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Chad opposition leader killed in army attack on party headquarters, govt says

A leading opponent of Chad's ruling junta chief has died in an army assault on his party headquarters ahead of a May election when he was set to be the main rival to his cousin and transitional president Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno.

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Guinea's capital Conakry grinds to a halt as general strike begins

Guinea's capital came to a standstill Monday on the first day of an open-ended general strike in a key test for the junta that seized power in 2021 and banned demonstrations while muzzling critics.

ECOWAS is internally weak – Kenyan analyst

The bloc has delivered nothing for West Africa, Ken Bosire has told RT

West African bloc ECOWAS says it is lifting sanctions on Niger

West Africa’s regional bloc known as ECOWAS has lifted travel, commercial and economic sanctions imposed on Niger that were aimed at reversing the coup staged in the country last year, a senior official announced Saturday.

West African court orders deposed Niger president be freed immediately

Niger's ousted president Mohamed Bazoum, who has been held in detention since a July 26 coup, must be freed immediately, the court of the West African bloc, ECOWAS, ordered on Friday. 

Senegal's president says he'll leave office in April, but gives no date for elections

Senegal’s President Macky Sall said Thursday that he will end his term in April as expected, but he didn't give a new date for the presidential election originally scheduled for Sunday, the delay of which has caused widespread protests in the country.

Congo’s M23 rebellion risks sparking a regional war

Goma is under a terrifying siege

Africa's 'flying presidents' under fire for foreign trips

Since Kenya's William Ruto and Nigeria's Bola Tinubu became presidents, they have faced similar criticism over their frequent trips abroad.

Dakar authorities ban protest march against Senegal's delayed presidential vote

A protest march called on Tuesday against Senegalese President Macky Sall's controversial move to delay this month's presidential poll to December has been postponed after authorities banned it, organisers said.

CEO of major Nigerian bank killed in helicopter crash

The head of Access Bank Group, Herbert Wigwe, was aboard a helicopter that went down in California in the US on Friday

Senegal protesters clash with security forces over presidential election delay

Senegalese security forces on Friday used tear gas to disperse people attempting to gather in the capital after being urged to mobilise against a last-minute delay of presidential elections.

Senegal vote delay not ‘legitimate’, says US

The vote to delay Senegal's presidential election until December "cannot be considered legitimate", the US state department said, after the move plunged the normally stable West African nation into its worst crisis in decades.

Senegal plunged into crisis as opposition blasts ‘democratic bankruptcy’

Senegal plunged into crisis as opposition blasts 'democratic bankruptcy'

Kenyan court rules deployment to lead UN mission in Haiti 'illegal'

A Kenyan court on Friday ruled against the government's plan to deploy police to Haiti to lead a UN-backed multinational mission aimed at restoring order in the gang-plagued Caribbean nation.

New Liberian president takes office

Joseph Boakai has defeated ex-football star George Weah in a fiercely contested November election in Africa’s oldest republic

DR Congo's Tshisekedi sworn in for second term after disputed election

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in Saturday following a disputed December election, promising to unite the Central African country during his second five-year term and to protect lives in the conflict-hit eastern region.

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