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Two police officers mobbed to death in Sierra Leone

A nationwide curfew has been declared in Sierra Leone, following massive protests in parts of Freetown and other areas in the Northern part of the country.

Two police officers were killed Wednesday when protesters descended into clashes between security forces and youth demanding the president resign, because of  "economic hardship".

Women who had…

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Former Ivory Coast president, Laurent Gbagbo, pardoned by Ouattara

President of the Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, has pardoned his predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo, who was facing a 20-year jail sentence for political unrest.

In a statement on Saturday to mark the 62nd anniversary of the country's independence, Ouattara said the move was in the interests of reinforcing social cohesion.

Ouattara also asked for…

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Nigeria arrests men suspected of deadly church attack

The suspected gunmen who killed dozens of worshippers during a church service in southwestern Nigeria in June have been arrested, Nigeria's top military officer said on Tuesday (August 9).

This comes two months after the attack which shocked many in the West African nation.

"We have arrested those behind the dastardly act in Owo," General Leo…

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Baby infected with Marburg virus dies in Ghana

A baby has died of Marburg in Ghana as health authorities clarify the figures of those killed by the virus that is from the same family as Ebola.

This brings to two the total number of people who have died in Ghana in the current outbreak.

The 14-month-old's father was the first person to have died in the country,

The baby's mother, meanwhile, has…

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