West Africa

Nigeria: Anthony Blinken to discuss security and democracy with Buhari

Anthony Blinken to discuss security and democracy with Buhari

As part of his official visit in Africa, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential palace in Abuja on Thursday. Mr Blinken and the Nigerian president discussed issues including human rights, democracy and security as well as climate change. Mr Buhari expressed …

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Gambia: Adama Barow warns opponent over exiled predecessor audio recordings

Adama Barow warns Mamma Kandeh

Gambian President Adama Barrow threatened opponent Mamma Kandeh with legal action for playing audio recordings of exiled ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh as the country prepares for national elections on 04 December. Adama Barrow, who had already won the presidential elections in 2016, is still running for the supreme office, against five …

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Burkina Faso: protesters demand president Kabore’s resignation

Roch Kabore

Hundreds of Burkinabé were in the streets of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, demanding the resignation of President Roch Kaboré, on Tuesday. “We are simply asking President Kaboré to leave,” said protest organizer Mohamed Komsongo. Protesters accuse the president of failing to subdue Islamists in the north and east …

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