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Congo Basin Peatland Rainforest Oil Leases Up for Auction

By Wanjohi Kabukuru | Associated Press (free)

Sections of a renowned peatland tropical forest in the Congo Basin that plays a crucial role in Africa’s climate system go up for oil and gas auction in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Thursday.

Senegal Legislative Poll Set to Test Ruling Party Ahead of Presidential Vote

By Ngouda Dione | Reuters

A U.S. warship sailed through the strait separating Taiwan and China on Tuesday, the navy said, the first such passage since leaders from the two rival superpowers held a video summit.

Militants Kill 15 Soldiers, Three Civilians in Two Mali Attacks

By The Editors | Reuters

Islamist militants killed 15 soldiers and three civilians during two separate attacks in southwest Mali on Wednesday, the army said in a statement.

Protests Against Military Administration Paralyze Guinea Capital

By The Editors | AFP & Al Jazeera (free)

Protests against Guinea’s military government and its handling of plans to return to democracy have brought the capital to a standstill, with organizers saying one person was killed.

African Nations Talk Climate Change Ahead of Major UN Meeting

By Wanjohi Kabukuru | Associated Press (free)

frican nations opened climate talks in the Mozambican capital Maputo on Wednesday to identify their priorities and come up with a common position ahead of the United Nations climate summit in Egypt in November, known as COP27.

Nigerian Opposition Senators Urge Buhari's Impeachment Over Security Problems

By Camillus Eboh | Reuters

Nigerian opposition Senators pushed for President Muhammadu Buhari to face impeachment, 10-months before the end of his second term in office, over the country's spreading security problems, the Senate minority leader said on Wednesday.

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Anti-U.N. Protests in Congo Leave 15 Dead, Including Three Peacekeepers

Steve Wembi & Abdi Latif Dahir | The New York Times

At least 15 people, including three U.N. peacekeepers, have been killed and 60 others injured in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in an escalation of dayslong protests against the United Nations in a mineral-rich region that has been ravaged by incessant deadly violence.

Ethiopia Forces Kill 85 Al-Shabab Fighters Near Somalia, State TV and Commander Say


Regional forces in southeast Ethiopia killed 85 al-Shabab militiamen during border clashes Monday, the state broadcaster and a regional commander said, days after the insurgents staged rare raids in the area.

France to Help Benin and Gulf of Guinea States Battle Militants

The Editors | Reuters

France aims to "respond positively" to requests from Benin and other countries for air support and intelligence to combat Islamist militants, a French official said Wednesday, as President Emmanuel Macron arrived in the West African state.

Suicide Bombing in Somalia Kills 11 Including Local Official

Omar Faruk | Associated Press

Witnesses say at least 11 people are dead after a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a government building in southern Somalia.

Cameroon Becomes a Go-To Country for Foreign Fishing Vessels

Richa Syal & Grace Ekpu | Associated Press

Off the coast of West Africa, the Trondheim is a familiar sight: a soccer field-sized ship, plying the waters from Nigeria to Mauritania as it pulls in tons of mackerel and sardines — and flying the red, yellow and green flag of Cameroon.

Five Killed as Anti-U.N. Protesters Spread in East DR Congo

By Glody Murhabazi | AFP (free)

At least five people have been killed and dozens injured during anti-U.N. protests in eastern DR Congo, a government spokesman said Tuesday as the unrest spread.

France’s Macron in Cameroon at Start of Three-Nation Africa Tour

By Edwin Kindzeka Moki | Associated Press (free)

French President Emmanuel Macron, in Cameroon to start his 3-nation Africa tour, is expected to discuss the food crisis in Africa provoked by Russia’s war in Ukraine, the need for Cameroon to increase its agricultural production and the country’s upsurge in insecurity.

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