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West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised aid to strengthen security in jihadist-hit Burkina Faso. Merkel, who also attended a G5 meeting of Sahel country leaders in Ouagadougou, is due in Mali and Niger.
Burkina and French investigators on Monday pushed ahead with a probe into deadly jihadist attacks last week suspected to have aimed at a major anti-terror meeting.
Burkina Faso's leaders urged vigilance on Saturday, a day after brazen Islamic extremist attacks on the army headquarters and French Embassy in the capital, which killed eight people. An al-Qaeda-linked group based in neighboring Mali claimed responsibility for the assaults.
Dozens of people were killed Friday in twin attacks on the French embassy in Burkina Faso and the country's military headquarters, an assault that coincided with a meeting of regional anti-jihadist forces.
French President Emmanuel Macron met Tuesday with Burkina Faso President President Roch Marc Christian Kabore as part of a three-nation African tour.
Burkina Faso's president said on Sunday that the existence of the death penalty in his country should not stop France from extraditing the brother of its ousted leader over the 1998 killing of a journalist.
Ahmed Musa has stated Nigeria will not underrate Lesotho when they meet in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game on Sunday.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said political parties used fake news to delegitimise Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the electoral process during Kogi governorship election.
Former Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State, has expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted security agencies especially the military and the police of an alleged plot by leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to frustrate collation of results in Bayelsa State.
Kogi elections: Vote-buying, electoral violence rife despite heavy security presence – Situation Room
It said attacks on electoral observers, vote-buying and electoral violence happened despite the heavy presence of security officials.
2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) top scorer, Odion Ighalo, has warned the Eagles about threat the Squirrels of Benin Republic could pose to the Nigerians when both countries clash on Wednesday in Uyo in a Group L tie for the 2021 AFCON.
Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez has pulled out of Algeria's trip to Botswana due to family reasons.
Oil prices rose on Tuesday, reversing early losses on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump may signal progress on trade talks with China in a speech later in the day, Reuters reported.
President Donald Trump travelled to the deep South on Saturday to watch a hotly anticipated college football match and bask in the adulation of fans in the staunchly conservative region.
German coach Gernot Rohr has picked Samuel Kalu’s winner in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Benin Republic at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Wednesday as one of the best goals under his spell as Super Eagles’ manager.