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Senegalese police search for MPs after parliament brawl

Senegalese authorities were searching for two male opposition lawmakers on Monday (Dec. 5) after they assaulted a female MP during a brawl in parliament last week.

MP Massata Samb slapped Amy Ndiaye and she received a kick to her stomach from Mamadou Niang during a justice ministry budget vote on Thursday (Dec. 1).

She was accused of insulting the…

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Mali's junta chief paves way for civilian Choguel Maiga to return as prime minister

The head of Mali's ruling junta has rescinded a decree appointing a colonel as interim prime minister, paving the way for Choguel Kokalla Maiga to return to the top job, officials said Sunday evening.

Choguel Kokalla Maiga, a civilian and political veteran appointed prime minister in June 2021, was forced to step aside in August after suffering a…

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Burkina Faso bans French radio for airing 'terrorist propaganda'

Burkina Faso on Saturday ordered "the immediate suspension and until further notice" of Radio France Internationale (RFI), accusing it of having relayed an "intimidation message" attributed to a "terrorist leader", the Burkinabe government spokesman announced.

By having relayed this message, RFI "is thus contributing to a desperate manoeuvre by…

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Gunmen kidnap worshippers in Nigeria mosque attack

Gunmen abducted 19 Muslim worshippers after attacking a mosque in the restive northwest of Nigeria, police said Sunday (November 4).

The attackers stormed the mosque in Maigamji village, in Katsina state, during evening prayers Saturday and carried out the kidnappings after shooting and wounding the imam and another worshipper said local police…

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