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Ivory Coast says the 49 troops were sent on a routine rotation for personnel who provide back-up services for the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA, and has called for their release.

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Health professionals in Sydney's African community say cultural barriers are turning people away from visiting their GP. Now doctors are banding together to try to break down those barriers.

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With a population of 115 million, Ethiopia has been one of the world's fastest-growing economies over the past 15 years, according to the World Bank.

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Many local television and radio stations have had to interrupt normal broadcasting in order to relay events happening in the United Kingdom to their local audiences.

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Experts say that due to persistent heavy rain, floods, strong winds and geological shifts, the lake waters have risen by perhaps over five metres in recent years.

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As the 87-year-old reflects on the Queen's passing, he also takes a moment to remember his late wife, who passed away in 2021.

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The double winner of Roland-Garros (2020, 2022) needed 1h53′ to take the measure of the Tunisian this Saturday evening 6-2 and 7-6 (7-5).

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Senegal will break new ground Monday as West Africa's largest-ever proportion of women MPs take their seats in a newly elected legislature, stirring hopes of change in a country where patriarchal laws and attitudes are entrenched.

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Drawing from the real history of the Agojie, women warriors who defended the West African kingdom of Dahomey (present-day Benin)from the 1600s until the late 19th century, "The Woman King" is a muscular action-drama that puts female power front and center at a time when women's rights are imperilled

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Drawing from the real history of the Agojie, women warriors who defended the West African kingdom of Dahomey (present-day Benin)from the 1600s until the late 19th century, "The Woman King" is a muscular action-drama that puts female power front and center at a time when women's rights are imperilled

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Benin is currently in discussions with Rwanda to provide logistical support and expertise in its fight against jihadism in the north, a spokesman for the Beninese presidency told AFP on Friday.

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A court on Friday quashed President Cyril Ramaphosa's suspension of South Africa's public protector a day after she launched a probe into burglary at his farmhouse, calling the move "improper".

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The World Health Organization has urged African countries to ramp up the implementation of new measures and roadmap to curb outbreaks of bacterial meningitis on the continent by 2030.

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In 2021, Gabon became the first African country to receive payments from the Central African Forest Initiative for reducing carbon emissions through forest protection, a total of $17 million so far.

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Tunisia has seen a spike in prosecutions of journalists, including in military courts, since President Kais Saied seized wide-ranging powers in a dramatic move against parliament last year.

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Pro-Palestinian Moroccan demonstrators gather in the capital Rabat to denounce the normalisation with Israel after the recall of its top envoy to Morocco amid an internal investigation that the envoy was tied to allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Novelist NoViolet Bulawayo is one of six authors shortlisted for the prestigious British literary award. The winner will be announced on October 17.

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Dozens of civilians were killed this week in Talataye, a town located in north-eastern Mali, according to local officials. Rival terrorist groups have allegedly been waging battle.

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Succes Masra is the president of a Chadian party called "The Transformers" that is boycotting a forum launched by Chad's military ruler

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Various Caribbean leaders from Bermuda to Dominica and beyond mourned the death of Queen Elisabeth II on Thursday. Some residents acknowledged the Queen's legacy that included the monarchy's brutal colonial past.

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The outgoing Prime Minister of Burundi, Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni, welcomes his successor, Gervais Ndirakobuca, appointed by the president, who had denounced attempts at a "coup" by those who believe they are "all-powerful".

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The police fired tear gas canisters Friday to disperse hundreds of protesters accompanying the main opposition leader to Chad's military junta who was on his way to a summons by the N'Djamena prosecutor.

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Estimates suggest that around 40% of Ivorians are illiterate

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A humanitarian source confirmed to AFP the arrival earlier this week in Niger of "some 800 migrants" after their expulsion by the Algerian authorities who "escorted them to the Nigerian border".

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