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Guinea heads for reshuffle after street protests end

The government of the West African state of Guinea resigned on Thursday ahead of an expected reshuffle, a day after opposition parties suspended protests over disputed elections.

"Prime Minister Mamady Youla presented his resignation and that of the whole government," minister of state and presidential spokesperson Kiridi Bangoura told the media.


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New president calls on people to transform Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s new President Julius Maada Bio on Saturday called on the public to help him transform the West African nation, which is struggling to recover from an economic downturn and a deadly Ebola epidemic. 

Tens of thousands of supporters packed into a municipal stadium in the capital Freetown alongside regional dignitaries participating in…

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At least 100 people kidnapped along road in northern Nigeria

At least 100 people have been kidnapped along a road in northern Nigeria in the past few days, officials, witnesses and relatives of the abducted told Reuters on Tuesday, underscoring the insecurity still afflicting parts of the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari won elections in 2015 partly on promises to bring security to Nigeria but has…

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Libyan coastguard intercepts more than 500 migrants: spokesman

Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted more than 500 migrants on four inflatable boats on Monday off the country’s western coast and returned them to Libya, a spokesman said.

One boat carrying about 100 migrants was intercepted off the western city of Sabratha, about 70 km west of the capital, Tripoli, naval coastguard spokesman Ayoub Qassem said.


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