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Guinea president replaces security minister following deadly protests

Guinea President Alpha Conde announced on Monday that he was replacing his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend his mandate.

Conde, 81, is due to step down next year when his second and final five-year term expires, but he has refused to rule out running again and asked his government in September…

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Militants kill 54 in attack on Mali army post; IS claims responsibility

At least 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, the government said, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory. 

Islamic state claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq news agency on Saturday, without providing evidence.

The…

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Anger grows as families bury the dead after Burkina Faso attack

Relatives of people killed and survivors from an attack this week on a bus convoy of mine workers in Burkina Faso were increasingly angry on Saturday at what they said was a lack of support from authorities and the mining company.

Hundreds of relatives, friends and colleagues of the victims waited for hours to recover their bodies from a morgue in…

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Nigerian supreme court dismisses appeal against Buhari election win

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of February’s presidential election in which Muhammadu Buhari was returned to office.

Atiku Abubakar lodged his initial complaint with the country’s election tribunal, which ruled against him last month.

Buhari took 56% of the vote against…

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