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Over 50 Al Qaeda linked terrorists killed in French airstrikes in central Mali
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Over 50 Al Qaeda linked terrorists killed in French airstrikes in central Mali

The offensive took place on Friday near the borders of Burkina Faso and Niger, where government troops are struggling to rout an Islamic insurgency, as per French defense minister Florence Parly

35 civilians, mostly women, killed after terror attack on Burkina Faso military base and Arbinda town, says President Roch Marc Kabore
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35 civilians, mostly women, killed after terror attack on Burkina Faso military base and Arbinda town, says President Roch Marc Kabore

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Burkina Faso. The President has declared two days of national mourning.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Mali attack which killed 53 soldiers, one civilian; group has claimed several strikes since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death
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Islamic State claims responsibility for Mali attack which killed 53 soldiers, one civilian; group has claimed several strikes since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death

At least 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, the government said, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says team will emerge stronger from narrow semi-final loss to Algeria
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says team will emerge stronger from narrow semi-final loss to Algeria

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said that there were plenty of positives to take from his side's Africa Cup campaign after their exit in the semifinals

Burkina Faso forces say they killed 146 jihadists after 14 civilians died in shooting attack on village
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Burkina Faso forces say they killed 146 jihadists after 14 civilians died in shooting attack on village

Burkina Faso's commander general says armed forces have killed 146 jihadists in three counterattack operations in the northwest near its border with Mali

Taiwan president gives speech in US after 15 years, vows to promote regional stability 'under principle of democracy'
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Taiwan president gives speech in US after 15 years, vows to promote regional stability 'under principle of democracy'

In response, China's Taiwan Affairs Office reiterated its opposition to any attempt to promote Taiwan's independence when asked to comment on Tsai's travels

Heavy rains in Niger cause floods; 22 killed, over 45,000 thousand displaced due to downpour
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Heavy rains in Niger cause floods; 22 killed, over 45,000 thousand displaced due to downpour

Torrential rains in Niger have caused heavy floods. 22 people were killed and over 45,000 people are displaced

Mali government resigns months before presidential polls; authorities offer no reason
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Mali government resigns months before presidential polls; authorities offer no reason

Mali's prime minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his government resigned on Saturday, a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls.

Grenade thrown at French troops in Burkina Faso shortly before Emmanuel Macron starts Africa tour; 3 civilians injured
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Grenade thrown at French troops in Burkina Faso shortly before Emmanuel Macron starts Africa tour; 3 civilians injured

Three civilians were wounded in Burkina Faso on Monday after a grenade was thrown at French troops shortly before President Emmanuel Macron touched down.

Robert Mugabe deposed in Zimbabwe: Africa's long and bloody history of military coups
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Robert Mugabe deposed in Zimbabwe: Africa's long and bloody history of military coups

After 1960, where no less than 17 African nations declared independence, the continent has seen a large number of dictatorships who have depended on the military.

FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Senegal defeat South Africa to book finals berth after 16 years
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FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Senegal defeat South Africa to book finals berth after 16 years

Senegal striker Sakho opened the scoring off a pass from Liverpool attacker Mane and both were involved in the move that led to a Thamsanqa Mkhize own-goal before half-time.

Ivory Coast: Four killed, three injured as French Army charter plane crashes near Abidjan
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Ivory Coast: Four killed, three injured as French Army charter plane crashes near Abidjan

Four Moldovan nationals were killed and three French soldiers hurt on Saturday when a transport plane chartered by France's army crashed off Ivory Coast

FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Nigeria beat Zambia to cement finals spot; Ghana knocked out
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FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Nigeria beat Zambia to cement finals spot; Ghana knocked out

A 73rd-minute strike by Arsenal forward Iwobi handed the Nigeria a 1-0 success over Zambia in Uyo, ensuring top spot in Group B with a game to spare.

World leaders reach New York for UN General Assembly: North Korea, Rohingya crisis to top agenda
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World leaders reach New York for UN General Assembly: North Korea, Rohingya crisis to top agenda

Facing an escalating threat from North Korea and exodus of minority Muslims from Myanmar, world leaders gather at UN starting Monday to tackle these challenges

FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: South Africa consider appealing against decision to replay Senegal match
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FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: South Africa consider appealing against decision to replay Senegal match

FIFA on Wednesday ordered the African zone Group D game, which South Africa won 2-1 in Polokwane, to be played again this November after referee Joseph Lamptey lost his last bid to overturn a life ban.

FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: South Africa-Senegal match to be replayed after referee banned on fixing charges
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FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: South Africa-Senegal match to be replayed after referee banned on fixing charges

The November 2016 tie, which will be restaged in November, was won by South Africa 2-1 after Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey awarded them a controversial penalty

FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifers: Mohamed Salah takes Egypt closer to their first qualification since 1990
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FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifers: Mohamed Salah takes Egypt closer to their first qualification since 1990

African giants Egypt moved closer to a first World Cup appearance since 1990 when they defeated Uganda 1-0 on Tuesday thanks to an early goal from Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah.

Donald Trump threatens to slap embargo on North Korea's partners: US has a lot to lose if plan is executed
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Donald Trump threatens to slap embargo on North Korea's partners: US has a lot to lose if plan is executed

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to say the US is considering slapping a trade embargo on countries that currently do business with North Korea

Pope Francis calls for end to 'inhuman violence' after attacks in Burkina Faso, Spain, Finland
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Pope Francis calls for end to 'inhuman violence' after attacks in Burkina Faso, Spain, Finland

Pope Francis is calling for an end to the "inhuman violence" that has targeted innocents in Burkina Faso, Spain and Finland in recent days.

Emmanuel Macron condemns terrorist attack in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso
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Emmanuel Macron condemns terrorist attack in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso

Emmanuel Macron condemned an overnight assault by presumed jihadists on a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.