West Africa

Burkina Faso: France calls on President Kaboré to act against convoys blocking

France Burkina Faso

France has called on asked Burkina Faso president to intervene after a French military convoy was blocked for nearly three days by protesters in the city of Kaya. French foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, said those he called “manipulators” had been stoking anti-French sentiment. There are unconfirmed reports that French …

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“Extremism and corruption are serious dangers for democracy in Africa”, Blinken

Anthony Blinken

During his official visit in Nigeria, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken has said growing extremism, increasing authoritarianism and corruption in Africa pose serious dangers to democracy and the future of the continent. Speaking in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, the diplomat was outlining the Biden administration’s Africa policy. He …

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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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