Ghazi Chaouachi, of Tunisia's Democratic Current party, joined three other parties to warn President Kais Saied that his recent power grab could stoke violence.  By FETHI BELAID (AFP)

Tunisia parties warn of violence after president's power grab

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Four Tunisian political parties on Tuesday urged President Kais Saied to re ...

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France rejects Mali 'abandon' claim, insists election timetable be respe...

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Both the French foreign ministry and armed forces have vigorously rejected ...

Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, centre, led the coup against President Alpha Conde.  By JOHN WESSELS (AFP)

Guinea junta unveils 'charter' for civilian transition

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The junta which seized power in the West African state of Guinea has unveil ...

Tuareg and Wodaabe nomads attended an annual festival last week in Ingall, an oasis town and Niger's traditional gateway to the Sahara.  By Michele Cattani (AFP/File)

'Cannon fodder'? Joblessness, jihadists stalk Niger's nomad youth

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For Veli Rabo, a 28-year-old Nigerien, the idea of finding a job has almost ...

Ethiopian Orthodox devotees stand outside a church in Anderacha, once the site of a palace of the Kaffa kingdom near the town of Bonga in southern Ethiopia.  By EDUARDO SOTERAS (AFP)

Vote on breakaway region as Ethiopia faces tests to unity

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The hilltop bamboo palace in southwestern Ethiopia was once a formidable po ...

Moroccan street artist Omar Lhamzi works on a mural during the

Art flourishes on the walls of Morocco

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Artist Omar Lhamzi donned a bright yellow vest and paint-splattered shoes, ...

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks during a meeting of the UN Security Council, on September 23, 2021.  By John Minchillo (POOL/AFP)

France tells UN Mali must stick to election timetable

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France told the United Nations General Assembly Monday it was "imperative" ...

Nigeria's security forces are struggling to stem attacks by criminal gangs, known locally as bandits, and jihadists.  By Audu Marte (AFP)

Attacks kill dozens in northwest Nigeria, suspected jihadists raid base

Sep 27, 2021

Dozens of people have been killed in two attacks in Nigeria's northwest whi ...