Africa

Burkina Faso Confirms Asking France to Withdraw Troops

The Burkina Faso government clarified on Monday that it has asked ex-colonial ruler France to pull its troops out of the insurgency-hit country within a month. France deploys about 400 special forces soldiers in junta-ruled Burkina, but relations have deteriorated, and tensions have soared in recent months. “We are terminating …

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Moscow slams Poland’s ‘provocative’ claim of Russian missile as reports blame Ukraine

Russia’s defense ministry has fiercely rejected Poland’s claim of a Russian missile striking Polish territory, slamming the allegation as “deliberate provocation aimed at escalating the situation”, amid reports, which blame Ukraine for the strike. “No strikes on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish state border were made by Russian means of destruction,” the …

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Suspected al-Shabaab terrorists attack Somalia military base

Suspected al-Shabaab militants have attacked a Somali military base in the central Galgaduud region days after the area was captured by government forces from the Takfiri terrorist group. The army repelled Monday’s attack on the base housing national and local troops in Qayib, a village captured from al-Shabaab last week, Defense Ministry …

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Gunmen kill at least 11, kidnap 80 in Nigeria

Gunmen have abducted at least 80 people and killed nearly a dozen others in separate attacks in the northwest of Nigeria, in the latest attacks by armed gangs that have been preying on villages, schools and highways. Armed gangs kidnapped at least 80 people and killed 11 others in different …

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Ethiopia Peace Talks Begin In South Africa

African Union-mediated talks have started in South Africa between delegations from the Ethiopian government and Tigray rebel forces in an attempt to establish peace after two years of war in that country. Thousands have died with millions displaced during the conflict – as the Ethiopia’s worst drought in 40 years …

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Death toll from Nigerian floods tops 500 – ministries

Widespread flooding has killed more than 500 people in Nigeria, left around 90,000 homes underwater, and blocked food and fuel supplies, two government ministries said on Friday. The floods have hit 27 of Nigeria’s 36 states and impacted around 1.4 million people, the ministries for humanitarian affairs and for disaster …

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