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ECOWAS Pushes Mali to Hold Elections Next Month

The Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, has been pushing Mali’s military government to allow elections by February. This week, the grouping sent a mediator, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, to deliver a message ahead of a …

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Mali’s Military Authorities Propose 5-Year Extension of Transition Period

In Mali, a coalition of political parties has rejected the military government’s plan for a five-year transition before elections. Mali has been under pressure from West African governments to hold elections since a May military coup d’etat, the second…

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Anti-coup Protests Continue in Sudan Amid Turmoil After PM Resigns

Sudanese took to the streets in the capital of Khartoum and other cities on Tuesday in anti-coup protests as the country plunged further into turmoil following the resignation of the prime minister earlier this week.Security forces fired tear gas to di…

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Fire Reignites at South African Parliament

A fire that severely damaged South Africa’s 130-year-old parliament building complex, including the parliament chamber, Sunday in Cape Town has reignited Monday, officials say.Police say a man has been charged with setting the fire, which started early…

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Suspect Charged in Connection With Fire at South Africa Parliament

South African investigators say a fire that destroyed significant parts of Cape Town’s historic parliamentary precinct Sunday may have been caused by arson. Police say they have arrested a suspect who was found with stolen goods.Brigadier Nomthandazo M…

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Mali Conference Recommends Election Delay of Up to 5 Years

A conference in Mali charged with recommending a timetable for democratic elections following a military coup said on Thursday that polls scheduled for February should be delayed by six months to five years in part because of security issues.Mali’s tra…

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Pope: World Must Be Open to Dialogue to Resolve Conflicts

ROME — On Christmas Day, in his message to the city and the world, Pope Francis stressed the importance of being open to dialogue to resolve the large number of conflicts, crises and disagreements that exist in today’s world. He mentioned Syria, Iraq a…

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Malawi’s Army Chief Tells Politicians Not to Interfere in Military Affairs

The commander of Malawi’s army has criticized what he says is interference from government officials into the affairs of the military. General Vincent Nundwe says this could incite anarchy and should stop.Nundwe expressed the concern Saturday during a …

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