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46 condemned Ivorian soldiers pardoned in Mali return to Abidjan

Forty-six Ivorian soldiers detained in Mali for nearly six months and sentenced to 20 years in prison arrived in Abidjan on Saturday, the day after they were pardoned by Malian junta leader Assimi Go├»ta. The Ivorian air force plane carrying them landed at 11.40 pm at Abidjan airport. The soldiers, […]

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Youssou Ndour ranked 69 on list of the 200 greatest singers of all time

Youssou Ndour has been included in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 200 greatest singers of all time. Youssou Ndour is ranked 69th on the list, ahead of singers such as Michael Jackson and Bob Marley who are ranked 86th and 98th respectively. “It is with great honour and gratitude […]

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Mali court sentences 46 Ivorian soldiers to 20 years in prison

A court in Mali has sentenced 46 Ivorian troops whose detention in Mali sparked a diplomatic row between the two countries to 20 years in prison, the public prosecutor said Friday. Three women soldiers among the original group detained in July, and who were freed in early September, were sentenced […]

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Another coup attempt foiled in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s military prosecutor’s office has denounced an attempt to “destabilise state institutions”, involving a senior officer already imprisoned for similar offences, recently released and then arrested again. The military prosecutor’s office said in a statement issued Wednesday evening that “the first elements” of an investigation opened after the denunciation, […]