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Guinea: Excitement, tension greet Conde's dramatic ouster

Soldiers who seized power in a military coup Sunday in Guinea announced on state TV that President Alpha Conde has not been harmed.

A representative of the National Committee for Rally and Development (CNRD) said that Conde has access to health care and is in touch with his doctors.

The official made the announcement from the headquarters of the…

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Suspected Islamic militants kill 19 people in Niger village

Gunmen on motorcycles attacked a village near Niger’s troubled border with Mali, shooting at people as they prayed at the mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and killing 19 people, officials said Sunday.

The attack took place Saturday evening in the village of Gaigorou in Niger’s Tillaberi region, which has come under repeated attack by…

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West Africa COVID-19 deaths surge amid Ebola, other outbreaks

West Africa has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began as several countries grapple with outbreaks of cholera, Ebola Virus Disease and Marburg Virus Disease that threaten to further strain the already stretched emergency response capacity in the region.

According to the World Health Organisation, COVID-19 fatalities…

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Pirates kidnap 15 sailors in attack on Turkish container ship off coast of Nigeria

Pirates off Nigeria's coast kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish container ship on Saturday, in a brazen and violent attack that was farther from shore than usual.

One sailor, an Azerbaijani citizen, was killed in the raid, while those kidnapped are from Turkey, according to the respective governments and a crew list seen by Reuters.
Accounts from…

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