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Senegal’s Wade appointed Niger crisis mediator

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African regional bloc the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has appointed Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade as mediator in Niger's political...

Thousands protest Niger president’s grip on power

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More than 10 000 anti-government protesters gathered in Niger's capital calling on President Mamadou Tandja to reverse a constitutional reign that gave...

Western nations urge Nigeria to exercise restraint

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Three Western nations and the European Union urged Nigeria to adhere to its constitutional process in the "current period of uncertainty" caused...

Unconstitutional changes in West African governments spark concern

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The recent resurgence of unconstitutional changes of government and other undemocratic practices in West Africa, especially the situation in Guinea, could have...

Nigerian bomb suspect spent weeks in Ghana before flight

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A Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a US airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day spent weeks in Ghana...

Obama calls for more democracy in Niger

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US President Barack Obama has called for more democracy in the African state of Niger, whose President Mamadou Tandja is facing growing...

Niger aid frozen in constitution row: sources

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The United States has frozen $20 million in aid for Niger in protest at President Mamadou Tandja's moves to extend his time...

Protection force urgently needed in Guinea: ECOWAS

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Guinea, whose military leader was the target of a botched assassination attempt last week, needs a West African protection force urgently, an...

EU extends Niger talks deadline: sources

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The European Union has extended until next week a deadline it gave Niger for talks about the northwest African country's constitutional crisis,...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...