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Burkina Faso Assembly Installs New Leader 0

Burkina Faso Assembly Installs New Leader

Burkina Faso’s Salif Diallo was elected head of the national assembly, making the ally-turned-opponent of ousted leader Blaise Compaore the second most powerful man in the nation. Diallo was elected a day after Roch...






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Congo Republic Opposition Groups to Mull Election Date

Opposition political parties plan to meet next week to decide whether to participate in the Congo Republic’s presidential election now scheduled for March 20. This, following the recent approval of a new constitution that...






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Cholera Outbreak Hits Eastern Malawi

BLANTYRE Malawi is experiencing an outbreak of cholera, two months after the start of the rainy season. Health authorities say the water-borne disease has hit most residents of three districts around Lake Chilwa in...






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Congo Presidential Election Set for March

The Republic of Congo has announced it will hold its presidential election in March, following the recent approval of a new constitution that will allow President Denis Sassou Nguesso to run for another term....






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DRC President Grants Amnesty to Jailed Dissidents

GOMA, DRC The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) president has granted an amnesty for prisoners convicted of belonging to a banned movement, the Bundu dia Kongo (BDK), and to prisoners over age 70, with...






Nigeria Government Emphasizes Fight Against Graft 0

Nigeria Government Emphasizes Fight Against Graft

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will not shield from prosecution any cabinet minister or member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who commits financial malfeasance, Nigeria’s information minister said Wednesday. But in a media...






Gambia Bans Female Genital Mutilation 0

Gambia Bans Female Genital Mutilation

Gambia’s parliament has passed a bill banning female genital mutilation and setting strict penalties for offenders, a month after the president condemned the practice that is carried out on many women in the West...






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