Crowds rejoiced after a group of colonels seized power in Mali, a vast country stretching into the Sahara, where troops – including French soldiers and UN peacekeepers – are fighting jihadist groups, but not everyone is happy
Senegalese officials say they have asked for 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate – the chemical which caused a huge explosion in Beirut – to be removed from Dakar.
Libya’s rival authorities have announced an immediate ceasefire.
Coup leaders in Mali say a transitional president will be appointed, drawn from either the civilian population or the military.
Mali’s Finance Minister Abdoulaye Daffe and another top official have been released by the military junta that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
Average daily cases of coronavirus in Africa fell last week, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).
West African leaders have called for the ousted President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, to be reinstated.
After several failed mediation efforts as regional powers, leaders of the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) plan to visit Mali over the recent coup in the country.
Six bodyguards for South Sudan’s Vice-President James Wani Igga have been been shot dead and another two wounded after their convoy was ambushed by rebels, his spokesman Kalisto Lado has told reporters
Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, returned to Mali on Monday to continue his mediation towards resolving the country’s socio-political crisis.