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The leader of a short-lived coup in Burkina Faso, General Gilbert Diendere, was handed over to authorities on Oct.1 after seeking refuge in the Vatican embassy, sources in the transitional government said on Oct.1.
NIAMEY – Reuters
Islamist Boko Haram militants operating out of Nigeria raided a village across the border in southern Niger and massacred at least 15 civilians, Niger security sources said on Sept.25.
JUBA - Reuters
The death toll in South Sudan from the explosion of a fuel truck this week has risen to 182, a regional official said on Sept.18.
OUAGADOUGOU - Reuters
The president of Burkina Faso was back in charge on Sept.23 and said he would resume overseeing a transition to democracy, ending a coup by presidential guard soldiers who took him hostage last week.
OUAGADOUGOU – Reuters
Burkina Faso’s military said on Sept.16 it had stripped interim President Michel Kafando of his functions and dissolved the government, seizing power in a coup less than a month before elections meant to restore democracy in the West African country.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
Three bomb blasts on Sept.20 rocked the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the stronghold of Boko Haram Islamists, the army said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
LIBREVILLE - Agence France-Presse
A civilian member of the troubled United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic has been accused of sexual misconduct, taking the total number of such cases to 17, UN officials said on Sept.15.
OUAGADOUGOU - Agence France-Presse
Coup leaders in Burkina Faso announced on Sept.18 they had released the country's interim president Michel Kafando whom they had detained along with the premier and two ministers.
ROME - Agence France-Presse
At least 30 migrants are feared to have drowned off Libya after their dinghy began to sink, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Sept. 4
LAGOS - Agence France-Presse
Some 500,000 children have been forced to flee Boko Haram militants in the last five months after an upsurge in attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, the UN children's agency said on Sept.18.
BENGHAZI, Libya - Agence France-Presse
Libyan pro-government forces on Aug. 31 battled jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in second city Benghazi, where five pro-government fighters have been killed in two days of violence, media said
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