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Mali ‘Islamist militant attack’ kills fiveWednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00
Five Malian soldiers have been killed by suspected Islamist militants on Tuesday in the northern city of Timbuktu, BBC Afrique reports. According to an official statement, the soldiers were killed in a raid carried out at dawn on a camp in the remote Gourma Rharous area about 120 km (75m) from Timbuktu.
Nigeria reopens Abuja airport after runway repairsWednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00
Nigeria’s airport in the capital, Abuja, has reopened six weeks after it was closed for urgent repairs. Henrietta Yakubu, a spokesman for the aviation authority, said repair works were completed 24 hours ahead of schedule.
Theresa May to seek snap electionWednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: “The country is coming together but Westminster is not.” Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said his Labour Party wanted the election, calling it a chance to get a government that puts “the majority first”.
DR Congo opposition calls for investigation into expensive passportsTuesday, 18 April 2017 00:00
Opposition leaders in Democratic Republic of Congo called on national authorities on Monday to investigate a report by Reuters last week that most of the money paid by Congolese citizens for new passports goes overseas.