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Mali: Junta in power evokes crash of military aircraft

On Wednesday, Mali's ruling junta referred to the loss of a lieutenant-colonel killed, according to relatives, aboard the plane that crashed in Gao (north) on Saturday, claiming a high but unknown number of victims.

This is the first mention of an apparent link with this event from the Malian authorities, who have been completely silent since the…

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US to 'evaluate' Niger ties after France kicked out

Washington will "consider all future steps" regarding its military presence in Niger, following France's announcement that it will withdraw its troops from the country by the end of the year, the US Secretary of Defense said on Monday.

"While giving diplomacy a chance, we will also continue to explore all future steps that will prioritize both our…

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Nigeria's main labour unions announce indefinite strike from October 3rd

Nigeria's major unions on Tuesday (Sep. 26) called for a national strike next week in protest at the government's response to tackling the rising cost of living.

The National Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) said they had to call an indefinite strike on October 3 because the government failed to address their concerns in…

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France to end its military presence in Niger and pull its ambassador out

French President Emmanuel Macron announced Sunday that France will end its military presence in Niger and pull its ambassador out of the country after its democratically elected president was deposed in a coup.

The announcement is a significant, if predicted, blow to France’s policy in Africa, after French troops pulled out of neighboring Mali and…

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