, Latim Da-Thong is being treated for the COVID-19 virus in Ghana.

Rise in teenage pregnancies after Kenyan schools shut

Officials in Kenya say that there has been a significant rise in teenage pregnancies, especially since the start of Covid-19 restrictions in March.

Tshegofatso Pule was missing for four days before her body was found
Tshegofatso Pule was missing for four days before her body was found

Tshegofatso Pule killing: South African police make arrest

South African police have arrested a 31-year-old man for the murder of a woman whose stabbed body was found hanging from a tree last week, triggering a national outcry.

Evariste Ndayishimiye should be sworn in as soon as possible
Evariste Ndayishimiye should be sworn in as soon as possible

Nkurunziza death: Burundi court rules to end power vacuum

Burundi's top court has made a ruling aimed at ending the power vacuum created by the sudden death of President Pierre Nkurunziza on Monday.

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda
Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda

Ugandan prime minister goes into self-isolation

Uganda's Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has gone into self-isolation after some of his contacts tested positive of for coronavirus.

Garang Mabior (R) is the son of South Sudan's founding leader John Garang
Garang Mabior (R) is the son of South Sudan's founding leader John Garang

South Sudan minister resigns over peace deal

A junior minister in South Sudan has resigned and accused President Salva Kiir of having little interest in implementing the 2018 peace agreement designed to bring and end to six years of civil war.

Thomas Thabane
Thomas Thabane

Thomas Thabane resigns as Lesotho prime minister

Thomas Thabane has announced he will step down as prime minister of Lesotho following months of pressure after he was named as a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife.

Sudan criminalises female genital mutilation (FGM)

Sudan has criminalised carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM), making it punishable by three years in jail.

Prime Minister Guillaume Soro
Prime Minister Guillaume Soro

Former Ivorian Prime Minister Guillaume Soro jailed 20 years for corruption

An Ivorian court on Tuesday sentenced former Prime Minister Guillaume Soro, who has been living in exile since December 2019, to 20 years in prison for corruption.

Former Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan
Former Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria: Soldiers foil armed attack on ex-President Jonathan

More details of the lethal attack on the country home of former Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday have continued to emerge as Nigerians express shock over the motive behind such brazen invasion.

Burkina Faso: Many women killed in suspected jihadist attack

Suspected Islamist militants have killed 35 civilians, 31 of them women, in an attack on a military base and a town in Burkina Faso, officials say.

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