Military junta in West Africa's landlocked country has set a goal of recapturing 40 percent of the country's territory, which is controlled by local insurgents affiliated with Al Qaeda and Daesh groups.
According to local sources, at least 12 people were killed after armed men attacked the town of Bani in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso.
Beyond risk of counterfeits and poorly made drugs — which at best do not work and at worst lead to toxic contaminations — UN report also warns of legitimate medications being used in unauthorised ways.
Lekki Deep Sea Port is one of the biggest in West Africa and is expected to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in addition to easing cargo congestion that costs billions of dollars.
Panel, including members of Justice Ministry, office of national security, armed forces, police and intelligence service, gets 30 days to finish probe and submit report, government spokesperson says.
Malian authorities say at least 100 people have been killed in several days of fighting over territory between Daesh and local Al Qaeda in the east of the country.
Incumbent President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, the world's longest-standing president, is expected to extend his 43-year rule.
The Elysee Palace has announced an end to France’s anti-militant operation in Africa’s Sahel region, but has left in its wake incidents of rights abuses committed by the French military yet to be prosecuted.
Ex-combatants will be merged in "two tranches of 13,000" fighters, says junta-appointed government, a move billed to help restructure the national army and better represent northern Tuareg region.
The election law creates a single election management body to replace a contested three-party system, and would detail the steps that would lead to elections.
Members of Katiba Macina group raided at least three villages in rural commune of Bankass, in West African country's central Mopti region, on night between Saturday and Sunday, government statement says, carrying systematic killings of civilians.
Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, beat his two main opponents by a landslide in the vote that is seen as a test run for the 2023 presidential vote.
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