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One killed as pre-election protests spread in Ivory Coast

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One person was killed and several injured when security forces opened fire on protesters in the southeast of Ivory coast on Monday, several witnesses...

West African leaders lift sanctions on Mali

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Leaders of the West African regional bloc have lifted sanctions imposed on Mali following the 18 August military coup that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar...

ISS: Third terms for presidents of Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea must...

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Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire will hold presidential elections this October. The polls are vital for the countries’ stability. But the outgoing leaders of both countries...

Former Mali colonel Ndaw named interim president, junta leader VP

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Former Mali defence minister and retired colonel Bah Ndaw was named interim president on Monday while the leader of the junta that seized power...

ISS: What causes Africa’s coups? That is the question

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The near unanimous condemnation of the mutiny in Mali followed by the forced resignation of president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta questions the consensus around unconstitutional...

ISS: Côte d’Ivoire and the ‘third-term’ virus

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Developments over recent months in Côte d’Ivoire point to a likely rise in tensions around the presidential polls scheduled for 31 October. Events in early August...

“Disease” of Mali coup needs stamping out, say neighbours

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Mali’s West African neighbours said on Friday that sanctions they imposed over a coup there were needed to stamp out the “disease” of military...

West African leaders to push Mali junta to hand over power...

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West African leaders seeking a return to democracy in Mali will on Friday demand that the military junta that ousted the president in a...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara applies to run for third term amid protests

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Monday submitted his application to run for a third term after more protests by opponents who say the...

ISS: Mali’s military takeover puts popular protests in the spotlight

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President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta announced his resignation on Mali’s national television on Tuesday night, 18 August. Earlier that day he was detained by the...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...