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Mali government says to delay constitutional referendum

The Malian flag.Mali's government said on Wednesday it was delaying a July 9 referendum on constitutional amendments that would reinforce presidential powers and create new regions under an accord signed in 2015 with northern separatists.


Congo rejects UN-led Kasai investigation

Violence in the DRC.Democratic Republic of Congo's justice minister said on Monday that his government would not admit an independent investigation into violence in its Kasai region which has been called for by a top U.N. human rights official.


Equatorial Guinea leader's son on trial in France in absentia

Teodoro Obiang.The son of Equatorial Guinea's president went on trial on Monday in his absence in Paris on charges of using money plundered from his country to buy Parisian luxury properties and exotic cars.


Vote coming on Red Sea islands transfer

Egypt parliament to vote on Red Sea islandsEgypt's plan to hand over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under an agreement that has caused widespread controversy moved closer to fruition with parliament set to vote on the measure.


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