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    The Bafana Bafana stars of South Africa on Tuesday shocked the Atlas Lions of Morroco with a 2-0 win in the ongoing African cup of Nations. The goals scored by Evidence Makgopa in the 57th minute and Teboho Mokoena in a free kick at the 96th minute gave the South African side a […]

    Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso cut their relationship ties with the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS on Sunday. In a joint statement released by the leaders of the three military countries, their decision was without delay. Their criticism was based on sanctions imposed by ECOWAS as a way of reversing the […]

  A new report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says the Nigerian market tops the list of cocaine smuggling regions in Africa. In The Global Report on Cocaine 2023 released on Thursday, the UN agency said the steep growth in supply has been matched by a similar swell in demand. […]

  Burkina Faso has launched an investigation into the deaths of Nigerian Muslim pilgrims who were allegedly killed while travelling by bus to Senegal, foreign minister Olivia Rouamba said Monday. The PUNCH had earlier reported that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), condemned the killing of Nigerian pilgrims who were travelling to Kaolack, Senegal. […]

    The Federal Government said, yesterday, that it has conducted a major analytical operation that was focused on individuals financing the Boko Haram terrorist group and its affiliates in the country. The government, which disclosed this at the opening session of a five-day Compliance Summit organized by the Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering […]

      The French military announced on Wednesday its capture of a senior leader of the Islamic State group in Mali. French troops deployed in Mali have captured a senior figure in the branch of the Islamic State group in the Sahel region of Africa, the military said Wednesday. “In the night of 11-12 […]

  A French aid worker who was kidnapped and held hostage in Mali for four years has returned to the West African country on her own initiative, the French government said Wednesday, calling her decision “irresponsible”. Sophie Petronin, 76, was taken by gunmen in December 2016 in the northern Malian city of Gao and held […]

  The West African bloc ECOWAS said on Tuesday that it feared potential delays in elections in Mali aimed at restoring civilian rule following a coup last year. In a statement, the group said it remained “worried by the lack of concrete action” to prepare for the vote, which has been promised for February 2022 […]

  The African Union (AU) has decided to suspend Mali again following a second military coup in nine months. The AU’s decision comes a few days after the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), also announced the suspension of Mali from its institutions. In its statement, the AU called for the military to “urgently […]

    Mali’s interim president and premier have been released, a military official said Thursday, three days after they were detained and stripped of their powers in what appeared to be the country’s second coup in nine months. “The interim president and prime minister were released overnight around 1:30 am (0130 GMT). We were true […]


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