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16 Jan
Mali's former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who led the West African country from 2013 until he was ousted in a coup in 2020, died at the age of 76 in the capital Bamako on Sunday, his family said.
16 Jan
Sudan has revoked the licence of Al Jazeera Mubasher, part of the Qatar-based network, accusing it of "unprofessional" TV coverage of anti-coup protests, the channel said Sunday.
16 Jan
A Somali government spokesman was wounded Sunday in an attack by the Al-Shabaab jihadist group, though his wounds are "not serious," the prime minister's office said.
15 Jan
At least one student was "seriously wounded" Saturday when an army airstrike hit a school in the troubled northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources said.
14 Jan
Demonstrations called by the ruling military in Mali against stringent regional sanctions were expected to kick off on Friday
14 Jan
Ethiopia has asked the UN health agency to investigate its chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for "harmful misinformation" and "misconduct", accusing him of backing rebels in his native war-torn Tigray region.
13 Jan
Troops and armed men have exchanged fire in Buea, the capital of a Cameroonian region hit by separatist violence and a host city for teams in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the town's mayor said Thursday.
13 Jan
A senior Sudanese police officer was killed Thursday during protests in the Sudanese capital, an official statement said, as security forces fired tear gas at thousands who kept up rallies against an October military coup.
13 Jan
Due to growing calls for French troops to demobilise, France has kept to its promise of suspending military cooperation with Mali. Its troops have already left the military base at Timbuktu
12 Jan
A West African air-traffic agency has told Mali that a French military plane violated its airspace, a Malian airport official said Wednesday, amid confusion over the consequences
12 Jan
South African police Wednesday uprooted cannabis plants grown by indigenous activists who have camped outside President Cyril Ramaphosa's office for more than three years, AFP reporters saw.
12 Jan
An opposition senator was shot dead in western Cameroon where a bloody insurgency has been waged by anglophone separatists against the state, his party and an official said.

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