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Mali's president suspends revising constitution under opposition pressure

Mali's president suspends revising constitution under opposition pressure Sat, 19 Aug, 2017

Mali's president has suspended plans for a referendum on constitutional change, a move cheered by the opposition Saturday after months of street protests against the reforms.
At least 312 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding

At least 312 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding Mon, 14 Aug, 2017

At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, leaving excavators to pull bodies from rubble and overwhelming the city's morgues.
Suspected jihadists kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Suspected jihadists kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant Mon, 14 Aug, 2017

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital overnight, but security forces shot dead both attackers and freed people trapped inside the building.
Four dead in Kenya as tensions soar over disputed poll

Four dead in Kenya as tensions soar over disputed poll Wed, 09 Aug, 2017

Four people were killed Wednesday in election-related violence in Kenya, where the opposition claimed massive rigging in a vote that President Uhuru Kenyatta looked certain to win.
South Sudan marks another year of freedom without peace

South Sudan marks another year of freedom without peace Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

South Sudan on Sunday marked its sixth independence anniversary in muted fashion, with no official celebration as the world's newest nation reels from a brutal and destructive ongoing civil war.
ICC says South Africa should have arrested al-Bashir

ICC says South Africa should have arrested al-Bashir Thu, 06 Jul, 2017

War crimes judges ruled Thursday that South Africa flouted its duties to the International Criminal Court in 2015 by failing to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on genocide charges.
Congo requests financial support from donors amid economic crisis

Congo requests financial support from donors amid economic crisis Thu, 06 Jul, 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo's government has formally requested financial support from international donors as it confronts a worsening economic crisis, a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday showed.
Mali relaunches beleaguered peace process

Mali relaunches beleaguered peace process Sat, 24 Jun, 2017

Mali's government and armed groups which signed a 2015 peace deal have relaunched talks aimed at speeding up its implementation after several delays.

Shabaab restaurant assault leaves 18 dead in Mogadishu

Shabaab restaurant assault leaves 18 dead in Mogadishu Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

A suicide car bombing and armed assault by six Shabaab militants on two neighbouring restaurants in Somalia's capital Mogadishu ended Thursday morning with at least 18 dead, the government said.
Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday to demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to protest against non-fasters being arrested.

11 dead, 900 escape after DR Congo jail attack

11 dead, 900 escape after DR Congo jail attack Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

 Eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped Sunday after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in DR Congo's restive east, an official said.

Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam freed from prison

Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam freed from prison Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

An armed group in Libya said on Facebook Saturday it has freed Seif al-Islam, the son of dead dictator Muammar Gaddafi who has been in custody since November 2011.
Protesters and police clash in northern Morocco

Protesters and police clash in northern Morocco Sat, 10 Jun, 2017

Protesters clashed with security forces in Morocco's Al-Hoceima early on Saturday, an AFP correspondent reported, after more than a week of protests in the northern province.

President of Europe Peace Foundation meets Nigerian official in Spain

President of Europe Peace Foundation meets Nigerian official in Spain Thu, 06 Apr, 2017

The Europe Peace Foundation´s President Mr. Sappan KC / Hum KC Bahadur  has met with Mr. Eric Adagogo BELL-GAM,  the Chargé d´Affaires of Nigeria in Spain.
Ivory Coast soldiers revolt over bonus pay dispute

Ivory Coast soldiers revolt over bonus pay dispute Fri, 12 May, 2017

Soldiers left their barracks and blocked streets in several towns and cities across Ivory Coast on Friday, including the commercial capital, firing gunshots into the air as their protest over a pay dispute gathered momentum.

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