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German military resumes reconnaissance mission in Mali

The German military resumed its reconnaissance mission in Mali on Tuesday after a suspension of more than three weeks following a spat with Mali’s government regarding overflight clearances. Berlin has deployed some 1,000 troops to Mali, most of them near the northern town of Gao where their main task is …

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Congo attacks kill civilians, hit major power plant

Suspected rebels have killed civilians and damaged a major hydropower plant under construction in Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the park operator said on Wednesday. Tuesday’s attack, which included the use of artillery, came from the direction of positions held by the M23 rebel group, …

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U.S. imposes sanctions on three Liberian officials for alleged corruption

The United States imposed sanctions on three Liberian government officials, including President George Weah’s chief of staff, for what it says is their ongoing involvement in public corruption, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday. The sanctions target Weah’s Chief of Staff Nathaniel McGill, Liberia’s Chief Prosecutor Sayma Syrenius Cephus, …

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Flooding kills at least one in Senegal’s capital

At least one person was killed and one severely wounded after torrential rain caused intense flooding in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, on Friday, a police officer said. Unusually heavy downpours hit the city for the second time in less than a month, sending brown, knee-deep water gushing down streets and grid-locking …

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