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Donald Trump: Africa, black race merit respect – Macky Sall

Senegal's president says he is "shocked" by President Donald Trump's vulgar remark about immigrants from African countries and Haiti, saying that "Africa and the black race merit the respect and consideration of all."

Three French soldiers wounded in Mali attack

Three French soldiers deployed in a counter-terrorism force in Mali's restive northeast were injured, one seriously, in a suicide bomb attack, France's army said Friday.

Togo’s opposition takes anti-govt protests into new year

Opposition parties in Togo this weekend hold their first anti-government protest of the year, with progress on constitutional reform in an apparent stalemate after months of action.

Four dead in two Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon

Four people were killed and two others kidnapped in separate overnight attacks in the far north of Cameroon, blamed on the Islamist group Boko Haram, sources told AFP on Thursday.

Soldiers loot arms, burn military base in Côte d’Ivoire’s second city

Soldiers in Côte d’Ivoire’s second largest city looted weapons from the base of an elite military unit overnight before setting it on fire, leaders of the faction said on Wednesday.

UN Security Council lauds Liberia over peaceful runoff polls

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has praised Liberians for over the peaceful conduct of a presidential runoff that saw the election of former footballer George Weah as the new president.

At least 13 killed, 7 wounded by gunmen in Senegal

Gunmen killed at least 13 people on Saturday in Senegal who were gathering firewood in the forest, the military said. It was the worst attack in years in the West African nation's restive southern region, where a separatist insurgency has dragged on for more than three decades.

Cameroon separatist leader, aides arrested in Nigeria

A leading member of a separatist movement in Cameroon has been taken into custody in the capital of neighboring Nigeria with his aides, sources and secessionists said Saturday.

Equatorial Guinea launches manhunt after coup bid

Equatorial Guinea has launched a dragnet for "mercenaries" behind a bid to overthrow President Theodoro Obiang, Africa's longest-serving leader, a senior government official said on Friday.

Benin magistrates to strike over the banning of strikes

Magistrates in Benin on Thursday announced a five-day strike in protest against a parliamentary decision to ban strikes by workers in essential services.

UN sends envoy to Equatorial Guinea after failed ‘coup’ bid

The United Nations said on Thursday it will dispatch an envoy to Equatorial Guinea after authorities in the oil-rich country said they had thwarted a coup attempt against President Theodoro Obiang, Africa's longest-serving leader.

Embattled Togo leader breaks silence in New Year address

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe broke his silence after months of protests against his rule, calling on the opposition to "dialogue" in his New Year address given late Wednesday.

Clashes in Equatorial Guinea after government ‘foils’ coup attempt

Clashes were reported in Equatorial Guinea near the border with Cameroon on Wednesday, shortly after the West African state said it had thwarted a coup against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader.

Equatorial Guinea says it thwarted ‘coup’

The West African state of Equatorial Guinea said Wednesday it had thwarted "a coup" against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader, that had allegedly been mounted by foreign mercenaries recruited by his political opponents.

Mauritania revamps currency in anti-inflation fight

Small lines formed at banks in Mauritania on New Year's Day as customers withdrew new banknotes and swapped cheque books after the government revamped the currency, the ouguiya, in a bid to fight inflation.

Liberia: The rise of George Weah

George Weah’s emergence as Liberia’s President-elect after the December 26 run-off election generated considerable interest among Nigerians for a number of reasons. Number one is George Weah’s popularity.

Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf: women’s icon with nerves of steel

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women's rights, made history in 2005 when she became Africa's first elected female president in Liberia.

President-elect George Weah calls for foreign investments in Liberia

George Weah gave his first public address as Liberia's president-elect on Saturday, telling potential investors that the nation is "open and ready for business" and calling on Liberians who live abroad to come home.

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State Chapter, has commended Muslims in the state for complying with government directives on Eid-el-Fitr celebration amidst COVID-19.
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