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Mali President, PM Released From Military Custody

Officials in Mali say the country's interim president and prime minister have been released, one day after they resigned while in military custody. The military arrested interim president Bah N'daw and his prime minister, Moctar Ouane, on Monday in th...
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Former South African President Zuma Pleads Not Guilty to Corruption Charges?

Former South African President Jacob Zuma pleaded not guilty to corruption charges Wednesday in a trial that began more than a quarter century ago after some of the alleged crimes were committed. Zuma, 79, is being tried on multiple counts of corruptio...
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Rights Group Condemns Jail Term for Cameroon Transgender Women

Rights activists in Cameroon have condemned a five-year jail sentence given to two transgender women for "attempted homosexuality" and public indecency. A lawyer for the two, who were arrested for wearing women's clothing in a restaurant, say they are...
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Chad’s Military Names New Government; Opposition Rejects It

Chad's military rulers named a new government on Sunday after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, but leading opposition figures rejected the appointments as a continuation of an old order they hoped to erase.Deby's death last month on the ...
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Biden’s First 100 Days See Few Big Moves on Africa

U.S. President Joe Biden has focused most of his energy in his first 100 days in office on taming the coronavirus pandemic on home soil. But in this short, frantic period, he has made a few important gestures that have been welcomed in Africa. On his ...
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Somalia President Drops 2-year Term Extension, Accepts Dialogue with Political Rivals

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed says he will no longer pursue a two-year extension of his presidential term, giving in to internal and international pressure to back away from a controversial resolution on the extension passed by the Lower...
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Blinken Makes First Africa Trip, Virtually

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made his first Africa visit — though he did not actually go anywhere. Blinken virtually attended six events and met with top leaders in continental heavyweights Kenya and Nigeria. Protecting global h...
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Chad’s Military Rulers Name Civilian Prime Minister; Opposition Protests

Chad's new military rulers named a civilian politician, Albert Pahimi Padacke, as prime minister of a transitional government on Monday, a week after President Idriss Deby's battlefield death, but opposition leaders quickly dismissed the appointment. ...
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Deby’s Son to Lead Chad as Interim President

The son of the late President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad has been named interim president of the central African nation by a transitional military council. Wednesday’s announcement comes a day after 37-year-old General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno was named ...
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