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Suspected jihadist rebels kill 10 in northeastern Nigeria

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — At least 10 people were killed and about 60 others injured in an attack by suspected jihadist rebels on the northern...

Former foreign minister declared preliminary winner in Niger

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NIAMEY, Niger — Niger’s electoral commission said Tuesday that former foreign affairs minister Mohamed Bazoum has been elected president of the West African nation,...

Former foreign minister declared preliminary winner in Niger

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<p>NIAMEY, Niger &mdash; Niger’s electoral commission said Tuesday that former foreign affairs minister Mohamed Bazoum has been elected president of the West African nation,...

Nigerian military plane crashes near capital airport, 7 dead

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LAGOS, Nigeria — A military plane crashed in Nigeria on Sunday, killing all seven people on board, said officials. ...

UK urges UN resolution for pause in conflicts for virus jabs

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UNITED NATIONS — Britain circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council on Friday demanding that all warring parties immediately institute a “sustained...

UK urges UN resolution for pause in conflicts for virus jabs

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<p>UNITED NATIONS &mdash; Britain circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council on Friday demanding that all warring parties immediately institute a “sustained...

France, West African leaders discuss fighting extremism

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PARIS — French and West African heads of state began a two-day summit Monday on the fight against Islamic extremists in Africa’s Sahel region,...

Ghana suspends parliament amid a surge in COVID-19 cases

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<p>ACCRA, Ghana &mdash; Ghana’s parliament has been suspended for at least three weeks following a surge in COVID-19 cases among parliament members and staff.</p> ...

Turkish sailors abducted by pirates return home from Nigeria

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<p>ANKARA, Turkey &mdash; Fifteen Turkish sailors who were kidnapped by pirates off west Africa last month returned to Turkey on Sunday. </p> ...

Ghana suspends parliament amid a surge in COVID-19 cases

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ACCRA, Ghana — Ghana’s parliament has been suspended for at least three weeks following a surge in COVID-19 cases among parliament members and staff. ...