Africa

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  • Gabon: Army says it has seized power 'to restore democracy'

    Date: 2019-01-07 07:34:00 GMT - Gabon - Africa - SN:11 - ID:7746020

    LIBREVILLE, Jan 7 (MENA) - The military says it has seized power in oil-rich Gabon, where the ailing leader's family has ruled for 50 years, reported the BBC on Monday. Soldiers in the west African country say they launched a coup "to restore ....

  • Niger says days of raids kill 280 Boko Haram extremists

    Date: 2019-01-03 15:23:04 GMT - Niger - Africa - SN:51 - ID:7741762

    NIAMEY, Jan 3 (MENA) - Niger's defense ministry says several days of raids have killed more than 280 Boko Haram extremists near the border with Nigeria, ABC News reported Thursday. The statement says the land and air raids began on Dec. 28, with ....

  • OIC condemns inter-community violence in Mali

    Date: 2019-01-03 13:26:01 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Africa - SN:47 - ID:7741528

    JEDDAH, Jan 3 (MENA) - Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef bin Ahmed al Othaimeen, has strongly condemned attacks that caused the death of at least 37 people in violent inter-communal clashes in Central Mali on ....

  • Nigerian military aircraft crashes in fighting with Boko Haram

    Date: 2019-01-03 12:32:22 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:41 - ID:7741541

    ABUJA, Jan 3 (MENA) - A Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashed as fighting raged against Boko Haram group for control of the strategic town of Baga in northeastern Nigeria, said ABC news. Air force spokesman Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said in ....

  • Boko Haram raids military posts in northeast Nigeria

    Date: 2019-01-03 07:31:12 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:7 - ID:7740908

    ABUJA, Jan 3 (MENA) - Boko Haram jihadists have raided at least three military posts and overpowered troops in the latest attacks in northeast Nigeria, Voice of America reported on Thursday quoting sources. Fighters from the Daesh-affiliated ....

  • Somalia Foreign Ministry declares UN special envoy 'persona non-grata'

    Date: 2019-01-02 05:55:20 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:1 - ID:7739547

    MOGADISHU, Jan 2 (MENA) - The Somali Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday that UN Special Representative Nicholas Haysom had become a 'persona non-grata,' indicating that he was no longer welcome in the country, the Russian news agency Sputnik ....

  • Congo begins voting in long-delayed presidential election

    Date: 2018-12-30 06:27:36 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - Africa - SN:7 - ID:7735857

    KINSHASA, Dec 30 (MENA) - People in Congo have begun voting in a long-delayed presidential election that could bring the troubled country's first peaceful, democratic transfer of power. Some unrest is feared in the election after a last-minute ....

  • Egypt condoles with Nigeria over death of ex-president Shagari

    Date: 2018-12-29 19:04:49 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:42 - ID:7735641

    CAIRO, Dec 29 (MENA) - Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs extended its deepest condolences over the death of Nigeria's former president Shehu Shagari. In a press release, the ministry offered condolences to the Nigerian government and ....

  • Boko Haram kills 13 Nigerian troops, policeman: army

    Date: 2018-12-26 16:08:01 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:62 - ID:7731881

    ABUJA, Dec 26 (MENA) - Boko Haram militants ambushed on Wednesday a military convoy in northeastern Nigeria, killing 13 soldiers and a policeman, the army said in a statement carried by France 24. "Sadly, 13 military and a police personnel paid ....

  • Foreign Ministry official: Leadership gives great attention to promoting cooperation with African states

    Date: 2018-12-26 12:56:13 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:41 - ID:7731486

    CAIRO, Dec 26 (MENA) - Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs Hamdi Loza Wednesday stressed the attention given by the political leadership to promoting cooperation with the various African nations particularly as Egypt chairs the rotating ....

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