Tag Archives: Chad

02Jul/17

France and Africans must eradicate “terrorists, thugs and assassins” – Macron

BAMAKO, MALI (JULY 2, 2017) – France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants in the volatile Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said at the opening of a summit in Mali’s capital Bamako on Sunday (July 2).
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30Jan/17

Chad’s foreign minister secures top post at African Union

African Union leaders choose Chad’s candidate, Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat, to chair the 54-nation body.

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07Jan/17

Ghana’s new president Nana Akufo-Addo sworn in

Ghana’s new president Nana Akufo-Addo takes oath of office during lavish ceremony in the capital Accra.

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10Dec/16

African Union holds historic first ever debate for chairperson candidates

The first ever public debate is held in Ethiopia between the candidates for chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission.

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15Jan/16
the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou

Security forces battle Islamist gunmen holding hostages in hotel

Suspected Islamist fighters hold hostages at a hotel used by foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, in an attack claimed by Al Qaeda.

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01May/15

Nigerian army rescues more women and children from Boko Haram

Nigeria’s military says it has rescued another set of women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants and were being detained in Sambisa forest where the Islamist group has been holed up.
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14Apr/15

Gabon will host next Africa Cup of Nations and draw is made

(CONFEDERATION OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL, 2017 TOURNAMENT) – Gabon was named on Wednesday (April 8) as the host of the next African Cup of Nations finals in 2017.

The Gabonese beat rival bids from Algeria and Ghana in a vote by the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) executive committee at a meeting in Cairo.
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01Apr/15

Boko Haram did not disrupt Nigeria election – UN envoy

As Nigerians celebrate the victory of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in the just concluded presidential election, the U.N. says the ongoing violent conflict in north-eastern Nigeria by the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency remains a challenge but did not disrupt the elections. In its six-year insurgency, Boko Haram has killed thousands and displaced about 1.5 million people.
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22Mar/15

Buhari vows to rid Nigeria of corruption and insecurity

Presidential challenger and former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has promised to get rid of corruption and deal with insecurity. Buhari’s reputation as a strongman touches on the two issues Nigerians feel most strongly about: graft and a raging Islamist insurgency. But regionalism will likely decide whether he can beat President Goodluck Jonathan at the polls on March 28.
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22Mar/15

Africa’s largest country prepares to go to polls amid security threats

Nigeria prepares to go to the polls amid threats by Sunni militant group Boko Haram to disrupt the March 28 vote.
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