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Businesses in Central African union rue tough forex crackdown

09 Sep 2019

DAKAR, Sept 9 Efforts by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) to tackle money laundering and restock woefully thin foreign exchange reserves are causing dire currency shortages and delays to transactions across the six-nation currency union, businesses say.

Special Report: The wildcat goldminers doomed by their toxic trade

25 Jul 2019

BAWDIE, Ghana A few years after coming as a teenager to this Ghanaian town to prospect for gold, Yaw Ngoha had made enough cash to marry his sweetheart and build a house with a porch, to which he would later add a flat-screen TV and satellite dish. | Video

As Gabon's new forests minister, UK conservationist aims to lead by example

11 Jun 2019

DAKAR Gabon hopes to lead by example in stamping out illegal logging of the world's tropical hardwoods, a prominent British conservationist said on Tuesday after being named the central African country's new forests minister.

Mali singer Salif Keita highlights plight of African albinos

21 Nov 2018

Like many people, Malian musician Salif Keita first became aware he was different when he started school. His skin was white; all the other kids were black. | Video

Mali singer Salif Keita highlights plight of African albinos

20 Nov 2018

BAMAKO/DAKAR Like many people, Malian musician Salif Keita first became aware he was different when he started school. His skin was white; all the other kids were black. | Video

Third candidate claims place in Mali election run-off

01 Aug 2018

BAMAKO Three candidates in Mali's presidential election claimed on Tuesday to have made it into a two-candidate run-off vote, adding to confusion over a poll beset by claims of irregularities and armed attacks that prevented thousands from voting.

Mali presidential race seen facing run-off; attacks could be issue

31 Jul 2018

BAMAKO/TIMBUKTU The party of Malian presidential candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday that the poll would go to a run-off between Cisse and President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, a day after a vote that was heavily disrupted by suspected Islamist gunmen.

Al Qaeda unit claims mortar attack that disrupted north Mali poll

30 Jul 2018

BAMAKO Al Qaeda's franchise in the Sahara has claimed a multiple mortar attack on a village in northern Mali during Sunday's election that disrupted voting, the SITE Intelligence Group said.

Mali begins presidential vote count amid simmering insecurity

30 Jul 2018

BAMAKO Vote counting began in Mali on Sunday evening after an election to determine whether President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will win a second term, amid ethnic and jihadist violence that has dramatically worsened since he came to power five years ago. | Video

Malians to elect president amid spiralling violence

28 Jul 2018

BAMAKO In the five years since Malians last chose a president, they have suffered violence from Islamist militants, Tuareg separatists, drug traffickers, ethnic vigilantes and Malian security forces.

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