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Coup attempt in Sierra Leone

Authorities claim armed men, including serving and retired soldiers, tried to illegally overthrow the government on Sunday

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Liberia's George Weah concedes presidential election defeat to Joseph Boakai

Liberian leader and football legend George Weah conceded defeat to opposition leader Joseph Boakai after a tight presidential run-off, saying it was "time to put national interest above personal interest".

Gabon junta promises free elections in August 2025

Gabon’s military leaders who deposed president Ali Bongo Ondimba in August announced on Monday that elections would be held in August 2025 under a timetable that first foresees national dialogue.

Fighting resumes in Mali between army and rebel groups in key northern area

Fighting resumed Sunday between the Malian army and Tuareg separatist and rebel groups in the country's northern region, military officers and elected officials said. 

Kenyan leader accused of breaking de-dollarization promise

South African opposition figure Julius Malema says William Ruto’s actions contradict a proposal to remove the US currency in trade

King Charles III says 'no excuse' for colonial atrocities during Kenya visit

King Charles III said Tuesday there could be “no excuse” for British colonial atrocities against Kenyans as he visited the country, but did not offer the apology demanded by some in the East African nation.

Biden expels four African nations from trade program

The Central African Republic, Gabon, Niger, and Uganda have supposedly violated the terms of America’s flagship initiative

Liberia ends voting in presidential election with no winner

President George Weah, a former football star, will face main rival Joseph Boakai in a November runoff, the electoral commission has announced

EU sets up sanctions for Niger coup leaders, while US wants to be “pragmatic”

The punitive measures, the European Union council claims, contribute to efforts to prompt a return to constitutional order in Niamey

Chad sex tape scandal leads to government resignations

The African nation’s defense minister and the government’s general secretary had to leave their posts over the incident

Desperate to Flee Africa, Migrants Accidentally Stow Away on Ships to Brazil

African arrivals tricked to believe they were headed for U.S. or Europe

Wife of Gabon's deposed president Ali Bongo jailed

The wife of Gabon's deposed president Ali Bongo Ondimba, under house arrest since a coup in the central African country in late August, has been jailed, her lawyer said on Thursday.

Where will the next coup be in Africa?

In a dictatorship or a war-torn country.

Football legend Weah eyes second presidential term as Liberia votes

Liberians began voting Tuesday on whether to give football legend George Weah a second term as president, with peace among voters' main concerns in a nation still scarred by back-to-back civil wars.

France begins withdrawing its troops from Niger

France has begun withdrawing its troops from Niger after being ordered out of the West African nation by the leaders of the July coup that ousted the pro-Paris president, the military said Tuesday. 

Ivory Coast president removes prime minister, dissolves government

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has removed the prime minister and dissolved his government, the presidency's secretary general Aboudramane Cisse said on Friday.

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