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Militants kill 54 in attack on Mali army post; IS claims responsibility

At least 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, the government said, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory. 

Islamic state claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq news agency on Saturday, without providing evidence.

The…

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At least 22 killed, dozens missing in Cameroon landslide

Rescue teams in Cameroon were scouring the rubble of destroyed houses for survivors on Tuesday after a landslide caused by heavy rainfall killed at least 22 people, state television reported.

The police were searching for dozens more people reported as missing in the town of Bafoussam in the western highlands, some 200 km (120 miles) north of…

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Nigerian supreme court dismisses appeal against Buhari election win

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of February’s presidential election in which Muhammadu Buhari was returned to office.

Atiku Abubakar lodged his initial complaint with the country’s election tribunal, which ruled against him last month.

Buhari took 56% of the vote against…

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Police free nearly 150 from school in northern Nigeria

Police said on Saturday they had freed nearly 150 students from a purported school in northern Nigeria that claimed it was teaching the Koran but had instead subjected them to abuse.

It was the fourth such operation in a month and brings the total released from religious schools in northern Nigeria to more than 1,000.

The raid will put more…

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