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Colonel, two soldiers die as Nigerian troops, bandits battle in Katsina

The Nigerian military has lost one senior military officer (reportedly a Colonel) and two soldiers.
Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70, was picked by the coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections, which are expected in 18 months.

Mali coup: Bah Ndaw sworn in as civilian leader

Mali’s new president has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
Mali’s military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international pressure to appoint civilians after a coup.

ECOWAS likely to decide on lifting Mali sanctions Friday

The West African bloc ECOWAS will likely decide on Friday whether to lift potentially crippling sanctions imposed on Mali after last month’s coup, its mediator said.
Vice-President of the CNSP (National Committee for the Salvation of the People) Colonel Malick Diaw (C) takes a seat with other military leaders during the opening of two days of talks aimed at validating the terms of reference for a transitional government in Mali, on September 5, 2020, in Bamako. (Photo by MICHELE CATTANI / AFP)

Mali faces recession after coup

Mali faces mountainous economic and political challenges more than a month after the military coup that toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, analysts say.
Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of Malian military junta, attends the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consultative meeting in Accra, Ghana September 15, 2020. REUTERS- Francis Kokoroko

Mali junta chief demands end to economic sanctions

Mali’s military junta leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, on Tuesday, demanded an end to potentially crippling economic sanctions imposed after last month’s coup in the poor Sahel state.
Mali’s military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international pressure to appoint civilians after a coup.

Mali appoints ex-defence minister as transition leader

Mali’s military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international pressure to appoint civilians after a coup.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Borno governor mourns colonel killed by Boko Haram

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has condoled with the Nigerian Army over the demise of Colonel Dahiru Bako, killed in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents.
Vice-President of the CNSP (National Committee for the Salvation of the People) Colonel Malick Diaw (C) takes a seat with other military leaders during the opening of two days of talks aimed at validating the terms of reference for a transitional government in Mali, on September 5, 2020, in Bamako. (Photo by MICHELE CATTANI / AFP)

Junta says Mali faces ‘total embargo’ from West African countries

The military junta that seized power in Mali last month said Wednesday that the country could face a “total embargo” from West African countries if it does not quickly appoint civilian leaders.
Inocente Orlando Montano Morales, 76, was found guilty of the killings which took place in November 1989 when the Jesuits were acting as a mediator to try to end the civil war between the government and FMLN guerrillas.

Spain sentences 76-year-old ex-soldier to 133 years for murdering five priests

A Spanish court on Friday sentenced a former Salvadoran colonel to 133 years in prison for murdering five Spanish Jesuit priests in 1989 during the Central American nation’s civil war.
Colonel Ismael Wague, the junta's spokesman of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), which overthrew Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, speaks to the media after the meeting with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mediators, in Bamako, Mali August 24, 2020. REUTERS/Moussa Kalapo

Mali: Military opens talks on transition to civilian rule

Mali’s military junta will hold meetings on Saturday to discuss its promised transition to civilian rule after mounting pressure from neighbours to yield power in the weeks since it overthrew the nation’s leader.
Djerassem Le Bemadjiel was arrested on Wednesday after a complaint by a state body that reports directly to strongman Idriss Deby, who has been in power since 1990.

Chad’s former minister arrested for losing $31 million during negotiations

Chad’s former oil minister was in custody on Thursday following his arrest for allegedly stealing public funds, the police and his lawyer said.

Nurse abducted by ISWAP regains freedom

A nurse abducted by ISWAP terrorist group in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, earlier this year, has been rescued by troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force.
The Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has received 47 members of Boko Haram-Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups who surrendered to its troops in the Lake Chad and surrounding areas.

Nigerian nurse abducted since January escape from ISWAP captivity

A male Nigerian nurse abducted by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) since the beginning of 2020 has escaped from the captivity of the terrorists.

Colonel MD Dikio named new Niger Delta amnesty coordinator

The Federal Government has appointed Colonel MD Dikio (rtd) as the new Coordinator Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme.

Akwa Ibom council polls: Protests trail ‘imposition’ of candidates by PDP

A storm of protests has broken out in Akwa Ibom State over alleged imposition of unpopular candidates on the faithful by the hierarchy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara governor’s special adviser resigns

Special Adviser to Kwara State governor, Mallam Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq, on Health Matters, Professor Wale Suleiman, has resigned his appointment from the government.
Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.

Army colonel Assimi Goita now Mali’s new military strongman

Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Ludovic Marin-AFP

Mali soldiers promise civilian transition after president’s ouster

Soldiers who staged a military coup in Mali leading to the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his government said on Wednesday they plan to form a civilian transitional government that will organise fresh elections.

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