Thursday, February 9, 2023

West Africa

At least 25 killed in Burkina Faso attack in Sahel region

At least 25 people were killed on Saturday in a terrorist attack in northern Burkina Faso's Sahel Region, said a regional government official Monday evening. In a statement, Lieutenant Colonel Rodolphe Sorgho, who is the governor of the Sahel Region,...

Russian foreign minister arrives in Mali for talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has arrived in Mali for talks with the military leadership of the country. Mr Lavrov, who was in Iraq on Monday, was welcomed on arrival by his counterpart Abdoulaye Diop and did not make any...

Mali junta expels UN mission’s human rights chief

Mali's military government has given the head of the UN peacekeeping mission's human rights division 48 hours to leave the country. In a statement read out on national television, a government spokesman said Guillaume Ngefa-Atondoko Andali had committed "subversive actions"...

At least 18 killed in Burkina Faso attacks

At least 18 people have been killed in two attacks in Burkina Faso, sources briefed on the incidents told AFP on Sunday, as violence rages in the Sahel nation. The country faces a jihadist insurgency that swept in from neighbouring...

Sankara to be reburied later this month

Burkina Faso's transition government has announced that the remains of President Thomas Sankara and his 12 companions assassinated on 15 October 1987 will be reburied later this month, at the Thomas Sankara Memorial in the capital, Ouagadougou. This decision is...

Ghana military denies role in civilian deaths in the north

Ghana's military has denied claims that its personnel were behind the killing of at least 10 civilians in the town of Bawku, in the north of the country, close to the border with Burkina Faso. The civilians were killed in...

Cameroon ex-defence minister jailed for embezzling $40m

A court in Cameroon has sentenced a former defence minister to 30 years in prison for embezzling nearly $40m (£32m). Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o was accused of inflating contracts to buy military equipment from Brazil. His wife, Bernadette, was also found...

Southern Cameroon urges U.S. to mediate in peace talks with Republic of Cameroon

BY Callistus Offor (ABUJA) The leadership of the Ambazonia Interim Government, an independentist group in Southern Cameroon has called on the United States Government to take the led in the negotiation process that will lead to a peace talk with...

Equatorial Guinea appoints first female PM

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has appointed the vice-minister of education, Manuela Roka Botey, as prime minister, the first time a woman has held the role in the West African country. Botey’s new position was announced on state television...

28 killed in separate attacks in Burkina Faso

At least 28 people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed in two separate gun attacks on Sunday and Monday in Burkina Faso, a regional governor and the army have revealed. Fifteen civilians were killed on Sunday by unidentified armed men...


Zimbabwean gov’t expresses full support for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics -Minister

Zimbabwean government has given it's full support to China to host the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, and opposes attempts by some Western countries to...