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Coronavirus and insurgency don’t stop Mali election

Mali held a long-delayed parliamentary election on Sunday despite an insurgency in the central and northern regions, concerns about coronavirus and the recent kidnapping...

Mali opposition leader taken hostage

Mali’s main opposition leader Soumaila Cisse is being held hostage with six delegation members, the party said, after they were attacked while campaigning in...

Parliament welcomes SANDF deployment in battle against COVID-19 coronavirus

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The Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans has welcomed the deployment of the South African Defence Force (SANDF) during the 21-day lockdown operations...

Guinea referendum

Despite the coronavirus threat and an opposition boycott, a constitutional referendum was held in Guinea on Sunday which opponents of President Alpha Conde fear...

Former Sudan foreign minister ordered arrested

The Sudanese prosecutor’s office ordered the arrest of former foreign minister Ali Karti for his role in the 1989 coup which brought Omar al-Bashir...

ISS: Can South Sudan change its approach to politics?

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The formation of South Sudan’s new unity government on 22 February is a major milestone in recent efforts to restore peace in that country....

ISS: Could Pierre Nkurunziza’s departure save Burundi?

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Does the decision by Burundi’s ruling CNDD-FDD party to replace President Pierre Nkurunziza as its candidate for the elections due on 20 May offer...

Gnassingbe win confirmed

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe won re-election with 71% of the vote, final results from the constitutional court showed, extending his 15 year rule and...

ISS: What would Khalifa Haftar’s Libya look like?

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War has raged in western Libya since 4 April 2019. On one side is the Government of National Accord (GNA), Libya’s main internationally recognised...

DR Congo military intelligence chief dies

DR Congo military intelligence chief died after a heart attack, his wife said, following media reports an investigation was opened into allegations he...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...