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France will pursue its military operations in Mali against Islamic fighters despite the ousting of the country’s president two days ago by a coup, the French armed force minister said on Thursday.
Three Mali soldiers were killed Sunday in a suspected jihadist attack on an outpost in the far north of the country, military and local sources said.
But that strike was followed by a torrent of racial abuse directed at the 28-year-old from a section of Guimarães fans, who had also subjected him to similar taunts during the warm-up and throughout the game.
Jihadists on Wednesday regained control of a village in central Mali, locals said, returning to the site of a recent attack that killed 20 members of the security forces.
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a devastating raid that killed 49 Malian troops as well as a blast that led to the death of a French soldier who became the latest casualty in the conflict-torn region.
A joint operation by the Malian army and the French anti-jihadist force Barkhane, underway in northeastern Mali, has resulted in the “neutralization” of some 20 jihadists, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) announced Saturday evening.
Spain on Friday said it had reached a deal with Britain allowing citizens living in both countries to keep voting in local elections as the prospect of no-deal Brexit looms.
Several dozen civilians have been shot dead by gunmen who raided an area in northeastern Mali near the border with Niger, local officials and a Touareg self-defence group told AFP Thursday.
Seven soldiers and a civilian driver were killed in central Mali when their vehicle hit explosives in the latest attack in an area riven by jihadist violence, the defence ministry said on Thursday.
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Mallam Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has said that the absence of a stable fiscal environment is inhibiting the growth of the Nigerian petroleum industry, especially the upstream sector.
Governor Godwin Obaseki says he has no intention of dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Health activities have fully resumed at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, after the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) ended its seven-day warning strike.
The Media Office of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to reports that the former Vice President is affected by the recent visa ban announced by the United States Government.
Babajide Akeredolu, son of the Governor of Ondo State, has threatened to sue his father’s deputy, Agboola Ajayi, over alleged false accusation that he siphoned the sum of N433 million from the State’s coffers.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has commended Total E&P Nigeria Ltd for their commitment towards the Development of Basketball as well as the Youth.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has expressed deep sadness over the tragic death of two persons, who died as a result of a collapsed building in the state capital.
As the protection from internet falsehoods and Manipulation and Other Related Matters Bill, 2019, also known as Social Media Bill continues to be shrouded with controversy at the National Assembly, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Centre for Liberty, CFL, Wednesday, demanded other options to fight hate speech and fake news in view of not infringing on fundamental human rights of Nigerians under democracy.
The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufai directed the deployment of troops of the Nigerian Army and police to the Kaduna Airport Road and other strategic locations in the state.
France has arrested and indicted a former guard of deposed Central African Republic president Francois Bozize for “complicity in crimes against humanity”, anti-terrorist prosecutors said on Saturday.