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Francophone nations meet for summit in Tunisia amid democracy considerations

Issued on: 19/11/2022 - 10:37 The world's club of French-speaking countries will meet in Tunisia from Saturday for talks focused on economic cooperation, more than a year after President Kais Saied began an internationally criticised power grab..

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Seven West African states look to strengthen anti-jihadist cooperation

Issued on: 18/11/2022 - 02:18 West African coastal states on Thursday held talks on boosting cooperation against jihadist violence spilling over from the Sahel after more countries announced they would pull their peacekeepers out of Mali. Gulf of ..

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Burkina Faso coup chief Ibrahim Traore named transitional president

Issued on: 15/10/2022 - 10:29 Just two weeks ago, 34-year-old Ibrahim Traore was unknown, even in his native Burkina Faso. But in the space of a weekend, he catapulted himself from army captain to the world's youngest leader -- an ascent that..

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Burkina Faso holds transition talks after newest coup

Issued on: 14/10/2022 - 13:04Modified: 14/10/2022 - 21:14 Political parties, social and religious groups and representatives of the security forces were gathering Friday to chart the next phase in Burkina Faso's future after the country's ..

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Somalia: The curse of famine

Issued on: 14/10/2022 - 11:13 In the past few decades, Somalia’s droughts have increased both in intensity and in number due to climate change. It is now facing a famine that threatens the lives of millions of people, especially children. The United..

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North Korea fires two extra missiles, newest in two-week blitz

Issued on: 08/10/2022 - 22:40 North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, the South's military said, the latest in a blitz of launches amid tensions over US-led military exercises in the region, Yonhap reported. The South..

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Army muscle-flexing in North Korea: Breaking down the newest spate of missile launches

Issued on: 07/10/2022 - 18:37 North Korea's latest spate of missile launches has put its neighbours on edge. The barrage of weapons tests includes one that flew over Japan in the longest-ever recorded distance, capable of reaching the US territ..

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Thailand mourns nursery lifeless with king set to go to survivors

Issued on: 07/10/2022 - 16:33 Grief-stricken families prepared to begin funeral rites Friday for 36 people murdered by a sacked policeman who rampaged through a nursery armed with a gun and knife in one of Thailand's worst mass killings. Afte..

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Burkina Faso military captain pronounces overthrow of army authorities

Issued on: 30/09/2022 - 22:12 A Burkina Faso army captain on Friday announced the ouster of military leader Paul-Henri Damiba and the suspension of the country's constitution and transitional charter in a statement read on national television. ..

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Cameroon: Pores and skin-lightening nonetheless a ‘public well being downside’ regardless of ban

Issued on: 30/09/2022 - 18:34 Cameroon has banned skin-lightening products following a spate of high profile cases of users developing skin cancer, but shops continue to sell the products and the products fly off the shelf, with many women saying th..

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Pictures fired close to Burkina Faso’s presidential palace in Ouagadougou

Issued on: 30/09/2022 - 12:22 The Burkina Faso government admitted an "internal crisis" within the army was behind troop deployments Friday in key areas of the capital, saying negotiations were now underway after shots rang out before dawn. Gunfir..

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Russia sends reinforcements to Kharkiv to counter Ukrainian counterattack

Issued on: 10/09/2022 - 07:34 Russia said on Friday it was sending reinforcements to the Kharkiv region in eastern Ukraine, where Kyiv says it has re-taken dozens of settlements as part of a broader counter-offensive. President Volodymyr Zelensky ..

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