Some 15 militants have been killed in an anti-militant operation by Mali’s army in the northern regions of the West African country.
15 militants killed in fresh clashes in Mali’s north: Army
Suspected cattle thieves in Nigeria have killed at least 27 people in two villages in the country’s north, as security forces struggle to contain armed robbers.
Suspected cattle thieves kill 27 in northern Nigeria
Vanilla is one of the world’s most popular seasonings and an important ingredient in products ranging from perfume to ice-cream; but it is no longer the staple it was around the world. Madagascar, the world's main producer, is facing a crisis.
Crisis in Madagascar as price of vanilla nears that of gold
South Africa’s president cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital.
South Africa’s leader cuts short UK visit after protests
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his visit to Britain by a day to return home to deal with protests in the country's North West Province, his office said on Thursday.
South Africa president cuts short UK visit amid unrest at home
Ethiopia's new premier Abiy Ahmed named a new defense minister on Thursday as part of a reshuffle to help implement reforms demanded by the public during unrest in which hundreds were killed by security forces.
Ethiopia premier reshuffles cabinet to implement reform
Police in Senegal have clashed with people protesting against a proposed law that would demand more strict requirements for presidential election candidates.
Senegal protest against proposed election law turns violent
Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes’ DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research.
Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to end its military training program in Somalia as their ties deteriorate after another Emirati plane was barred from leaving the African country for a search of suspicious luggage.
UAE ends Somali military training mission as tensions soar
Morocco is reportedly to pull its warplanes out of a Saudi Arabia-led coalition, which has been pounding Yemen for more than three years now, citing a need for military buildup at home.
Morocco to pull warplanes from Saudi-led coalition: Report

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