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    Colonel Goita declared Mali’s transitional president

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 01:18pm on May 29, 2021

      Mali's constitutional court on Friday named Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of the post-coup junta, as the country's transitional president. The judgement stipulated that Goita...

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    Displaced Tigrayans accuse soldiers of torture, murder: document

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 01:42am on May 29, 2021

    Displaced civilians in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region have accused soldiers of ‘abduction, torture and, in some cases, murder,’ according to an assessment by UN agencies...

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    4,00,000 displaced by DRC volcano

    Agence France-Presse . Goma | Updated at 01:40am on May 29, 2021

    Nearly 4,00,000 people fled the eastern DR Congo city of Goma after the government issued an evacuation order over fears of a new eruption by...

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    Mali’s Assimi Goita, special ops commander turned strongman

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 08:03pm on May 28, 2021

    Colonel Assimi Goita, who led a coup in Mali in 2020, has once more taken the reins of power in the war-torn Sahel state. This...

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    Mali military frees president, PM, takes control over government

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako, Mali | Updated at 11:40pm on May 27, 2021

    The Malian military have released the country's interim leaders but taken control of the government, sources said on Thursday, in moves that have fallen far...

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    At least 150 people missing as boat capsizes in Nigeria river

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 02:07pm on May 27, 2021

    More than 150 people were feared drowned in northwest Nigeria on Wednesday after an overloaded boat ferrying passengers to a market sank in the Niger...

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    Ethiopia says 22 officials assassinated in Tigray conflict

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 12:38am on May 27, 2021

    Ethiopia said Wednesday that 22 officials from the interim administration in the country’s Tigray region had been killed by forces loyal to its former ruling...

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    ‘Extremists’ kill 13 in DR Congo

    Agence France-Presse . Beni | Updated at 04:53pm on May 26, 2021

    Thirteen people in the eastern DR Congo have been killed in a suspected attack by the Allied Democratic Forces, a militia that the US says...

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    Mali in turmoil as strongman ousts transitional leaders

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 11:33pm on May 25, 2021

    Political turmoil in Mali deepened Tuesday as the country’s strongman pushed out transitional leaders who had been tasked with steering the return to civilian rule...

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    Mali fears coup as army detains leaders

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 10:16am on May 25, 2021

    Malian officers upset with a government reshuffle have detained the president and prime minister at an army camp outside the capital, triggering broad international condemnation...

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