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Sudanese Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir ousted, state of emergency declared

Sudanese Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf has declared a state of emergency for three months after confirming that Omar al-Bashir has been removed as president.
Japanese F-35A stealth fighter jet

Wreckage of missing Japan fighter jet found, pilot missing

Wreckage from a Japanese F-35A stealth fighter jet has been found a day after it disappeared off the radar over the Pacific, the country’s defence minister said on Wednesday.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Pressure on Omar al-Bashir builds as calls for Sudan transition grow

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir came under mounting pressure Tuesday as three Western nations pushed for a political transition after months of unprecedented protests against his rule.

Mauritania dissolves 76 political parties for ‘being too small’

The Mauritanian government has sidelined dozens of political parties from upcoming presidential elections, saying the groups are too small to take part.
Amadou Koufa

‘Dead’ Mali jihadist Amadou Koufa reappears in video

A senior jihadist leader in Mali has reappeared in a video, months after the authorities said he had been killed.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday urged partners to commit to stand with Paris in driving back jihadi violence in the Sahel.

French premier urges joint stand to drive back jihadists in Sahel

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday urged partners to commit to stand with Paris in driving back jihadi violence in the Sahel.

French troops kill senior Islamist militant in Mali – minister

France’s Defence Minister Florence Parly on Friday said French troops fighting Islamist militants in Mali have killed one of the Sahel region’s leading jihadists.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - AFP PHOTO - ALEX HALADA

President Rouhani to unveil Iran’s cruise missile-equipped submarine

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is set to unveil a "state-of-the-art" domestically produced submarine, which the defence ministry said is capable of firing cruise missiles.

Minister: Russia must develop new types of missiles in next two years

Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday the country must develop new types of missile systems in the next two years after Washington and Moscow ripped up a key arms control treaty.
Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday, state television reported, as the country displays its achievements during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Iran warns Europe not to force ‘strategic leap’ on missile range

The deputy chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has warned Europe against forcing the Islamic Republic into boosting the range of its missiles by trying to halt their development.

Iran announces successful test of long-range cruise missile

Iran announced the successful test of a new cruise missile with a range of more than 1,350 kilometres (840 miles) on Saturday, state television reported.
Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday, state television reported, as the country displays its achievements during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Iran unveils long-range cruise missile

Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday, state television reported, as the country displays its achievements during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 12, 2017 Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the main Democratic Republic of Congo opposition party, The Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), speaks during a press conference in his residence in Kinshasa. – The United States on January 23, 2019 recognized Felix Tshisekedi as the next president of DR Congo, casting aside concerns over the election as it hailed a historic peaceful transfer of power. The United States joins the African Union and European Union in signaling they were ready to work with Tshisekedi, showing no appetite to prolong uncertainties in the violence-prone country despite rival Martin Fayulu’s allegations of widespread fraud. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP)

DR Congo seeks UN help against Rwanda rebels on border

DR Congo's government has asked its UN peacekeeping mission for help against Rwandan rebels planning operations against Rwanda from inside Congolese territory, the UN said on Wednesday.
Boko Haram

Boko Haram attack leaves four dead in Niger

Boko Haram militants have shot dead at least four people in a town in Niger near the border with Nigeria, a local official said Tuesday.
Nicolas Maduro says alleged murder plot 'will not even touch a single hair of mine' [Miraflores Palace handout via Reuters]

Nicolas Maduro recalls Venezuelan diplomats in US as standoff intensifies

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has called home all Venezuelan diplomats from the United States and closed its embassy and consulates there, after the US declared his government "illegitimate".
Yang Hengjun

Australia calls China to treat detained Yang Hengjun ‘fairly’

The Australian government has urged China to treat the case of detained writer Yang Hengjun "transparently and fairly", amid a growing row over the fate of the Chinese-Australian.

Eight UN peacekeepers killed in attack in Mali

Gunmen killed at least eight Chadian UN peacekeepers in an attack Sunday on one of their bases in northern Mali, multiple sources reported.

NAF helicopter crashes while bombing Boko Haram

A Nigerian Air Force helicopter being used to bomb Boko Haram members has crashed.

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A group of protesters under the aegis of Guardian of Democracy Initiative on Friday, stormed the premises of the Federal High Court, venue of the ongoing trial of #RevolutionNow convener Omoyele Sowore.

Ope Sowore: My children and I want my husband back

Wife of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Mrs Ope Sowore, has sent a message to President Muhammadu Buhari that she and her children are waiting for the return of her husband.

General Buratai tasks officers on improvement on current successes

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has tasked officers and commanders of Nigerian Army units and formations to ensure improvement on current operational successes in 2020.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Governor Sule, Senator Al-Makura deny friction over alleged inherited debts

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and his predecessor, Sen. Umaru Al-Makura, have denied rumours of a rift between them over alleged inherited debt.
Banigo

Rivers deputy governor condemns raping, killing of women by pirates

Dr Ipalibo Harry Banigo, the Rivers State Deputy Governor, has condemned the criminal acts and the backdrop of incessant attacks on Seafarers on the Port Harcourt-Onne-Bonny route leading to the loss of lives, properties and the raping of women by sea pirates in the coastal waters.
Rangers attacking midfielder Joe Aribo and six other players hit Super Eagles camp in Uyo ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers double-header against Benin Republic and Lesotho. 20

Joe Aribo: Austin Okocha, Osaze Odemwingie influenced my decision to play for Super Eagles

Joe Aribo says his decision to represent Nigeria on the international scene was inspired by the legendary duo, Austin Okocha and Osaze Odemwingie.