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Macron announces end of major military operation in West Africa but suggests France will maintain a presence

Domestic pressure to draw down Operation Barkhane has risen for months.
  • Jun 10, 2021

Nigerians could get arrested for tweeting. They’re protesting on Twitter anyway.

People in Africa’s most populous country are blasting what they call a threat to free speech.
  • Jun 7, 2021

Malaria is far deadlier in Africa than the coronavirus. Why is the vaccine taking so long?

The world invested heavily in coronavirus vaccines. Scientists say other diseases deserve the same attention.
  • Jun 7, 2021

Nigeria suspends Twitter after the social media platform freezes president’s account

The move comes two days after Twitter said President Muhammadu Buhari violated its rules.
  • Jun 4, 2021

Military officer who toppled two presidents in Mali is in charge of the country, aide says

Former interim president Bah N'Daw and prime minister Moctar Ouane returned home overnight after mutinous soldiers arrested them.
  • May 27, 2021

Mali’s acting vice president ousts leaders in second coup d’etat

Col. Assimi Goïta said he deposed the two leaders Tuesday after they established a new government without his input.
  • May 25, 2021

Members of Mali’s military arrest president and prime minister, raising fears of second coup

The detentions followed a controversial cabinet reshuffle that removed two members of the junta that overthrew Mali’s government in August.
  • May 24, 2021

Is Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dead this time? The Nigerian military is investigating.

An internal report by Nigeria’s intelligence agency said Shekau detonated explosives that killed him Wednesday when rival fighters tried to capture him.
  • May 21, 2021

She was a transgender social media star in Cameroon. Now she faces five years in prison.

Police arrested Shakiro for dressing in women's clothing, her lawyer said.
  • May 15, 2021