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Central African nations warn Trump reform could lead to conflict

A coalition of 12 African countries has sounded the alarm that a possible US reform to rules on “conflict minerals” could create violence in Africa

A coalition of 12 African countries has sounded the alarm that a possible US reform to rules on “conflict minerals” could create violence in Africa

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Babies targeted as FGM victims get younger, say campaigners

Babies are among the victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), campaigners claim, reflecting a growing trend of younger girls being targeted.

Babies are among the victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), campaigners claim, reflecting a growing trend of younger girls being targeted.

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Scores of migrants rescued off Libya

It comes after at least 1,131 were intercepted near the western Libyan city of Sabratha over the last week. On Friday, EU leaders offered Libya money and other assistance to try to curb the record mig

It comes after at least 1,131 were intercepted near the western Libyan city of Sabratha over the last week. On Friday, EU leaders offered Libya money and other assistance to try to curb the record mig

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DR Congo veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi dies aged 84

Democratic Republic of Congo’s main opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, has died in Brussels, where he where he was visiting for health checks.

Democratic Republic of Congo’s main opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, has died in Brussels, where he where he was visiting for health checks.

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Gambia: West African force 'to be gradually cut' after Barrow return

Reports from Gambia say the West African military presence in the country will gradually diminish in the period following President Barrow’s return to the country to take…

Reports from Gambia say the West African military presence in the country will gradually diminish in the period following President Barrow’s return to the country to take…

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The Gambia's President Barrow arrives home to take office

Adama Barrow finally landed on Gambian soil nearly two months after his election win and days after Yahya Jammeh fled into exile.

Adama Barrow finally landed on Gambian soil nearly two months after his election win and days after Yahya Jammeh fled into exile.

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Tension rises in Gambia as Adama Barrow is set to be sworn in as new president

West African troops are preparing for what could be a potential showdown as Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is set to be sworn in at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal, according to…

West African troops are preparing for what could be a potential showdown as Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is set to be sworn in at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal, according to…

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Trump on canvas in Kenya thanks to artist Evans Yegon

One of the most famous faces on the planet is now on canvas in Kenya the birthplace of the father of the man Donald Trump will replace in the White House.

One of the most famous faces on the planet is now on canvas in Kenya the birthplace of the father of the man Donald Trump will replace in the White House.

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Mali reaches out to foreign investors after Africa-France summit success

A gathering of 35 heads of state and government around Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in Bamako was a dream come true for the country’s authorities.

A gathering of 35 heads of state and government around Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in Bamako was a dream come true for the country’s authorities.

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The 2017 Africa Eco Race draws to a close

The 2017 edition of the Africa Eco Race has come to a close with Gev Teddy Sella reigning supreme in the motorcycle category.

The 2017 edition of the Africa Eco Race has come to a close with Gev Teddy Sella reigning supreme in the motorcycle category.

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Teenager Sella wins Africa Eco Race

Gev Teddy Sella has won the Africa Eco Race in the motorcycle category for the first time in his fledgling career following the final formality stage that took the competitors to Dakar in…

Gev Teddy Sella has won the Africa Eco Race in the motorcycle category for the first time in his fledgling career following the final formality stage that took the competitors to Dakar in…

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Africa-France summit kicks off in Mali

The 27th Africa-France summit has kicked off with more than 30 African leaders meeting with French officials in the Malian capital, Bamako.

The 27th Africa-France summit has kicked off with more than 30 African leaders meeting with French officials in the Malian capital, Bamako.

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Africa Eco Race: Ceci and Serradori each celebrate third victory

Paulo Ceci claimed his third victory of this year’s Africa Eco Race by winning the penultimate stage 11 from Akjoujt to St Louis in Senegal.

Paulo Ceci claimed his third victory of this year’s Africa Eco Race by winning the penultimate stage 11 from Akjoujt to St Louis in Senegal.

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Africa Eco Race: Sella claims sixth win this edition

To the backdrop of some breathtaking scenery competitors of the Africa Eco Race set off for stage 10 of this year’s edition.

To the backdrop of some breathtaking scenery competitors of the Africa Eco Race set off for stage 10 of this year’s edition.

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Africa Eco Race 2017: Gev Sella secures the lead in stage 9

Divided into two distinct parts, this 9th stage which is around 400 km, brings the competitors for an initial loop in the vicinity of Atar, before

Divided into two distinct parts, this 9th stage which is around 400 km, brings the competitors for an initial loop in the vicinity of Atar, before

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Africa Eco race: Paolo Ceci clinches stage 6

Italy’s Paolo Ceci produced a stunning performance to clinch the 6th stage of the Africa Eco race on Sunday.

Italy’s Paolo Ceci produced a stunning performance to clinch the 6th stage of the Africa Eco race on Sunday.

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Ex-soldiers seize Ivory Coast city of Bouake

UPDATE: Defence Minister says soldiers demanding salary increases and bonus payments were behind the seizure of Ivory Coast’s second largest city of Bouake.

UPDATE: Defence Minister says soldiers demanding salary increases and bonus payments were behind the seizure of Ivory Coast’s second largest city of Bouake.