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DR Congo presidential election: Outcry as Tshisekedi named winner

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election, the electoral commission says. The announcement, made overnight, sparked accusations of an « electoral coup » from runner-up Martin Fayulu. France said the figures did not match results collated on the ground by monitors from the Catholic Church. The …

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Macky Sall to unveil Museum of Black Civilisations

Senegalese President Macky Sall will be inaugurating the country’s new Museum of Black Civilisations in the capital Dakar today. The new Museum of Black Civilisations has changed the landscape of downtown Dakar. Built in a circular shape, the architecture was inspired by traditional homes typical to southern Senegal. The Museum …

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Ex-Burkina leader’s brother faces extradition

A court in France has agreed to the extradition of François Compaoré, brother of Burkina Faso’s ousted leader Blaise Compaoré. François Compaoré fled Burkina Faso in 2014 after his brother resigned amid popular street protests following 27 years in power. He was arrested in France in October last year in …

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Benin artworks: France to return thrones and statues

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that France will return 26 artworks taken from the west African state of Benin in the colonial era. His announcement follows an experts’ report recommending that African treasures in French museums be returned to their countries of origin. The 26 thrones and statues were …

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