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Mali's former president was toppled in a coup last month.

Malian President Boubacar Keita resigned from office after a military coup.

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

World Refugee Day: UN calls for ending conflicts

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World Refugee Day: UN calls for ending conflicts

UN has released worrying figures of a rise in refugees across the world.

Al-Qaeda North Africa confirms chief is dead: watchdog

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Al-Qaeda North Africa confirms chief is dead: watchdog

The death of Droukdel - once regarded as Algeria's enemy number one - could leave AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) in disarray, sources ...

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UN reports biggest rise of refugees in its records

The United Nations has reported the biggest rise of refugees in recorded history.

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Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

HRW has called for an investigation into video footage that shows Nigerien army tanks running over two unarmed and wounded men.

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Algeria urges cooperation against 'terror' after Al-Qaeda chief killed

Algeria is urging for international cooperation after the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was killed.

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French forces kill Al-Qaeda's North Africa commander in Mali

Abdelmalek Droukdel, known as the emir of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, was killed in a French military operation along with a number of ...

France, Algeria pledge to relaunch relations after rift

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France, Algeria pledge to relaunch relations after rift

President Macron's call with his Algerian counterpart appeared to put an end to a diplomatic crisis triggered by the broadcast on French ...

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Jihadist violence shutters 2,500 Burkina Faso schools: watchdog

The deadly attacks have had major consequences for youngsters, including trauma, increased child labour and risks of child marriage for girls.

WATCH: Algeria reports sighting of ultra-rare Saharan cheetah

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WATCH: Algeria reports sighting of ultra-rare Saharan cheetah

Algerian conservationists sighted the near-extinct big cat in the Ahaggar National Park following a months-long research and imaging project.

Niger claims 75 'Boko Haram terrorists' killed

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Niger claims 75 'Boko Haram terrorists' killed

Niger's defence ministy said 75 alleged Boko Haram militants were killed in two separate operations in the country's south on Monday.

Scores of militants found dead in Chad prison

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Scores of militants found dead in Chad prison

The group of 44 militants seemed to have been poisoned in their prison cells, following their arrest during a large scale operation against Boko ...

Mali heads to polls despite coronavirus, security concerns

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Mali heads to polls despite coronavirus, security concerns

Long-delayed polls have opened in Mali, just hours after the west African country reported its first COVID-19 death.

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Sub-Saharan Africa records first COVID-19 death

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned African nations to 'prepare for the worst' as the novel coronavirus spreads to the continent.

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In Sudan, General Hemedti leads the fray

Comment: In reality, it is Hemedti, the brutal and cunning general who organised the harsh crackdown in Khartoum last June, who wields the real ...

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UAE allocates $2 bn for investment in Mauritania

Mauritania will receive $2 billion in investments from the United Arab Emirates, state media said on Sunday.

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French minister visits Tebboune as Algeria leads Libya talks

The French foreign minister is the latest to visit Algeria's new president Abdelmadjid Tebboune in an effort to strengthen ties with the former ...

Water used as weapon in Middle East conflicts

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Water used as weapon in Middle East conflicts

Conflict actors in Yemen, Syria and Iraq have targeted civilian water supplies.

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Algeria reviews security as Turkey readies Libya intervention

Algeria's top security body met to discuss the 'situation in the region', as Turkey prepares direct military intervention in neighbouring Libya.

31 women killed in Burkina Faso extremist attack

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31 women killed in Burkina Faso extremist attack

Burkina Faso's president has declared two days of national mourning after one of the worst attacks in the west African nation's modern history.

'Turning point' reached in fight against African militants: Macron

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'Turning point' reached in fight against African militants: Macron

France and five allied countries say they have reached a 'turning points' in battling Islamist militants.

Boko Haram launches deadly attack on Chad fishing village

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Boko Haram launches deadly attack on Chad fishing village

Fourteen people were killed in a Boko Haram attack on a fishing village in Chad in what is being seen as an escalation of violence from the ...

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