French foreign and defence ministers strongly opposed the agreement between Mali’s junta and the Wagner group, a stepping stone for Russian mercenaries to enter the West African country.
The two men have locked horns over top security appointments and dismissals in a dispute that has stoked fears for Somalia's stability.
Nine people killed, 23 others wounded in Yobe State in aerial strike carried out by Nigerian air force. In neighbouring Borno province, 16 government troops killed in militant ambush.
Germany warns Mali's military rulers a deal with the notorious Wagner group would "call into question" its deployment in the West African country as part of UN and EU missions.
Gabon says it has opened an investigation following "many cases of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse" by its troops as part of UN mission in the Central African Republic.
At least 10 people were killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a tea shop in Mogadishu's Wadajir neighbourhood. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
Ethiopia isn’t a failed state, but it’s critically weak. Despite the aggravated state of near-survival and against the odds, Ethiopians have been resilient.
No ransom was paid for the children, a spokesperson for Zamfara state governor said.
A total of 294 inmates were in custody at the time of the attack – 224 of them pre-trial detainees and 70 convicted, the prison service said.
The military and civilian camps only work 'in sync sporadically', analysts say.
Daesh and related groups are increasingly recruiting and targeting children in the region around Niger's borders with Mali and Burkina Faso.
The RNI won 102 of parliament's 395 seats, thrashing the PJD, which had headed the governing coalition for a decade but took just 13 seats.
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