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Guinea’s Junta Begins Meetings to Form Transitional Government

The junta that overthrew Guinea’s government more than a week ago began four days of meetings Tuesday that it says will result in the formation of a transitional government. The junta that ousted President Alpha Conde said it would consult in the cap…

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Aid Group Implores Burkina Faso Government to Accept Assistance in Registering Newly Displaced

International aid groups are calling on Burkina Faso’s government to let them help register the country’s internally displaced people. The Norwegian Refugee Council says the government is taking weeks to register IDPs for food and other aid, forcing so…

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In Conservative Somalia, A Rare Woman Presidential Candidate

The woman who broke barriers as the first female foreign minister and deputy prime minister in culturally conservative Somalia now aims for the country’s top office as the Horn of Africa nation moves toward a long-delayed presidential election.Parliame…

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VOA Interview: Defense Secretary Says US Safer Today Than in 2001

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin says the United States is safer now than it was 20 years ago. Speaking in an interview with Voice of America’s Pentagon Correspondent Carla Babb on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks that ki…

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UN Chief Says He Fears Afghanistan-like Situation in Sahel

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told AFP on Thursday that he feared the return to power of the Taliban in Afghanistan would encourage influential jihadist armed groups in the Sahel, as he called for a strengthening of “security mechanisms” in t…

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BRICS Nations Say Afghan Territory Should Not Be Used by Terror Groups

Leaders of the BRICS nations discussed Afghanistan at a virtual summit Thursday, with participants underscoring the importance of preventing terrorists from using Afghan soil to stage attacks on other countries. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hos…

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Dispute Over Spy Chief Could Portend New Power Struggle in Somalia

A fresh political rift between Somalia’s president and prime minister appears to be opening a power struggle between the two top leaders of the country, which is struggling to hold elections and prevent frequent terrorist attacks. On Monday, Somalia P…

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Political Analysts Weigh in on Guinean Coup

A Guinean army unit seized control of the country Sunday and announced it had deposed President Alpha Conde. The soldiers expressed frustration over widespread poverty and corruption in Guinea.After Conde’s first win in 2010, citizens hoped he would b…

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