U.S. commandos killed in Niger not authorised to participate in mission – Sen. Kaine
Four U.S. soldiers were killed in the attack, while two others were wounded.
Ghana opens embassy in Qatar after decades of “progressive’’ ties
“The bilateral relations between Qatar and Ghana will be further expanded, strengthened and consolidated.”
Herders/Farmers conflicts: Nigeria, ECOWAS to host regional conference
A sub-regional ministerial meeting will hold on April 26 in Abuja.
Sierra Leone’s new president calls on rival not to challenge results
The new president indicates he might offer his challeger a role in government.
French, Malian troops kill 30 insurgents in gun battle
“A number of Malian soldiers died in the ensuing gun battle.”
APC’s Kamara vows to challenge Sierra Leone’s presidential runoff result
Mr Kamara has also refused to congratulate the new president, Julius Maada Bio.
APC dethroned in Sierra Leone; Julius Maada Bio sworn in as president
The new leader briefly ruled the country as head of a military junta in 1996.
Cameroon army frees 18 hostages held in Anglophone region
The group was abducted on its way to the Twin Lakes in Mount Manengouba National Park.
Sierra Leone Poll: Heads of Int’l Observation Missions meet ahead result announcement
“This tension is what the heads of observation missions are resolved to douse.”
Sierra Leone presidential run-off: Vote counting commences
Voting closed 5p.m.
Voters in Sierra Leone return to polls for presidential run-off
Run-off vote is between opposition leader Julius Maada Bio and ruling party candidate Samura Kamara.
We’re ready for Saturday’s run off Poll – Sierra Leone NEC
The commission was deploying some 63,000 permanent and ad-hoc staff across the 11,122 polling stations.
Thousands of Ghanaians protest expanded military cooperation with U.S.
“They (the American military) become a curse everywhere they are, and I am not ready to mortgage my security.”
Sierra Leone Supreme Court postpones presidential election
The NEC requested the delay.
Sierra Leone High Court vacates interim injunction on Tuesday’s presidential run-off
The run-off will be between the opposition leader Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People’s Party and Samura Kamara of the ruling All People’s Congress
Ghana’s parliament ratifies deal granting “unimpeded” access to U.S. troops
According to the agreement, the Americans will use Ghana’s radio spectrum for free.
Gambia will ‘collapse’ if Nigerian professionals leave – VP
At about 30,000 strong, Nigeria also has by far the largest population of foreign nationals living in The Gambia.
Cameroon’s aging Biya holds first cabinet meeting since 2015
A letter calling his council of ministers to the Unity Palace did not reveal the agenda.