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Mali’s ill-equipped army in spotlight after coup

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Mali’s army, which staged last month’s coup in the war-torn nation, is taking on a role in politics despite being hamstrung by a crippling lack...
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Rowdy protests get Mali transition talks off to chaotic start

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Talks in Mali about a transition back to civilian rule following last month’s military coup got off to a chaotic start on Saturday as opponents...
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Daughter says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was ‘kidnapped’ in Dubai

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The man portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” as saving the lives of more than 1,200 people from genocide was “kidnapped” while in Dubai, his...
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Mali’s neighbours tell junta to transfer power to transitional government

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Mali’s West African neighbours on Friday told the military junta which seized control 10 days ago that it must transfer power to a civilian-led transitional...
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Libyan interior minister suspended after gunmen shot protesters

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Libya’s UN-recognised Government of National Accord on Friday said the interior minister had been suspended after militia gunmen fired on peaceful protesters last week. “Interior...
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Sudan premier tells US top envoy he’s not authorised to normalise ties with Israel

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Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday that he was not mandated to normalise ties with Israel, and...
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Suspected Islamist militants kill 13 in eastern Congo villages

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Suspected Islamist militants killed 13 people during raids on two villages in eastern Congo, the army and a village chief said, the latest in a...
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Malians hope military to transfer power to civilian cabinet – Trade unionist

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Malians welcome the recent military coup and hope that the power will finally be handed down to a civilian government, a member of workers’ trade...
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At least seven dead after gunmen attack Mogadishu hotel

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Militants stormed a high-end seaside hotel in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 20 as they detonated a car...
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At least 81 people killed as South Sudan’s disarmament erupts in violence

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At least 81 people have been killed in the South Sudan region of Warrap State following heavy fighting between armed civilians and government forces carrying...