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Nigeria to investigate the shooting of protesters in Lagos

The shootings of peaceful protesters in Nigeria last week will be investigated by a judicial committee, an official announced Tuesday, as some seek accountability for the worst turmoil in decades in Africa’s most populous country.

The committee is also investigating alleged atrocities committed by the now-disbanded police unit known as the Special…

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Mali junta frees ousted president Keita ahead of regional summit

Coup leaders in Mali have released President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and he has returned home, his representative said on Thursday, a potential sign of good faith a day ahead of a regional summit on the country’s political future.

A group of military officers has controlled Mali since Aug. 18, when they detained Keita at gunpoint and forced him to…

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Mali Coup Plotters Slapped With Sanctions

THE United Nations' Security Council has frozen of assets and imposed a travel ban on persons and entities responsible for the constitutional crisis in Mali.

This follows the coup that occurred in Kati on August 18 when President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and Prime Minister Boubou Cissé were arrested.

Keïta has since announced his resignation.


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Ivory Coast opposition says 3rd term for Ouattara would destabilise country

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering from civil war, his opponents said on Friday.

In a speech on Thursday evening, Ouattara went back on an earlier pledge and said he would run in the Oct. 31 election, drawing accusations that…

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