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Burkina scraps 1961 military assistance deal with France


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Burkina Faso scrapped a 1961 agreement on military assistance with France, a move that comes only weeks after it told the French ambassador and troops supporting its anti-jihadist campaign to exit the country. According to the report,…

Malian court sentences 46 Ivorian soldiers to jail


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A court in Mali has sentenced 46 Ivorian troops whose detention in Mali sparked a diplomatic row between the two countries to 20 years in prison, the public prosecutor said. Three women soldiers among the original group detained in July,…

Sonatrach Ex-Boss Bags 15 Years Imprisonment


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A former CEO of Algeria's state-owned Oil and Gas group Sonatrach, Abdelmoumen Kaddour, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for corruption in connection with the purchase of a refinery in Italy. A Defence lawyer, Miloud Brahimi made…

Angolans celebrate 20 years of peace in Luanda


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Thousands of Angolans gathered in the capital, Luanda, to celebrate 20 years since the end of the civil war. Many politicians, including president João Lourenço, participated in a mass. President João Lourenço and his wife,…

Mozambique seeks first IMF loan in five years


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Mozambique is on the verge of securing the first loan in five years from the International Monetary Funds. The IMF stated that “discussions will begin next year on an extended credit facility, the first since it suspended the southern…

10 years after Kadhafi death, stability still eludes Libya


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The 10th anniversary of former Libya’s leader Moamer Kadhafi comes as the country prepares for December elections, part of a United Nations-led peace process that some hope will help start a new, more peaceful chapter in Libya's history.…