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Mali Opposition Rejects Proposed Compromise, Demands President Resign

Opposition leaders in Mali are rejecting a plan by ECOWAS, a grouping of West African governments,  to end the country’s spiraling crisis, and are insisting…

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Amid Algeria’s Political Standoff, Coronavirus Offers Opportunity for Economic Dialogue: Report

PARIS – As Algeria extends a partial coronavirus lockdown across much of its territory, a new report warns of an intensifying political conflict between the…

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African summit ends with no deal on Mali political crisis

BAMAKO, West African leaders ended a day-long summit in Mali without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis. Five of the region’s leaders…

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Parliament Votes Out Prime Minister

WASHINGTON/MOGADISHU – Somalia’s parliament has removed Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre in an unexpected vote of no-confidence, the speaker of parliament said. Holding a press…

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Massive Nile Dam Hits First Filling Target, Says Ethiopia’s Prime Minister

Ethiopia’s controversial Nile River mega-dam project has hit its first-year filling target, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Wednesday. The $4.6 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam…

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UN Chief Calls for Global ‘New Social Contract’

The U.N. secretary-general called Saturday for a new social contract and global deal to create equal opportunities for all in an address on the birthday…

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UN Investigators Skeptical of Reform Promises by New Burundi President

The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Burundi is doubting that promises of reform made by Burundi’s newly-elected president will result in hoped-for improvements in the…

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South Sudan President Admits Inter-Communal Fighting Threatens Country

On South Sudan’s ninth independence anniversary, President Salva Kiir acknowledged that months of deadly intercommunal fighting threatens to rip the country apart. In a wide-ranging televised speech to the…

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