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Ivory Coast’s Speaker Guillaume Soro mulls presidential ambition

In Ivory Coast, the National Council of the Union of Soroists have called on Speaker of Parliament, Guillaume Soro, to run as their preferred candidate for the country’s 2020 elections.
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Côte d’Ivoire’s Alassane Ouattara grants amnesty to wife of ex-leader Gbagbo

President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire has declared an amnesty for Simone Gbagbo, who had been convicted of offences against the state during a brief 2011 civil war.

Ivory Coast offering $26,000 buy-outs to reduce army size – documents

Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15 million CFA francs ($25,782) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size of its unruly and mutiny-prone

Ivory Coast speaker Guillaume Soro’s aide arrested over arms cache

Ivory Coast authorities arrested a senior aide to parliament speaker Guillaume Soro on Monday, a prosecutor said, accusing him of possessing and distributing weapons to destabilise the state during an army mutiny earlier this year.

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House help sent to prison for stealing employer’s jewelries

The police at the Maroko Division, Lekki, Lagos have arraigned a house help, Elisha Henry, 37 before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing his employer’s jewelries valued at N70,650,000.
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Germany without Julian Draxler for Netherlands game

Germany have confirmed midfielder Julian Draxler will not join their squad for their Nations League game against Netherlands.

Catholic priest, peacekeeper killed in CAR attack

A peacekeeper died after an attack on a UN base in the volatile Central African Republic (CAR) and a priest was burnt to death, the UN and Catholic Church said Saturday after sectarian clashes claimed nearly 40 lives.

Police protest poor accommodation facilities in Imo

Scores of policemen on Saturday took over the streets in Owerri, the Imo State capital, in protest against poor accommodation facilities in the state.

Gunmen kill masquerade custodian, driver in Kogi

Unknown gunmen have killed one Yusuf Adabanege, the custodian of “Sementi Masquerade” of Obehira in the Central Senatorial district of Kogi state.