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Roch Marc Kaboré sworn in as Burkina Faso President

Burkina Faso has a new leader for the first time in nearly 30 years, as President Roch Marc Kaboré took the oath of office Tuesday. Kaboré promised to “preserve, respect, enforce and defend the constitution” in a ceremony broadcast live on radio and TV. Kaboré’s swearing-in comes 14 months after former president Blaise Compaoré was Read More

WHO declares Guinea to be Ebola-free

Guinea has been declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO), two years after the epidemic began there. Dr. Bruce Aylward, the head of the WHO Ebola Response. made the announcement today in Geneva. The WHO congratulated the government and people of Guinea for showing extraordinary leadership in fighting the epidemic. Guineans are Read More

Fatal blast hits northeast Nigeria village near Maiduguri

Militants in Nigeria have attacked a village near the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, killing 21 people and injuring 91 others. Reports say gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades fired from three trucks during the raid on Sunday evening. Hours later, a female suicide bomber killed one person as people were lining up at a mosque this Read More

Boko Haram close to being defeated, says Nigeria president

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says the military is close to completely defeating Boko Haram. He told the BBC that the Islamist militants could no longer mount conventional attacks against security forces or population centres. Critics of the government argue that it has exaggerated the scale of its success against the militants, and that each time Read More


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