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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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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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German military resumes reconnaissance mission in Mali

The German military resumed its reconnaissance mission in Mali on Tuesday after a suspension of more than three weeks following a spat with Mali’s government regarding overflight clearances. Berlin has deployed some 1,000 troops to Mali, most of them near the northern town of Gao where their main task is …

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