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West African Summit; Coup-hit Neighbors on Agenda

West African leaders attended a summit Sunday as their regional bloc pursues its efforts to resolve the political impasse in the coup-hit nations of Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.A summit last month of the Economic Community of West African States put …

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Spain, Mali FMs speak after row over NATO remarks

BAMAKO— Mali’s Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop said he had spoken with his Spanish counterpart after a row over comments the Spaniard made about the possibility of a NATO operation in the Africancountry.Diop wrote in a tweet that he had spoken by phone…

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African Union Urges Restraint after Ethiopia-Sudan Border Clashes

The African Union called for restraint Wednesday after clashes between Ethiopia and Sudan in a disputed border area. The tensions broke out after Sudan accused Ethiopia of executing seven of its troops, which Ethiopia blamed on a local militia.The stat…

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African Union Urges Restraint after Ethiopia-Sudan Border Clashes

The African Union called for restraint Wednesday after clashes between Ethiopia and Sudan in a disputed border area. The tensions broke out after Sudan accused Ethiopia of executing seven of its troops, which Ethiopia blamed on a local militia.The stat…

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UN Investigator Calls For Access to Burundi to Probe Human Rights Violations

In his first oral report since beginning his job as the United Nations special rapporteur on Burundi’s human rights, Fortune Gaetan Zongo appealed to Burundian authorities to grant him access to their country to properly discharge his mandate to invest…

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UN Investigator Calls For Access to Burundi to Probe Human Rights Violations

In his first oral report since beginning his job as the United Nations special rapporteur on Burundi’s human rights, Fortune Gaetan Zongo appealed to Burundian authorities to grant him access to their country to properly discharge his mandate to invest…

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Belgian King Ends DR Congo Tour on Visit to Volatile East

Belgium’s King Philippe ended his historic tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday in the eastern city of Bukavu, as the Congolese army repulsed a rebel attack further north.The king visited Nobel laureate Denis Mukwege on the outskirts of t…

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Somalia Prime Minister Suspends Foreign Minister Abdisaid Muse

Somalia’s prime minister has suspended his foreign affairs minister over allegations that he authorized an illegal shipment of charcoal to Oman. The Somali government banned charcoal exports a decade ago to prevent deforestation and the funding of conf…

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