Nigeria’s Emir of Zazzau dies aged 84

Nigeria’s Emir of Zazzau dies aged 84

The Emir for Zazzau, Shehu Idris, one of Nigeria’s traditional leaders, has died in the state of Kaduna. Mr Idris died in hospital on Sunday after a short admission, according to media reports. He was 84 years old. He spent

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Ivorian opposition call for protests against Ouattara

Ivorian opposition call for protests against Ouattara

Ivory Coast’s main presidential election challenger has called for a civil disobedience campaign to stop President Alassane Ouattara’s bid for a third term in office in next month’s elections. Henri Konan Bédié – a former president – declared that the

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Sudan to hold talks on removal from US terror list

Sudan to hold talks on removal from US terror list

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan is leading the Sudanese delegationImage caption: General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan is leading the Sudanese delegation Sudan has sent a high level delegation to the United Arab Emirates to negotiate with American officials as the country tries

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Kenyan police officers ‘told to buy their own uniforms’

Kenyan police officers ‘told to buy their own uniforms’

A section of police officers in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, have been buying their own uniforms from civilian tailors to comply with an alleged order to wear new-look uniforms despite lack of supplies, local media report. The police officers were reportedly

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Mandela’s lawyer George Bizos dies aged 92

Mandela’s lawyer George Bizos dies aged 92

AFPCopyright: AFP George Bizos represented Nelson Mandela at the trialImage caption: George Bizos represented Nelson Mandela at the trial Renowned South African human rights lawyer George Bizos has died. He was 92 years old. Mr Bizos rose to prominence as

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Ivory Coast party threatens to boycott elections

Ivory Coast party threatens to boycott elections

  Ivory Coast’s former ruling party, the Democratic Party of Cote d’Ivoire – African Democratic Rally, has threatened to boycott October’s general elections if conditions to make them fair and transparent are not met. Its executive secretary Maurice Kakou Guikahue

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Guinea’s top court clears Alpha Condé third term bid

Guinea’s top court clears Alpha Condé third term bid

Guinea’s constitutional court, the highest in the West African country, has approved 82-year-old President Alpha Condé’s bid for a third term in next month’s election. The court also approved 11 other candidates, including the main opposition challenger Cellou Dalein Diallo.

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Macron to ‘meet Ivorian leader Ouattara’ amid poll row

Macron to ‘meet Ivorian leader Ouattara’ amid poll row

President Alassane Ouattara has been nominated by the ruling party for a third termImage caption: President Alassane Ouattara has been nominated by the ruling party for a third term French President Emmanuel Macron will on Friday meet his Ivory Coast

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Gunmen on motorbikes kill 22 in Nigeria village raid

Gunmen on motorbikes kill 22 in Nigeria village raid

Gunmen have killed at least 22 people in Nigeria’s central state of Niger, according to the state’s security coordinator. Most of the casualties are from local vigilante groups and police officers. The state has struggled in recent months to stop

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Suspected Boko Haram militants attack Cameroon camp

Suspected Boko Haram militants attack Cameroon camp

At least seven people have been killed and 14 others wounded during an attack in northern Cameroon by suspected Islamist militants on a settlement for people already displaced by conflict. Reports from the village of Goldavi, close to the Nigerian

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